the sister nets - World
Radio Network and World Friendship Net
by the Western Reflector and IRLP
THERE IS A
GREAT VARIETY OF INFORMATION ON OUR NETS
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you would like to try your hand at Net Control...
are different type of nets but all have a common element. They are
operated by a control operator. The nets here on WRN and WFN are a
special type of net. As they indicate in the preamble, the purpose
of these nets is to promote friendship and advance the use of amateur
radio around the world. The WRN/WFN nets are not operated by any special
interest group like ARES but can be used in emergency situations just
as with any ham net. Therefore the principles in the following documents
apply even for informal nets like WRN/WFN.
net control is not a simple as it looks. In order to be an effective
net controller you need to understand the principles and procedures
in these documents as they apply to an informal net like the WRN/WFN
CONTROL STATION Training Manual
CONTROL TRAINING MANUAL
OF AMATEUR RADIO NET CONTROL
list of nets on Echolink
to the various nets and how they are handled. Note the net controller
and the net manager's call signs. Look them up on QRZ to get their
email addresses if you wish to contact them.
you have reviewed the procedures in the above documents and feel you
are ready to try your hand at net control, contact the net manager
and provide your bio, email address and phone number and request being
considered as a controller. You may be asked to try out as a guest
controller. There will be an introductory period (typically 4 consecutive
weeks) before being assigned a permanent position.
you want to try your hand at net control, check in on the Tuesday
John KC8FQV does the "Pass the mike" net. You can take a
few check-ins to see how it works.
best way to learn about being a net control is to monitor various
nets. Listen, Listen, Listen and learn.
final thought about the WRN/WFN nets. Please see the Note from the
Manager on this page.