GUIDE TO BASIC SIGNALS PROCEDURE
Best practice net
operating is essential to the smooth running of any Raynet event or
terminology should be used at all times. See PROCEDURAL WORDS
(PROWORDS) & PHRASES later in this Section.
be transmitted according to their priority.
A procedure has
been adopted to avoid confusion. This is as follows:
out‑station always goes "Out" at the conclusion of a message,
never "To Standby".
Station may go either to "Out" or to "Stand‑by". If the Control
Station goes "Out" it means that the net is NOT open for traffic
for the moment. When the Control Station is ready for further
traffic he opens the Net by giving his callsign and the words
"To Stand‑by". Messages can then be offered by any out‑station
in the normal way.
Should an out-station require to communicate directly with another
out-station, they should call the Control and ask for permission to
be granted or denied as operational circumstances dictate.
The use of ‘Q’
codes has no place in RAYNET operations.
If no contact has
been made with an out‑station for 30 minutes, Net Control will call
as a welfare check. Such welfare checks MUST be logged. The
frequency of welfare checks may be reduced if site conditions are