Membership

How to become a Member

If you would like to be part of the Net as a member, please bring an originated radiogram to the ATEN Net and pass it to another station.

Once your message is passed on the ATEN HF Net, 3986 kHz, and you check into the net four times in a calendar month, and you advise the Net Manager of your intentions to join the membership of ATEN, you will be immediately placed on the member roll call list.

You can by-pass the four check-ins by originating 2 (two) radiograms in a calendar month and passing them on the net. Please advise the net Manager of your intentions of joining the membership of ATEN.

You will be immediately placed on the member roll call list.

We have training sessions ever other Friday after the net. See the training page.  

Net Manager Since 12/05/05

Tomy Ivan KF7GC
Licensed Since 1963
AZ Section Traffic Manager

Net Control Station,
Official Relay Station,
Member  ARRL,
A1 Operator

Contact me at 928-710-9231 any time for help!

kf7gc@arrl.net

ATEN Protocol 

Since ATEN is a formal ARRL NTS Affiliate Arizona Section Traffic Net, and is organized to handle Written Radiograms:

All members are required to originate and bring to the ATEN HF net, 3986 kHz, one Radiogram Message, and relay it to another Amateur Station on the ATEN HF Net, 3986 kHz, at least once in a calendar month, and check into the Net a minimum of four times in a calendar month, preferably once a week, and must be willing to take any legal Radiogram Traffic Messages for their area. This is the minimum effort necessary to remain on the member roll call list. 

Only Exception is a real Medical situation under a Doctors care. The Net will make ever effort to keep you on the Membership roll. You must keep the NM informed.

All NTS Radiograms are like the US Mail, the content of the message is private and sacred. As long as the message is legal it must be relayed, delivered. or serviced back to the originator on this NET.

If you have not kept up with the above Protocol requirements during a 30 day month, you can, 1. reinstate your ATEN Membership by originating one radiogram and relaying it on the ATEN HF Net, 3986 kHz, and check into the net four times as a visitor, then advise the Net Manager of your intention to re-join the net membership. You will be immediately added to the roll call.

2. Alternately, you may originate 2 (two) radiograms and pass them on the ATEN HF net, 3986 kHz, instead of checking in 4 (four) times as a visitor and sending one radiogram to reinstate your membership. Advise the Net Manager of your intention to re-join the net membership.

 

NO early checks-ins on ATEN. This applies to any member or Visitor. If you have to leave early, check with the Net Control Station to see if any traffic is listed for your area. Our goal is to have stations available to take traffic for their area, not to just check in for the numbers.  

If you must leave the net, contact the net control station and advise him or her.

Chatter, other than net information, should be kept to minimum.

Materials you need with you at your check-in:  ARRL Numbered Radiogms, HX handling instructions, a blank Radiogram

These forms can be found on and printed from this website.  Also you need access to the NTS “Methods Practices and Guidelines” found in Apendix B of the Public Service Communication Manual. Link below.

Specifically Capters 1, 2,and 4,and 7

 

The NTS Methods Practices and Guidelines:

http://www.arrl.org/table-of-contents-nts-methods-and-practices-guidelines

Public Service Communication Manual LINK

http://www.arrl.org/public-service-communications-manual

The NTS Manual is found at

http://www.arrl.org/nts-manal