The EM2MTN is a premier amateur radio activity in the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL section. With numerous Official Relay Stations processing hundreds of Radiograms every month.
The Net will now be offering our messaging services to stations capable of sending APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) text messages.
Some of the Official Relay Stations involved with the Net have received training and are ready to process your Radiograms sent to them by the APRS network. Please follow the example explained in the APRS Protocol Reference, Chapter 14 NTS Radiograms (pg.75) http://www.aprs.org/doc/APRS101.PDF. APRS Radiograms can be forwarded to the APRS stations of Bob KC1KVY-5, Loren N1IQI or Peter KC1HHO-9.
You will receive a confirmation of receipt message via APRS and an APRS message letting you know that your radiogram was processed. You can check your APRS callsign for messages by going online to https://aprs.fi/?c=message&call=&limit=25 and searching your APRS callsign.
Radiograms can be sent for confirming QSOs, special occasions, holiday or birthday greetings and announcements related to the amateur radio hobby. These types of messages are common place and sending them by APRS is an innovative and unique way to utilize your APRS asset more often.
The Radiograms processed by the EM2MTN relay stations keep them prepared for potential Emergency and Welfare messages. Please consider incorporating your APRS activities into the important function of NTS.
For more information you can check into the net on the Boston repeater 145.230 MHz PL 88.5 – 2000 hrs daily or email Peter KC1HHO@arrl.net