Oatmeal Net Procedure Tips

Special Operating tips for the Oatmeal Net:

OATMEAL NET PROCEDURE TIPS

  • LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN!
  • PAUSE WITH A 1-2 COUNT TO GIVE THE REPEATER TIME TO KEY UP
  • ID WITH CALL SIGN…SLOWLY
  • IF THE MODERATOR IS BRAND NEW, IT IS NICE TO GIVE YOU CALL SIGN ALONG WITH YOU FIRST NAME AND LOCATION TO HELP THE NEW MODERATOR OUT.
  • IF THE MODERATOR SAYS “I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THAT”, GIVE YOUR CALL SIGN PHONETICALLY
  • GIVE YOUR CALL SIGN AT THE END OF YOUR CONVERSATION (PER FCC RULE 97.119)
  • WAIT UNTIL THE LAST PERSON FINISHES (CALL SIGN) BEFORE YOU TRY TO CHECK IN. NOTE: MOST MODERATORS SAY SOMETHING LIKE –“THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHECK IN” AFTER THE PREVIOUS PERSON ENDS WITH THEIR ID.
  • USE “RE-CHECK” OR “CONTACT” TO CHECK BACK IN OR TO CONTACT SOMEONE ELSE – WAIT FOR THE MODERATOR TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOU BEFORE YOU START TALKING.
  • IF YOU ARE NEW, PLEASE GIVE YOU NAME AND LOCATION ALONG WITH THE CALL SIGN – UNTIL WE REMEMBER YOU.

Thanks to Dave AKØMR for these tips.