NCS Resources

The Net Control Station (NCS) will start out the net, following the preamble and will log stations as they check in to the net. The NCS and Alternate NCS (if one is available) may choose to verify stations or traffic as needed to ensure a full understanding of the current net. NCS or Alternate NCS stations may use whatever resources they choose in order to log the net. Some of the resources that others use are available here. You may choose to download or print the resources in order to best utilize them.

OCTEN Net – Sheet A

OCTEN Net – Sheet B

Once the net has concluded, it is important to provide a net summary (or a full net report at your discretion) before leaving the frequency. Net reports are sent to the Net Manager (Doug AK2Z). In his absence, net reports or summaries can be sent to the Assistant Net Manager or another NCS station for delivery.

A net summary includes in this order the date, the total number of stations, the number of traffic passed, the number of minutes in the net and the number of stations from satellite repeaters. EXAMPLE:

MAY 01, 18 Stations, 3 pieces of traffic passed in 22 minutes with 6 stations from satellite repeaters…

#101 R W2ZXN 6 PETERBORO, NY MAY 01

DOUG AK2Z

OCTEN 5/01 18 3 22 6

ANDY W2ZXN

A net report includes all of the same information from the net summary, but also includes the list of ham radio stations sorted alphabetically. A net summary is optional and can be used to give you time to complete a Net Report, but a Net Report is always required, eventually. EXAMPLE:

MAY 01, 18 Stations, 3 pieces of traffic passed in 22 minutes with 6 stations from satellite repeaters…

#102 R W2ZXN QNS PETERBORO, NY MAY 02

DOUG AK2Z

OCTEN MAY 01

STATIONS 18, TRAFFIC 3 IN 22 MINUTES WITH 6 ON SATELLITES

STATIONS AS FOLLOWS:

AK2Z K1DCC K2JGY, MMW KA2JFU KB2CRQ, JED

KD2ERR, FPM, TRM, UTJ N2CNY, RLH, YP W2JUV, RME, WHT, ZXN/N 73

ANDY W2ZXN

OP NOTE TRAFFIC: ZXN/2, AK2Z/1