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So you would like to try your hand at Net Control...

There 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.

Performing 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 nets.

NET CONTROL STATION Training Manual

NET CONTROL TRAINING MANUAL

PRINCIPLES OF AMATEUR RADIO NET CONTROL

A list of nets on Echolink

Listen 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.

When 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.

 

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