NCTC System Protocol
The NCTC is an open linked repeater system spreading across North Texas (and beyond) comprised mainly of UHF repeaters. For the system to be effective, the following guidelines and procedures are strongly encouraged.
It’s very important to key your mic and wait a second or two before talking. This allows the entire system to engage and permits all traffic to be heard from one end of the system to the other. It’s also just as important to allow for pauses in responses while in a QSO to allow timeout timers across the network to reset and allow other stations on the system to break-in if necessary.