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Every Monday night, the Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa meets on 2 meters FM for training and exercise in the public service communication arts. We focus on preparation and readiness for public service – be it scheduled events like bike races or drills, or emergencies such as storm damage or terrorist attacks. Someone has to be ready. This net is dedicated to addressing that challenge. The Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa also activates during threats or emergencies affecting Maricopa County

2-16-2010 - Net Control Failure - KE7VIN


The topic was "Net Control Failure Drill". We advertised it as "Formal
Message Traffic Handling - Part 1". Formal Message Traffic Handling
will be covered during a future net.

The Net Control Station (me) started the net as usual, but cut out
during the preamble before assigning an Alternate Net Control Station.
The purpose of this drill is to remind everyone that any station can
take over or activate the AEN-MAR net. After a few stations tried to
ascertain what was happening, Lee, KD7ETH asked if anyone had
volunteered as Alternate the previous week. Andrew, KF7CCC, admitted to
this. He put the net on stand-by for a few minutes while he opened the
net material, then started the net. Net Control returned at that
point. 35 stations checked-in to the net at this point. We discussed
what we did right and what we could have done better. It was
recommended that we all go to and download the preamble
scripts (normal and threat) and the sample log. This way we can be
prepared to take the net if necessary. Anybody can activate or pick up
the net. Remember: We have no roster, no by-laws, not dues. If 5 or
more people are on a frequency talking about the same thing, it may be
time to call a net. Not just on the AEN-MAR frequencies, but anywhere
there needs to be control so traffic can be passed.

Welcome to first time participants on the net:

Louis, KF7EYJ
David, K7LOL
Alan, KF7EYV
Patrick, KF7NYS

Patrick requested MCECG membership (and was approved) while the net was
in progress.

Welcome to all newcomers. We hope to hear from you as often as it is
possible for you to join us. The more participants we have the larger
our knowledge base. Remember, the net is smarter than any of it's

I want to thank Andrew, KF7CCC, for volunteering as Alternate Net
Control and for picking up for me when I dropped out. Good job Andrew!

The topic next week is "Net Operations" Rich, KB7YEB will be the Net
Control Station. Andrew, KF7CCC volunteered as alternate net control
again for next week.

Kevin Bersch



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