The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club    
P.O. Box 113, Owen Sound
Ontario Canada N4K5P1
© 1973 - 2018 GBARC
June 20, 2018
Net Preamble Example 1

This is (give your call sign), Is this frequency in use?

If nothing is heard then continue as usual but if a station acknowledges that the frequency is in use, offer your apologies then make a quick announcement that the HF net will QSY up or down 5kc or so
(your choice) and repeat the above.

This is (give your call sign), Net control operator for the Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club Net. This is an informal Net, held weekly on
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm on VE3OSR, 146.940 Mhz, tone 97.4 hz
      3.782 Mhz +/- QRM, Sundays 9am (EDT).

Check-in's usually come in small groups, keep a list of call signs as you hear them and at the next pause read off the calls and ask for any others.

The Net is now open for check-ins,  if you have any announcements, please advise as you are called. Are there any stations with emergency traffic for the net?
Please come now to
(give your call sign)

Unkey and wait 5 seconds to permit any emergency traffic to be announced. If emergency traffic is announced, offer help to the person calling.

Are there any mobile stations to check in to the net? Please come now.

Unkey and wait 5 seconds, take mobile stations first as they often drive out of range or encounter terrain waiting to be called on the main list.

Are there any other stations to check in to the net? Please come now.

I have ve3???,va3???, ____, are there any more checkin's to the GBARC net ,
repeat till there are no more checkins.

What follows is usually a roundtable discussion, controlled by the net control operator, call each checkin in turn starting at the top of your list.
Usually there are two go-arounds or twice through the list.

Starting at the top of the list, ve3/va3??? and so on...

When you have gone through the list twice.

Are there any late or missed check-ins?

Acknowledge check-ins by repeating their callsigns and record to the list. Allow the late checkins a turn at the discussion.

Are there are any volunteers to take Net control next week,
please give your call sign now

Acknowledge volunteer and thank them.

Offer any information that may be of interest to the members;
ask if there is any news that members would like to announce. The latest RAC bulletin is included on GBARC website "LINKS" incase the Official Bulletin Station is not on frequency.  Remember, this is a public Net, so don't talk about personal or club business that would not be proper for general distribution. However, you can talk about upcoming events, etc, that are of general interest.
When this is complete, close the Net with the following statement.

Thanks to all for participating in this net, there were ?? checkins including myself.
The GBARC Net is now closed. Returning the frequency to normal use.
This is
(your call sign) Clear .

6 April 2010
Net Preamble Example 2

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. This is (give your call sign). My name is name and I am your controller this evening for the Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club Wednesday Night net.

The net is available on the Club’s VHF  repeater VE3OSR, and EchoLink on Node 333014.

VE3OSR is on 146.940-, with a tone of  97.4 Hz The repeater is automatically linked to VE3RTE on 146.730- with a tone of 156.7.

The net is held every Wednesday night, starting at 7:30 PM.  If you would like to find out more about us  visit our website at  . If you wish to contact us, please click on the CONTACT GBARC link on any page.

The purpose of the net is to pass news and views along to members and visitors of the club. It also provides experience to volunteer operators in net and emergency operating procedures.

All check-ins are welcome. We especially invite non-members to join in. Also good evening to our short wave and scanner listeners and to any visitors to the net tonight.

The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club meets on 4th Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December, July, and August at the Owen Sound Professional Centre 945 3rd Ave East Suite 202 in Owen Sound. Meetings convene at 7:00 PM.

( answer during the 73 round )

Before we commence general check-ins, is there any emergency or priority traffic only?

Come now please.......

Are there any check-ins with a time line? (That means if you are mobile or your handheld battery is about to expire.)
Come now please....

We will now commence with general check-ins for the Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club Wednesday night net?
Come now please with your call sign phonetically and name....

(last call)

I'll take one more listen for check-ins to the Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club, Wednesday night net. Come now please....

(at the end of net)
Thank you for joining us tonight. This is VE3US, closing the net and returning the repeater to normal use. Thank-you all, for your participation.
HF net
2mtr net
  To encourage more people to participate in the GBARC net as net controller we recommended this guideline. This is just a guideline,  if you have any suggestions or comments we would be happy to hear from you.

    If the scheduled net control station is not on the air at the designated time, it will be up to anyone participating to come up on the net frequency and become net control. It is customary on HF to inquire as to whether the frequency is in use, one or two calls should suffice to ensure the net is not causing interference to a QSO in progress. On VHF it is not possible to QSY however most stations that might happen to be on at net time will likely yield the frequency if you explain the net is about to begin.