Standard Script for the WX1CLA Weather Net Control Operator (rev. 2015-01-25)
[OPENING THE NET]
(Listen first, begin when frequency is clear.)
[IDENTIFICATION / INSTRUCTIONS]
This is [YOUR CALLSIGN] opening the WX1CLA Weather Net.
Is there any emergency or priority traffic at this time? (Listen briefly, then continue.)
In the event that the repeater fails we will switch to simplex on the output frequency of the repeater. You can do this by changing your shift/offset to OFF or ZERO or by programming into your radio another entry that uses the repeater frequency without a repeater shift.
Nothing heard, I will now accept checkins ONLY. When checking in, please give your call sign, your location, and if you have traffic.
Please call now. (Record all check-ins for the log.)
So far we have ____________, _____________, _____________, ____________, and ____________.
If your station was not listed, please call again now. (Listen briefly, then continue.) (Repeat as needed.)
[CALL FOR TRAFFIC]
I will now call for the stations who have traffic in the order they checked in.
Calling _________________. Please state your traffic. (Listen, record traffic, then repeat as needed.)
[FINAL CALL FOR CHECK-INS OR TRAFFIC]
If any other stations have traffic or wish to check in, please call now.
This is [YOUR CALLSIGN], net control for the WX1CLA Weather Net.
If any other stations have traffic or wish to contact Net Control, call “WX1CLA” and then your call sign.
WX1CLA is standing by.
[PERIODIC ROLL CALL]
(On the :00 and :30)
This is WX1CLA doing a periodic roll call for the Weather Net. Stations who have previously checked in please call now. (Record all check-ins for the log.)
Any stations who have not checked in please call now with your call sign, location, and if you have traffic. (Record all check-ins for the log.)
(Close with “Standing By” section above.)
Is there any further traffic for the WX1CLA Weather Net before I close? Please call now.
Hearing nothing, this is [YOUR CALLSIGN] closing the WX1CLA Weather Net.
Thank you to everyone who checked in and contributed valuable weather data.
I now return the repeaters to normal amateur use. This is [YOUR CALLSIGN].
[IF NET CONTROL DISAPPEARS DURING THE NET]
If net control becomes unresponsive, another station should take over as net control. Announce you are taking over as net control and commence a roll call to establish who is still on frequency.
If the original net control station returns, offer to pass net control back to them. If they do not wish to resume net control, continue as net control.
(Proceed with the “periodic roll call” section above.)
[IF THE REPEATER FAILS DURING THE NET]
If the repeater stops functioning and is no longer available, switch to the output frequency of the repeater and continue the net. When the repeater comes back online resume normal operations on the repeater.