| Make sure frequency is available
before speaking. Note: There are two sessions each day for
the First Region Net. The first session is at 1:45pm and the second
session at 3:30pm. Presently, we hold the first session on 7.233
MHz and the second session on 3.948 MHz, depending on the local radio propagation
conditions, but usually in the wintertime. However, during the summertime,
it may prove necessary to operate both sessions on 7.233 MHz. Each
Net Control Operator has the authority to shift frequency and band in order
to accommodate his local conditions. If, on the other hand, there is a
QSO on frequency, the proper procedure for Net Control is to shift frequency up or down
3 KHz, approximately the bandwidth of a typical SSB signal, to avoid conflict.
Occasionally, however, this is simply not possible. Then, in that event, the Net Control must seek out a suitable frequency in between the QSOs. Sometimes it may prove wise to ask the party on the net frequency to make way for the First Region Net for the duration of the Net. Most of the time this request works.
In between the first and second sessions,
at 2:30pm, is the time of the Eastern Area Net on 7.243 MHz SSB during
the week-days and 7.050 MHz CW during week-ends. An Eastern Area
Representative will show up at the First Region Net to either pick up or
deliver traffic; then report to the Eastern Area Net at 2:30pm to forward
this traffic from the First Region Net and to pick up traffic and foward
it to the Second Session of 3:30pm.
Is this frequency clear for the First Region Net?"
Starting with the Preamble -
the First Region Net" (say twice). This
is ______ (your call);
"Is there any emergency, priority traffic or TCC representatives on short
"Now looking for Section
Representatives (for New England) or stations
Net Control Operators
Last revision: March 11, 2003 by K1TMA