Summer is almost here and with the lifting of Covid restrictions I am sure many folks will be packing up and taking off for much anticipated vacations. Your STM is one of those, looking forward to visiting family not seen for well over a year.
One of the summer activities I mentioned last month was the possibility of a traditional traffic handlers picnic which we unfortunately missed out on last year. I received a positive response so am planning a picnic at 44 Raymond Road in Concord on Sunday August 1 at 12:00 noon. As we have done in the past hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages will be provided. Feel free to bring anything to share although this is not required. Bring your beverage of choice, and I suggest bringing a chair to sit on as I have a limited supply and not sure I can find those in a well packed garage. I will put a notice on the website as we get closer and send out an email to those on my monthly traffic report list. If you plan to come it would be helpful to have a head count so do let me hear from you. We’ve had good times in the past as it is fun to actually meet those we talk to on the nets.
June 26 and 27, which is practically upon us, will be a much anticipated Field Day and I’m sure many will be participating whether in groups or from home stations. Hopefully we will see good weather, good propagation and lots of NTS traffic as participants gather as many points as they can. Good luck to all.
Our traffic nets are thriving although traffic numbers are down. One encouraging note I had from Peter DL4FN in Germany. You will recall Peter had been sending out welcome to new amateur messages, but informs me it has become impossible due to governmental regulations to get US phone numbers. He has put out a call for help from US hams as he looks forward to resuming his NTS traffic. Of course we shouldn’t be dependent on a few message originators and it has been good to see new traffic handlers originating messages. Thanks to you and to all for your support of the traffic nets.
Below is the traffic report for May.
73, Marcia KW1U STM
|MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2021||May-21|
|WMTN C1||19||0||150||110||N1YCW||146.91||1300 Daily|
|WMTN C2||25||6||185||96||KD2JKV||146.91||1630 Daily|
|MARIPN||26||54||185||397||N1LAH||3978 KHz||1700 M-Sa|
|MARI||30||134||162||550||KW1U||3565 KHz||1900 Daily|
|CITN||17||14||73||211||AC7RB||147.375||1930 Tu,Th,F, Sa|
|MARISN||18||23||70||285||K2MZ||3598 Khz||2030 M,Tu,F,Sa|
|HHTN||18||40||168||392||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||2200 Su,M,W,F|
|WMEN/HF||3||0||79||80||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)|