MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MARCH 2021

March saw the beginning of spring and was a busy month on the traffic nets. Our section phone net, Massachusetts Rhode Island Phone Net (MARIPN) expanded to six evenings per week and has continued to average around 8 check-ins per session. They now meet Monday through Saturday at 1700 (5PM) on 3978 Khz and all are welcome.

The section CW net MARI continues to do well and consistently sends liaisons to both sessions of the evening CW region nets to handle traffic going to and from the rest of the country. Also on the CW scene, we now have a slower speed CW training net, MARISN thanks to Rob K2MZ. This net is run at 10 words per minute for the purpose of training in CW net and traffic protocol. This is a good opportunity to practice your CW skills as well. No one is expected to be perfect so don’t wait until you think you can do it perfectly. Join us on this net Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2030 or 8:30PM on 3598 Khz.  See information about how to participate on our section website under MARISN net.

The Eastern Mass 2 Meter Net (EM2MN) training program has been producing new traffic handlers and as a result we just announced two new Official Relay Station (ORS) appointments, Jack KB1SYL and Ethan KC1OIP, giving the net added outlets for message traffic. Peter KC1HHO, net manager says two more trainees are near to receiving the ORS appointment as well, and hopefully next month we will be announcing those as well. Peter is also training new net control stations and welcomes Bernie KC1MSN as a net control on Sundays.

Heavy Hitters Traffic Net (HHTN) has been working through some technical issues, but manager Joe W1HAI has been diligently making improvements so that the net has expanding and improved coverage throughout Massachusetts. There are several ways to access this net, via the MMRA repeater network, Mt Greylock repeater, Plymouth repeater, and Echolink.

The Cape and Islands Traffic Net (CITN) meets four nights a week and three of their participants also represent that area on the section phone and CW nets giving us reliable outlets to that part of the state. CITN meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays on the 147.375 Falmouth repeater at 1930 (7:30PM).  Anyone vacationing on the Cape do check them out.

Net information and other information about traffic handling can be found on our section website ema.arrl.org, superbly maintained by Phil K9HI. Many thanks to Phil for all his help with our NTS page. Also note our group forum on groups.io. Search for MA-NTS group and request to join.

See you on the nets. 73, Marcia KW1U STM

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2021      
               
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
               
WMTN C1 18 3 200 148 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily
WMTN C2 24 5 102 71 KD2JKV 146.91 1630 Daily
MARIPN 27 68 202 407 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 M-Sa
MARI 31 168 176 702 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily
CITN 17 15 96 279 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa
EM2MN 31 266 358 1318 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily
MARISN 6 12 38 145 K2MZ 3598 Khz 2030 M,Tu,Fr,Sa
CM2MN 22 15 166 198 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily
HHTN 18 48 222 526 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F
WARPSN 4 8 86 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su
WMEN/HF 4 0 117 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su
WMEN/VHF 4 0 65 65 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su
  206 608 1828 3874      
               
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
               
KW1U 0 296 274 0 570 X  
N1IQI 0 126 403 4 533 X  
KC1KVY 0 114 171 5 290    
KC1MSN 0 85 85 4 174    
N1TF 1 59 62 12 134    
W1RVY 0 87 42 0 129    
N1LAH 1 41 36 3 81    
KC1HHO 0 49 16 10 75    
KD2JKV 0 35 35 0 70    
AB1ZS 3 26 30 4 63    
WA1LPM 0 25 32 3 60    
W1TCD 0 21 24 8 53    
NV1N 0 5 41 0 46    
KB1SYL 0 15 15 15 45    
K2MZ 1 11 17 11 40    
WA1VAB 0 11 13 11 35    
KC1OIP 2 13 12 6 33    
AJ1DM 1 10 1 10 22    
W1PLK 0 3 3 3 9    
KC1NBI 2 1 2 1 6    
               
PSHR  Min 70 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
               
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
K2MZ 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
KC1MSN 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
KC1HHO 29 40 20 0 0 0 89
NV1N 22 40 10 0 0 0 72
               
               
               
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL        
               
KW1U 1268 1268 2536        
N1IQI 126 403 529        
KC1MSN 85 34 119        
AB1ZS 16 14 30        
W1RVY 0 7 7        
               

NEW SLOW SPEED CW TRAFFIC NET

Want an opportunity to practice your newly acquired CW skills or brush up on old skills once learned but not used for many years? Learn and practice the art and skill of handling written messages, and have some fun along the way. You’ve asked for it and now we are reviving a slow speed CW traffic net. It is called MARISN or Massachusetts Rhode Island Slow Net and it will be meeting four evenings a week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM local time on 3598 kHz.  Rob, K2MZ, has offered to organize and manage this net. He has been a successful teacher of CW and has been active on our various traffic nets. He is welcoming all comers. Come join us beginning Monday, March 22, 2021. Looking forward to seeing you there.

73, Marcia KW1U
STM EMA / WMA

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR FEB 2021

Greetings all, and a happy month of spring’s beginnings. As I write this temperatures have been in the 70’s. Of course it will cool off again and maybe even snow again but we enjoy the warmth while it’s here, a good time to get out with those HTs and portable radios, hiking, cycling and exploring the many facets of amateur radio.

And while you’re out, or if you’re in, you can participate in one of our many traffic nets, even send a radiogram. I am happy to announce that the Mass Rhode Island Phone Net has expanded it’s sessions to six evenings a week, Monday through Saturday. Find us on 3978 Khz plus or minus to avoid interference at 5 PM whether you have traffic or not.  One of the fun aspects of traffic nets is the camaraderie we experience. Get to know the folks on the net. Often time is set aside following the passing of traffic for comments. Keep in touch with the new friends you meet.

Our primary purpose of course is to handle message traffic. This is where we gain the knowledge and practice the skills that may one day be called upon in an emergency situation. We aim to be as professional as possible, yet remembering that this is a hobby, something that folks really enjoy doing with their leisure time and something we promote as a fun activity. We welcome newcomers, inviting them to join in the fun and encourage them in a kind and friendly way. Check out the many nets on both VHF and HF, voice and CW, and check out our digital network as well. Contact Section Traffic Manager Marcia KW1U as well as any of the net managers for details.

Below is an account of the net and net participant activities for February. Hope to see you soon.

73, Marcia KW1U, STM

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2021 Feb-21      
                 
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 26 2 261 194 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily  
WMTN C2 25 1 172 262 KD2JKV 146.91 1630 Daily  
MARIPN 12 38 96 219 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 M-Sa  
MARI 28 129 158 567 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily  
EM2MN 28 155 312 993 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily  
CM2MN 23 18 159 226 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily  
HHTN 16 54 179 502 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 16 11 103 273 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa  
WARPSN 4 8 82 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su  
WMEN/HF 4 0 104 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su  
WMEN/VHF 4 0 82 67 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su  
  186 416 1708 3383        
                 
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  
                 
N1IQI 0 98 451 4 553 X    
KW1U 0 289 262 0 551 X    
KC1KVY 0 76 125 6 207      
WA1LPM 0 39 53 2 94      
N1TF 0 29 52 3 84      
W1RVY 0 58 22 0 80      
AB1ZS 0 33 33 0 66      
N1LAH 0 30 29 2 61      
KC1HHO 1 36 13 5 55      
NV1N 0 17 37 1 55      
K2MZ 1 14 15 9 39      
KC1MSN 0 15 13 10 38      
KE1ML 0 9 20 4 33      
KC1OIP 2 8 18 5 33      
KD2JKV 0 15 15 0 30      
W1TCD 0 9 13 1 23      
WA1VAB 0 8 7 1 16      
KC1NBI 3 1 3 3 10      
W1JWM 0 5 4 0 9      
AJ1DM 0 5 2 2 9      
W1PLK 0 4 2 2 8      
                 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
PSHR  (Min 70 Points)              
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
K2MZ 40 39 10 15 0 0 104  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KC1HHO 30 40 20 10 0 0 100  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KC1MSN 40 38 10 0 0 0 88  
KD2JKV 40 30 10 0 0 0 80  
KE1ML 20 33 10 0 0 10 73  
NV1N 23 40 10 0 0 0 73  
KC1OIP 29 33 0 10 0 0 72  
                 
  RCV FWD TOTAL          
DRS                
                 
KW1U 1050 1050 2100          
N1IQI 98 451 549          
AB1ZS 21 12 33          
W1RVY 3 4 7          
W1JWM 4 1 5          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JAN 2021

As we look forward to spring and daylight savings time, we also look forward to some new happenings in the traffic world of Eastern MA. Because we have seen a big increase in the number of check-ins on the Mass Rhode Island Phone Net, we have decided to increase the number of sessions per week from three to six. More information will be forthcoming in the next few days so stay tuned to an announcement on this website.

In addition one of our newer traffic handlers on the CW net (he is also on the phone net and CM2MN) Rob K2MZ has made an offer I can’t refuse. We will be organizing a slow speed CW net, and I mean slow, slower than MARI CW, for those wanting to get their feet wet in CW message handling. More details will be forthcoming in the near future, but stay tuned for an announcement on our section website as well.

We are also seeing more new traffic handlers on EM2MN as a result of KC1HHO’s training, and so nice to hear Bob N1SYC back again from Plymouth. Nice to have an outlet down that way again.

Last month we reported the link on HHTN with the Mt Greylock repeater was down, but happy to say it has been restored so we’re back to almost statewide coverage on that net.

I believe on March 14 we will be back to Daylight Savings Time so the daytime First Region Net will be changing times for both sessions to 1445 and 1615. Announcement will be made prior to that change.

Below is the January section traffic report. Thanks to all for your great support.

73, Marcia KW1U
STM EMA / WMA

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2021 Jan-21      
                 
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 28 2 206 175 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily  
WMTN C2 29 4 188 281 KD2JKV 146.91 1630 Daily  
MARI 31 141 185 615 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily  
EM2MN 31 206 360 1096 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily  
CM2MN 21 29 146 219 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily  
HHTN 18 43 200 471 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 18 9 96 254 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa  
MARIPN 13 46 114 229 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 5 106 10 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su  
WMEN/HF 4 0 134 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su  
WMEN/VHF 4 0 73 61 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su  
  202 586 1712 3420        
                 
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  
                 
KW1U 35 336 336 0 707 X    
N1IQI 0 116 538 4 658 X    
KC1KVY 0 70 124 15 209      
N1TF 0 43 65 2 110      
W1RVY 0 71 32 4 107      
KC1HHO 1 59 16 6 82      
WA1LPM 0 26 35 1 62      
N1LAH 0 25 25 1 51      
KE1ML 0 21 20 9 50      
AB1ZS 0 26 23 0 49      
KD2JKV 0 22 22 0 44      
NV1N 0 12 25 0 37      
WA1VAB 1 11 12 8 32      
W1TCD 0 13 11 7 31      
KC1MSN 0 6 8 8 22      
W1JWM 0 10 8 0 18      
W1PLK 0 5 6 4 15      
KC1NBI 4 5 4 2 15      
AJ1DM 0 6 0 6 12      
KC1OIP 1 3 4 3 11      
                 
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
KD2JKV 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KC1HHO 35 40 20 0 0 0 95  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KE1ML 24 36 10 0 0 10 80  
NV1N 25 37 10 0 0 0 72  
KC1MSN 40 22 10 0 0 0 72  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 733 485 1218          
N1IQI 116 538 654          
AB1ZS 13 9 22          
W1JWM 8 5 13          
W1RVY 1 3 4          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2020

Greetings from your STM. I hope all our friends are remaining well and safe from the Covid virus and that amateur radio may be helping some from going stir-crazy due to activity restrictions resulting from the virus.

The nets continue to be busy and we have been adding new net attendees and traffic handlers. Peter KC1HHO reports Jack KB1SYL has begun the training program available on EM2MN and Shannon KC1OHT has expressed interest in getting involved. We welcome these newcomers to the program. Other newly licensed hams have also been checking into that net. Also Bob KC1KVY has become a regular on the First Region Net and therefore available to assist with “thru” traffic.

Joe W1HAI reports that HHTN has had to temporarily discontinue the link to the Mt Greylock repeater due to technical difficulties. Among other things this has resulted in the loss of a new NCS for that net, Matt KC1JPU. It is hoped these problems can soon be resolved. Meanwhile we will miss that outlet to the westernmost counties of the state.

The MARI CW net has added a new check in, Rob K2MZ from Worcester. It’s great to have another outlet into Worcester County.

MARIPN has been growing and regularly getting 8 or 9 check-ins and is handling more and more traffic. As that net continues to grow perhaps we will be able to extend to nightly sessions. For now however we continue to meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Want to learn CW? More and more folks are becoming interested in learning the art of Morse Code. CWOPS is an organization which sponsors a CW Academy. CWOPS has membership dues, but membership is not required for CW Academy, which is free. The URL is cwops.org/cw-academy   I also recently learned of another less formal group teaching CW for which I have been asked to give a presentation. It is called Long Island CW Club. I’m told there is a $30 annual donation for membership, but I’ve heard good things about their training program. Their classes are also given online. Their URL is longislandcwclub.org

Remember the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo last fall?  There will be another March 13-14 2021. Early bird tickets are $10 and information and registration can be found at www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.

A reminder we have an email group for the purpose of exchange of information including monthly net reports, questions, and discussion of any topic relating to traffic handling and traffic nets. All interested folks can go to groups.io, search for the MA-NTS group and request to join.

Happy hamming and 73,
Marcia KW1U STM

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020   Dec-20      
                 
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 26 0 259 163 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily  
WMTN C2 26 4 156 59 KD2JKV 146.91 1700 Daily  
MARI 31 161 157 710 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily  
EM2MN 31 163 309 965 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily  
CM2MN 19 27 103 176 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily  
HHTN 17 44 170 422 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 18 5 85 182 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa  
MARIPN 14 48 99 251 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 4 8 78 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su  
WMEN/HF 4 0 136 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su  
WMEN/VHF 4 0 72 59 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su  
  194 460 1624 3008        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points  
                 
KW1U 0 405 377 0 782 X    
N1IQI 94 446 4 0 544 X    
KC1KVY 0 90 118 17 225      
N1TF 0 44 62 14 120      
W1RVY 5 71 23 0 99      
KC1HHO 0 36 13 6 55      
N1LAH 6 21 22 1 50      
KE1ML 0 21 20 9 50      
KD2JKV 0 25 25 0 50      
NV1N 0 16 30 2 48      
WA1VAB 7 18 17 5 47      
AB1ZS 0 22 20 0 42      
KC1MSN 0 23 9 10 42      
W1TCD 0 17 10 12 39      
WA1LPM 0 13 24 0 37      
W1PLK 0 10 8 8 26      
W1JWM 2 12 11 0 25      
KC1NBI 3 9 3 5 20      
                 
Note: HHTN accessible also via Plymouth and Mt Greylock rptrs and Echolink New-Eng2 Conf and IRLP 9127  
                 
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1LAH 39 40 20 0 0 0 99  
KC1HHO 34 40 20 5 0 0 99  
KD2JKV 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KC1MSN 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
WA1LPM 40 37 10 0 0 0 87  
KE1ML 23 40 10 0 0 10 83  
NV1N 23 40 10 0 0 0 73  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 1036 830 1866          
N1IQI 94 446 540          
AB1ZS 15 8 23          
W1JWM 9 9 18          
W1RVY 0 2 2          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2020

November was a busy month. Following the ARES Academy in October our traffic handlers put out over 400 radiograms to participants of that event, getting experience in originating third party messages. They were advised to add an op note at the end of each message regarding servicing messages to the station of origin (themselves), which is proper protocol, rather than the signer of the message. Since we see so little real third party traffic these days a lot of confusion has grown up over this procedure. Great job all!

With the help of the above our nets saw a big increase in traffic handled on the nets. Now we are into the holidays and we’re beginning to see some holiday greetings. I encourage all to keep that momentum going and originate some of these to friends and families. It’s something different from a card or email and might even spread word about amateur radio.

Thanks to message handling training given by Peter KC1HHO, manager of EM2MN, we now have two new Official Relay Stations (ARRL Field Service ORS appointment). Thanks to Bernie KC1MSN and Steve KC1NBI for a job well done.

To all those new hams on 2 meters, we hope to see you on the HF bands as you upgrade to General and/or Extra class. You are always welcome on the Mass Rhode Island Phone Net on 3978 Khz at 5 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. If anyone wants to try CW check us out on MARI CW net at 7 PM nightly on 3565. If conditions are such that the skip is long and folks don’t hear each other, we move to 1810 Khz. Even if unable to transmit there, give a listen.

To those on the EM2MN, I may not be around much on the net after the first of the year as I’m moving into an apartment in Maynard MA. I won’t have antennas but I will still have access to my station in Concord which will be monitored by my son Dale K1WU who will be living here. I will be on HF remotely as I learn how to operate that way. I will also try to make HHTN by Echolink if not via the Marlboro MMRA repeater.

Also a reminder that we have a new email group on groups.io. If you haven’t signed up already search for MA-NTS. I will be posting these reports there as well as on ema.arrl.org. The groups is also for any communications, questions, comments, discussion regarding message handling and net operation, anything of interest to the group.

Below is the November traffic report. Meanwhile I wish all you good folks the best of the holiday season with wishes for a happy and healthy 2021.

73, Marcia KW1U
STM EMA / WMA

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 Nov-20      
                 
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 25 6 260 185 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily  
WMTN C2 25 5 217 275 KD2JKV 146.91 1700 Daily  
MARI 30 149 131 714 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily  
EM2MN 30 263 322 1308 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily  
CM2MN 21 10 88 142 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily  
HHTN 18 41 222 535 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 16 7 75 198 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa  
MARIPN 12 65 94 286 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 5 10 87 na N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su  
WMEN/HF 4 0 170 101 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su  
WMEN/VHF 4 0 67 55 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su  
  190 556 1733 3744        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
                 
KW1U 16 470 393 0 879 X    
N1IQI 0 71 402 4 477      
KC1KVY 52 103 150 33 338      
N1TF 24 47 74 10 155      
W1RVY 20 69 41 6 136      
KC1HHO 18 52 34 20 124      
N1LAH 23 27 48 6 104      
KC1MSN 10 20 17 19 66      
W1JWM 13 18 33 0 64      
AB1ZS 10 24 24 0 58      
NV1N 0 14 41 2 57      
KE1ML 0 20 26 10 56      
W1TCD 0 24 9 20 53      
KD2JKV 0 26 26 0 52      
WA1LPM 0 21 26 4 51      
WA1VAB 17 9 20 4 50      
KC1NBI 0 3 31 0 34      
W1PLK 0 10 6 3 19      
                 
Note: HHTN accessible also via Plymouth and Mt Greylock rptrs and Echolink New-Eng2 Conf and IRLP 9127
                 
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 10 0 0 100  
KC1HHO 36 40 20 0 0 0 96  
KD2JKV 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KE1ML 25 40 10 0 0 10 85  
WA1LPM 31 40 10 0 0 0 81  
KC1MSN 40 40 0 0 0 0 80  
NV1N 21 40 10 0 0 0 71  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 1047 876 1923          
N1IQI 71 402 473          
W1JWM 3 31 34          
W1RVY 4 23 27          
AB1ZS 9 12 21          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2020

It is almost Thanksgiving although it hardly seems like it as it has been 70 degrees the past few days. Good weather for last minute preparations for New England winter.

As many of you know, the New England ARES Academy was conducted during the month of October as part of our virtual HamXposition. Yours truly, along with K1UAF SM of NH and participant on MARIPN conducted the session on message handling. All the programs were recorded and are available on YouTube under New England ARES Academy. There were 400 to 500 registered participants from all over, and thanks to our own K9HI, the organizer has agreed to send out radiograms to all those who were registered. Guess what? I can’t handle that many, so we will all be busy in one way or another. I will have more details in a separate mailing.

Something came up today that perhaps needs some explanation. I received a radiogram with an email address in the text. We don’t often see this but it is possible so we should know the proper way to handle it. We are familiar with sending email addresses in the address portion of the radiogram but it is important to remember how to count the word groups in the text. For example if I send a radiogram requesting a reply to kw1u@comcast.net, it could be counted as one word group for the check. However if that radiogram were to end up on CW at some point it would need to be sent as five word groups, thus changing the check in the preamble. Therefore we write it as we do in the address portion as ‘kw1u atsign comcast dot net’ which makes 5 word groups instead of one.

After consulting with several traffic handlers in the section there seemed to be a positive interest in an email group for Massachusetts traffic handlers. I have now set up a group on groups.io called MA-NTS, for the purpose of sharing information, asking questions and having discussions about topics of interest in regard to the National Traffic System, message handling and net operation. All MA message traffic handlers and anyone interested in learning more about it are invited to join us. Go to groups.io search for MA-NTS.

The nets are doing fantastically well with new check-ins, and with Peter KC1HHO’s training program a number of these are now handling message traffic. If any are interested in training and can make the Boston 145.23 repeater at 8 PM nightly, check in with Peter, or if not contact KW1U@arrl.net for more information.

The October net and traffic report is found below. 73 and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Marcia KW1U  STM EMA and WMA

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 Oct-20      
                 
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 25 3 242 197 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily  
WMTN C2 25 5 160 193 KD2JKV 146.91 1700 Daily  
MARI 31 177 164 633 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily  
EM2MN 31 237 373 1222 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily  
CM2MN 17 3 81 112 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily  
HHTN 17 35 211 309 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 19 8 89 226 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa  
MARIPN 14 70 114 310 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 4 8 91 na N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su  
WMEN/HF 3 0 91 61 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su  
WMEN/VHF 4 0 63 52 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su  
  190 546 1679 3263        
                 
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  
                 
KW1U 0 422 391 2 815 X    
N1IQI 0 69 397 4 470      
N1TF 0 43 58 7 108      
W1RVY 0 87 32 2 121      
KC1KVY 7 52 94 22 175      
N1LAH 1 46 40 4 91      
WA1LPM 1 48 32 2 83      
KC1HHO 0 50 18 10 78      
KE1ML 2 29 32 12 75      
WA1VAB 0 13 8 2 23      
NV1N 0 15 42 1 58      
W1JWM 0 40 35 0 75      
W1PLK 0 13 11 10 34      
W1TCD 0 9 15 4 28      
AB1ZS 0 10 15 0 25      
KC1MSN 0 13 18 12 43      
KC1NBI 1 4 3 4 12      
                 
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KE1ML 35 40 10 0 0 10 95  
KC1HHO 32 40 20 0 0 0 92  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
NV1N 24 40 10 0 0 0 74  
KC1MSN 40 40 0 0 0 0 80  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 1124 974 2098          
N1IQI 69 397 466          
W1JWM 14 23 37          
AB1ZS 5 11 16          
W1RVY 2 9 11          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

Greetings all. We’re well into fall. The weather is changing, the leaves are turning beautiful colors and we have apparently entered into a new sun spot cycle, hopefully signalling improved band conditions.

We in NTS are privileged this month to participate in an interoperability exercise with MARS, the Military Amateur Radio Service. ICS-213 messages are being injected into NTS nets and the Digital Traffic System, requesting recipients to call Chief of MARS to confirm delivery. The exercise focuses in part on success of delivery and time of transit. Instructions for this exercise were sent out to MA traffic handlers. We expect to see more of these exercises in the future.

The traffic nets continue to thrive. EM2MN NM Peter KC1HHO reports two new participants in his training program. Colleen KC1NOS and Brendan KC1NEF are both progressing toward the goal of becoming Official Relay Stations. Not only has Loren N1IQI been contributing to traffic for the net but Bob KC1KVY has set an example for sending out “Thank You” radiograms confirming contacts made on the HF bands. HHTN NM Joe W1HAI reports that with the addition of the Mt Greylock repeater to the linked network, traffic between Eastern and Western Mass has been readily flowing. Thanks to Peter KD2JKV folks in Eastern Mass are able to access the Western Mass nets on the Mt Greylock repeater via Echolink. These nets operate daily at 1300 and 1630 local and can be accessed via the K1FFK repeater link.

Below is the September Section Traffic Manager report. Everyone have a fun but safe Halloween.

73, Marcia KW1U STM

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020   Sep-20        
                   
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time    
                   
WMN/1 15 2 172 123 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily    
WMN/2 30 5 233 277 KD2JKV 146.91 1700 Daily    
MARI 29 119 137 523 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily    
EM2MN 30 332 190 1025 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily    
CM2MN 18 12 69 128 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily    
HHTN 17 45 248 439 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F    
CITN 17 6 109 217 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa    
MARIPN 13 32 77 183 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa    
WARPSN 4 8 76 na N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su    
WMEN/HF 4 0 95 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su    
WMEN/VHF 4 0 60 55 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su    
  181 561 1466 3050          
                   
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  
                   
KW1U 0 276 262 2 540 X      
N1IQI 0 79 402 4 485        
N1TF 0 63 49 3 115        
W1RVY 0 68 38 0 106        
KC1KVY 0 37 53 15 105        
N1LAH 0 44 45 0 89        
KC1HHO 1 44 12 11 68        
WA1LPM 0 28 37 2 67        
W1JWM 0 30 33 0 63        
KE1ML 2 31 23 6 62        
NV1N 0 12 35 1 48        
KC1MSN 0 13 11 11 35        
KD2JKV 0 14 14 0 28        
W1TCD 0 12 9 6 27        
W1PLK 0 11 5 8 24        
AJ1DM 4 10 4 5 23        
WA1VAB 0 8 5 2 15        
AB1ZS 0 3 4 0 7        
KC1NBI 0 0 0 0 0        
                   
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL    
                   
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130    
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115    
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110    
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110    
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110    
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100    
KE1ML 36 40 10 0 0 10 96    
KC1HHO 30 40 20 0 0 0 90    
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90    
WA1LPM 33 40 10 0 0 0 83    
NV1N 27 40 10 0 0 0 77    
KC1MSN 40 35 0 0 0 0 75    
                   
  RCV FWD TOTAL            
DRS                  
                   
KW1U 870 779 1649            
N1IQI 79 402 481            
W1JWM 14 20 34            
W1RVY 7 12 19            
                   

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR AUGUST 2020

Greetings to all. I hope you had a great summer in spite of all the pandemic restrictions. Now that we are getting into fall perhaps there is time to consider some why’s and wherefores of handling message traffic on voice nets.

We have some very good training programs on the nets but I would also like to call attention to the Methods and Practices Guidelines (MPG) available on the arrl.org website (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/NTS_MPG2014.pdf) with link also on the ema.arrl.org website (https://ema.arrl.org/national-traffic-system/nts-resources/) under NTS Resources. This is not meant to be a training manual but rather a resource document covering various topics regarding message handling. It is not a set of rules but rather guidelines based on best practices, derived from many years of experience during a wide variety of propagation and band conditions particularly on HF. It is what has been found to help get messages through accurately and efficiently even in the worst of conditions. It was compiled by some of the most experienced traffic handlers. While those who handle messages on a VHF voice net may not experience such conditions it is good to practice in the event you may some day be called upon to pass traffic when there is atmospheric and man-made interference which often exist on the HF bands.

I call your attention especially to Chapter 2 on ‘Sending Messages on Voice’. This chapter is 58 pages long, but it is certainly not necessary to know it all before participating. As you participate however and get more practice you can apply more and more of these “tricks of the trade” and become an expert traffic handler, feeling a real sense of accomplishment when you successfully relay a message during particularly difficult band conditions.

I think the folks in our section are doing a fantastic job handling messages. I am proud of you all. We can however all (including your STM) work on learning more and improving our skills. Thanks to all you great folks for your support.  Below is the August traffic report.

73, Marcia KW1U

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 Aug-20    
               
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
               
WMTN C1 24 1 277 175 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily
WMTN C2 25 6 270 239 KD2JKV 146.91 1700 Daily
MARI 31 134 165 555 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily
EM2MN 31 121 351 884 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily
CM2MN 18 5 66 114 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily
HHTN 18 33 281 489 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F
CITN 17 7 100 200 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa
MARIPN 13 21 74 170 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 5 10 84 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su
WMEN/HF 4 0 83 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su
WMEN/VHF 4 0 62 53 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su
  190 338 1813 2906      
               
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
               
N1IQI 0 58 471 4 533 X  
KW1U 0 267 237 0 504 X  
N1TF 0 42 53 11 106    
W1RVY 1 66 25 0 92    
KC1HHO 0 45 17 4 66    
WA1LPM 0 20 44 0 64    
KC1KVY 0 23 34 4 61    
N1LAH 0 22 22 1 45    
KE1ML 0 12 24 2 38    
NV1N 0 7 21 1 29    
KD2JKV 0 14 14 0 28    
WA1VAB 0 9 10 5 24    
W1TCD 0 8 9 4 21    
KC1MSN 0 7 7 6 20    
W1JWM 0 9 6 4 19    
W1PLK 0 8 8 3 19    
AJ1DM 1 4 1 4 10    
KC1NBI 0 3 3 1 7    
AB1ZS 0 1 3 0 4    
               
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
               
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
KE1ML 40 36 10 0 0 10 96
KC1HHO 31 40 20 0 0 0 91
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
WA1LPM 38 40 10 0 0 0 88
NV1N 34 29 10 0 0 0 73
               
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL        
               
KW1U 799 714 1513        
N1IQI 58 471 529        
W1RVY 1 6 7        
W1JWM 2 3 5        

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JULY 2020

Greetings all traffic handlers and would-be traffic handlers. I hope you are all staying safe and cool. My apologies for not hosting the annual traffic handlers picnic this year, but the current pandemic situation was a primary factor. I hope to be able to have one here next year.

I have mentioned in the past that the Public Service Enhancement Working Group of the ARRL was turning their attention to NTS this year. Unfortunately that has been on hold due in part to the search for an emergency communications manager, one who would also be overseeing the role of the NTS. Yesterday August 12 the hiring was announced on the ARRL website and quoting in part:

“In his new role, Gilbert (KE5ZW) will manage a team responsible for supporting ARRL Emergency Communications (EmComm) programs and services, including the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) and National Traffic System (NTS), as well as lead the continued modernization of those programs in consonance with the future emergency communications needs of the public and ARRL’s key partners.”

The role of message handling is still very much needed so we wait to see what comes next.

Meanwhile the nets are doing a great job handling traffic and training new folks. EM2MN now has three “graduates” from net manager KC1HHO’s training program and another is in the process of training.  MARI CW net now has a regular check in from Rhode Island, John AJ1DM, and we are very happy to have him especially after a long period of no representation from that state. John has been involved as a mentor for the CWOPS CW Academy and has become interested in handling traffic. We welcome and thank John for his participation.

MARIPN, the section phone net has picked up participation since it’s move from 6:00 to 5:00. It seems to be a better time for most folks. Net Manager Ralph N1LAH would welcome more participation from any folks on HF. The net meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on or about 3978 Khz.

Below is the traffic report for both Eastern and Western Mass for the month of July. Thanks to all for your support.

73, Marcia KW1U STM

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 Jul-20    
               
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
               
WMTN C1 30 8 358 235 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily
WMTN C2 30 4 292 282 KD2JKV 146.91 1700 Daily
MARI 31 145 157 544 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily
EM2MN 31 135 331 932 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily
CM2MN 15 1 76 89 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily
HHTN 18 41 243 428 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F
CITN 18 7 98 240 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa
MARIPN 12 24 72 165 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 81 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su
WMEN/HF 4 0 88 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su
WMEN/VHF 4 0 80 47 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su
  197 373 1876 2995      
               
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
               
KW1U 0 283 268 1 552 X  
N1IQI 0 44 239 4 287    
N1TF 0 40 61 3 104    
W1RVY 1 58 16 1 76    
KC1KVY 0 24 40 5 69    
WA1LPM 0 29 35 0 64    
N1LAH 0 30 31 0 61    
KC1HHO 0 39 13 4 56    
WA1VAB 0 16 12 14 42    
KE1ML 0 12 26 3 41    
KD2JKV 0 20 20 0 40    
KC1MSN 0 17 15 7 39    
NV1N 0 15 22 1 38    
W1TCD 0 9 8 7 24    
KC1NBI 0 11 10 0 21    
W1JWM 0 4 4 0 8    
AJ1DM 1 2 2 1 6    
W1PLK 0 1 2 1 4    
               
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
               
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
KC1HHO 32 40 20 0 5 0 97
KE1ML 34 40 10 0 0 10 94
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
NV1N 27 38 10 0 0 0 75
KC1MSN 35 39 0 0 0 0 74
               
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL        
               
KW1U 1204 1610 2814        
N1IQI 44 239 283        
W1RVY 2 3 5        
W1JWM 4 0 4        

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JUNE 2020

Greetings all. Hope summer and the partial reopening of activities in the Commonwealth is finding all you great folks doing well.

June was a very active month as far as the traffic nets and message handling was concerned. From Peter KC1HHO, manager of EM2MN: the training program has been going well and three new traffic handlers, Bernie KC1MSN, Scott N1KMX and Steve KC1NBI are becoming quite proficient and are on the road to becoming Official Relay Stations. Peter’s training has included radiograms containing Trivia questions which require a radiogram response in proper format and transmitted according to standard NTS protocol per the Methods and Practices Guidelines (MPG). This program was initiated by Peter and supported by this station. Good going Peter.

From Joe W1HAI, manager of HHTN:  the net has been expanding its network to include most of Massachusetts. The Plymouth repeater (146.685 PL 131.8) has been added to the network to allow more check ins from the South Shore and Cape Cod. Now also the Mt Greylock repeater (146.91 PL 162.2) is linked allowing access to the western part of the state. Joe says they are still looking for a link to the North Shore. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Please contact KW1U or W1HAI.

The MARI CW net had a banner month with a total of 197 messages passed and 171 check ins. We are happy to have added Cape Cod station W1TCD Tim and Rhode Island station AJ1DM John. We’re still welcoming anyone who would like to try CW message handling. We will slow down to your speed, whatever that may be. Ask any of our CW folks, it is a lot of fun.

Attached is the June traffic report. Great job all and thanks for your support.
73, Marcia KW1U STM

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020   Jun-20    
               
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
               
WMTN C1 26 4 236 190 KD2JKV 146.91 1300 Daily
WMTN C2 25 1 324 116 N1YCW 146.91 1700 Daily
MARI 30 197 171 751 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily
EM2MN 30 204 402 1169 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily
CM2MN 19 13 99 142 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily
HHTN 17 47 187 335 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F
CITN 17 7 84 225 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa
MARIPN 12 29 74 187 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 81 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su
WMEN/HF 4 0 109 80 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su
WMEN/VHF 4 0 70 48 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su
  188 510 1837 3195      
               
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
               
KW1U 0 414 382 8 804 X  
N1IQI 0 139 501 4 644 X  
N1TF 0 86 73 18 177    
W1RVY 1 87 29 5 122    
WA1LPM 0 31 46 1 78    
KC1KVY 0 30 38 7 75    
KC1HHO 0 44 21 10 75    
WA1VAB 0 24 18 20 62    
KD2JKV 0 28 28 0 56    
KC1MSN 0 26 11 18 55    
W1JWM 0 26 26 0 52    
W1TCD 0 23 9 19 51    
N1LAH 0 22 25 0 47    
KE1ML 0 29 7 1 37    
NV1N 0 10 22 2 34    
AJ1DM 1 7 5 5 18    
KC1NBI 0 7 7 0 14    
W1PLK 0 5 4 4 13    
               
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
               
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
KE1ML 40 37 10 0 0 10 97
KC1HHO 31 40 20 0 0 0 91
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
KC1MSN 35 40 0 0 0 0 75
               
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL        
               
KW1U 1407 1253 2660        
N1IQI 139 461 600        
W1JWM 16 9 25        
W1RVY 4 2 6        
               

Eastern Massachusetts 2 Meter Traffic Net announces New Traffic Handler training program

The Eastern Massachusetts 2 Meter Traffic Net (EM2MN) an official net of the ARRL/National Traffic System (NTS) is actively seeking additional stations to become involved with traffic handling. For those of you not familiar with the EM2MN we meet on the 145.230 MHz pl 88.5 W1BOS Repeater every day at 2000 hrs local.  We pass formal written traffic into and out of the Eastern Massachusetts coverage area of the Repeater.

My name is Peter Doherty KC1HHO and I am the manager of this Net. Traffic Net is open to all licensed amateur radio stations and is a great opportunity to operate on a regular or daily basis.

A proactive approach to getting new licensees and established stations involved has recently been implemented.

The creation of training radiograms for new traffic relay stations that want to learn about the correct procedures and practices involved with traffic handling is now integrated into the normal passing of official traffic during every Net. This is something that has never really been done in the past and in its infancy has attracted a few new stations already.

The training radiograms are simply trivia questions that a new relay station would copy and eventually answer via radiogram to the station they received it from during the Net a day or 2 later. They are simple, fun and most are very short. Using this process you will be able to understand and use the important procedures, phrases and technics that are essential to proper handling of radiogram traffic. Reciting the written contents of a radiogram is a serious endeavor.  Radiograms are to be delivered to the recipients exactly as they are written and recited. The fine nuances of the proper way to copy and create and read radiograms over the air can often be intimidating and not something that at first appearance seems to be enjoyable. But if you learn to understand and appreciate the practices and methods involved you will realize that having this skill will make your amateur radio hobby experience more enjoyable and rewarding. Using trivia for these training radiograms the student traffic handler will be able to learn about and experience the actual methods without fear of making mistakes that could be detrimental. This training program is intended to attract operators that want to utilize their stations for public service and at the same time get an enjoyable experience from the hobby.

Traffic handling of course is not for everyone but the person who decides that is you. We are here for all amateur stations and are committed to teaching this important service of amateur radio to any operator that wants to get involved.  The first step you can take is tune in and listen for a few days, then check in and introduce yourself to the group.  If you want to get involved you’ll be advised as to what websites can give you reading material that further explains the program and soon after that you’ll be able to check in “requesting training”.  If you determine traffic handling isn’t for you, no matter, you are still welcome to check in and participate.

To become proficient and adequately knowledgeable about the NTS takes a few months of regular attendance and upon the recommendations of the Net manager the Section Traffic Manager will appoint you as an Official Relay Station.  The future could also hold Net Control Station duties.  Again, only you can decide.

With all the things you can do with ham radio; contesting, aprs, rtty, ft8, hf, cw, ragchewing, wires-x, dmr, I’m certain to have missed a lot of modes, NTS traffic handling has stiff competition for your allotted radio time.  With the new training program underway getting involved with NTS is easier and more understandable than ever before. Please join us. For more information contact Peter KC1HHO at KC1HHO@arrl.net.

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MAY 2020

Happy June and happy beginning of summer.  Happiness is also seeing sun spots for a change,  giving operation on HF a bit of a boost.  Also nice to be able to get out more although hoping folks will remain careful, safe and healthy.

It has been exciting to see an uptake in the number of check-ins to the traffic nets with a number of those requesting training in handling message traffic. Peter KC1HHO, manager of EM2MN on the Boston repeater has been using radiograms with Trivia questions requiring a radiogram response to promote training in proper message origination and over-the- air transmission. This has been catching on and new hams have been taking advantage of this venture. If anyone would like to learn more about this and the how-to of message handling I’m sure Peter would love to hear from you.

We also handle messages digitally, using Packet on VHF and Pactor on HF. John W1JWM has been taking a lead in helping others to get set up on Packet and if anyone is interested in this aspect of message handling, contact John who is regularly found on EM2MN.

Field Day is almost upon us and while folks will generally be operating from home, I believe there are still extra points for originating NTS messages. For more information check arrl.org, ema.arrl.org or contact KW1U for help.

Below is the May traffic report for all Massachusetts traffic nets and traffic handlers who have submitted reports, including information on where and when to find traffic nets. Anyone wishing to be included in future reports please contact KW1U for more information.

73, Marcia KW1U
STM Eastern and Western Mass

MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 May-20      
                 
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 24 3 253 97 KD2JKV 146.91 1300 Daily  
WMTN C2 24 2 224 190 N1YCW 146.91 1700 Daily  
MARI 31 138 162 551 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily  
EM2MN 31 161 437 1120 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily  
CM2MN 15 12 83 113 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily  
HHTN 18 35 244 390 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 18 6 93 224 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa  
MARIPN 13 32 81 195 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 5 10 110 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su  
WMEN/HF 4 0 107 75 N1CPE 3944 KHz 0830 Su  
WMEN/VHF 4 0 93 40 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su  
  187 399 1887 2955        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
                 
KW1U 0 318 298 0 616 X    
N1IQI 0 100 461 4 565 X    
N1TF 1 46 50 5 102      
W1RVY 1 74 22 2 99      
KC1KVY 0 26 31 17 74      
N1LAH 0 27 27 2 56      
WA1LPM 0 17 36 0 53      
KC1HHO 0 36 12 3 51      
KE1ML 0 15 24 5 44      
WA1VAB 0 12 14 12 38      
NV1N 0 13 23 1 37      
KD2JKV 0 14 14 0 28      
W1JWM 2 11 3 5 21      
W1PLK 0 3 3 2 8      
KC1HOQ 0 1 5 1 7      
                 
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
W1RVY 33 40 30 0 0 0 103  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KE1ML 40 40 10 0 0 10 100  
KC1HHO 33 40 20 0 0 0 93  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
NV1N 27 37 10 0 0 0 74  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 705 601 1306          
N1IQI 100 461 561          
W1RVY 0 7 7          
W1JWM 2 6 8          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR APRIL 2020

Spring is a wondrous time of year with plants blooming, trees leafing and grass growing. There is a renewal of spirit too after the long winter doldrums. On the traffic nets we are seeing a renewal of sorts in the interest of amateurs in learning the art and skill of message handling.  Your local and section nets are the place to learn and practice these new skills and we are seeing an increase in interest on the part of net check-ins.  I just want to remind folks there is information on our website ema.arrl.org as well as the arrl.org website under the National Traffic System.  Use this link https://ema.arrl.org/national-traffic-system/nts-resources/ to find articles including a Fillable Radiogram form you can download and print. There is a list of the ITU Phonetic Alphabet which is the global standard for voice message handling.  You will also find a list of Prowords and Introductory Words and Phrases we use when voicing a radiogram.  These are important to the receiving station in copying a message accurately. You will also find a list of ARL Numbered Radiograms which are optionally used to shorten messages and increase accuracy.  Message Handling Instructions are an optional part of the Header of a Radiogram but it is important to know what they mean when you receive one.  To get more of an overview of NTS you can read the NTS Manual (2015), and of course there is what is often referred to as the NTS Bible known as the MPG (Methods and Practices Guidelines) which can be found at www.arrl.org/appendix-b-nts-methods-and-practices-guidelines.  This is a resource guide compiled from years of experience in message handling, which is well indexed for looking up information and finding examples. Check with your net manager regarding training, check the online resources and/or email me at kw1u@arrl.net.
The April traffic report for Massachusetts is found below.  See you on the nets.
 
MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 Apr-20      
                 
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 17 3 186 114 N1YCW 146.91 1300 Daily  
WMTN C2 24 0 375 67 KD2JKV 146.91 1700 Daily  
MARI 30 108 165 477 KW1U 3565 KHz 1900 Daily  
EM2MN 30 114 410 946 KC1HHO 145.23 2000 Daily  
CM2MN 15 1 116 127 KK1X 146.97 2100 Daily  
HHTN 17 44 220 344 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 2200 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 17 6 92 223 AC7RB 147.375 1930 Tu,Th F,Sa  
MARIPN 13 14 77 161 N1LAH 3978 KHz 1700 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 4 8 90 NA N1IQI 147.225 0830 Su  
WMEN/HF 4 0 115 80 W1JWN 3944 KHz 0830 Su  
WMEN/VHF 4 0 81 52 N1PUA 146.91 0900 Su  
  171 298 1846 2539        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
                 
N1IQI 0 103 522 4 629 X    
KW1U 0 285 301 0 586 X    
N1TF 0 40 58 6 104      
KC1KVY 0 27 40 11 78      
WA1LPM 0 30 36 0 66      
W1RVY 0 51 12 0 63      
KD2JKV 0 23 23 0 46      
KE1ML 0 11 31 3 45      
WA1VAB 0 19 14 10 43      
KC1HHO 0 28 3 0 31      
N1LAH 0 14 16 0 30      
NV1N 1 2 13 1 17      
W1PLK 0 1 1 0 2      
                 
PSHR (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
KE1ML 40 40 10 0 0 10 100  
N1LAH 40 30 20 0 0 0 90  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KC1HHO 32 31 20 0 0 0 83  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 816 731 1547          
N1IQI 103 522 625          
W1RVY 0 2 2          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MAR 2020

During this time of constant news of increasing cases of covid19, social distancing, stay at home orders, loss of employment for many, it is a time to stay close and be there for one another.  From what I’m seeing on the radio I think we as hams are doing just that.  Certainly participation on our traffic nets has increased and we are happy to hear from our many radio friends and hope that they are staying safe and well.
 
The following traffic report shows our activity for March.  Peter KC1HHO reports that the EM2MN net on the Boston repeater had 44 different amateurs checking in with a total of 330  for the month.  While this is a traffic net and any message traffic is handled first, there has been a tradition to have a round of comments with an opportunity to share our various activities.  It seems a number of folks have been joining us and hopefully learning something about message handling and net operation in the process.
 
The MARI CW net welcomes a new traffic handler, Tim KC1HOQ who lives on Cape Cod.  He has been a welcome addition as an outlet for Cape traffic and has already handled his first message on this net.
 
To those in the western part of the state, there has been a change in net times for their 2 meter nets on the Mt Greylock repeater.  They now meet at 1300 and again at 1700 to provide outlets into and out of the First Region Net.
 
As always we appreciate all the efforts of the other traffic nets in Massachusetts.  Thanks for your support and keep up the good work.
 
73, Marcia KW1U STM
 
MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 Mar-20      
                 
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 30 2 198 148 N1YCW 146.91 13:00 Daily  
WMTN C2 30 0 287 87 KD2JIV 146.91 17:00 Daily  
MARI 31 114 138 465 KW1U 3565 KHz 19:00 Daily  
EM2MN 31 122 330 842 KC1HHO 145.23 20:00 Daily  
CM2MN 22 7 143 213 KK1X 146.97 21:00 Daily  
HHTN 18 32 198 309 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 22:00 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 14 3 88 210 AC7RB 147.375 19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa  
MARIPN 13 19 63 151 N1LAH 3978 KHz 17:00 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 5 10 87 NA N1IQI 147.225 08:30 Su  
WMEN 5 0 145 95 W1JWN 3944 KHz 08:30 Su  
  199 309 1677 2520        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
                 
N1IQI 0 114 554 4 672 X    
KW1U 0 313 298 2 613 X    
W1RVY 0 70 14 0 84      
WA1LPM 0 30 47 1 78      
WA1VAB 2 26 20 8 56      
N1LAH 0 20 27 1 48      
KC1HHO 0 33 2 2 37      
N1TF 0 14 16 5 35      
KC1KVY 0 12 20 2 34      
KE1ML 0 5 23 3 31      
NV1N 0 8 15 0 23      
W1PLK 0 9 1 7 17      
KD2JKV 0 8 8 0 16      
                 
PSHR (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KC1HHO 32 37 20 10 0 0 99  
KE1ML 40 35 10 0 0 10 95  
N1TF 20 35 30 5 0 0 90  
WA1LPM 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KC1KVY 40 34 10 0 0 0 84  
                 
DIGITAL REPORT            
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 915 801 1716          
N1IQI 114 554 668          
W1RVY 0 0 0          
                 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2020

Greetings All,
 
As I looked through the announcements on the home page of this website I observed many cancellations due to the Coronavirus.  This is unprecedented in my lifetime of recollections and while the situation is upsetting in many ways, we want to keep our friends and loved ones safe. As hams we can help make the most of the situation by keeping in touch via amateur radio. 
 
For those who may be somewhat new to the traffic nets, there are resources available on the National Traffic System page of this website.  We welcome all to participate on our nets.  It is a good way to keep in touch.
 
The guidelines for message handling are there to help promote accuracy and efficiency and we encourage all amateurs to be familiar with at least the basics.  The more you learn, the more accurate and efficient you and the entire system will become.
 
Below you will find the results of our activity in February.  You who handle the traffic and control the nets are doing an excellent job.  Thanks for your support.
 
73, Marcia KW1U
Section Traffic Manager for Eastern and Western Mass
 
MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020 Feb-20      
                 
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 28 0 336 216 KD2JKV 146.91 10:00 Daily  
WMTN C2 28 3 250 158 N1YCW 146.91 13:00 Daily  
MARI 29 98 113 402 KW1U 3565 KHz 19:00 Daily  
EM2MN 29 98 216 597 KC1HHO 145.23 20:00 Daily  
CM2MN 14 11 80 121 KK1X 146.97 21:00 Daily  
HHTN 16 28 136 250 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 22:00 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 16 3 75 173 AC7RB 147.375 19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa  
MARIPN 12 8 57 123 N1LAH 3978 KHz 17:00 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 4 8 66 NA N1IQI 147.225 08:30 Su  
WMEN 4 0 103 73 W1JWN 3944 KHz 08:30 Su  
  180 257 1432 2113        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
                 
N1IQI 0 84 557 4 645 X    
KW1U 0 241 169 1 411      
WA1LPM 0 16 20 0 167      
W1RVY 0 56 19 0 75      
KE1ML 0 35 20 1 56      
N1TF 0 17 28 7 52      
N1LAH 0 22 26 2 50      
KC1KVY 0 19 24 4 47      
WA1VAB 0 16 8 16 40      
KC1HHO 0 31 5 3 39      
KD2JKV 0 18 18 0 36      
NV1N 0 8 5 4 17      
W1PLK 0 5 3 3 11      
W1JWM 0 0 1 0 1      
                 
PSHR (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KE1ML 40 40 10 0 0 10 100  
KC1KVY 40 40 10 0 0 0 90  
KC1HHO 30 39 20 0 0 0 89  
WA1LPM 40 36 10 0 0 0 86  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 260 657 917          
N1IQI 84 557 641          
W1RVY 0 0 0          

First Region Net Time Change

If anyone is looking for the afternoon sessions of the First Region Net, it is now meeting daily at 1445 and 1615 local time, effective March 9.  It continues to meet on 3948 Khz.  The time change allows for the interface with the Eastern Area Net which now meets on 7222 Khz at 1515 Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 1530 all other days.  This change will remain in effect until the return to Eastern Standard Time in November.  (per K1EIC, FRN Manager).

 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JANUARY 2020

Sorry for the late posting folks.  Vacations can sometimes get in the way, but mine surely was enjoyable.  My thanks to all who helped fill in while I was away.  We have a great group of traffic handlers in MA! 
Peter KC1HHO reports EM2MN has a new ORS in Bob KC1KVY.  Bob has also taken on a regular NCS slot and doing a great job.  Peter also reports Joe WB1EMS had perfect attendance on the net. Thank you Joe for your great support. 
 
MARI CW net folks are doing a fantastic job dealing with the vagueries of low sunspot activity on HF.  We welcomed Fred N1TF back from vacation.  We surely missed him while he was away.  Brian N1BBT has been checking in regularly representing the Cape and we certainly welcome his presence.  Some years ago Brian sailed with the Mass Maritime Academy on their summer cruises and kept daily CW skeds with several of the East Mass traffic handlers relaying messages between cadets and crew and their families and friends back home.  It was a great time enjoyed by all involved, including myself.
 
In Western Mass, there have been some changes effective March 1.  The Cycle 1 Net will meet at 1:00 PM and the Cycle 2 Net at 4:00 PM  Bruce N1YCW will manage the Cycle 1 Net and Peter KD2JKV will manage the Cycle 2 Net.  Both nets meet on the Mount Greylock repeater.  Peter also reports they should have Echolink back on that repeater within a week or so which will allow some Eastern Mass folks to participate. Look for K1FFK on Echolink.
 
Below is the STM report for January.  Thanks to all for your support.
 
73, Marcia KW1U
STM EMA and WMA
 
MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2020        
                 
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 26 3 211 133 KD2JKV 146.91 10:00 Daily  
WMTN C2 27 5 222 151 N1YCW 146.91 13:00 Daily  
MARI 31 84 101 390 KW1U 3565 KHz 19:00 Daily  
EM2MN 31 135 248 732 KC1HHO 145.23 20:00 Daily  
CM2MN 16 9 85 127 KK1X 146.97 21:00 Daily  
HHTN 18 35 128 307 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 22:00 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 18 7 62 197 AC7RB 147.375 19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa  
MARIPN 13 6 53 124 N1LAH 3978 KHz 17:00 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 4 8 69 NA N1IQI 147.225 08:30 Su  
WMEN 4 0 104 80 W1JWN 3944 KHz 08:30 Su  
  188 292 1283 2241        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
                 
N1IQI 0 159 606 4 769 X    
KW1U 0 390 377 1 768 X    
W1RVY 0 56 19 0 75      
KE1ML 0 13 30 2 45      
WA1LPM 0 19 26 0 45      
N1LAH 0 18 22 1 41      
KC1HHO 0 32 6 3 41      
KD2JKV 0 20 20 0 40      
W1PLK 0 18 8 13 39      
KC1KVY 0 12 18 3 33      
WA1VAB 0 15 11 2 28      
NV1N 0 7 21 0 28      
N1TF 1 8 14 4 27      
W1JWM 0 0 2 0 2      
                 
PSHR (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KE1ML 40 40 10 0 0 10 100  
KC1HHO 30 40 20 0 0 0 90  
N1TF 23 27 30 5 0 0 85  
KC1KVY 40 33 10 0 0 0 83  
WA1LPM 28 40 10 0 0 0 78  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 524 952 1476          
N1IQI 159 606 765          
W1RVY 0 0 0          

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC SUMMARY FOR 2019

With many thanks to all participants for all your great efforts and support!!

Section Nets   Sessions Traffic CheckIns Time
MARI CW Daily 1900 3565 Khz 364 1185 1436 5387
MARIPN TuThSa 1700 3978 Khz 152 168 503 1340
             
EMA Local Nets          
CITN TuThFSa 1930 147.375 Mhz 195 83 799 2457
EM2MN Daily 2000 145.230 Mhz 365 1195 2669 7351
HHTN SuMWF 2200 MMRA Network 207 425 1583 3403
WARPSN Su 0830 147.225 Mhz 52 104 826 NA
             
WMA Nets          
WMN C1 Daily 1000 146.91 Mhz 335 33 3119 2336
WMN C2 Daily 1300 146.91 Mhz 296 54 2307 1832
CM2MN Daily 2100 146.97 Mhz 222 155 1233 1688
WMEN Su 0830 3944 Khz 48 0 1186 NA
             
TOTALS     2236 3402 15661 25794

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2019

Greetings All,
 
2019 has come to an end and I hope all had a great holiday season.  I wish all of you the best of health and happiness in 2020.
 
Winter is here and with fewer outdoor distractions (unless the snow falls) perhaps there is more time for amateur radio.  Thanks to all who helped to support the traffic nets.  Perhaps in the new year others will make the effort to learn more about message handling and net operation.  There is information on our section website (ema.arrl.org), admirably managed by Phil Temples, K9HI.  We wish to thank Phil for all his hard work for our benefit.  In addition your section traffic manager and all your net managers are always ready to help and provide guidance in learning the important skills of message handling and net operation so that we can be prepared should a need arise.  Many will tell you that in the midst of an emergency is not the time to learn.
 
I hope to have a year end report soon.  For now here are a few December stats of interest.  For 10 nets reporting, Massachusetts traffic nets held 171 sessions, with 1147 stations checking in, handling 295 messages in 2193 minutes. What dedication!!  Thanks to all for your support.
 
73, Marcia KW1U
STM East and West Mass
 
MA STM REPORT Dec-19            
                 
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time  
                 
WMTN C1 28 4 252 215 KD2JKV 146.91 10:00 Daily  
WMTN C2 15 6 112 69 N1YCW 146.91 13:00 Daily  
MARI 31 85 95 441 KW1U 3565 KHz 19:00 Daily  
EM2MN 31 126 240 730 KC1HHO 145.23 20:00 Daily  
CM2MN 11 8 67 107 KK1X 146.97 21:00 Daily  
HHTN 18 43 121 287 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 22:00 Su,M,W,F  
CITN 15 3 45 164 AC7RB 147.375 19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa  
MARIPN 13 10 36 95 N1LAH 3978 KHz 17:00 Tu,Th,Sa  
WARPSN 5 10 72 NA N1IQI 147.225 08:30 Su  
WMEN 4 0 107 85 W1JWN 3944 KHz 08:30 Su  
  171 295 1147 2193        
                 
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ points
                 
N1IQI 0 97 504 4 605 X    
KW1U 0 304 300 0 604 X    
W1RVY 0 59 15 0 74      
KD2JKV 0 30 30 0 60      
N1LAH 0 25 26 3 54      
KC1HHO 0 36 9 8 53      
WA1VAB 0 18 6 18 42      
KE1ML 0 8 25 2 35      
NV1N 0 8 19 0 27      
W1PLK 0 8 4 6 18      
W1JWM 0 1 1 1 3      
N1TF No Report       0      
                 
PSHR (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL  
                 
W1RVY 40 40 30 45 0 0 155  
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130  
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110  
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110  
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100  
KC1HHO 24 40 20 15 0 0 99  
KE1ML 34 35 10 0 0 10 89  
N1TF No Report           0  
                 
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL          
                 
KW1U 542 874 1416          
N1IQI 97 504 601          
W1RVY 0 0 0