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Net Control - Type III Part A

Course Description and Materials


Overview: This course is part A of a two part course designed to prepare individuals to perform net control duties as a fully independent operator for low to medium speed county nets and city or event nets.
Intended Audience: Hams who are interested in performing Net Control duties.

Note: The above prerequisites are not strictly enforced. But in order to get the most out of this course, you should have previously attended the above courses. If you have not yet attended one or more of the prerequisites, you should carefully review the course materials for the missed prerequisites prior to attending this course. Then, be sure to attend any missed prerequisites at your earliest opportunity.

Length: 3 hours
Students should bring:
  • Copy of course materials (see below)
  • Pen/pencil and pad of paper
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Net Control Type III credential
  • Describe the purpose and usage of each of the main Santa Clara County nets
  • Describe the key attributes of a net control operator
  • Perform proper record keeping and logging
  • Properly start up a net
  • Properly collect damage reports
  • Properly hand off damage report summaries
  • Describe general procedures to properly run a net
Topics Covered:

The course agenda includes:

  • Net Control Type III Credential
  • Santa Clara County Nets
  • NCO Attributes and techniques
  • Record keeping and logging
  • Starting a net
  • Handling damage reports
  • Operating a net

The course includes several interactive exercises.

Scheduling Info:
Course Materials:

Classroom presentation (Revised 25-Feb-2024):

Prior to coming to class:

Print out and bring the following to class:

Be sure to print front and back of the above forms.


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