Earlier in September we saw a nice NTS presence at the ARRL Convention at Boxboro MA. At an NTS Forum we had a good turnout and some good discussion with traffic handlers from all over New England, as well as some ARES folks. We also had an excellent presentation on digital messaging for both NTS and ARES by Greg KC1CIC. Anyone who missed that can contact Greg for more information. On Sunday there were two presentations by W1YSM of CT on how to be an effective net control as well as some of the “nuts and bolts” of formal message traffic.
It is also encouraging to note in the new ARRL Strategic Plan reference to how NTS and ARES can work together. I encourage all to read this plan which can be found on the ARRL website, keyword Strategic Plan, and refer any comments by October 31 to K1TW or KD1CY in East Mass or to KB1LRL or N2YHK in West Mass before this plan becomes finalized. Note too that in East Mass Greg KC1CIC, our Assistant Section Traffic Manager, has been appointed as District Emergency Coordinator for NTS on our Section Emergency Coordinator’s staff.
Happy fall to all. Time to get those antennas ready for winter. See you on the nets.
73, Marcia KW1U
|MA STM REPORT||AUG 2018|
|WMTN C1||31||5||200||80||KD2JKV||146.91||10:00 Daily|
|WMTN C2||31||10||268||133||N1YCW||146.91||13:00 Daily|
|MARI||31||95||120||429||KW1U||3565 KHz||19:00 Daily|
|MARIPN||13||19||43||134||N1LAH||3978 KHz||18:00 Tu,Th,Sa|
|CITN||19||1||75||254||AC7RB||147.375||19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa|
|HHTN||18||18||57||181||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||22:00 Su,M,W,F|
|WMEN||3||0||59||NA||W1JWN||3944 KHz||08:30 Su|
|PSHR (Min 70 Points)||1||2||3||4||5||6||TOTAL|
|BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED|
|MARCIA FORDE STM MA|