Lansing ARPSC Training Net - Monday Nights at 7pm ET
*** The weekly training net is no longer active. ***
Details:
The Lansing ARPSC net is held weekly on the 145.390 repeater in Okemos. Tune in at 7pm Eastern Time every Monday Night to participate! The net does not take place on the third Monday of the month which is when we hold the monthly ARPSC meeting.

The purpose of the net is to pass traffic, provide training for ARPSC members, exchange information for ARPSC members regarding activities and requirements and to be heard amongst HAM's and non-HAM's alike in the multi-county footprint of the repeater.

Net Control:
Don (KB8RAD) is currently in charge of the ARPSC Net, and has been acting Net Control. In the future we plan to pass Net Control around to as many people as possible to provide some experience running such an important position.

ARPSC NET PREAMBLE SCRIPT
Last Revision: April 5, 2009 by Don McLain/KB8RAD

[Please keep track of the number of Check-ins, including yourself, and how long the Net runs in hours/minutes.]

Good evening, everyone! It’s Monday, (give date) ______ at 19:00 hours and time for the LANSING AREA/INGHAM COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE CORPS NET. This Net meets EVERY Monday evening at 7:00 pm, Local Time, on the 145.39 Repeater, except for the 3rd Monday of each month, which is meeting night. This is (your Callsign phonetically and name) _________________, Net Control Station for this evening’s Net. This is a DIRECTED NET, which means ALL communications MUST be directed through the Net Control Station. During the course of the Net, all Emergency and Priority Traffic will be responded to IMMEDIATELY. Each of tonight’s participants are advised to make a regular practice of keeping their own log of stations checking into the Net, in the event that Net Control is ever unable to complete the Net, and another is required to take their place. Once again, the Net Control Station for this Session is: (your Callsign) __________. 

This is NOT a Ham Radio “Social Net”. This is an “ARPSC TRAINING NET”. The purpose of this Net is to pass Traffic, provide Training to ARPSC members, to exchange Information regarding ARPSC activities and requirements (both Public Service and Emergency Preparedness), and to educate both Hams and non-Hams in the multi-county footprint of this Repeater. Although our primary area of responsibility is the Greater Lansing Area and Ingham County, the Net welcomes check-ins from ARPSC members and non-members outside our vicinity.

(CHECK-IN PROCEDURE)

Check-in procedure for this Net is as follows:
1.) First of all, please WAIT until Net Control actually CALLS for Check-ins BEFORE doing so!
2.) When checking into the Net, key your mike and say, "THIS IS", then unkey. . .
3.) Listen to see if you are doubling with someone. . .
4.) If the frequency is clear, key your mike again and give your Callsign SLOWLY using STANDARD ITU PHONETICS, also give your name, and state the number of ROUTINE or WELFARE messages you have to pass or say “No Traffic”, then unkey and WAIT for further instructions. . .
5.) And finally, all Check-ins to the ARPSC Net are asked to remain on frequency for the duration of the Net. There will be a roll call of Check-ins at the end of the Net. If at any time a Station must leave before the Net is concluded, we ask that they contact Net Control to advise them of their need to check out.

I will now stand by for any EMERGENCY or PRIORITY Traffic. Please call Net Control Station (your Callsign) __________ now using this Procedure. . .

(Wait approximately 5 seconds)

Hearing no EMERGENCY or PRIORITY Traffic, I will now take all REGULAR Check-ins for the Net. Please call Net Control using the previously mentioned Procedure—give your Callsign SLOWLY using STANDARD ITU PHONETICS, along with your name, and state the number of ROUTINE or WELFARE messages you have to pass or say “No Traffic”, then unkey.

(After all Check-ins have been logged, recognize each Check-in by reading back their ENTIRE Callsign using STANDARD ITU PHONETICS. Acknowledge whether or not Check-ins have indicated if they have Traffic and/or Training for the Net. Note accordingly. After you acknowledge everyone on the list, ask. . .)
Are there any corrections to this list as I’ve read it?
(Make any appropriate corrections, then, if there are those on the list with Traffic, ask them to pass it. . .)
__________, please pass your Traffic.
(After each item of Traffic. . .)

Are there any comments on this Traffic? Please call (your Callsign) __________, Net Control.

(After all Traffic and Bulletins have been passed. . .)
Net Control will now accept additional Check-ins from stations wishing to join the LANSING AREA/INGHAM COUNTY ARPSC NET. Please give your Callsign SLOWLY using STANDARD ITU PHONETICS, give your name, and state the number of ROUTINE or WELFARE messages you have to pass or say “No Traffic”, then unkey.
(If there are more Check-ins, recognize them by reading back their ENTIRE Callsign using STANDARD ITU PHONETICS, ask for corrections, then have them pass any Traffic they may have. . .)
(TRAINING)
Well, we’ve reached the bottom of the list, and hearing no more Check-ins, It is now time for the Training portion of the Net.
(Introduce the one providing the Training for tonight’s Net and give any explanation or instructions necessary to facilitate their presentation. After the Training session is completed. . .)  
(READ NET ANNOUNCEMENTS)
Thank you, ___________, for providing tonight’s Training. Now, since one of the stated purposes of this Net is to exchange information regarding ARPSC activities and requirements, I will break for Announcements.
(Announcements should be brief and ARPSC-related only: any Meetings, Nets, Training and events involving ARPSC, SKYWARN, Public Service opportunities, simulated emergencies, etc. Information for Announcements can be gleaned from the ARPSC website, emails from the Emergency Coordinator and group members, the SCOPE, etc.)
 (After reading the Announcements. . .)
Okay, are there any closing comments for the Net from any of tonight’s participants? Please call Net Control Station (your Callsign) __________. 

(CLOSING THE NET)

Very well, let’s wrap this up for tonight. This is (your Callsign) __________, Net Control Station for the LANSING AREA/INGHAM COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE CORPS NET. This Net meets EVERY Monday evening at 7:00 pm Local Time, except for meeting nights. It is our desire that as many ARPSC members as possible take their turn running this Net to gain experience in filling such an important position as Net Control. If you wish to further your own Training and skill by acting as Net Control Station for any session, or if you want to provide Training or bring helpful information to this Net to keep it in a Training format, please contact Don McLain/KB8RAD at (517) 694-0812, or KB8RAD@ARRL.net.

The LANSING AREA/INGHAM COUNTY ARPSC meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm Local Time. On odd-numbered months we meet at Fire Station #8 in Lansing, and on even-numbered months we hold our meetings at the Ingham County Sheriff's Office in Mason. All Radio Amateurs are invited to attend these meetings. For directions to the meeting locations, please visit our website at http://www.lansingarpsc.com, or you can listen to the 145.39 Okemos Repeater on meeting nights for talk-in assistance.

Having concluded all business for this session of the LANSING/INGHAM ARPSC Net, we will now take roll call. After you have been called, please respond with “ROGER”, followed by your CALLSIGN and “OUT”.

(Call for each Net participant to check them out. When finished with the list. . .)

As we close down the Net for this evening, I would like to thank LCDRA, the Lansing Civil Defense Repeater Association, for the use of this fine repeater! I also wish to thank all of YOU for joining me tonight. This Net is now closed and is secured at _____pm, with ___ check-ins. The 145.39 Repeater is once again available for normal Amateur operation. This is (your Callsign) __________, OUT!

[When finished with the Net, please email or call Don McLain/KB8RAD at KB8RAD@ARRL.net or (517) 694-0812 and give him the Net totals: number of Check-ins, including yourself, and how long the Net ran in hours/minutes.