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CQ the Florida Phone Traffic Net.   CQ the Florida Phone Traffic Net.  CQ the Friendly Florida Phone Traffic Net.

This is (______) and I will be your net control for today. My name is (______) and I am located in (______).

FPTN meets on 3940 kHz daily at 7 am for handling formal written traffic and for training in emergencies. 
FPTN is a member of the National Traffic System and maintains daily liaison with recognized traffic and training nets.

All amateurs are welcome to join us. If, after some participation, you would like to have your call sign added to the FPTN roster,
just send a formal written radiogram on the air, during one of the FPTN net sessions, to our net manager, Helen, WC4FSU.
If you do not know how to format a written radiogram, that is what this net is all about; we can help you.

Is there any emergency or priority traffic?

Are there any announcements, bulletins, anniversaries or birthdays for today (DATE)?

Are there any mobile or portable stations?    (Acknowledge each one individually as you release them)

Are there stations too short of time to wait for the traffic listing?
		(Acknowledge each one individually as you release them)

NOTE to the NCS:	(get your net reps now)  

Who is coming from the late session of 4th Region?
Who is our NTS digital rep?
Who is our Southeast Florida traffic net rep?
Who is our Southwest Florida traffic net rep?
Who is our Eagle net rep?
Who is our VCTN rep?
Who is our Seminole VHF net rep?

NOTE TO THE NCS:    Be sure to ask if any net rep has any traffic, if they do not mention it 

Is there anyone else with formal written traffic?  If so, give me your call sign only and I will come back to you.

Notes for the NCS:
- Get their call sign only at first to reduce doubling & then get the traffic listing.

- Distribute the traffic; try to group any book traffic handlers together; if there is a large amount
for the digital stations, try to limit it to 5 messages per digital station.

- If there seems to be large amounts of traffic for the day, you can begin to assign traffic, continue to ask
if anyone else has traffic, and just advise the stations that additional traffic handlers may be coming
to them as the net progresses. Short-of-time stations with traffic can be handled immediately to help them out.

- Several stations now have frequency scopes so they can help you assign hand off frequencies.

- Begin the roll call

- If there is traffic being passed, ask often for returning stations.

- After finishing the roster, call for other roster stations and then visiting stations.

- We need full call-signs and first names for any new visitors.

- Your closing time should match the number of minutes in the net session.  

- You send the message to Helen, or another volunteer if she is absent, before ending the net session.

- Net control stations are NOT REQUIRED to pass along or track our numbers…..;^)


This is (_____________) closing this session of the FPTN at (HH:MM) Eastern time. 
I thank all stations for your participation. Please come back tomorrow when there will be another net control.

The FPTN meets on 3940 KHz daily at 7 AM Eastern time.
Remember to start your day the FPTN way. IT IS THE ONLY WAY!