NEW MANAGER FOR HEAVY HITTERS TRAFFIC NET

The Heavy Hitters Traffic Net (HHTN) has a long history dating back to at least the 1970s.  It has seen many changes over the years, and last spring it lost it’s most recent manager Dave Spalding N1LUM.  The net has continued since then meeting only on Friday evenings, thanks to the persistence of Scott N1SGB.  We are grateful to Scott for keeping the net operating during this transition time.

I am pleased to announce that Joe Weisse W1HAI of Natick has offered to take on the job as manager of HHTN effective July 1.  Joe has been involved in traffic nets for a number of years and I feel fortunate that he is willing to take on the rebuilding of HHTN.  The net will again meet three nights a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 PM on the Minuteman Repeater Association linked network.  This net has an excellent coverage area and Joe hopes to expand that as well as improve the participation.  If participation is there we will look at increasing to five nights a week.  I hope folks will give Joe their support.  For information on locations and frequencies of the MMRA repeaters see mmra.org.

73, Marcia KW1U

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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MAY 2015

 

MASS STM REPORT May-15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 31 40 149 466 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN Inactive


WARPSN 5 10 91 NA N1IQI

HHTN 5 0 6 44
MMRA Rptrs 10PM M-F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 87 117 462 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 28 6 170 209 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 29 8 424 522 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 20 2 135 181 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 0 150 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
















SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 343 313 1 657 X
N1IQI 0 173 393 4 570 X
N1TF 0 63 97 4 164

KB1WXC 0 41 43 0 84

N1LKJ 0 17 30 6 53

KC1CIC 0 14 12 7 33

AC7RB 0 5 13 3 21

W1PLK 0 7 2 6 15











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
KC1CIC 39 33 20 5 0 0 97
N1LKJ 24 40 10 0 0 0 74
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








MARCIA FORDE STM MA






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GETTING STARTED WITH NTS DIGITAL

NTS Digital, or NTSD, is a digital network operating parallel to the NTS.  It operates 24/7 on both HF Pactor and VHF Packet.  Using  autoforwarding, messages are relayed throughout the US and Canada and now also between the US and Germany and Great Britain with potential outlets to other European countries.  Note however that due to FCC regulations, messages between the US and Great Britain and European countries can only be from one amateur to another amateurStation KW1U operates on both HF and VHF and amateurs are invited to use the station via either HF or VHF for relaying message traffic.

Greg KC1CIC has recently become a digital relay station (DRS) for this area, and now has experience in setting up a digital station for this type of relay.  Greg has written a great article on his experience and this can be found by clicking
http://nts.ema.arrl.org/misc/Getting_Started_with_NTS_Digital.pdf

Many thanks to Greg.  Check it out and join us on NTSD.

73, Marcia KW1U

 

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