Net Preamble

Imperial Polk County ARES Net Preamble – Wednesday’s at 7:00 pm local

(6:55 pm) This is (Your Call). The Imperial Polk County ARES Net will begin in 5 minutes. Anyone needing to use this repeater please do so now. 

(7:00 pm) CQ. This is (Your Call/Name/City), and I will be Net Control for the Imperial Polk County ARES Net. Before we begin, are there any stations with Emergency or Priority Traffic? (5 sec pause)

Are there any stations with formal written traffic please call Net Control. Repeat

This net is conducted every Wednesday at 7:00 pm local time on the WC4PEM Polk County Emergency Management repeater system.

The purpose of this Net is to coordinate Amateur Radio Emergency Service activity in Polk County, train in Emergency Net Operations procedures, pass Formal Written Traffic, and testing of your radio equipment. This is a Directed Net, and all communications are to go through the Net Control Station. Please do not break into the Net unless you have Emergency traffic.

Is our Emergency Coordinator on Frequency? (If EC is present) Do you have any announcements for the Net?

Now calling for any West Central Florida section staff or county EC’s. Please call Net Control.

Now calling for Polk ARES Staff Members only. Please call Net Control.

Information about the Polk County ARES can be found on the Web at Their meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Polk County EOC in Winter Haven. Driving directions, and a map, are available on the Polk ARES website.

Are there any stations with announcements, please call Net Control. (5 sec pause)

This is (Call sign), Net Control for the Polk County ARES Net. When checking into the Net, please key up your mic and say Net Control, un-key and listen to see if anyone has doubled with you, If you don’t hear any one, then re-key and please give your full callsign… slowly please… using the phonetic alphabet, your name, CERT team location, and say whether or not you are Skywarn trained. I will take check-ins one at a time. Please wait until I recognize check-ins and call for the next station. If you need to leave the Net, please request Net Control for permission to secure. You do not have to be a member of ARES to check into this Net, and all Stations are welcome.

Mobile and HT Stations only, please call Net Control.

Now looking for Polk County ARES members, please call Net control.  

I will now open this net up to anyone anywhere……. Anyone anywhere that wishes to check in to the POLK County ARES net, please call Net Control.

This is (Your Call), Net Control for the Polk County ARES net.  Are there any questions or other announcements before I close the Net? (Pause. Briefly repeat announcements from earlier in the Net)

The Imperial Polk County ARES Net will return next Wednesday at 7:00 pm here on the WC4PEM Repeater system. I want to say thank you to Polk County Emergency Management for providing this Wide Area Linked Repeater System. In the event of any emergency related situation, tune to one of these repeaters for updates and other information. For additional information about Polk ARES, please see our website at POLKARES.ORG.

This is (Your Call), Closing the IMPERIAL POLK COUNTY ARES NET at _____pm, local time, and returning the repeaters to Normal Amateur Use. 73, (Your Call)

WX4NEX (06/01/23)