The Pinellas ACS training net will be used to familiarize ARES®/ACS participants with net procedures, message formats, phonetics, use of prowords, and other basic skills. The training segment of the net will be narrowly focused on a small set of skills and will be designed to require less than an 30 minutes to complete. This segment of the net will also be used to provide members with detailed information about upcoming drills and exercises.
The NCS will announce the net using the NCS script located on the ACS website. The net is divided into the seven segments listed below.
- Call for Priority Traffic
- Call for General Check-ins
- Staff Reports
- Traffic and Announcements
- Final Announcements and net shutdown
The Pinellas ACS Training Net will take place once per week at 1930 hours on Tuesday evenings.
The Pinellas ACS training net is a directed net that will make use of the W4ACS VHF/UHF repeater system. This is a linked repeater system. Operational frequencies and tones for the net are listed below.
The training material associated with each weekly net will be posted below following the completion of the net.
No training net was held on July 6th, 2021 due to the Hurricane Elsa.