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Net Control Station Schedule

Volunteers are needed to serve as scheduled NCS.
Additional information is below the NCS grid.

Network Managers Note: Empty time slots in this NCS grid does not mean there are no active Net Control Stations.
It simply means no one has volunteered to be a scheduled NCS for that time slot.

The NCS grid is shown in Zulu and local time zones. The left two columns are ZULU time converted for the Local Standard and Daylight Savings Time change twice a year. Remember, Zulu time NEVER changes, only the local time changes. Time zone conversion chart

The colors used in this chart have no meaning, except for visual separate

Zulu Zulu Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Sunday MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
WinterSummer NCS NCS NCS NCS NCS NCS NCS
0000 Z 2300 Z 1900 1800 1700 1600 - - - - - - - - - AFA5GT AFA5GT - - - - - -
0100 Z0000 Z 2000 1900 1800 1700 - - - - - - - - - - - - AFA3ZR - - - - - -
0200 Z0100 Z 2100 2000 1900 1800 - - - AFA5NS AFA5NS AFA5NS AFA3ZR - - - - - -
0300 Z0200 Z 2200 2100 2000 1900 - - - - - - AFA0CN - - - AFA3ZR - - - - - -
0400 Z0300 Z 2300 2200 2100 2000 AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO
0500 Z 0400 Z 0000 2300 2200 2100 AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO AFA5VO
0600 Z 0500 Z 0100 0000 2300 2200 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0700 Z 0600 Z 0200 0100 0000 2300 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0800 Z 0700 Z 0300 0200 0100 0000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0900 Z 0800 Z 0400 0300 0200 0100 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1000 Z 0900 Z 0500 0400 0300 0200 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1100 Z 1000 Z 0600 0500 0400 0300 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
WinterSummer Eastern Central Mountain Pacific SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1200 Z 1100 Z 0700 0600 0500 0400 AFA8TG AFA5PW - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1300 Z 1200 Z 0800 0700 0600 0500 AFA8TG AFA5PW AFA6BP - - - - - - - - - - - -
1400 Z 1300 Z 0900 0800 0700 0600 AFA8TG AFA5PW - - - AFA5AB - - - - - - - - -
1500 Z 1400 Z 1000 0900 0800 0700 AFA8TG AFA9NS AFA9NS AFA9NS - - - - - - - - -
1600 Z 1500 Z 1100 1000 0900 0800 AFA9NS - - - AFA6BP - - - AFN8S AFN8S Admin Net
Freq MSG
1700 Z 1600 Z 1200 1100 1000 0900 AFA9NS AFN8S AFA6BP - - - AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S
1800 Z 1700 Z 1300 1200 1100 1000 AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S - - - AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S
1900 Z 1800 Z 1400 1300 1200 1100 AFN8S AFA5CS AFN8S AFA5CS AFN8S AFA5CS AFN8S
2000 Z 1900 Z 1500 1400 1300 1200 AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S AFA9FS AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S
2100 Z 2000 Z 1600 1500 1400 1300 AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S AFA9FS AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S
2200 Z 2100 Z 1700 1600 1500 1400 AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S AFA9FS AFN8S AFN8S AFN8S
2300 Z 2200Z 1800 1700 1600 1500 AFA9EL - - - - - - AFA9FS - - - - - - AFA9EL
WinterSummer Eastern Central Mountain Pacific SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

This schedule is subject to changes, substitutes and updates at any time without notice.

Net Control Station (NCS) Volunteers

Day/Time slots are available.

Any of the day/time slots above containing three dashes - - - or my call sign, AFN8S are available if they fit the time you have available to volunteer as an NCS. Contact me. - Network Manager

We need Volunteers to serve as scheduled Net Control Stations (NCS) *. Pick one, or more day/time slots when you will be available and contact the network manager. You will be scheduled for NCS every week at the day/time you selected.

This NCS grid will be filled in as stations volunteer. Pick your time slot before it's gone! You can schedule for as little as one hour, or as many as you want.

NCS - Your scheduled NCS shift is based on Zulu time converted to your "Local" time and does not change. Zulu time NEVER changes, however it appears to change by one hour due to the local "Standard" and "Daylight Savings" time changes twice a year.

As an example, if my scheduled NCS time is 1900 Central (my local time), that's 0000 Z during Daylight savings "Summer hours" or 0100 Z during Standard time "Winter hours".

* NCS and ANCS receive double time credit for participation hours. Example: 2 hours as NCS or ANCS receives 4 hours participation.

NCS training is available.

If you have any questions, contact the Network Manager.

This page updated 18 May 2017 @ 1711 Zulu

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