Loma Pioneer Repeater Club

Serving over 1/3 of California on VHF 146.640 and UHF WIN System 442.900

NCS Script

 

The net begins promptly at 8PM.  Use the strongest radio you have to ensure a good net control signal into the machine.  Be sure to have a pad and a good pen, or type quickly, because the check-ins come quickly (you can ask them to slow down and do phonetics if you’d like).  When someone checks in, please acknowledge them by callsign, name and location, and thank them for checking in, wishing good evening, make a joke, whatever suits the moment.  Leave some space after asking for check ins, because we sometimes get groups of 3-4 at a time.   Be sure to thank Scott for running Newsline, and turn it over to him at the end.  We try to end the net around 8:30 at latest, and start Newsline around that time.  You know the drill.  Here’s a brief script summary, ok to freeform as you wish:   

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QST, QST, QST, and welcome to this week’s Tuesday night net for the Loma Pioneer Repeater Club. The LPRC is an organization of active radio amateurs devoted to public service, to providing high-level emergency communications in times of catastrophe or disaster, and to the preservation of amateur radio as a resource and a hobby. This is (NAME), (CALL), your acting net control for this evening’s net. This is a directed net, so please direct all traffic through net control while the net is in session. However, we will always break for any emergency or priority traffic. Before we begin tonight’s net, is there any such traffic at this time?

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OK, hearing none, we will begin the net.   The Loma Pioneer’s historic 2-meter machine, WR6ABD, is situated high atop Loma Prieta Mountain, the highest point in the Santa Cruz Mountain range, with the Santa Clara Valley and the greater Bay Area to the north, Santa Cruz, Monterey and the greater Monterey Bay area to the south, and San Benito County, parts of the Central Valley and the Sierra foothills to the East.  The frequency is 146.640, negative offset, 162.2 PL tone.  Our 2-meter repeater has a wide coverage area, so if you can hear us, we can probably hear you.  If you are a first time listener, please program us into your radio–again negative offset, 162.2 PL tone–and give us a call when we ask for Guest check-ins.

>> Also, in addition to the mighty 2-meter LPRC repeater, we have a 440 pair at 442.900, positive offset, 162.2 PL, which is an open machine operated and dedicated for use by our partners at the WIN System, a linked system of approximately 95 repeaters across the nation. If you haven’t checked out the WIN System, it’s a lot of fun, and active pretty much around the clock.  We thank the WIN System for their partnership with us since 2007 

 

>> >The Club also has a website at www.lprc.net and a Yahoo Users Group, which is our primary means of non-radio communication.  For our users group, just look up “lomapioneer,” all one word, no capitals, in the Yahoo Users Groups, and sign up if you haven’t already done so. Existing yahoo email users can click “join”, and those who don’t already have a yahoo.com account can set one up and join.   It’s free, and you can just use your callsign as your user name.

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Additionally, prior to our weekly nets, there is sometimes an informal gathering on 75 meters, lower sideband, at 7:30PM.  It is usually found at 3.86o or adjacent clear channel frequency, hosted by Scott, WA6LIE.  If you have General-class privileges or above, please join your friends on 75 meters at 7:30PM on Tuesday evenings.  If you don’t, or if you have privileges but no radio or antenna for 75Meters, please sign up using RemoteHams.com and either listen in or transmit using the many remote radios available there.  RemoteHams.com is an awesome resource, with many Club radio stations (including N6IJ) and individual stations to use far and wide, including radios provided by our very own Scott, WA6LIE and Brandon, KG6YPI—who are the founders and administrators of RemoteHams.com 

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>> >Last, our station trustee, Scott WA6LIE, will be running Newsline after the net (THANKS, SCOTT!). 

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>> >So, with that, we will begin check-ins at this time, starting with Board Members and Control Operators, followed by LPRC Members, and then Guests. We always look forward to hearing from our regular Members and we welcome Guest check-ins from all locations. Let me know if you have any QSTs or questions when you check in. So, let’s start with Board Members and Control Operators, please give us your callsign, name and location, and check in now:

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>> >< PAUSE TO WRITE DOWN AND ACKNOWLEDGE CHECK-INS. PLEASE CHECK ME  IN BY PROXY>

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>> >OK, we can pick up any additional Board Members or Control Operators as we move on to our LPRC  Members.  Member Stations, give us your callsign, your name and location, and check in now:

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>> >< PAUSE TO WRITE DOWN AND ACKNOWLEDGE CHECK-INS.  PLEASE CHECK IN AUDREY, KI6OYS, BY PROXY>

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Great. Thanks for all the Check-Ins, and welcome and good evening to all of our regular Members. Next, the LPRC loves to hear from Guest Stations from all locations, so we welcome check-ins from any hams who can hear us, far and wide, including our much-appreciated regular Guests who take the time to check in each week. Again, it’s a negative offset, and 162.2 PL. Guest Stations, give us your callsign, name and location, please check in now:

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>> >< PAUSE TO WRITE DOWN AND ACKNOWLEDGE CHECK-INS >

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>OK, thanks to all of our Guests for taking the time to check in, and would much appreciate everyone who who like to join and support the LPRC. Membership information can be found on our lprc.net website. So, with that, let’s see if we have any last minute check ins from members or guest, visitors from another dimension, or aliens from a different galaxy, any last-minute check-ins for the LPRC, please check in now:

>> ><PAUSE, count up the total check ins>

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OK, this Tuesday’s LPRC net is officially closed at ___time____. We had ___(count)___ check-ins for tonight’s net. Thanks to everybody who checked in!! Now that the net is ended, we will turn it over to Scott, WA6LIE, to run Newsline. Thanks, Scott! 73 to all, and I will leave a little break in case we missed anyone…..\\

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>That’s it!!  GOOD LUCK AND THANKS MUCH…

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