The FIRST EOSS Net Call-Up Script

note: check the current call-up script for accurate dates, times and locations.

written by Jack Crabtree, AA0P (now W7JLC)

Calling the EOSS Balloon Net. Calling the EOSS Balloon Net. This is _______________ calling the EOSS Balloon Net.

This net is conducted each Tuesday night, except for the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:00 P.M. local time on the 147.225 and the 145.16 MHz Repeaters. Repeater usage is courtesy of the Colorado Repeater Association. If there is any emergency traffic, break during any pause and this net will be suspended until the emergency traffic has been cleared.

This net is conducted by Edge of Space Sciences, an organization that promotes science and education through amateur radio and high altitude balloons. The purpose of this net is to collect and disseminate information concerning amateur balloon projects both in Colorado and throughout the country.

Edge of Space Sciences meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Digital Equipment Corporation Facility located at 8085 So. Chester. This is approximately at County Line Road and I-25. The formal meeting starts at 7:30 P.M. with an informal gathering starting at 7:00 P.M. All interested are invited to attend.

This is _____________ and the EOSS balloon net.

Before we get into tonight's bulletins and project updates, check-ins will be taken. Please check in with your callsign, name and indicate if you have any traffic or information for the net. Call ______________ now.

(Acknowledge Check-Ins)

I will now proceed with tonight's bulletins and announcements after which I will call on those listing traffic for their information.

(Read Bulletins and Announcements)

(Call on those with traffic listed to send their information)

Are there any additional check-ins for tonight's EOSS balloon net? Check-in with your callsign, name and please indicate if you have any traffic for the net. Call __________ now.

(Acknowledge Check-Ins)

(Pass Traffic)

Is there any additional traffic or comments for the net? Call _____________now.

(Pass Traffic)

Before I close tonight's EOSS balloon net, is there any additional traffic or comments for the net? Call _______ now.

(Pass Traffic)

With No Additional traffic or comments for the net, I will now close this session of the EOSS Balloon Net and invite you to check-in next Tuesday (or, in two weeks if next week is a meeting night) at 7:00 P.M. This is _________ closing the net and returning the repeater to normal operation.

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I wanted to transcribe the call up script so it would be indexed properly by search engines. I also thought it might be fun to see the printout it was taken from. The historical interest here is the fact that you get to see the COMM-POST BBS logon screens. Ann only deleted her personal logon information so it is a real blast from the past when we were all using BBS systems to pass mail around. I seriously doubt any of the phone numbers or addresses are in use but since they were commercial, I'm leaving them in for your elucidation.