Summer has wound down and leaves have mostly fallen. I hope everyone has those antennas ready for winter. With the change of seasons band conditions have also improved on HF. The newly reactivated MARIPN is finding they are hearing more distant stations, which unfortunately has made it more difficult to find a nitch for the net. Net manager Ralph N1LAH has suggested folks tune up and down at least 5 Khz either way from the published frequency to look for the net. The afternoon region net on the other hand is finding folks around the region can now hear one another, so hopefully participation will pick up again.
The Boston repeater has been having problems again. The folks at BARC are aware and plan to make repairs when they are able to do so. Meanwhile, until further notice and thanks to the effort of ASTM Greg KC1CIC, we have permission to use the Quincy repeater, 146.67 Mhz, PL 146.2 every evening except Tuesday. Tuesdays the net will run on the Sharon repeater, 146.865 Mhz PL 103.5. After polling our regular checkins Greg found that most folks are able to get into the Quincy repeater.
To those Friday evening visitors to the EM2MN you have no doubt noticed the absence of Joe O’Brien K1LCQ. Joe has been Friday NCS for many years and always very dependable. Unfortunately Joe ran into some health complications and has been off the air. We have been informed he is on the mend and hopes to be back soon. We wish Joe the very best.
Follows the October report for both East and West Mass. Thanks to all for your support.
|MASS STM REPORT||Oct-15|
|EM2MN||31||41||153||464||N1SYC||145.23||8 PM Daily|
|MARIPN||12||5||44||104||N1LAH||3978 Khz||6PM Tu, Th, Sa|
|HHTN||12||20||65||188||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||10PM M,W,F|
|CITN||No Report||N2JWW||147.375||7:30PM Daily|
|MARI||31||155||127||611||KW1U||3565 Khz||7PM Daily|
|WMTN C1||28||4||252||392||N1QOV||146.91||10AM Daily|
|WMTN C2||20||5||149||168||N1YCW||146.91||1PM M-F|
|WMEN||4||0||103||NA||W1JWN||3944 Khz||8:30AM Su|
|NEPN||No Report||N2JWW||3945 Khz||8:45 Su|
|BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED|
|MARCIA FORDE STM MA|