T2C07 What should you do to minimize disruptions to an emergency traffic net once you have checked in?
A. Whenever the net frequency is quiet, announce your call sign and location
B. Move 5 kHz away from the net’s frequency and use high power to ask other hams to keep clear of the net frequency
C. Do not transmit on the net frequency until asked to do so by the net control station
D. Wait until the net frequency is quiet, then ask for any emergency traffic for your area
- C. Do not transmit on the net frequency until asked to do so by the net control station
- The desire to help may be strong, but remember that unnecessary transmissions just slow things down. The Net Control Station (NCS) will record your call sign and location so that if you’re needed, you can be called. There’s no need to remind the NCS that you’re listening. Once you’ve checked in, you should not transmit unless you are specifically requested or authorized to do so or a request is made for capabilities or information that you can provide. [Ham Radio License Manual, page 6-22]