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Newbie, Net visitor question

May 3rd 2018, 23:10

KM6SJO

Joined: May 3rd 2018, 22:33
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Hi all,

Just earned my Technician license last month and am listening to local nets each week. I want to check in as a visitor as I get used to communicating on the air, and when they ask for visitors to check in alphabetically (e.g., alpha to hotel), I can't tell yet if it's alphabetical by call sign, alphabetical by first name, etc. I don't want to jump in when I'm not supposed to. What's the protocol?

Thank you,
K. Spencer Holmes
KM6SJO
Brentwood, Calif. USA
May 7th 2018, 15:47

kb1pa

Joined: Jun 25th 2014, 22:23
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It really depends on the net. For example, our local Net does it by last letter of the callsign in 3 groups, A-I;J-R andS-Z. Some do it by first letter of Callsign. Contact the ham that is doing Net Control, or contact the Nets manager for how that net does it, and WELCOME!
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