This is (name/call), at the (tactical call), Net Control Station for the Sonoma County Operational Area Auxiliary Communications Service.
This is a directed net. All stations should direct their traffic through this Net Control Station. If you have an emergency during the net, indicate so with the words “emergency traffic” on your first key-up. All operators -please pause after keying the PTT “push to talk” and before you speak, as the links to the coast are up.
This is a quarterly test for the purposes of verifying the operation and functionality of our
ACS radio equipment at the various Emergency Operations Centers and pre-identified Incident Command Posts throughout the County. Please do NOT check into this net using your personal radio equipment. This net is strictly to test local government owned equipment.
When I call your EOC or ICP, please return by acknowledging Net Control with a 1, 2, or 3 indicating the quality of signal heard from Net Control.
One being scratchy, two being an average signal report, or three being it sounds "full quieting" as if I'm right next to you. I'll in turn acknowledge your report and give the same type report as I hear you.
If for some reason you are not able to make contact with Net Control on other bands within a reasonable amount of time, or you have equipment or operator issues, contact net control on this frequency 146.730. Net control will maintain a full time operator here during the radio test to assist stations and log all reports of all equipment and operator issues.
Did I miss any EOC-only station? Come now.
Note: Tell any non-EOC stations who try to check-in to stand by as this is a directed net and is strictly for testing EOC equipment.
This concludes the VHF portion of our check-ins.
Those EOC stations with 220 capabilities, please move to the K6ACS repeater / 224.820 with a PL of 103.5 and stand by for the 220 test, to be followed by the Low Band and Sherriff 6 test. Remember to come back to “146.730” only if you cannot make contact with net control on the other bands. Otherwise please follow the directions of the net control on each band as we conduct this test. For those EOC’s who do NOT have 220 please move to Lowband then Sheriff 6 and wait for Net Control to continue the net in about 5 minutes.
This is (call sign), Net control standing by.