CW Net Preambles


Common Call For Checkins After Preamble

(WIN or WSSN or WNN) (WIN or WSSN or WNN) DE (YOUR CALL SIGN), QNI K.


Sample Net Report to Net Manager

NR123R KA9RZL RACINE WI JAN lZ
(NET MANAGERS CALL HERE) BT
WIN/L JAN 1Z QNI 8 AG9G N9BDL W9UW W9YCV K9LGU KB9ROB W9CBE/9RN KB9IME/NCS QTC 2/1 OTR 10 MINS X 73 BT
JOHN AR

Note: Most NCS reports to the Net Manager take this format or are a variation of the recommendation as given in the Wisconsin Nets Associaton Limited Manual.


WNA Net Procedues

These procedures cover Net Control Stations and operators on phone and cw nets. They provide guidelines for efficient and orderly operation on WNA nets. It must be kept in mind that these are guidelines. Stations' voluntary adherence and daily use of them will assure that net discipline is maintained. Please note that a station with emergency traffic may interrupt a net at any time. Regular net activity should cease until all emergency traffic is cleared.


Net Control Stations

Many stations often update records, monitor two meters for traffic, etc. while monitoring a net. They may not bother to check in if it is not easily accomplished, or if the opportunity is not presented often enough. Traffic should be listed often, and cleared as soon as possible as per the messages' precedence. Nothing is so exasperating as to wait for extended periods for traffic - or to have your traffic forgotten by the NCS while its only taker is excused. Individual Net Managers may have additional guidelines.


CW Nets

  1. Call up net at scheduled time with proper preamble.
  2. Stand by for liaison station(s).
  3. Accept any check-ins.
  4. Space stations going off frequency to clear traffic far enough apart to prevent QRM.
  5. Do not transmit much faster than the slowest station on net.
  6. Always slow down when addressing a slower station.
  7. Make appropriate use of "Q" and "ON" signals,
  8. Slow net speed down during adverse conditions.
  9. As a courtesy, excuse any station requesting QNX, immediately.