To minimize the average duration between the time a message is listed with the Net, and the time the message has been sent.
|NCS keep track of stations on the Net||· Establish and use a logging system
· Station; Time In/Out; traffic destination/count; station/operator capability (location, modes, frequencies)
|Handle highest precedence traffic first||· Handle in the order of: Emergency, Priority, Welfare, Routine|
|Minimize the “idle” time of Stations with Traffic||· Use other frequency channels for handling traffic.|
|Minimize the Net Time of each Station||· Dispatch stations with fewest number of messages first, given equal precedence|
|Increase the Throughput of the Net||
· Minimize unnecessary “chatter” on the Net
· Create dedicated “Send” and “Receive” stations
· Create dedicated Point-to-Point Stations
· Use faster modes (CW, Pactor, Packet, PSK-31)
· Recruit additional stations to the Net
· Divide the Net into two Nets
|Use all available resources||
· Ask for help/advice from Net Stations, if needed
· Ask for help from non-Net Stations, if needed
· Periodically ask for new check-ins to the Net
· Schedule Net Stations and Net Control Station in multi-hour shifts, to minimize operator fatigue
When a Traffic Net Gets Bogged Down . . . .
1. Divide the Net into two separate nets; such as…
4. Replace hand copy (pen/pencil) with a typewriter or word processor.
5. Increase the communication ability between net stations…
published by Don Felgenhauer K7BFL
December 23, 2000