It’s hard to believe we’re well into December already. I thought I would close out 2021 with a few comparison statistics. In November 2020 the nets held 190 sessions compared to 177 in November 2021. The biggest drop was in Western Mass while in Eastern Mass we have increased due to additional sessions of both MARIPN and HHTN. In November 2020 we handled 556 messages with 1733 check-ins compared to November 2021 when 573 messages were handled and 1319 stations checked in. We initiated one new net in March, the Mass Rhode Island Slow CW net but unfortunately that was de-activated in August. I would be happy to re-activate it if the interest is there. MARIPN increased sessions from 3 to 6 per week and HHTN increased from 4 to 6. Overall I would say we have done quite well thanks to all who have participated. I hope you have had as much fun as I have.
In Western Mass effective January 1 2022 the Cycle 1 net which met at 1 PM will be discontinued while the Cycle 2 net which has been meeting at 4:30 PM will move to a later time, likely 6:00 PM. This net will continue to meet on the Mt Greylock 146.91 repeater which has Echolink access via the K1FFK repeater. Thanks to Peter KD2JKV for his help in what we hope will be an improvement in participation.
We have added a number of new Official Relay Stations in the past year, namely KC1MSN, KC1NBI, KC1KVY, KB1SYL, KC1OIP AND AJ1DM our one Rhode Island station who is a regular on the MARI CW net. I hope I have not missed anyone and I hope to see more in the near future. We also added a new Net Manager, Tim W1TCD who now oversees the Cape and Islands Net. I’m so happy to see all these folks stepping up. A big thank you!
I would like to give special recognition to Loren N1IQI who not only has kept us busy with his license renewal reminder messages, but has also been helping the 2 meter nets with traffic going outside the local area via his Packet BBS. Also special recognition to Bob KC1KVY who has been a regular on the HF section and region nets for being most valuable in relaying outgoing and incoming traffic to and from the rest of the world. Bob also originates a lot of traffic confirming his POTA contacts. These messages help keep us in practice and keep the nets busy.
Do come join us when you can. And my best of the holiday season to all.
73, Marcia KW1U
STM EMA / WMA
|MASSACHUSETTS STM REPORTS 2021||Nov-21|
|WMTN C1||4||9||73||74||N1YCW||146.91||1300 Daily|
|WMTN C2||23||2||135||195||KD2JKV||146.91||1630 Daily|
|MARIPN||25||131||176||568||N1LAH||3978 KHz||1700 M-Sa|
|MARI||30||170||133||639||KW1U||3565 KHz||1900 Daily|
|HHTN||26||79||208||642||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||2200 Su-F|
|WMEN/HF||4||0||112||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)|
|Marcia KW1U, STM|