:: BARC Emergency Net Preamble ::

Calling the Jefferson County Emergency ARES Net into active status by (callsign).

This is (( your call )) my name is ((your name )). I will be the Net Control for this evening.

This ARES Net meets every Tuesday night at 9:00 PM on the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club’s 146.88 MHz repeater with a PL tone of 88.5 Hz. We invite all properly license radio operators to check-in and actively participate in training for a real emergency. In the event of repeater failure, this net will move to the 146.76 MHz repeater system.

At this time, I need a volunteer to serve as an alternate Net Control. The alternate Net Control would take over the Net if I am unable to continue. Please call now.

At this time, is there any NTS or Time sensitive traffic for the Net. Any emergency, NTS or time sensitive traffic for the Net, call now.

This is (( your call )). We will now begin check-ins. When your prefix is called, please respond by giving your callsign slowly and phonetically using standard ITU phonics. Also give your name and a short location reference. If you have any announcements or swap shops items for the Net, indicate this when you check-in. Announcements and swap shop items will be handled after check-ins.

I will now start check-in beginning with ………….

Optional {{short time / mobile / portables.}}

Calling ( K, KA, KB, KC, KD ) ( KE, KF, KG, KI ) ( KJ, KK ) KM or ANY other K calls that were not acknowledged please call now.

Now taking any Whiskey or Alpha calls (W or A) ..then.. ( N ) November calls please call now. You can switch it up and call the Kilo calls before or after the W, N and A calls.

Now taking any call any prefix please call now.

This is (( your call )), at this time we will handle announcements or swap shop items for the Net.

The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM at the Alabama Historic Radio Society facility located at 18th Street and 8th Avenue North. For more information you can go to the Club's website at W4CUE.COM. Also W4CUE is now on Facebook and Twitter.

To volunteer as a Net Control for this Net, contact Net Manager David Hanna at wx4ncs@gmail.com or catch David at the BARC meeting or on the web at KK4YPK.COM.

VHF Nets for the area are Mondays: the HCARC on 146.76 MHz at 8:00 PM. Also Echolink is accessible by searching the call sign KK4BSK. Tuesdays:The Shelby County Amateur Radio Club’s Net 8:00 P.M. on the 146.98 MHz repeater with a tone of 88.5 Hz. Thursdays: The Sylvan Springs ARC Net at 9:00 PM on the 147.14 MHz repeater. The Talladega Net on 146.740 MHz with a PL of 131.8 Hz at 8:00 pm. {{optional}} : The Walker County Net on 147.39 MHz with a PL of 110.9 Hz at 8:00 PM.

On Sundays, the Alabama Simplex Net meets on 146.58 MHz simplex, and the ALERT Net meets on this repeater on Sunday night at 7:00 P.M. ( list other nets as time permits ). (If you need any repeats or more Net information, contact me (call-sign) just after the close of this Net.)

Are there any announcements that were not acknowledged or any comments for the Net? Are there any late stations wishing to check in. Any late stations of any callsign, any prefix, please call now. Is there anything that this Net can do for anyone before we close?

This is ( your call ) saying thank you for everyone's participation in tonight’s Net. Be sure to check into this Net next Tuesday at 9:00 PM.

{{Optional}} We had a Total of (000) check-ins. This is (( your call )) closing the Net and returning the repeater to normal use at ____:____ PM.