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Calling all participants to the North American Traffic and Awards net. This is ______, and I will be your net control tonite.
This net provides the opportunity for all general class and above licensed amateur radio operators to make contacts to earn various awards.
We welcome all licensed amateur radio operators general and above, to join in the net ; but we will not acknowledge those who choose not to follow FCC Regulations.
Please join us both on the air and via NET LOGGER, Netlogger is a free program used by our net to list checkins, and also to log your contacts. It is available on our website at www.natanet.info click the link to download. Install. Open netlogger and choose select net button. Highlight and select” NATA 40m Net” and follow along. Be sure to also open the AIM chat window. for more info on the net please go to www.natanet.info and read all the menu items at your liesure.
*NATA Net offers Awards certificates for three programs, with more to follow.
*Details appear on our website on how to apply, under the menu heading AWARDS
please, upload your log entries to LOTW-Logbook of The World, EQSL, or QRZ.
We also encourage you to exchange QSL cards,
As the net progresses, control will set up RELAY STATIONS to help make sure we offer the best service to all stations attending the net. Please do not jump in without being asked by the net control.
This is _____ Are there any stations with written emergency, priority, or time sensitive traffic at this time?
Are there any stations wishing to make announcements or questions concerning the net before we begin taking check-ins?
Start taking Check-ins
Run one or two calls per person
This concludes this session of The North American Traffic and Awards NET. We would like to thank everyone that participated in the net and invite you all to join us again tomorrow and every night , at this same time, and around this same frequency.
We ask again that all net participant upload their log entries to, LOTW, EQSL and QRZ as soon as possible after the net, in order to help those working for awards.
WE NOW RETURN THIS FREQUENCY TO THE FOLLOWING NET, THE OMISS NET CONTROLLER.
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Do you enjoy helping others on the air? Do you have a station with a consistently strong signal on the air? Do you have good antennas and an amplifier? Do you have reliable internet access in your shack?
If you can answer yes to any of those questions then you're a good candidate to be a net control operator for NATA!
We are always looking for people with a willingness to help out as NCS on either a regular basis or as a back-up NCS. Once you've been participating on NATA for a while and have a good feel for how our nets run you may want to explore trying your net control shoes on.
Unlike other nets, NATA has not formal ""training"" program, no test to take, or special rules that you must follow. Our net controls have complete freedom to run their net in the best way possible, making adjustments on the fly as special stations check in or as conditions warrant. All we ask is that you follow through with your scheduled nets and let the other net controllers know when you're not able to do that by posting a message on the NATANET Yahoo Group as much ahead of time as possible.
So, READY TO TRY IT? Please contact Jim (KU0G) or Ted (KU8F) for more information and assistance getting started! We'll be glad to have you join the ranks of NATA net control operators!