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.
The net will be more interesting if the net control station has a topic of discussion for the group.
Something of interest to the club or a radio news item or upcoming event or operating opportunity.
Something that most will have a comment or opinion about. This is entirely up to the net control station.
If the VHF repeaters are off the air or otherwise unavailable, then default to 80m on 3.783Mhz +/- qrm
It is sometimes difficult to check-in from the "other end of the link" due to the timeouts on the two repeaters.
Therefore net controllers should ask for check-ins from each repeater separately.
NB: Don't forget to file a report in the forums after the net closes.