Traders Net Preamble


Good Morning, this is the South-Cars' Trader’s Net. This net meets every Wednesday morning at 10 AM to 11 AM for the purpose of trading, selling or buying amateur related equipment and accessories.

HF Conditions are always a challenge so if you are unable to check in to list your items on air, please email them to me at I will read them at the beginning of each Traders Net.

Please realize, this is not a social net like our normal South-Cars sessions; therefore your cooperation will be appreciated. If we do not have a sufficient number of check-ins, listing their wants or items for sale, we will read the listings that are posted online. We will also read any listings received by e mail.

When you check in, give the last 2 of your call sign only. We will then acknowledge those we hear, and then come back to you for your listing. We will take 2 to 3 check in's at a time, and then run those, then repeat the process. When you are called, give your full call, name and location, followed by your listing. PLEASE speak slowly, and clearly. With conditions as they are hearing can be tough. REMEMBER I have to write this all down, so speaking slowly with this in mind will help me get the info from you. Give 1 listing at a time, and break in between so we can repeat it to you. We will then take your next listing.

Listings are restricted to no more than 3 items per week. We request that each listing be kept to a minimum; to include only the brand name, model number, (what it is, i.e. transceiver, receiver, amp., etc.), condition (cosmetics and operational; rated on a scale of 1 to 10), price, and contact information. Please, no history or sales pitch, that can be discussed with the individuals when they contact you. It is imperative, we keep the listings brief.


This net follows the guidelines and procedures set forth by South-Cars and FCC Part 97, paragraph [97.113 (a)(3)], regarding having no pecuniary interest. This states in part: "Amateur operators may, however, notify other amateur operators of the availability for sale or trade of apparatus' normally used in an amateur station, provided that such activity is not conducted on a regular basis." This applies to the individual operators and not the service provided by this net; the net has no pecuniary interest.

Your Net Control for this session is _______ I’m located in ______ . I will now start with those listings I have received by e mail, then get to those on frequency to check in.

(At this point you should read any listings you received via e mail, then call for check in's.)