Greetings all. What a summer we have had, one of the hottest Junes on record and the wettest July so far. Ham radio events continue however as folks are happy to be out and about following the lifting of pandemic restrictions. Traffic nets and the digital traffic network handled a large number of Field Day radiograms. It was good to see all the traffic.
Don’t forget the traffic handlers picnic Sunday August 1 12 Noon at 44 Raymond Rd in Concord. All traffic handlers and anyone interested in message handling is invited. Burgers, hot dogs and sausages will be provided. Bring your beverage of choice and a chair to sit on and anything to share if you wish. Let Marcia KW1U know if you plan to come so we can have an approximate head count. Meet friends you’ve talk to on the air. Lively discussions usually follow.
The nets have been active. KC1HHO EM2MN manager reports more new trainees in his traffic handling program who are now handling radiograms with proficiency. Peter is also establishing a training program for net control stations and we are seeing an increase in amateurs ready, willing and able to confidently take on NCS assignments. In addition Peter has changed the reporting protocol to show more accurately the time actually spent handling traffic, rather than including the total time including the “comment” or more social portion of the net. All this is contributing to the professionalism of this net.
HHTN also continues to do well, with the increasing of coverage area and now the possibility of extending the number of sessions. Thanks to Joe W1HAI for all his efforts.
MARIPN continues to draw checkins and pass a considerable amount of traffic after several months of six evenings a week participation. Visit 3978 Khz at 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday and check them out. HF nets can expand your horizons. Contact Ralph N1LAH for information.
Enjoy CW? Looking for another opportunity to practice those CW skills and message handling all at the same time? Check out MARISN on 3598 Khz Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday at 8:30 PM. Contact Rob K2MZ for information. Of course you are also welcome at MARI CW net at 7 PM 3565 any evening.
And if you’re on Cape Cod vacationing this summer, check out the Cape and Islands Net on 147.375 Mhz Falmouth repeater which meets Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM. Manager is Mark AC7RB.
Message handling is a skill and to look professional it takes practice. See you on the nets.
73, Marcia KW1U STM
|MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2021||Jun-21|
|WMTN C1||15||0||130||123||N1YCW||146.91||1300 Daily|
|WMTN C2||20||6||178||76||KD2JKV||146.91||1630 Daily|
|MARIPN||26||97||160||460||N1LAH||3978 KHz||1700 M-Sa|
|MARI||30||135||139||569||KW1U||3565 KHz||1900 Daily|
|CITN||16||14||75||215||AC7RB||147.375||1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa|
|MARISN||17||13||52||200||K2MZ||3598 Khz||2030 M,Tu,F,Sa|
|HHTN||17||31||182||380||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||2200 Su,M,W,F|
|WMEN/HF||3||0||76||60||N1CPE||3944 KHz||0830 Su|
|Note: HHTN accessible also via Plymouth and Mt Greylock rptrs and Echolink New-Eng2 Conf and IRLP 9127|
|SAR||ORG||REC||SENT||DEL||TOTAL||BPL||BPL = 500+ points|
|PSHR (Min 70 Points)|
|Marcia KW1U, STM|