Being a Net Control is easy and fun! All of the Officers and Net Controls will be there to assist you in getting started. The Net Control Procedure is simple and is listed below.
To volunteer to become a Net Control contact VP Eric W7EVB via email or our Secretary/Treasurer Cousin Mike - K7AMS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the webmaster by clicking here or any WCC officer on the Net.
Click on any of the links below to download the Net Control Calendar, a Membership Roster or the Net Control Procedures.
You may locate any member in the Member Roster by Member Number or Callsign by using the Find command in your browser or editor.
Click here for the Dec. Net Control Calendar in PDF format
Click here for the Jan. Net Control Calendar in PDF format
The Net Control Procedures are also displayed below ...
WCC Net Control Procedures
“QST, QST, QST. This is Cousin (name, call, city, State), net control for W6CCN and the Western Country Cousins Net. This net meets nightly at 9:00 PM on or near 3970 kHz”.
“Our motto is: Service and help to mankind, when in need, call a Country Cousin”.
“This is a directed net. If you wish to call a specific station, say “Contact” and when recognized by net control, please be courteous to members waiting to check in and complete your contact by moving at least 5 kHz from the net frequency”.
“Visitors are always welcome. Visitors desiring to become members of the Western Country Cousin’s may do so by checking in 4 OUT OF 5 WEEKS on the SAME NIGHT of the week. This is called "striking" for membership. Check the webpage on our web site at www.wccnet.us for more information”.
Call for any mobile stations.
Call for relays for mobile stations.
List our net Officers:
President Cousin Roy N5SWE
Vice President Cousin Eric W7EVB
Secretary Treasurer Cousin Mike K7AMS
Health and Welfare Cousin Roy N5SWE
Webmaster Cousin Brian AG6GX
Call for the Health and Welfare Manager's report.
Call for any Members with Health and Welfare.
Call for the Secretary Treasurer’s Report. . Call for anyone with Net Business.
Make 1 call for NET CONTROLS only.
Make 2 calls for MEMBERS only.
Make 1 call for VISITORS and STRIKERS.
At this time open the net to MEMBERS, VISITORS AND STRIKERS.
Prior to closing the net, read the closing statement:
“The Western Country Cousin net meets nightly on or near 3970 kHz at 9:00 PM Pacific time. Our motto is service and help to mankind, when in need call a Country Cousin".
Remind members that Health and Welfare is listed on our web site at www.wccnet.us
Call for any late or missed MEMBERS, VISITORS OR STRIKERS.
Close the net: “I will now close this net at (time) and return this frequency to regular amateur use. W6CCN and this station (your call) are now clear”.
When clearing with each station wait for the count of three to allow any breaking stations to be heard.
Mobile stations always have priority and go to top of list.
Keep the net open for at least one hour.
Net controls may move the frequency to accommodate a smooth and efficient net.