S.T.A.R.S. Net Preamble

QST, QST, QST!

THE TIME IS NOW 8:00 PM AND IT IS AMATEUR RADIO TIME IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS!

THIS IS THE CABOT STARS CLUB NET.  MY NAME IS <NAME>, MY CALL SIGN IS <CALL>, AND I WILL BE YOUR NET CONTROL.  THE CLUB CALL IS W5STR, AND WE ARE TRANSMITTING ON THE 145.410 REPEATER WITH A NEGATIVE OFFSET AND A PL TONE OF 85.4, AND ON ECHOLINK NODE W5STR-R, NODE NUMBER 507018.  THIS REPEATER IS LOCATED IN CABOT, ARKANSAS.

THE CABOT STARS CLUB MEETS ONCE A MONTH, ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, AT 1:30 PM, AT THE CRISWELL-ROBINSON AMERICAN LEGION POST 71, AT 115 NORTH FIRST ST. IN CABOT, AR.  OUR NEXT MEETING IS <DATE>.  THERE ARE VOLUNTEER EXAMINERS AVAILABLE FOR TESTING AFTER THE MEETINGS, SO ANYONE WISHING TO OBTAIN OR UPGRADE THEIR LICENSE, PLEASE JOIN US.

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THIS NET MEETS EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8 PM FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING AMATEUR RADIO THROUGH EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIP.  ALL LICENSED AMATEURS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.  THIS IS A DIRECTED NET, AND ALL STATIONS ARE ASKED TO CONTACT NET CONTROL BEFORE CONTACTING OTHER STATIONS.

ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF AMATEUR RADIO IS TO PROVIDE MUTUAL SUPPORT FOR ANY STATION EXPERIENCING EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, SO WE WILL NOW PAUSE FOR PRIORITY OR EMERGENCY TRAFFIC.  ANY PRIORITY OR EMERGENCY TRAFFIC, PLEASE CALL NET CONTROL.

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IF AT ANY TIME YOU HAVE PRIORITY OR EMERGENCY TRAFFIC, PLEASE BREAK IN WITH THE WORDS PRIORITY OR EMERGENCY AND WE WILL SUSPEND THE NET AND HANDLE THAT TRAFFIC AS NECESSARY.

WHEN CHECKING IN TO THE NET, CALL NET CONTROL, THEN UN-KEY YOUR MICROPHONE AND LISTEN FOR A SECOND OR TWO TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT DOUBLING WITH ANOTHER STATION.  IF YOU DO NOT HEAR ANOTHER STATION, THEN KEY AND GIVE YOUR CALL SIGN PHONETICALLY, YOUR NAME, LOCATION, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE TRAFFIC FOR THE NET.  THIS HELPS MINIMIZE DOUBLING AND KEEPS THE NET MOVING SMOOTHLY.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.   TO BEGIN THE NET, I WILL NOW ASK FOR PORTABLE AND SHORT OF TIME CHECK-INS.  ANY STATIONS WISHING TO CHECK IN THAT ARE PORTABLE OR SHORT OF TIME, PLEASE CALL NET CONTROL NOW.  THIS IS <CALL>.

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IF ANYONE NEEDS TO CONTACT A SHORT OF TIME STATION, PLEASE CALL NET CONTROL NOW.

<HANDLE CONTACT(S)>

NOW WE’LL TAKE ECHOLINK CHECK-INS.  ECHOLINK STATIONS ONLY, CALL NET CONTROL.

<ACKNOWLEDGE CHECK-INS>

NOW WE WILL OPEN THE NET TO GENERAL CHECK-INS.  ANY AND ALL STATIONS WISHING TO CHECK IN TO THE CABOT STARS CLUB NET, PLEASE CALL NET CONTROL.  THIS IS <CALL>.

<ACKNOWLEDGE CHECK-INS>

HEARING NO FURTHER CHECK-INS, WE’LL MOVE ON TO NEWS AND NOTES.

<INSERT NEWS AND NOTES HERE>

TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION IS ENTITLED <TITLE>.  ANY MORE CHECK-INS BEFORE WE START TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION, CALL NET CONTROL.  THIS IS <CALL>.

<ACKNOWLEDGE CHECK-INS>

<READ PRESENTATION>

THIS CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION ENTITLED <TITLE>.

I’LL TAKE ONE LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR CHECK-INS.  ANYONE WISHING TO CHECK INTO THE CABOT STARS CLUB NET, CALL NET CONTROL.  THIS IS <CALL>.

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DOES ANY STATION HAVE ANY FURTHER TRAFFIC, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO COME BEFORE THE NET, IF SO, CALL NET CONTROL.

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THIS CONCLUDES THE CABOT STARS CLUB NET.  WE HAD <NUMBER> ON THE LOG.  WE NOW TURN THE REPEATER BACK OVER TO NORMAL USE.  73 EVERYONE!  <CALL> CLEAR.