The CMSARA ARES Team conducts a weekly ARES Net on Thursday evenings, beginning at 8:00pm Central Time and ending approximately at 9:00pm. Some Club news is exchanged but compilations of stations operating on emergency power with their locations is gathered. All licensed hams within reach of the repeater K5RKN in Brandon MS are welcomed. The frequency is 147.345 +offset 100Hz tone using analogue FM. It appears as an event in the Club Calendar on the home page of this website.
You do not have to be a member of ARES to check-in to this net!
The script used by the Net Control Station is as follows:
Rankin County ARES Net preamble:
All stations on this frequency, please standby for the Rankin County ARES Net. This is ____.
All stations, this is ____, Net Control for this session of the Rankin County ARES Net. This net meets each week at 2030 local time courtesy of the K5RKN repeater on 147.345. This repeater has a 100 Hertz tone. The purpose of this net is to encourage interest in, and to provide information about, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service in Rankin County. ARES is a part of ARRL field organization and offers emergency communications services to public service and governmental agencies during potential and actual disasters.
All amateurs are welcome to the net. You do not have to be a member of ARES to join this net. This is a directed net. Please address all transmissions to net control. As always, Priority or Emergency transmissions will take precedence and will be handled immediately.
This is ____, Net Control and my name is ____. Do we have any emergency or priority traffic, call now?
NTS format messages may be initiated or passed on this net. Any stations wishing to list traffic for the net . . . Please call now.
At this time, the net will take check-ins from ARRL appointees and ARES officials. Please call now with your call sign, location and appointment.
Thank you. At this time, the net will take check-ins from ARES members. Please give your call sign, name, location and whether you are using emergency power. This is ____, Net Control.
Thank you. At this time, the net will take all other check-ins. Again, give your call sign, name, location, and whether you are using emergency power.
At this time, Net Control invites reports and comments from the EC, AEC’s and ARRL Officials on the net. <Start with highest level & work down the list> Please give your call sign, name, and position held.
<After completion of reports>
Are there any further check-ins to the Rankin County ARES Net?
<Close Net; return repeater to normal use>