1. Don't QNO without permission from NCS.
You should ask QNX to leave or QNT for temporary absence, and have your request confirmed by NCS.
2. The net usually runs at least 15 minutes. Stations without traffic or who have no traffic listed for them,
are usually dismissed by this time. Otherwise, if you must leave the net early, request "QNX EARLY?" when you check in.
3. Return promptly to net frequency after you have passed traffic off the net frequency.
If your traffic has been passed, tell NCS: "CLR".
If you received another message the NCS may not be aware of, tell him the total number you received.
4. Should you fail to make contact with a station off the net frequency, return to net prequency,
zero beat NCS, tell him, and wait for further instructions.
5. The net is for traffic or emergency work. Rag chewing is to be discouraged until after QNF.
6. If you use a letter of the alphabet to check in, avoid B, C, K, N, R, and V.
They are procedural signals with definite meanings. Be brief. Use "C" for yes, "N" for no.
One "N" is enough. Two may be received as "C". Under poor conditions use "YES" and "NO" to prevent mixups.
7. If NCS fails to show up 3 minutes after net time, any net station can take over NCS.
He continues even if NCS shows up later. "QNG" is used to ask a station to be NCS.
It's always a good idea to monitor net frequency at odd times, and ALWAYS during an emergency.
8. The NCS must have discipline on the net to dispatch traffic over the most logical routes.
His authority is ABSOLUTE and his decisions are FINAL.
Courtesy is a mark of a good net. CLARITY and ACCURACY are the first essentials, and BREVITY follows a close second.
Since ACCURACY is the essential ingredient of any net, NCS's should return to QNI's at the same speed at which they check-in,
and should use this speed for all communications with that particular station.