Just in case you find yourself in the position of having to substitute for the usual NET CONTROL Operators, here's a suggested script so you will be able to make sure you have covered all the usual items and not have to worry about adlibbing....

  

3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET SUGGESTED FORMAT

  

I. NET OPENING

QRZ, QRZ, QRZ, ALL RADIO AMATEURS. GOOD MORNING THIS IS (NET CONTROL CALL SIGN) YOUR NET CONTROL FOR THIS SATURDAY MORNING’S SESSION OF THE 3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET. MY NAME IS [NAME] AND I AM LOCATED IN [LOCATION].  

THIS NET MEETS ON 3890 KHZ AM PHONE EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 1300 UTC TO PROVIDE INTERESTED AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIST ITEMS FOR BUY, SELL OR TRADE. WHILE THE FOCUS IS ON AM EQUIPMENT,  AMATEURS WITH AMATEUR RADIO EQUIPMENT FOR SALE ARE WELCOME TO LIST ITEMS REGARDLESS OF MODE.

WE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE ALL AMATEUR OPERATORS TO CHECK IN. THIS IS A DIRECTED NET, AND AS SUCH, ALL TRANSMISSIONS ARE MADE THROUGH NET CONTROL (NET CONTROL CALL SIGN). FOR RECOGNITION BY NET CONTROL, PLEASE USE YOUR CALL SIGN. WHEN LISTING YOUR EQUIPMENT, PLEASE PROVIDE A GENERAL DISCRIPTION OF THE ITEM(S), PRICE, CONDITION, WHETHER YOU WILL SHIP OR PREFER LOCAL PICK-UP, AND A MEANS OF CONTACT EITHER BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE.  

II. HANDLING CHECK INS

To make sure that Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Colorado,  Arkansas and other DX stations can pass traffic before propagation closes, have a separate check in first for stations in those areas.

An Example:  

"QRZ, QRZ, QRZ, THIS IS THE 3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET NOW CALLING KANSAS, MISSOURI, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, ARKANSAS AND OTHER DX STATIONS FOR CHECK-IN ONLY. DX STATIONS IN KANSAS, MISSOURI, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, AND ARKANSAS WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC PLEASE COME NOW"

III. GENERAL CHECK-IN SHORT TIME ONLY

"QRZ, QRZ, QRZ, THIS IS THE 3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET NOW CALLING SHORT TIME CHECK IN ONLY STATIONS , SHORT TIME CHECK IN STATIONS ONLY PLEASE COME WITH YOUR CALLSIGN NOW...

  

IV. GENERAL CHECK-IN FOR THE ONES WITH LISTINGS WHO’LL BE AROUND AND PROPAGATION WILL HOLD...

"QRZ, QRZ, QRZ, THIS IS THE 3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET NOW CALLING STATIONS FOR GENERAL CHECK IN, PLEASE COME NOW WITH YOUR CALL SIGN...

•Optional (The net welcomes the following stations)

"QRZ, QRZ, QRZ, THIS IS THE 3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET NOW CALLING ANY ADDITIONAL CHECK INS WHO HAVE NOT YET CHECKED IN AND WHO WISHES TO DO SO, PLEASE CALL NOW. 

  

V. GENERAL TRAFFIC, NEWS, EVENTS, HAMFESTS AND COMMENTS...

  

GIVE THE HAMFEST, EVENTS LIST AND GENERAL NEWS, RUN THE LIST, TAKE BUY, SELL, TRADE, TRAFFIC. BRIEFLY RECAP TRAFFIC.

  

LAST CALL FINAL MESSAGES

"FINAL CALL FOR ANY STATIONS WISHING TO CHECK INTO THE 3890 TEXOMA TRADERS NET, PLEASE CALL NOW.

ARE THERE ANY LATE CHECK INS OR RELAYS OF CHECK INS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED? IF SO PLEASE CALL NOW..."

  

VI. NET CLOSING

"THIS HAS BEEN THE SATURDAY MORNING 3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE STATIONS WHO CHECKED INTO THE NET THIS MORNING, FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT. THIS MORNING, WE HAD [NUMBER] CHECK INS.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE NET, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE 3890 TEXOMA AM TRADERS NET PLEASE SEE OUR WEBPAGE AT TEXOMATRADERSNET.COM AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR YAHOO GROUP BY SEARCHING 3890 AM TEXOMA TRADERS NET…

WE NOW RETURN THIS FREQUENCY TO REGULAR AMATEUR USE. THANK YOU AND GOOD MORNING TO EVERYONE AND 73. THIS IS [CALLSIGN], NET CONTROL OUT."

  

  

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