Weekly Practice Nets (aka check-ins)

                                          


Weekly Net Controlled Check-ins (weekly radio practice)

posted Aug 25, 2014, 1:34 AM by Peter Hertan   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 2:31 AM ]

 
Local Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Nets
Repeater:     W6PIY-2 (2 meter band)
Frequency:   147.390 MHz (the Listening/Receive frequency)
Offset:          +  (that is, transmit frequency is 147.990MHz)
CTCSS/PL:     151.4 Hz
Time:            Mon, 8:00p (primarily for CERT trained members, though all are invited)
                     Tue, 7:30p (primarily for non-CERT trained members, though all are invited)
                     Wed, 7:30p (primarily for new hams desiring an informal session)

One of our members functions as "Net Control" having volunteered to do so in advance. Another is the Scribe, keeping track of the Callsigns and names of those who have checked-in.  She/he follows the applicable Weekly Check-in Scripts.  A third, on Tuesday is the Reporter who reports the total for the prior period to the SVECS Net on Tuesday, at 8:00p on AA6BT (146.115MHz, + offset, 100.0Hz).

After a few introductory comments, the Net Control person announces that she (or he) will now take all check-ins.  Those who wish to check-in are asked to give their:
 - (first) name 
 - amateur license call sign 
 - (on Monday) Neighborhood, (on Tuesday) City

Check-in is done by individuals at random.  Wait for no one else to be transmitting and then "jump in".  Of course, occasionally two or more people may try to transmit at once, which results in "collisions" and retries.  But, you'll get the "hang" of it quickly.  Each person's check-in is acknowledged immediately after their check-in so you will know if you were successfully heard.

We typically have between 8 and 16 people check-in any one evening out of our total of 36 active members.  We' done in about 10 minutes.  

SVECS (Silicon Valley Emergency Communications Service)
If you haven't checked-in to one of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Check-ins by Tuesday at 7:30p (within the prior 6 days) there is an opportunity to check-in to the weekly Santa Clara County ARES-RACES Net conducted by SVECS that takes place starting at 8:00pm on the County Resource Repeater (AA6BT, 146.115MHz, + offset, 100.0Hz CTCSS/PL).  

The SVECS Net Control person will ask for the check-in count for each city in turn, and then invite Late check-ins for each city following the report of the check-in count done by the city. Each of the eleven Santa Clara County ARES-RACES groups takes turn (weekly) performing the County Net Control function.  Those groups are:  NASA Ames, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos/Monte Sereno, Milpitas, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, South Santa Clara County (Morgan Hill/Gilroy), and San Benito County.

Those who want help practicing the skill to check-in to the SVECS Net can either just try it, or join some of us using the ham radio equipment at the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Operations Building (15900 Los Gatos Blvd) Emergency Operations Center). Let us know if you'd like to use the ham radios at the Police Operations Center.  We welcome "newbies" in-person or over the air.

Weekly Check-in Logs (participation and net control)

posted Aug 24, 2014, 5:34 PM by Peter Hertan   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 8:48 PM ]

The following table contains the number of unique check-ins for the: 7 days ending each Tuesday, Trailing 30 days, Trailing 90 days, and Trailing 12 Months.

   DATE
   2016 
VISITORS
UNIQUE
 WEEKLY
UNIQUE 
 TRAILING   30 DAYS  TRAILING
 90 DAYS
 TRAILING   12 MO's    INACTIVE   
 (=> 12 MO's)
 June 07  0  18          4
 June 14  1  27          4
 June 21  0  17          4
 June 28  0             23            29              32             36                4                    
 July  05  0  17  17    36    4
 July  12  0  18  24    36    4
 July  19  0  19  26    36    4
 July  26  0  20  30    37    4
 Aug  02  0  27  21    38    4
 Aug  09  0  17  23    38     4
 Aug  16  1  20  28    41    4
 Aug  23  2  26  31    42    4
 Aug  30  0  29   35   41   43     4 
 Sept 06  0  21  21    43    4
 Sept 13    ---          4
 Sept 20    31  35    45    4
 Sept 27  0  25  37  45  45    4
 Oct   4    25  25    45    4
 Oct  11    24      45    4
 Oct 18    21      45     4
 Oct 25  0  22  30  30  44    4
 Nov   1  0  23          4
 Nov   8  0  22          4
 Nov 15  1  18          4
 Nov 22  0  25  29  40  41    4
 Nov 29  1  22  31  41  42    4
 Dec   6  5  20  20  35  42    4
 Dec 13  0  25  30  39  43    4
 Dec 20  0  23  31  38  43    4
 Dec 27  3  18  31  36  43    4
 Dec 31    19  32  37  43    4
 ======
 =======  ======   ========  =======   ========   =========== 
  2017                                                                                                                  
 Jan  03    30  31  37  43    4
 Jan  10    26  33  37  43    4
 Jan  17  1  30      46    4
 Jan  24    25  37  41  46    4
 Jan  31    27  37  41  46     5 
 Feb    7  1  22          5
 Feb  14  1  26/32  31/32  40  44    5
 Feb  21    28      44    5
 Feb  28    23  32  40  44     5 
 Mar   7    ---          5
 Mar 14    30          5
 Mar 21    25          5
 Mar 28    27  40  46  50     5 
 Apr 04    26  26  47  50    5
 Apr 11  1  27  31  46  52    5
 Apr 18  1  28  33  47  52    5
 Apr 25  2  30  40  48  53    5 
 May  2  26 26 48 54   5
 May  9  26 36 46 54   5
 May 16  26     
 May 23  ---     
 May 30     22 30     48     55     4  
 Jun 06  22 31 42 55   4 
 Jun 13  1 21 33 43 52   4 
 Jun 20  1 20    
 Jun 27  20    
 Jul    4  23    
 Jul  11      
 Jul  18      
 Jul  25      
 Aug  1  21    
 Aug  8   26    
 Aug 15      
 Aug 22      
 Aug 29      
 Notes:   Yellow marks last week of the month.
               Historical high.

Weekly Checkins log
 DATE
 #  Call signs
Jul   2  
Jul   3  
Jul   4  
Jul   9  
Jul 10  
Jul 11  
Jul 16  
Jul 17  
Jul 18  
Jul 23  
Jul 24  
Jul 25  
Jul 30  
Jul 31  
Aug 1  
Aug 6  
Aug  7      
Aug  8      
Aug13  7 
Aug14  9N6MLG, K6PLH, N6PWD, N6WYA, KM6CLI, KJ6KEW, KK6YZX, KM6CLK, N6KZV
Aug15  
Sep   3  
Sep   4  
Sep   5  
Sep10  
Sep11  
Sep12  


Weekly Net Control Operator (NCO) Log  
These are the NCO assignments each week (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)
(some data is missing)
  Date    NCO
SVECS Reporter
SVECS NCO & Notes
  2016   
  6/27  Homer     Richard   
  7/04  Richard  Bart  
  7/05  Tom   Peter
  7/11  Peri    Bogdan  
  7/12  Terry
 Peter  
  7/18  Juval  Bogdan  
  7/19  Juval    
  7/25  Bogdan  Klaus  
  7/26  Carl
 Tom  Peter
  8/01  Carl        Patrick  
  8/02  Klaus  Peter
  8/08  Tom  Peter  
  8/15  Jak  Patrick  
  8/16  Dick  Peter   
  8/22  Klaus  Patrick  
  8/23  Juval    Peter  
  8/29  Mike  Patrick  
  8/30  Dick   Peter   
  9/05  Peter  Patrick  
  9/06  Gregg   Peter  
  9/12  Patrick  Terry
  9/13
 Patrick  Gregg  
  9/26  Clay    
  9/27  Clay  Peter   
 10/02  Terry    
 10/03  Clay    
 10/04  Juval  Terry  
 10/16  Klaus  Peter  
 10/17  Bart  Homer  
 10/23  Greg    
 10/24  Homer  Richard C  
 10/31  RIchardC    
 11/14  Gregg    
 11/20  Bogdan    
 11/27  Bogdan    
 12/04  Bogdan    
 12/05  Gregg    
 12/11  Bogdan    
 12/12  Matthew    
 12/13  Juval  Peter  Peter
 12/20    Peter  
 12/27    Peter  
  2017   
 01/01  Bogdan    
 01/02      
 01/03    Peter  
 01/08  Bogdan    
 01/09  Bill F    
 01/10  Carl  Peter  
 01/15  Peter    
 01/16  Patrick    
 01/17  Peter  Peter  
 01/22  Bogdan    
 01/23  Klaus    
 01/24  Tom  Peter  
 01/29  Bogdan    
 01/30  Peter    
 01/31  Dick  BIll F  
 02/05  Bogdan    
 02/06  Gregg    
 02/07  Peter  Peter  
 02/12  Bogdan    
 02/13  Peter    
 02/14  Peri    
 02/19  Bogdan    
 02/20      
 02/21    Gregg  Gregg had problems with his antenna,  other city took over as NCO midstream.
 02/26  Bogdan    
 02/27  Mike K    
 02/28  Peter  Peter  
 03/05  Bogdan    
 03/06  Richard C    
 03/07  Bart    
 03/12  Bogdan    
 03/13  Bart    
 03/14  Peter  Peter  
 03/19  Bogdan    
 03/20  Jak    
 03/21  Peter  Peter  
 03/26  Bogdan    
 03/27  Peter    
 03/28  Terry  Peter  
 04/02  Bogdan    
 04/03  Klaus    
 04/04  Dick  Gregg  
 04/09  Bogdan    
 04/10  Carl    
 04/11  Bill F  Bill F  
 04/16  Bogdan    
 04/17  Peter    
 04/18  Peter  Peter  
 04/23  Bogdan    
 04/24  Tom    
 04/25  Clay  Gregg  
 04/30  Bogdan    
 05/01  Peter    
 05/02  Peter  Peter  
 05/07  Bogdan    
 05/08  Peter    
 05/09  Bill F  Bill F  Gregg
 05/14  Bogdan    
 05/15  Matthew    
 05/16  Klaus  Bill F  
 05/21  Bogdan    
 05/22  Bogdan    
 05/23  Juval  Gregg  
 05/28  -none-    
 05/29  Bart    
 05/30  Peter  Gregg  
 06/04 Bogdan  
 06/05 Peter  
 06/06 Peter Peter 
 06/11 Bogdan  
 06/12 Clay  
 06/13 Peter Peter 
 06/18 Bogdan  
 06/19 Klaus  
 06/20 Gregg Gregg 
 06/25 Bogdan  
 06/26 tbd  
 06/27 Gregg Gregg 
 06/28 Bogdan  
 06/29 Clay  
 06/30 Peter Peter  
 07/02 Klaus  
 07/03 Klaus  
 07/04 Gregg Gregg 
 07/09 Bogdan  
 07/10 Clay  
 07/11 tbd Peter 
 07/16 Bogdan  
 07/17 Clay  
 07/18 tbd Peter 
 07/23 Bogdan  
 07/24 Clay  
 07/25 tbd tbd LG is NCO
 07/30 Bogdan  
 07/31 Clay  
 08/01 tbd Peter 
 

Weekly SVECS Cities Tuesday Checkin Log
Group - Pop'n   
 Ja
 03
 Ja
 17
 Ja
 24
 Ja
 31
 Mr
 28
 Ap
 11
 Ap
 18
 My
 09
 My
 30
 Jn
 06
 Jn
 13
 Jn
 20
 Jn
 27
 Jl
 4
 Jl
11
NASA Ames - 2,500
   3    3    4    2    4    4   3   4   5    4   4    6  
Campbell - 40,600  10  14  12  13    7    8   8 13 11   9   5    6  
Cupertino - 60,200  21  26  26  22  21  25 22 24 25 23   9  21   
Loma Prieta -           5   3   6   5    5  
LG/MS - 34,000  30  30  25  27  27  27 27 26 22 22 21 20 20 23 
Milpitas - 70,000  13  12    9  10  11  12 12 13 12   6 12  14  
San Jose - 1,100,000  24  27  26  26  28  23 29 37  28 31 26  27  
Santa Clara - 120,300  17  22  11  17  14  14 17 17 14 18 15  15  
Saratoga - 31,000  13  13  10  13  20  18 14 20 14 19 15  16  
Sunnyvale - 152,000  39  36  35  33  36  34 38 31 30 41 32  29  
So SCCo - 92,500
(MorganHill+Gilroy)
 16  11  12  13    8  16   7   8   7 10 11    9  
San Benito Co - 57,600 (Hollister)  17  24  28  17  10  21 22 16 17 17 10  14  

Weekly SPECS Cities Monday Checkin Recent Log
Group - Pop'n  Sp
 12
 Ja
 09
 Ja
 16
 Ja
 30
 Fe
 06
 Fe
 20
 Mr
 06
 Mr
 13
 Mr
 27
 Ap
 03
 Ap
 10
 Ap
 24
 My
 29
 Jn
 05
 Jn
 12
 Jn
 19
 Jn
 26
Los Altos - 30,100  20  23  18  19  27  25  24  24  25  19  22 24 16 20 22 17 18
Los Altos Hills - 8,400  10  12  12  12  11  09  10  10  09  12  10 10 04 09 11 12 10
Mt View - 78,000  37  30  35  33  34  35  31  25  31  28  27 24 26 28 21 24 26
Palo Alto+EPA - 96,000  16  17  14  20  20  15  13  11  16  09  11 17 14 16 11 14 14
Stanford U - 14,000  14  07  09  11  14  11  10  13  07  08  11 13 00 14 11 13 11 
Sunnyvale - 152,000  27  38  35  32  34  32  41  41  36  35  34 31 29 39 30 30 29

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