When you check-in, and you wish to leave before the NC secures the net, you must contact NC and ask permission. (NC has you logged in as a participant and if necessary would contact you. If you leave the net without getting permission, NC will not know that you have left. and if it would be necessary for NC to contact you and you are not there, that would slow down the net or possibly loose trafficability in your area. However, later, later finding out that your station went off air without you control, you would be excused.)
Check-in with your call sign, your name, and your location. If you have traffic, check in the appoporate catigory : Emergency Traffic, Priority, With or without traffic.
Do not state "in-and-out" or "anything pertaining to ''head count''. If you have nothing to add to the net, just check-in and wait to be called on till the net is secured. If you have traffic and when you are finished with your traffic, state your call sign and then state "back to the net' otherwise you are still "on the floor!".
[A note to NCSs: If a station fails to close their traffic with the above proceidure, ask that person if they are done - if yes - then ask them to sign and state "back to thew net"; if no, ask them to proceed further. This way you can keep order and leagle with the net.]
like to thank all stations that checked in.