Some helpful suggestions, as learned over the years.
People have a normal check in time (example – I normally check in about 7:30, so I do not have to be close to the
radio/car/work etc. till it gets close to my normal check in time. If the net is going exceptionally long, they may
miss checking in at all or it changes their normal schedule. I know there are many exceptions, but this is the goal.
Topics of concern –
- Guns, Politics, Religion, Sexual, etcetera. I know there are expectations to this, and I know I
have talked about all of those topics, but they should be the exception and not a regular or semi-regular topic.
- There are those (our friends and list members who do not like those topics. They may put up with it on occasions
but will leave if it is quite common.
Please do not make fun of anyone or say anything that would offend a reasonable person.
Almost any topic would be OK but be careful and brief if the topics are on the fringe.
Please be helpful, kind, and friendly. I know we are all different, but please use common sense.
We have a list of regular check-ins. You can join the list by contacting W7DVR. Because it is in the morning, many check-ins may be during a commute. They may hear the same people talking during their commute.
Check the time and let the net manager Doug W7DVR know where you would like to be added to the list.
If you have not checked in for a long time, you may be removed from the list. You may be added to the list again when you want and are able to check in often.
1: Please keep your comments in the range of, not much more than 3 minutes.
2: Please keep in mind there is a Net Control operator. This person is in control and please respect the order they would like to have the net run. They will call the call signs of the next person to check in. They will try to leave a short time between calls for someone to break in, if needed. Please just give your call sign and they will respond to you. Please don’t try to jump in between calls and start talking. When this happens, often you and someone else will be talking at the same time and it may be that no one can be heard.
3: Please follow the FCC rules and be sure to ID at the end of your time. Many times, people will make a comment or end their time and forget to ID. It is not the Net Control’s responsibility to remind you to give your call.
4: Please do your best to be courteous and kind.
Any comments or complaints can be sent to Doug W7DVR at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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