Issue #19 - June 11, 2008

Basic Guidelines for Net Operation

Net Control Stations(NCS): - - KJ6MS - - W0HHH - - W7FTT  - - W7QVO - - WA4YDO- - N5USH - - W5JMO

When checking into the Triple H Net, give your call, name, QTH and State (Country or Province). Please refrain from the use of phrases like 'check-in', 'break', 'query', etc., as this merely slows down the Net. If several say "check-in" at the same time when the NCS asks for your callsign, there will be more than one callsign to copy. Please, only use your callsign as you attempt to check-in, relay, break or query the Net. Note that check-ins are taken by USA call districts, but DX can call in at any time. Regardless of the # in your callsign, check-in with the call district you reside in; ie, if you have a #3 in your callsign, but reside in the state of Minnesota (call district 10) check-in only when the 10th district has been called for check-ins. If you have something for the entire net, just give your call and net control will pick you up. This net deals with DX and worked all states and therefore does not handle any traffic (except in an emergency), and operates with a list format. When your turn comes, you may complete 2 calls with up to 3 attempts, or as directed by the NCS: do exchange reports and your name. Rag chewing is not part of the net; short conversations can be made if and when the net is not too busy. If you ever wish to take a station (especially DX or a rare state) off the net frequency, you must receive the net control's permission and you must bring that station back to the net! NEVER relay a report: callsigns and names can be, but never ever the reports! Please refrain from asking for a rare DX station's QSL information. The info can be obtained later when the net is not so busy. Do not talk to or acknowledge any of the 'lids' or QRM'ers on our frequency. A major problem that really troubles net control is that too many of you try to relay, and although net operation needs your help, relay only when directed to do so and to be recognized, ONLY give your callsign, don't just start relaying info. The NCS always designates specific relays: please, please let these stations do all necessary net operations. It's very rare that we need more than three relays!

The Triple H Net Administrator/Secretary/Information Center
(This 'general' information is for those who lack internet access, and want this material on paper)

A complete information package containing the general guidelines for the Triple H Net, with some historical background, complete award details, along with an application to obtain Worked All States on this Net can be had for $1(1 'green stamp') and an SASE with .58 in stamps; any of the award application forms for merely a business size SASE with proper postage: four different forms for .42 in stamps; 5 - 8 forms for .58 in stamps; 9 - 12 forms for .75 in stamps. Please send your request (be specific as to what you actually want sent back in your SASE) along with your callsign to the Net Administrator, W7FTT, Jim Young, P. O. Box 576, Wrightwood CA 92397. W7FTT is also QSL manager for only Triple H Net QSO's by the following stations for an SASE along with BOTH signal reports: C21RK, KL7JEF and VK6ZB.  All correspondence MUST INCLUDE YOUR CALLSIGN!!!!

The Triple H Net QSL Bureau Use

The Triple H Net has a free and open QSL Bureau for all net operations/QSO's. If wishing to use this free service, please forward 3 SASE's, 4" x 9 1/2" size, to the bureau; your call in the upper left, a .44 stamp in the upper right and your address in the center. The bureau will then forward your cards to you from other stations you work that also use the bureau. Remember that not everyone uses this net bureau (see QSL Bureau )! Your envelopes will be sent to you when they are full, usually about 7 cards, unless you direct the bureau manager otherwise. PLEASE, please, if you state that you will be using the bureau, send the SASE's immediately (if you are new to the net and have none on file), so that the bureau does not accumulate cards with no-where to send them to. Send them to WN7M, Roger Attwell, 1814 Silver Lake Road, Everett, WA 98208. Roger runs a very efficient bureau, so PLEASE use it! Please remember that the bureau is slow (no fault of WN7M): be very patient. Bureau use is cost effective, but it does take longer to get QSL's.

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