ALERT script in draft

Changes are being made to this evolving script.

Five Minute Warning IS THIS REPEATER IN USE? This is give your name/call sign Net Control Operator for the Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team. A Net will be held on this frequency in five minutes. Stations with routine traffic are requested to move to an alternate frequency or wait until after the net. If you have emergency or priority traffic, please indicate so at this time. PAUSE The cooperation of all amateurs for the duration of the Net to begin at twenty hundred hours (2000) hours is greatly appreciated. This is your call sign standing by for Net.

NOTE to Net Control: give station ID and give name of net so listeners know where they are

Open Net

Good evening, this is your name/call sign in phonetics Net Control Operator this evening, with name/call sign in phonetics as backup net control. This Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team Net meets every Monday night at eight (8) o’clock, twenty hundred hours (2000), on the TELCO repeater, W6MPH (Whiskey Six, Mike Papa Hotel). Although this Net is informal and open to all licensed amateur radio operators, it is a directed Net. Please, only speak after being recognized by Net Control or when issuing a break.

Emergency or priority traffic is encouraged to break in at any time, and the net will stand by. Is there any such traffic at this time? (Pause) Hearing None . . .

We encourage you to check-in to AltadenaRadio.com for meeting information for ALERT monthly meetings, ARES, Activity Day, local nets, and other information.

Net Control will now begin roll call based on check-ins from last week. When called, please, respond with your call sign using phonetics. (Alpha, bravo, Charlie). Give your first name and general location to include city, street and nearest intersection. Indicate if you have any traffic or announcements for the net and you will be called after check-ins. After you have checked-in you may use your SUFFIX If you need to leave the net after you check in say that you are clear after your call sign. We practice for efficiency during an actual emergency…Please, DO NOT leave the net until you have cleared with net control.

Net control,… announce at this point if there is an after net exercise other than informal discussion so listeners know to stay around after the net.

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I will now take check-ins from last week’s roster. First Station for Roll Call is . . . xxxxxxx

I will now take check-ins from members not called. Please respond with your phonetic call sign, name, and general location. Indicate if you have traffic for the net.

I will now take check-ins from visitors. We encourage members of other Emergency Communication teams to join our net as we appreciate the welcome we receive when visiting other nets. Indicate if you have traffic for the net. Please, come now.
Net Control will now call stations with traffic for the Net. When called, please give your call sign and wait to be recognized. Call out First Station With Traffic . . . xxxxxx

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This is (net control’s call sign for ID every ten minutes) net control for the Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team net.

MESSAGES are listed at AltadenaRadio.com

Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team’s MISSION STATEMENT ALERT GOAL
ALERT meeting agenda
ALERT simplex

ALERT net script… use up to date script

You will also find information about:
Local nets: Sierra Madre, Rosemead, South Pasadena ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Radio Service) LAECT (Los Angeles Emergency Communication Team) NTS (National Traffic Service) Radiograms

If you would like to be added to the ALERT e-mail list please contact: k8nbd@arrl.net
• Is there any other traffic for the Net? (Facilitate any questions or discussion pertaining to net traffic.)

This is (net control’s call sign for ID every ten minutes) net control for the Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team net.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRAINING EXERCISE Net Control person for tonight’s net determines the exercise. Possible practice options:

  • 220 exercise
  • Practice going to ALERT simplex then return to TELCO
  • Open general discussion on TELCO or another simplexYou are invited to stand-by for discussion after the close of our ALERT net.
  1. Net Control will now give the final call for visitors, late or missed Check-ins.
  2. Please come now.

Hearing none… we will proceed to the closing roll call. When called, please respond with your call sign only and Net Control will clear you from the Net. When the Net is officially closed, you are invited to stay on frequency for an informal discussion.

First station for closing roll call, xxxxxx:

Close the Net

The Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team Net meets every Monday night at eight o’clock, 2000 hours, on the W6MPH (Whiskey Six, Mike, Papa Hotel) TELCO repeater and is open to all licensed amateur radio operators.

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The purpose of this net is to practice communication throughout the Altadena and surrounding communities in preparation for an emergency event.

Thank you to all participating stations and a special thanks to TELCO and Bill Westphal WB6YPF (Whiskey Bravo Six, Yankee Papa Foxtrot) for use of the repeater. The cooperation of all amateurs for the duration of the Net just completed is greatly appreciated. This repeater is returned to regular use at xxxx hours. This is (your name and call sign) State that you are CLEAR from the ALERT net. State if you are standing by for informal discussion.

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