Continuing with our series of Net Control training, here is a video discussing how to acknowledge the stations you hear checking in to the Net.

Also included is some guidance on how to handle doubles – when two stations step on each other by transmitting at the same time.

In Summary:

  • You can never go wrong in using the station’s full Callsign when acknowledging their check in.
  • In some cases, a Tactical Callsign – such as our Reserve Station Number – would work just fine.
  • Use the Recommended Phonetics, even if the station checking in doesn’t.
  • For Doubles, acknowledge the station you heard, and then ask for the other station to try again.
  • Do not be afraid to keep asking for a Callsign until you can get the whole thing.