Just before the net is scheduled to begin, ask if anyone needs to use the repeater. If anyone does, let them do so. At 22:30, open the net and give the preamble:
The DFW Metroplex Late Traffic Net Preamble
This is <callsign>, my name is <name>, and I will be
your Net Control Station for this session of the DFW Metroplex Late Traffic
Net. This net is a local affiliate of the ARRL’s National Traffic System. Our
purpose is to move traffic into and out of the DFW area through the NTS. All
stations licensed for 2-meter operation are welcome and encouraged to
participate. This is a directed net; therefore, please do not transmit without
direction from net control. Stations are reminded to check in using their callsign only,
using ITU phonetics only and to ID at the end of all
transmissions. Stations that need to check out of the net should do
so by rechecking with net control, indicating their need to secure, and also indicating what should
be done with any listed traffic. Stations with emergency or priority
traffic may enter the net at any time using the prosign BREAK-BREAK, followed
by their callsign. Are there any stations with emergency
or priority traffic?
<Pause for any stations with emergency or priority traffic.>
Order of Business
Alternate Net Control Station (ANC)
Texas CW Net (TEX)
Texas Traffic Net Early or 7290 Traffic Net (TTNE/7290)
Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)
Southwest Traffic Net (SWTN)
DFW Early Liaison (EARLY)
ARES/RACES from Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Rockwall (ARES/RACES)
ARES/RACES from any other North Texas Counties (ARES/RACES)
Take a list of check-ins from stations wishing to list traffic with the net, using callsigns only, and ITU phonetics only.
Take a list of check-ins from stations wishing to participate in the net, using callsigns only, and ITU phonetics only.
All stations checking into the net should be regarded as traffic handlers, and eligible to be called upon to handle traffic. Any station called upon who declines to handle traffic, without good cause, should have their check-in stricken from the net’s check-in list, and their callsign should not be included in the net report. Note that checking in mobile or portable is NOT good cause for declining traffic.
After approximately 10:45, stop asking for
stations with traffic. Any stations who check in wishing to list traffic after
10:45 should be asked to hold their traffic for a
Handle Traffic in the following order, and using liaisons in the specified order, as available:
Incoming local traffic - Closest available traffic handler to recipient address
Traffic for other cities in Texas - DTTN, 7290, DIGITAL, TEX
Out of state traffic - DIGITAL, DTTN, 7290, TEX
Ask if there are any stations who would like to give bulletins or announcements. If there are, let them do so.
If any stations are listing reports for the Net Manager or the Section Traffic Manager, have them pass them. Reports to the Net Manager should be passed to the Asst. Net Manager if he is checked in, but the Net Manager is not.
Remember to ask for general check-ins throughout the net. Any traffic not passed can be carried over to the DFW Metroplex Early Traffic net via the DFW Early Liaison. When all traffic that can be passed has been, all other business has been completed, and there are no further check-ins, read the postamble and close the net.
The DFW Metroplex Late Traffic Net Postamble
That will conclude this session of the DFW Metroplex Late Traffic Net. To become a registered member of this net, which is not required for you to be able to participate, please send email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org; include your callsign, name, address, telephone number, email address, license class and traffic handling capabilities – the modes and bands you can operate – along with the areas to which you can deliver traffic by a toll-free phone call. All stations are invited to call us on the air following the net, or to visit our website at www.dfwtrafficnet.org. Feel free to contact the Net Manager, KC5FAZ, or the Asst. Net Manager, K8AMH, by sending email addressed to the appropriate callsign @dfwtrafficnet.org. You may also contact the ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager, KE5HYW, by sending email addressed to his callsign @arrl.net.
Would anyone like
<Pause for any stations requesting fills>
DFW Early will meet tomorrow evening at 18:30 on 146.88 MHz, with a PL of 110.9 Hz, and this net will meet again tomorrow night at 22:30 on this repeater with a different net control. I would like to thank all stations for their participation, and thanks to the Irving Amateur Radio Club for the use of their repeater, WA5CKF. This is <callsign> closing the net at <24-hour format time> and returning the repeater to normal amateur radio use.
Please remember to record the number of minutes the net was in session, the number of check-ins, (including yourself,) and the number of messages passed, and send the Net Manager or Asst. Net Manager your net report within 48 hours after the net.