TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AMATEURS
ALL NON-WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AMATEURS
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM
WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED
WOOD COUNTY BULLETIN NR 15.39 DATE: September 27, 2015
SUBJECT: SUGGESTIONS ON RUNNING A NET
Have you ever thought about running a voice net? It's not really hard to do. As the Net Control Operator, or NCS, you are the person who is in charge. The NCS is like a traffic cop, you just find out who is on the net and wants to check in. The NCS doesn't assign you a job to do, unless you want to do it.
Most nets are pretty much routine, but they are practicing for the time when an emergency happens, and radio communications needs to be coordinated. You don't have to re-invent the wheel by figuring what to say or what to do next. If you have checked into very many nets, you will have some idea how to operate your own net. Some nets are operated the same way no matter who the NCS is. Other nets may be operated a different way, depending who the NCS is.
It doesn't make any difference how a net is operated, just as long as one is operated and the Net Control Station gets practice, and those participating in the net knows who is in control and when they should talk or take traffic.
Give being an NCS a try, you might be surprised an begin to like it.
Idea for this bulletin from Sammy Mercer, N8SVX.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV