New Script As Of

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

[Open] Good evening, and QST. This is [Name], [Callsign], in [Location]. I’ll be your Net Control for the Hotspot, Pi, SBC, and Zoom Net.

This net meets every Monday evening at 10pm Eastern, 9pm Central, 8pm Mountain, 7pm Pacific Time, and currently, that’s 0200 UTC Tuesday. That will change to 0300 UTC Tuesday when much of the US returns to Standard Time the first Sunday in November.

The net meets on the QuadNet Array, via D-Star, DMR, WIRES-X, Fusion, and C4FM. We thank the QuadNet Array administrators for letting us use it.

This is a Directed Net, and all calls will go through Net Control. The only requirement to checkin to the net, is that you’re a licensed amateur radio operator, with privileges to transmit on the modes noted.

[Break] [Note: I (WX4QZ) have D-Rats, Netlogger, and Facebook…and can take checkins these ways as well. If you don’t have such, or don’t wish to take checkins in these methods, you don’t have to do so. DS] If you’re using D-Star, your radio should be programmed for Gateway use.

With older rigs, you need CQCQCQ in the UR Field, and your local repeaters gateway in RPT 2, with a G in the 8th character position. If you have a D-Star Radio with the DR mode, your local repeaters gateway should be in the From section, and either “CQCQCQ Use Repeater” or “CQCQCQ Use Reflector” in the To section. Otherwise, we will not hear your transmission.

If you’re using a DV Dongle, DVAP, ThumbDV, or Hotspot, you can access the net by connecting to XRF 757A to conserve bandwidth. If you have multiple hotspots, be sure that only ONE of them is connected to the connections on the QuadNet Array, for D-Star, DMR, WIRES, or Fusion.

On the QuadNet Array, you can connect to D-Star One or D-Star Two…XReflectors XRF 757A, or XRF 735A…XLX Reflectors XLX 307D or XLX 049D. If you’re using DMR, you can connect to Brandmeister TalkGroup 31012, DMR Gateway to XLX 307, or DMR Plus Reflector 4541. For Fusion Users, look for YSF Reflector US QuadNet Array, Number 35947.

If you missed any of that, go to openquad.net – again, that’s openquad.net for connection options to the QuadNet Array.

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The format of the net will have announcements related to amateur radio. Then, a Question and Answers section, for items related to HotSpots, Raspberry Pi’s, Single Board Computers (SBC’s), or Zoom. Once the Questions are taken, we’ll open it up to the net for answers to the questions at hand…in the order they were received.

If you can’t get an answer on the net, if you’re on Facebook, you can go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/sbcnet – and post your question there.

When there appear to be no more questions for the net, we’ll open it up to regular checkins.

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Due to multiple connections with the QuadNet Array, quick key checkins are discouraged. Instead, when net control calls for checkins, key up; then wait a second or two before speaking, then give your callsign.

When Net Control comes back to you, you may address the net, with your name, location, and comments for the section desired. Please wait at least 4 seconds between the station that just unkeyed, and for the next station to key up, as tailgating will cause you not to be seen or heard.

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This is [Callsign], [Name], Net Control for the Hotspots, Raspberry Pi, SBC, and Zoom Net. At this time, we’re looking for stations with announcements only.

These are things like traffic nets, ham radio license classes, exam sessions, hamfests, demos, special event stations, or unfortunately, cancellations of such. We’ll get to Questions and Answers on Hotspots, Raspberry Pi’s, Single Board Computers (SBC’s), or Zoom items, after the announcements…then, we’ll get to regular checkins and comments. If you have announcements only, please call Net Control.

[announcements – once it appears announcements are done, go to questions]

OK, this is [Callsign], [Name], Net Control for the Hotspots, Raspberry Pi, SBC, and Zoom Net.

At this time, we’re looking for stations with questions on those items just mentioned. Once we have the questions, we’ll open it up to the net for answers.

After all the questions have been answered, we’ll take regular checkins, and general comments. If you have questions about Hotspots, Raspberry Pi, SBC, and Zoom, please call Net Control.

[questions and answers – once it appears these are done, go to checkins]

OK, this is [Callsign], [Name], Net Control for the Hotspots, Raspberry Pi, SBC, and Zoom Net. At this time, we’re looking for regular checkins to the net.

Again, please leave a 4 second pause between checkins, then wait a second or two, once keyed up before you give your callsign to Net Control, otherwise, part of your transmission will be cut off. Tailgating will cause you not to be seen or heard. [regular checkins/comments – once it appears these are done, go to last call] [last call]

OK, this is [Callsign], [Name], Net Control for the Hotspots, Raspberry Pi, SBC, and Zoom Net. At this time, we’re looking any rechecks, late checkins, or anything else to come before the net. If we get some, we’ll keep the net going; if not, this is the final call for checkins. Please call Net Control.

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[Close] With no more checkins, we’d like to thank everyone for participating in the net tonight, and hope everyone will join us again next Monday at 10pm Eastern, 9pm Central, 8pm Mountain, 7pm Pacific, 0200 UTC Tuesday (that becomes 0300 UTC Tuesday the first Sunday in November. Thanks to the admins at the QuadNet Array for letting us use their system – more info on the QuadNet Array is at openquad.net

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For now, this is [Callsign], [Name], in [Location], Net Control for the Hotspots, Raspberry Pi, SBC, and Zoom Net…now closing the net, and returning all systems to normal use. The net is hereby secured.

Please stand by for 2 minutes to allow all systems to unlink from the QuadNet Array.

This is [Callsign] – 73 and good evening to all.