Greetings All, Below you will find the January Traffic Report for the combined sections of East and West Mass, thanks to the efforts of both Greg KC1CIC and Peter KD2JKV.
I am also including here a clip from an email received concerning a response from a radiogram recipient which was received by Henry WA1VAB of the MARI CW net. I’m sure it was very rewarding to Henry and it is part of the reasons we deliver these radiograms.
“Thank for the radio gram! Most unexpected and a real treat to seeing how the network works!
I’ve just returned from a crash course at New England Sci-Tech in Natick, where I was upgraded to general class. Looking forward to getting on the air. I haven’t quite decided which frequencies and modes are best, as I’m in “low ground”, and thus may have some experimentation to do.
Would look forward to talking some time.
Thanks to all who have participated in helping to deliver message traffic. It can be frustrating when phone numbers don’t work, which often is the case, but as you can see from Henry’s example, going the extra mile can pay off. I know some of you have mailed messages out. Others have found email addresses (often available for hams on qrz.com). Your efforts are very much appreciated and help to spread the word about NTS nets and message handling.
Just a reminder about service messages. The NTS manual tells us there are three (and only three) things we do with radiograms we receive: 1) deliver it, 2) relay it, or 3) service it back to the station of origin if undeliverable. The station of origin is the one whose call sign is in the preamble and not necessarily the person signing the message. Using the arl numbered radiogram “arl sixty seven” is a convenient way to do this as you only need fill in the blanks. These blanks include the message number and a brief explanation of why it was undeliverable.
Another reminder, along the same lines, is to observe the handling instructions or HX_ We often see HXC in a preamble, and I for one have at times been remiss to send a message back to the originating station with the date and time of delivery. I have seen complaints from some originators that they never heard back the status of their message. That’s not necessarily from Massachusetts as I know you all know “the ropes”, but just a reminder to all since I need such a reminder too.
Happy Spring to all. It’s just around the corner.
73, Marcia KW1U
STM EMA and WMA
|MA STM REPORT||MARCIA FORDE STM MA||JANUARY 2019|
|WMTN C1||31||2||265||191||KD2JKV||146.91||10:00 Daily|
|WMTN C2||28||1||209||122||N1YCW||146.91||13:00 Daily|
|MARI||31||78||118||466||KW1U||3565 KHz||19:00 Daily|
|MARIPN||14||4||44||93||N1LAH||3978 KHz||18:00 Tu,Th,Sa|
|CITN||18||8||83||274||AC7RB||147.375||19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa|
|HHTN||17||53||130||342||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||22:00 Su,M,W,F|
|WMEN||4||0||109||78||W1JWN||3944 KHz||08:30 Su|
|SAR||ORG||REC||SENT||DEL||TOTAL||BPL||BPL = 500+ pts.|
|PSHR (Min 70 Points)||1||2||3||4||5||6||TOTAL|