Weekly 2-Meter Net

The SEPAR Society net is held each Tuesday at 1930 hours local time on 147.360(+) (tone=110.9) The Net functions to take check-ins, handle traffic and disseminate information on SEPAR Society activities. Following the net, check-ins will also be taken, starting at 2000 hours local time during the Surrey Amateur Radio Club weekly net. We invite participation by all Amateurs.

  • During the net, we may:
    • Ask for any listening Amateur operators to check-in with their callsign and area of the City they are located in.
    • Switch to a Simplex frequency to test our ability to relay and pass messages, using only simplex (in a disaster the repeater may become damaged).
    • Pass test NTS (National Traffic System) messages.
    • or any other plan that the Net control station chooses to implement.

Net Operators

  • Week 1 – Gord VA7GK
  • Week 2 – Jason VA7ITJ
  • Week 3 – Rob VE7CZV
  • Week 4 – Ion VE7NL
  • Week 5 – Vacant

Net Script

VE7HME Ver 2.3 Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio Net 

With Simplex check-in test 

19:25 “The Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio weekly two-meter net will start in 5 minutes.” 5 minute warning and optional signal report to ensure you are being heard. 

19:30 “Is this frequency in use? <YOUR CALLSIGN>” Check if the frequency is in use “Nothing heard” 

1 Calling the Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio Net. Calling the Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio Net. This is <YOUR CALLSIGN—USE PHONETICS>. I will be net control this evening. My name is <YOUR NAME>, and I am located in <YOUR SURREY DISTRICT>. For the duration of the net I will used the SEPAR call sign VE7HME. Call net. Introduce Net Control Station. 

2 During an emergency or disaster all SEPAR members are asked to check-in to this repeater. If this repeater fails to respond, please monitor 146.550 simplex for instructions. Reminder of emergency communications simplex frequency 

3 Is there any emergency or priority traffic? Please call <YOUR CALLSIGN>. Call for emergency or priority traffic. 

4 1) LIST ALL EMERGENCY & PRIORITY TRAFFIC: LOOP WITH: Is there any further emergency or priority traffic? 2) MANAGE EXCHANGE OF ALL LISTED EMERGENCY TRAFFIC 3) MANAGE EXCHANGE OF ALL LISTED PRIORITY TRAFFIC. Handle any emergency or priority traffic. 

5 Is there any further emergency or priority traffic? Ensure no (further) emergency traffic is waiting. 

6 Nothing heard. After no (further) traffic is listed. 

7 This net meets every Tuesday at 1930 local time on 147.360 + 600 kHz and a tone of 110.9. The purposes of this net are to provide training and emergency communications information related to the operation of SEPAR. This is not a Social Net. This is a directed net. All check-ins and traffic are under the direction of the Net Control Station, but emergency traffic may break the net at any time. SEPAR Net Introduction 

8 Are there any Net Liaison stations? Call for stations liaising with other nets. 

9 1) ACKNOWLEDGE CALLS FROM NET LIAISON STATIONS ONE AT A TIME. LOOP WITH: Any further Net Liaison stations? 2) KEEP ASKING FOR MORE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE RESPONSES HEARD. Nothing heard. Identify all net liaison stations on frequency. 

10 Do we have any stations with formal traffic, (normally in the form of NTS messages) we will list your traffic when you are acknowledged. Please call VE7HME. Call for formal traffic. 

11 1) LIST ALL FORMAL TRAFFIC FROM EACH STATION IN TURN. LOOP WITH: Are there any further stations with formal traffic? 2) MANAGE EXCHANGE OF ALL LISTED FORMAL TRAFFIC Handle any formal traffic. 

12 Are there any further stations with formal traffic? One final check for (further) formal traffic is waiting. 

13 Nothing heard. After no (further) traffic is listed. 

14 ***A reminder that this is a directed net intended to connect with emergency communication groups in the Lower-Mainland. Please save “general” announcements of club nets or functions, for the SARC net starting in less than half an hour. (***SEE NOTE on last page for problem stations.) 

Are there any Bulletins or Reports specific to SEPAR or Emergency Communications? Call for SEPAR Bulletins or Reports. 

15 1) LIST ALL BULLETINS AND REPORTS FROM EACH STATION IN TURN. LOOP WITH: Are there any further stations with SEPAR bulletins or reports? 2) MANAGE DELIVERY OF ALL LISTED BULLETINS AND REPORTS. AT THE END OF EACH BULLETIN OR REPORT, CALL FOR QUESTIONS ON THAT BULLETIN OR REPORT. Manage delivery of any SEPAR Bulletins or Reports. 

16 Any further SEPAR Bulletins or Reports? Ensure no (further) SEPAR Bulletins or Reports are waiting. Nothing heard. After no (further) SEPAR Bulletins or Reports are listed. 

17 SEPAR Simplex Bulletin: Following the repeater check-in portion of the net we will pause to do a roll-call based check-in using simplex. Tonight the simplex frequency will be < SELECTED VHF or UHF FREQUENCY >. Please indicate during the repeater check-in if you want to be included in the simplex roll-call. On simplex, Net control will call each station on the roll and if no response is received will call for any relays. If you are able to copy a response from the station called, please relay that station and your call sign to net control. At approximately 19:50 local, Net control will return to this repeater to report the results and conclude the net. 

Are there any questions regarding this report? 

18 We will now take check-ins from the six districts of Surrey. Please give your call and wait to be acknowledged. Also indicate if you want to be added to the list for the Simplex Check-in roll-call. If you need to leave the net, please ask to be excused. 

We will take check-ins in the order of: a) City Centre/Whalley, b) Cloverdale, c) Fleetwood, d) Guildford, e) Newton, f) South Surrey g) Outside Surrey h) Echolink. 

We now take check-ins from City Centre/ Whalley. Begin the check-in portion of the net. 

19 1) ACKNOWLEDGE STATIONS ONE AT A TIME LOOP WITH: Any further stations from <DISTRICT>? 2) WORK THROUGH ALL SURREY DISTRICTS> Take check-ins from all districts in order. 

20 We will now take check-ins from Outside Surrey. Call for check-ins from outside Surrey. 21 1) ACKNOWLEDGE STATIONS ONE AT A TIME LOOP WITH: Any further stations from Outside Surrey? Take check-ins from outside Surrey. 

22 Nothing heard. We will now take check-ins from stations using Echolink. Call for check-ins from Echolink. 

23 <ACKNOWLEDGE STATIONS ONE AT A TIME LOOP WITH: Any further stations using Echolink? WAIT SEVERAL SECONDS AFTER INVITATION TO ECHOLINK STATIONS TO ALLOW THEM TO RESPOND.> Take check-ins from stations using Echolink. 

24 Nothing heard. Any late or missed check-ins from any area? Final call for late or missed check-ins from any area. 

25 Nothing heard. This is VE7HME closing the check-in portion of the net. We will now proceed with a Roll-call check-in on Simplex Please monitor <SELECTED VHF or UHF FREQUENCY> Simplex and respond when called or to relay a response. We will resume this repeater net at 1950hrs local. This is <YOUR CALLSIGN> as Net control switching now to <SELECTED VHF or UHF FREQUENCY> simplex End check-in portion of net. Begin the Simplex check-in portion of net. 

26 A Simplex check-in roll call is presented by Simplex Net Control, who logs all direct and relay responses then announce a return to the SEPAR repeater by 1950 local time. 

27 This is <YOUR CALLSIGN> resuming the SEPAR net at 1950local. From a roll-call of we had direct and relay responses Thank you to all that were able to participate. Do we have any stations with comments or feedback? Please call now. Return, Report, Comments and Feed-back 

28 Before closing, are there any other stations that have anything further for the net? Ensure no further business. 

29 Nothing heard. 

A reminder that during an emergency or disaster all SEPAR members are asked to check-in to this repeater. If this repeater fails to respond, please monitor 146.550 simplex for instructions. 

Thank you all for participating in the SEPAR Net. We thank the Surrey Amateur Radio Club for the use of this repeater. This is <YOUR CALLSIGN> closing the net and returning the frequency to its normal use. 73 Close Net. 

***Note: This Net is to give Net controllers and operators practice for a real emergency. You are the Controller. If a station does not take your direction, politely direct him to not do it again. 

For example: A station may give a bulletin unrelated to SEPAR after the preamble at item #14 directed stations not to do so. Your responsibility is to then advice the station with something like; “A directed stations not to do so. Your responsibility is to then advice the station with something like; “A reminder to the last station that this is not a social net. It is a DIRECTED EMERGENCY PRACTICE NET. Please follow the direction of the Net Controller. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.” If the station becomes belligerent or argumentative, diffuse the situation and report it to the SEPAR Coordinator along with the stations call-sign time and what they said. DO NOT ARGUE FURTHER WITH THE STATION.