- Ask questions. It makes the net more interesting.
- Be like Zorro – get in, make your “Z”, and get out so everyone has a chance to respond. Covering 8 topics in a three-minute transmission just doesn’t work – no one will remember anything but the last topic.
- The fate of the free world does not rest on you winning an on-air argument. Agree to disagree and move on.
- Occasionally, stations who disagree with what is being said on air will attempt to interfere with the net. If this occurs, stop transmitting and allow Net Control to deal with the situation. This type of interference is known as “malicious interference” and is one of a handful of violations that the FCC actively prosecutes.
- Do not talk to a station who will not identify themselves with a call sign.
- If someone has to relay for you because of poor propagation or excessive noise, keep your transmissions short. Long transmissions are difficult to relay and most of your comments will get lost in the relay.