Net Control

The Alpine Fault Net is a directed monthly exercise of New Zealand certified amateur radio operators checking in principally to confirm their equipment is operating correctly and ready to be used in case of a natural disaster.

ZL6EQ is the club callsign for the HF Radio Charitable Trust and is to be used by the rostered net control station during exercises.

If you have volunteered to be net control station, please ensure you adhere to the wording below.

This ensures everyone knows what to do, and we get through the exercise as quickly as possible.

Opening Transmission

CQ CQ CQ ALPINE FAULT NET.

THIS IS ZL6 ECHO QUEBEC ALPINE FAULT NET CONTROL STATION LOCATED IN _________________________________ .

THIS NET IS AN EXERCISE ONLY.

GOOD MORNING / EVENING

MY NAME IS __________________ CALLSIGN ____________________

Preamble

THE ALPINE FAULT NET CONDUCTS TWO DISASTER RELIEF COMMUNICATIONS EXERCISE NETS ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, THE FIRST IN THE MORNING AT 9:30 AM ON 7115 KHZ LSB AND THE SECOND IN THE EVENING AT 8:30 PM ON 3605 KHZ LSB.

ALL AMATEUR STATIONS LOCATED WITHIN NEW ZEALAND AND OPERATING OFF GRID AT THE TIME OF CALLING ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

FIELD STATIONS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE NET.

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE ALPINE FAULT NET, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE HFRADIO.NZ AND CLICK THE VOLUNTEER NOW BUTTON TO RECEIVE EMAIL UPDATES.

TODAY'S NET IS CONDUCTED IN TWO PARTS.

PART 1 IS CHECK INS WHEN I ASK YOU TO SAY YOUR CALLSIGN ONLY, USING THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET.

PLEASE USE YOUR PRIMARY CALLSIGN, NO VANITY, CLUB OR AREC CALLSIGNS.

PART 2 IS THE ROLL CALL WHEN I CALL YOU BACK.

DURING THE ROLL CALL PLEASE REPLY WITH

  • YOUR CALLSIGN
  • BASE OR FIELD STATION
  • NEAREST TOWN
  • OPERATOR NAME

I WILL REPLY WITH A SIGNAL REPORT FOR YOUR STATION.

PLEASE STANDBY UNTIL ALL OTHER STATIONS HAVE COMPLETED THEIR REPORTS.

Check In Procedure

Invite check in (callsign only) from each region in turn, and record the callsigns in your log;

SOUTH ISLAND

  • Marlborough / Nelson
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury
  • Otago / Southland

NORTH ISLAND

  • Northland / Auckland
  • Waikato / Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne / Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Manawatu / Whanganui
  • Wellington

Roll Call Procedure

Call each station in turn, reading back their CALLSIGN, BASE/FIELD STATION, TOWN and provide a signal report (example below);

ZL3PWM BASE STATION CHRISTCHURCH, YOUR REPORT READABILITY 4 STRENGTH 5

Closing Transmission

ALL STATIONS, THIS IS ALPINE FAULT NET CONTROL ZL6 ECHO QUEBEC.

THIS DISASTER RELIEF COMMUNICATIONS EXERCISE HAS CONCLUDED.

THE FREQUENCY IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL AMATEUR USE, ZL6 ECHO QUEBEC OUT.