2014 SET Special Session NCS Script

Special sessions of COTN in support of the October 4-5, 2014 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) have their own script and format. Special Sessions (those not held at the usual 7:15 p.m. time) will not have the round-robin discussion. All sessions held during the SET will need to gather additional information from stations checking in. NCS for all SET sessions will also need to differentiate between non-test priority traffic and real-world priority traffic. Remember that the report for SET activity will need to note which stations are checking in with emergency power ("/E" suffix), and which operators have been licensed since 2010 ("new ham" designation).

Please be sure to start the net on time. Check with WWV or another accurate source for the correct time.

The # symbol means drop carrier. Also, remember to identify the net every 10 minutes. ("This is the Central Ohio Traffic Net, (your call) is net control.")

This is the Central Ohio Traffic Net, a part of the Ohio Section of the National Traffic System. We meet daily to handle traffic. This is a directed net and net control will control the net. Your net control is (your callsign), my name is (your name), and I am located at (your location). This is a special session in support of the 2014 Simulated Emergency Test. All licensed amateurs are welcome to check in. Is there any non-test emergency or priority traffic? #

If any traffic is listed here, call for a station to help pass the traffic listed.

When checking in, please indicate if you are on emergency power by identifying with the "/E" suffix on your callsign and tell us if you're a "new ham," licensed after 2010. Are there mobile stations? #

Record all stations and their traffic (if any).

Section Net Liaison please. #

Acknowledge the SNL, and record his traffic (if any).

Stations with traffic only. #

Record all stations and their traffic. Repeat this as often as is needed.

Stations with or without traffic. #

Record all stations and their information (portable, mobile, etc.). Before you pass traffic from a station portable or mobile, ask them if they can take traffic. Try to pass traffic going to the SNL first, and try to send all traffic closer to its intended location (i.e. traffic for Westerville should be given to someone in Westerville or close to it, if possible). Any announcements and IF requests should be handled after all traffic is passed (unless the IF deals with a specific piece of traffic).

All traffic and business brought to the net has been taken care of. Is there any more business for this session? #

Take care of any additional business listed. After everything is done, determine whether to close the net immediately. Sessions Saturday 0900, 1000, and 1100 may be left open until start time for the next net to ensure that priority traffic is immediately handled. All other sessions should be closed after all traffic and business has been handled.

The Central Ohio Traffic Net is closed at (local time). Thanks to everyone who participated, especially those who brought or took traffic.

Thanks to the

If using 146.97, Central Ohio Radio Club

If using 146.76, Central Ohio Radio Club

If using 147.33, Central Ohio Radio Club

for the use of this repeater. Please check us out on the web at WWW.COTN.US. (your call) is clear after a control function. #

When compiling your net report, use the number of minutes from the calling of the net to the end of the traffic handling -- the time that you announced. We do not include the round-robin discussion of traffic handling as minutes on the air.