It seems at this writing that summer has abruptly come to an end and winter has begun. Not only has the temperature changed, but so has propagation affecting communication on the traffic nets. I suspect we will face challenges on the HF nets as we have the past few winters as we dip further into the solar minimum. However Massachusetts traffic handlers are up to the challenge and we will perservere. If anyone is capable of getting on 160 meters, we will surely appreciate your help there.
Of particular note, at our NTS Forum at Boxboro in September, Bill Mann W1KX, manager of the cycle 4 (evening) First Region Net (1RN) mentioned his desire to step down as manager after serving for the past seven years. Eric Wilhelm W1RVY, frequent participant of our MARI CW section net and 1RN CW net, has offered to take leadership of 1RN. Eric is well qualified and will take over effective November 1 2018. Congrats and many thanks to Eric. We look forward to working with you.
I would also like to mention that Greg KC1CIC gave a very informative presentation on digital message handling at Boxboro, and recently presented this same program via Skype to a club in Western Mass. Many thanks to Greg for all his efforts and expertise. If any other clubs are interested in learning more about this very relavant subject let Greg know. Training in general message handling is also available by contacting your Section Traffic Manager.
Attached below is the September traffic report for the combined sections of East and West Mass.
73 to all, Marcia KW1U STM
|MA STM REPORT||SEP 2018|
|WMTN C1||30||2||208||147||KD2JKV||146.91||10:00 Daily|
|WMTN C2||26||5||199||179||N1YCW||146.91||13:00 Daily|
|MARI||30||121||132||505||KW1U||3565 KHz||19:00 Daily|
|MARIPN||13||25||43||117||N1LAH||3978 KHz||18:00 Tu,Th,Sa|
|CITN||17||5||60||207||AC7RB||147.375||19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa|
|HHTN||17||12||51||154||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||22:00 Su,M,W,F|
|WMEN||2||0||55||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|