Great Lakes Marine Mobile Net/Great Lakes MM Net

Great Lakes Ham Radio Net. A Good Samaritan HF SSB and VHF amateur radio net and smart phone Skype net for all mariners on the Great Lakes. Times/Frequencies: Weekend mornings 08:30 Eastern - 7.268 MHz LSB and on Echolink, IRLP and Skype.

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Who: KC9SGV, VE3LKI, KG9B, VE3REK, N8AD, W0BR, KB3QVT, KC9LCS, K6KOK, KC9MLN, VE3PK, VA3ZV, NK8X, N9SBQ
Port: Great Lakes, Canada and the USA
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Definitions

21 September 2010 | Chicago
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Definitions
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"BREAK" - "Break" is used by a station to interrupt a QSO so that he can gain temporary control. Since the Net is under control of the Net Controller, it is not appropriate to use this term. The correct way to enter the Net is give your call sign suffix when the NCS asks for more check-ins or use "contact" or "recheck" as described below. Sometimes a station reading a long report, such as a weather reporter, might need to stop transmitting for a short period of time. In this case it might be appropriate to say, "break, more to follow"; however, if the break is short, this term is not necessary and its use is not encouraged on the Net.
"BREAK-BREAK" - Is referred to as a "double break" and is reserved for emergencies. The international code word "MAYDAY" is preferred when indicating an immediate live-threatening emergency
BOAT WATCH - A boat watch is a general request for information from the Net regarding the whereabouts of a particular vessel. An emergency boat watch is usually originated by the Coast Guard through the Net liaison for a boat officially reported overdue. This will be transmitted at the beginning of the Net during Emergency Traffic and repeated at intervals during the Net. Any station may ask for a non-emergency boat watch during the General Traffic portions of the Net. The more information that can be given, the better the chances of finding the boat. Try to give at least the name, length, type, color(s), and general area where it might be located.
"CONTACT" - Say this only when you hear a station with whom you want to talk to but who is not calling you. Net Control will give you priority. Incorrect use of this term often confuses Net Control. Do not say "contact" in response to someone calling you. In that case respond with your own call sign.
"LIST" - If you have traffic for a particular station or geographical area, you 'list' the traffic with the NCS. The NCS will then periodically call your station and will give you the opportunity to call your station as time permits. Under normal circumstances, the list of traffic is reviewed by the NCS every 10 - 15 minutes.
LISTED STATION - If the station you are calling is not heard, the NCS may say, "would you like to be listed?" If you say "yes" the NCS and the relay stations will call your "listed" station at intervals throughout the rest of the Net. If listed, you must stay on the Net, in case the other station should answer later.
"OVER" - Means you have finished your transmission and want the other station to respond. Use of this word at the end of each transmission, would stop a lot of doubling on our Net.
"RECHECK" - Is used if you need to get back into the Net on unfinished business. Examples might be if you've looked up some requested information for someone and are ready to give it, or if you went off frequency and could not find your station. Net Control will give you priority.
Two-way & Toll-Free
The term "two way" is used to indicate a telephone patch. You may list traffic as "two-way Miami", if you want a telephone patch to Miami. It is also used to indicate that a station has phone patch capability, i.e. This is K9EDX, two-way available, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
You may also hear a station offer a toll-free. This indicates that the station is offering a phone patch to anywhere in the USA and/or Canada without calling collect. With the deregulation of the phones systems, this is very common.

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Vessel Name: GLMMNet
Vessel Make/Model: Marine Mobile Ham Radio Net
Hailing Port: Great Lakes, Canada and the USA
Crew: KC9SGV, VE3LKI, KG9B, VE3REK, N8AD, W0BR, KB3QVT, KC9LCS, K6KOK, KC9MLN, VE3PK, VA3ZV, NK8X, N9SBQ
About:
The Great Lakes Marine Mobile Net, a Good Samaritan Ham Radio Net for boaters,was established by boating Hams to provide mariners on the Great Lakes with yet another means of casual communications back to land. [...]
Extra: We use HF SSB, VHF, Echolink, IRLP and Iphone/Android Skype to communicate. In addition to our own stations, we use HF Internet Remote Bases (IRB's) and Echolink and IRLP nodes around the Great Lakes, as well as Winlink 2000 Pactor and Winmor Radio Message Servers (RMS's).
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/glmmnet/
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Who: KC9SGV, VE3LKI, KG9B, VE3REK, N8AD, W0BR, KB3QVT, KC9LCS, K6KOK, KC9MLN, VE3PK, VA3ZV, NK8X, N9SBQ
Port: Great Lakes, Canada and the USA