CSN Preamble / NCS Procedure
QRL ? about 19:59:45
CSN CSN CSN DE K8SKX
CAROLINAS SLOW NET MEETS DAILY ALL WELCOME
CSN QND QNZ DE K8SKX
CSN QNA CN REP QNI K /B (19:00 & 22:00 cw 3573)
CSN QNA NCEN REP QNI K /C (18:30 ssb 3923)
CSN QNA SC REP QNI K
CSN DE K8SKX QNI K
Reply to QNI: "call" GE (name) R #msgs AS (recognize call and traffic if any)
QNK Move traffic: "rcv sta" (acknowledge) "send sta" (ack) QNK
"to place" # HR (or dn 2 etc) K
QNY Move traffic: "rcv sta" "send sta" QNY "to" (ex dn 2)…(and clr tfc)
QNQ move traffic: Move frequency "to" (ex dn 2) and wait for "call" to
finish handling traffic, then send him traffic for "place"
TNX "name" (or guys, gents, men, all etc) FER QNI NW QNX 73
CSN QNF DE K8SKX SK CL (if closing down)
Useful Q Signals
QNC – all net stations copy
QNG- Take over net operation, QNS (following on net…) ….
QNH – high frequency
QNJ – can you copy…?
QNK – transmit message for…
QNL – low frequency
QNQ – move freq "to", wait for "call" to finish with traffic then send traffic
QNP – unable to copy…
QNS- the following stations are in the net: ….
QNU – net has traffic for you
QNV - establish contact with ____ here, if successful send tfc for ____.
QNY – Shift to another freq …(dn 2 etc) to clear traffic
QRL – are you busy
QRS - slow down ex: QRS to 7 wpm pse K
QRV – ready to copy
QSP – can you relay
QTA – cancel
QTB – send first letter (only) of each word in message text
1. Please try to keep your speed slow, between 7-10 wpm max. Slower is better to
encourage slow ops to join us.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask/tell people to QRS if they are too fast.
3. If you can’t hear a station trying to QNI send "QSP any?"
4. Always handle any through traffic first before handling net reports.
5. It is best to handle through traffic early so if there’s a problem with propagation
you can help relay assuming you heard both stations ok.
6. If you have traffic listed and you have a number of stations on the net, you can
can/should send the "traffic stations" off frequency to pass the traffic while other
stations are being dismissed. This means no one has to wait so long.
Example: a net report from ANH to SKX has been listed, so after check-ins
skx: R (acknowledge)
anh: R (ack)
ncs: QNK K8SKX 1 DN 2
note receive station first then send station
they will move down 2kz or so, receive station will call send station
to pass the traffic, then move back to net frequency and check back
in by just sending SKX or ANH.
7. Reps to other nets will QNI with /B or /C after their call. B is Carolina Net
Early (18-23wpm) or CN Late (15-18wpm). /C is the NC Evening Net (SSB
These are sent in NTS format and include date of net, #QNI, #QTC listed/passed,
QND (time in minutes) and QNS (list of stations usually in order of QNI starting with the ncs)
NR 3 R W4ANH 19 MC/A NC FEB 9
CSN MON FEB 7 QNI
7 QTC 1/1 QND 26
QNS W4ANH/A K8SKX W4DLO/1/1 KJ4BUQ
WS4P KD4IMA W4NTO 73
W4ANH AR N
explanation: 7 check-ins
1 message listed / 1 message passed
net lasted 26 minutes,
w4anh was NCS
w4dlo listed one message and passed one message
MC/A is Jim’s QTH abbreviated for ease: Mcadenville
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