After serving as manager of the First Region Net Cycle 4 (1RN) since 2011 , Bill Mann W1KX of Monmouth ME is stepping down. Bill took over following the passing of W1UD and has done a tremendous job of keeping the net active, and we are very grateful to Bill for all he has done for NTS. We expect to see him continue as a regular net participant, but Eric Wilhelm W1RVY of Southbridge MA has volunteered to assume net leadership and will take over as manager effective November 1, 2018. Eric has been a regular participant on both Massachusetts Rhode Island (MARI) CW net and Central Mass 2 Meter net (CM2MN) as well as 1RN and we look forward to his leadership. Thanks to Eric for stepping up.