MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2016

November is here, the leaves are falling like raindrops, and the holidays are fast approaching.  Have you tried sending holiday greetings via NTS?  There was a time when the nets were filled with holiday messages.  We all kept busy, had fun in the process, and the messages were well received.  Today we have the internet, but we can still keep busy, have fun and enjoy delivering that holiday good cheer sent via amateur radio.  Who has tried this?  Who will try it?
Below you will see in the October report the results of your efforts on the traffic nets.  We have a great and enthusiastic group of folks in Massachusetts.  Thank you so much for your support.  Have a happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget our Vererans on Veterans Day.
73, Marcia KW1U

 

SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 248 517 4 769 X
KW1U 0 328 250 9 587 X
KC1CIC 0 118 122 29 269
N1TF 0 111 124 2 237
W1RVY 1 54 60 2 117
N1LAH 1 43 46 1 91
AC7RB 0 17 37 2 56
W1PLK 0 14 4 8 26
K1BML 0 5 0 3 8
PSHR (Min 70 pts) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
W1RVY 40 40 20 80 0 0 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 15 0 0 125
N1LAH 40 40 20 25 0 0 125
N1IQI 40 40 10 20 0 10 120
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL
KW1U 1783 1622 3405
KC1CIC 88 78 166
W1RVY 9 17 26
KC1EGK 1 7 8
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA

 


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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JULY 2016

I hope all are having a good summer, keeping cool and hydrated.  A lot has been going on within NTS over the summer.  Here in Massachusetts traffic handlers have been busy keeping the traffic flowing.  We’ve had some newbies to message handling which is always a welcome sight.  New folks are starting to learn and actually handle messages on the nets and through the packet system as well.  Training is available and we welcome and encourage more to get involved.  See Marcia KW1U or Greg KC1CIC for more information.

I’ve been informed the Western Mass Cycle 2 net which meets on the Mt Greylock repeater has increased it’s activity from five to seven days a week.  Great work Bruce N1YCW.  The Cycle 1 net has been operational daily for some time now thanks to Obie N1QOV.  Both nets are found on 146.91 Mt Greylock repeater, Cycle 1 at 10 AM and Cycle 2 at 1 PM.  Both have also seen an increase in traffic handled and are seeing new traffic handlers as well.  Hopefully some can be encouraged to also check into the Mass Rhode Island Phone Net which serves the whole state and meets on 3978 Khz at 6 PM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Anyone interested in CW is also welcome on the MARI CW net 3565 Khz daily at 7 PM.

As mentioned elsewhere on this page, the Cape and Islands 2 Meter Net should soon see a revival thanks to Bob N1SYC.  This net has met on the Falmouth 147.375 repeater at 7:30 PM.  Look for more information in the near future.

Below are the stats for July.  Thanks to all for your support.

 

MASS STM REPORT Jul-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 31 70 195 593 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 17 36 144 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 67 NA N1IQI
HHTN 13 19 55 173 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 114 120 559 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 25 22 159 232 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 4 308 476 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 35 10 281 277 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 0 105 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 301 536 4 841 X
KW1U 0 318 321 3 642 X
N1TF 0 88 113 2 203
N1LKJ 0 49 61 0 110
W1RVY (KB1WXC) 1 34 42 2 79
KC1CIC 0 30 37 7 74
AC7RB 0 24 44 2 70
N1LAH 3 14 14 3 34
K1BML 1 9 4 7 21
W1PLK 0 2 4 0 6
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KC1CIC 40 40 30 20 0 0 130
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 0 100
W1RVY (KB1WXC) 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 40 34 20 0 0 0 94
N1LKJ 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
AC7RB 39 40 0 0 0 0 79
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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MASS RHODE ISLAND PHONE NET REPORT

 

Summary report of the Massachusetts Rhode Island Phone Net

From October through December 2015 the net had:

  • Sessions: 38

  • Messages: 32

  • Total check-ins: 140

  • Different stations checking in: 22

Thank you for your participation and support, especially the support from section leadership and those hams who are personally unable to participate in the net.

73,

Ralph N1LAH, Net Manager

 

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STM REPORT FOR JULY AND AUGUST

 

Greetings all traffic handlers in East and West Mass.  Below find the July and August traffic reports for both Massachusetts sections.  Thanks to all of you for your support of the nets and handling of NTS messages.  We have greatly missed the services of Byron K1YCQ who became a silent key.  Thanks to those who have stepped up to help fill his shoes.  We sure could use some more help however.  The EM2MN net currently has only three net control stations, N1SYC, N1LUM and KW1U.  This is the place to get some training and experience so that should an emergency situation arise you will be prepared to step up and assume control of a net.  Speak to N1SYC if you would like to give it a try on the EM2MN or N1LUM for the HHTN.

We are also about to lose the services of Dave KB1WOD who is moving to Vermont.  Dave has handled a lot of messages for the north shore as well as other areas, and he will be sorely missed.  We thank Dave for all his support and we wish him well at his new QTH.  Maybe we will hear him on HF?  Hope you won’t forget us Dave.

I will be adding some more traffic tips which you will find on the menu on the left.  The next one will be on handling instructions which should be up in the next few days.  These HX instructions are put there by the originators for a reason and as delivering or relay stations we are obliged to observe them.  The most common one we see is the HXC which requests a message back to the originator about date and time of delivery.  I will have more on this in the traffic tips.

I hope everyone had a good summer and is getting antennas etc ready for winter.  See you on the traffic nets.

73, Marcia KW1U

 

 

MASS STM REPORT Aug-14
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 31 120 154 635 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN Inactive N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 5 10 79 NA N1IQI
HHTN 15 4 26 121 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 108 108 481 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 19 9 67 124 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 27 3 207 300 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 20 1 131 131 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 65 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN NO REPORT N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 2 365 321 7 695 X
N1IQI 0 244 415 4 663 X
N1TF 1 90 110 13 214
N1UMJ 4 65 12 3 84
KB1WXC 7 22 37 1 67
N1LKJ 0 28 28 0 56
W1PLK 0 16 4 14 34
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 70 0 10 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 4 10 114
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
MASS STM REPORT Jul-14
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 30 94 132 556 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN inactive
WARPSN 4 8 59 na N1IQI
HHTN 21 29 41 225 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM M-F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 121 121 566 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 20 16 79 177 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 6 227 364 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 22 2 155 120 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 70 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 215 618 4 837 X
KW1U 0 386 343 5 734 X
N1TF 0 77 101 7 185
KB1WXC 12 42 59 5 118
N1UMJ 5 58 7 5 75
N1LKJ 1 14 16 3 34
W1PLK 0 8 0 8 16
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 260 0 10 370
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 4 10 114
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
N1LKJ 34 34 10 0 0 0 78
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS AUG 2013

 

MASS STM REPORT AUGUST 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 30 98 218 939 KB1ENV 145.23 / 146.865 8PM Daily *
MARIPN 17 6 40 91 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 13 95 NA NI1X
HHTN 13 2 39 150 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 22 71 92 453 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CM2MN 15 11 48 123 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 25 5 129 350 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 20 14 189 142 N1QOV 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 84 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
* Due to problems with Boston repeater antenna, net is conducted concurrently on two repeaters
Net sessions reflect number of evenings nets were held. QTC (Traffic), QNI (Checkins) and QTR (Time)
are combined totals of all net sessions.
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 244 501 0 745 X
KW1U 0 222 294 4 520 X
K1YCQ 26 116 109 29 280
N1TF 0 71 87 10 168
N1LKJ 0 72 55 0 127
N1UMJ 2 88 33 3 126
KB1WXC 0 31 31 4 66
W1PLK 0 13 5 8 26
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 40 0 10 150
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 25 40 20 0 0 0 85
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM -MA
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS JULY 2013

 

MASS STM REPORT JULY 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN 28 51 185 520 KB1ENV 145.23 / 146.865 8PM Daily
MARIPN 10 2 15 52 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 12 66 NA NI1X
HHTN 14 4 31 128 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 23 68 75 395 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CM2MN 16 17 67 185 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 21 0 246 294 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 21 6 231 105 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 92 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 292 542 0 834 X
KW1U 0 295 249 1 519 X
K1YCQ 24 96 109 21 250
N1UMJ 8 106 37 31 182
N1TF 0 47 57 3 107
N1LKJ 0 58 34 0 92
KB1WXC 2 24 23 5 54
W1PLK 0 15 7 9 31
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 30 0 10 140
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 26 40 20 0 0 0 86
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM -MA
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS JUNE 2013

 

MASS STM REPORT JUNE 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN NO RPT KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 16 3 16 56 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 5 16 99 NI1X
HHTN 9 18 22 106 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN NO RPT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 20 56 72 370 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CM2MN 12 2 39 83 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTNc1 25 1 212 253 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTNc2 19 158 106 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 2 94 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 358 320 8 686 X
N1IQI 0 144 388 0 532 X
K1YCQ 29 156 130 25 320
N1UMJ 5 73 48 12 138
N1TF 1 53 63 5 117
N1LKJ 0 27 11 0 38
KB1WXC 2 15 16 3 36
W1PLK 0 11 2 6 19
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 160 0 10 270
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 104 0 10 110
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 24 38 20 0 0 0 82
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM -MA
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS MAY 2013

 

MASS STM REPORT MAY 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN NO REPORT KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 16 0 49 78 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 12 60 NA NI1X
HHTN 13 12 40 159 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 23 90 76 458 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 18 16 68 170 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN/1 31 0 291 336 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN/2 21 0 164 109 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 66 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR MAY ORG REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 435 392 1 828 X
N1IQI 0 199 483 0 682 X
K1YCQ 29 156 130 25 340
N1TF 0 107 117 6 230
N1UMJ 0 70 31 5 111
KB1WXC 0 20 31 11 62
N1LKJ 0 22 20 0 42
W1PLK 0 16 4 12 32
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 70 0 10 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 26 40 20 0 0 0 86
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS APRIL 2013

 

MASSACHUSETTS SECTIONS TRAFFIC REPORT APRIL 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 15 9 28 78 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 12 73 NA NI1X
HHTN 13 7 34 128 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 20 60 78 314 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 18 10 72 148 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMN C1 29 3 262 276 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMN C2 21 9 177 141 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 108 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 528 502 0 1030 X
N1IQI 0 300 581 2 881 X
K1YCQ 21 115 110 25 271
N1UMJ 6 127 91 5 229
N1TF 0 73 81 4 158
N1LKJ 0 68 53 0 121
KB1WXC 0 14 12 3 29
W1PLK 0 13 5 10 28
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 70 0 10 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 10 10 120
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 38 29 0 30 0 0 97
N1LKJ 36 40 20 0 0 0 96
MARCIA FORDE KW1U STM
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS APRIL 2013

 

MASSACHUSETTS SECTIONS TRAFFIC REPORT APRIL 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 15 9 28 78 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 12 73 NA NI1X
HHTN 13 7 34 128 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 20 60 78 314 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 18 10 72 148 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMN C1 29 3 262 276 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMN C2 21 9 177 141 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 108 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 528 502 0 1030 X
N1IQI 0 300 581 2 881 X
K1YCQ 21 115 110 25 271
N1UMJ 6 127 91 5 229
N1TF 0 73 81 4 158
N1LKJ 0 68 53 0 121
KB1WXC 0 14 12 3 29
W1PLK 0 13 5 10 28
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 70 0 10 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 10 10 120
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 38 29 0 30 0 0 97
N1LKJ 36 40 20 0 0 0 96
MARCIA FORDE KW1U STM
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS MARCH 2013

Greetings folks.  Hope everyone is enjoying spring weather and getting those antenna projects done.  Here it is May and I realized I didn’t get the March report posted here.  As you may know I am Section Traffic Manager for both East and West Mass.  I decided to combine the reports for both sections and have a link for the West Mass folks to this page.

Participants of the East Mass Two Meter Net should be aware there have been problems with the Boston 145.230 repeater.  Club president NV1W has informed me they believe it is an antenna problem, but have been unable to get someone to the top of the Federal Reserve Building to make repairs.  Folks especially from the south of Boston have been unable to access the repeater.  Some even in the vicinity of Boston have encountered problems.  This station has a 13 element beam up 50 feet situated around 20 miles from Boston and have problems being heard.  We used to be able to use the Waltham repeater as a back up but apparently since that repeater was moved it does not have the coverage it used to have.  The Sharon repeater (146.865 PL 103.5) has good coverage, but not all are able to access that.  There has been a net session running on the Sharon repeater, and at times there are sessions running concurrently on both repeaters.  This causes some confusion, but I hope everyone will bear with us until the Boston repeater is back to it’s normal excellent coverage.

A reminder to all with HF capability, there are two section nets operating Monday through Friday: The Mass Rhode Island Phone Net on 3918 Khz at 5:30 PM, and the Mass Rhode Island CW Net (slow speed) at 7:00 PM on 3565 Khz.  These nets provide liaison to the Region Nets and we could use more help on both these nets.  See Jim N1LKJ for information on the phone net, and Marcia KW1U for information on the CW net.

If any are not submitting Station Activity Reports (SAR) or Public Service Honor Roll reports (PSHR) note information on this website.  We encourage more to report.  The PSHR requires a minimun of 70 points to be listed.  The SAR has no minimun.  Reports are sent to KW1U on the nets, on the N1XTB-4 BBS or via email at kw1u@arrl.net.

Thanks to all for your participation.  Tell another ham how much you enjoy the nets.  Let’s see if we can encourage more to participate.

73, Marcia KW1U

 

 

NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN 22 19 115 99 KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 16 14 31 94 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 5 15 91 NA NI1X
HHTN 16 25 53 264 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 21 46 84 361 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 16 28 83 227 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMN C1 29 2 349 334 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMN C2 20 12 211 80 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 114 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG. REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 558 1017 0 1576 X
KW1U 0 565 544 2 1111 X
N1TF 0 110 170 7 287
N1UMJ 0 154 109 8 278
K1YCQ 18 109 98 29 254
N1LKJ 0 70 48 2 118
KB1WXC 4 21 17 11 53
W1PLK 0 17 3 9 29
KE1ML 0 0 2 0 2
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTALS
N1UMJ 40 40 20 50 50 10 160
N1IQI 40 40 10 30 5 10 135
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 32 40 20 0 0 0 92
KB1WXC 33 40 0 0 0 0 73
MARCIA FORDE KW1U STM
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SECTION TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST MASS FEBRURY 2013

February gave us some interesting (well I was trying to be nice about it) weather.  It also gave us some interesting statistics.  The new CW net reported 20 sessions (it meets Monday through Friday), and yet EM2MN which meets daily reported only 12 sessions.  I think some of the problem may be related to reports not turned in.  This is something we can improve upon.  Perhaps a bigger problem has been the reduced power of the Boston repeater.  Folks from further away have been unable to access the repeater.  Byron K1YCQ has been running a net on the Sharon repeater and we thank Byron for that.  However not everyone can access that repeater, including our net manager KB1ENV.  Often two nets were running concurrently which has led to some confusion.  Hopefully the Boston repeater will be back up to its former robust self in the near future and we can get back to normal. Meanwhile if you can’t find activity on Boston, check 146.865.

Also noted in the stats for February are reduced net sessions for both MARIPN (3918 Khz at 5:30) and HHTN (MMRA linked repeaters at 10:00 M-W-F).  Unfortunately Jim N1LKJ, manager of MARIPN was battling respiratory problems much of the month and we missed him dearly.  Jim is feeling better now and we sure are glad to have him back.

Just a point of information:  if there is no NCS by three minutes past net time, ANYONE can assume net control.  You don’t have to be appointed, you don’t have to be experienced.  We’re all friends here.  No one can be criticized for trying, and there will no doubt be help from the peanut gallery.  Let’s try to get 100% nets run and reported.

I would also like to thank all those who turned in SAR (Station Activity Reports) and PSHR (Public Service Honor Roll) reports.  Information on these can be found on this website, and anyone is welcome and encouaged to submit either or both to me.  There are no minimums for SAR although 500 or more points will earn a BPL or Brass Pounders League award.  The PSHR however requires a minimum of 70 points to be listed, and these calls will be found in a subsequent issue of QST.

Thanks to all you fine folks for your participation in the nets.  It keeps us in practice and helps keep the nets alive.  How about originating some traffic to friends or family or other hams you have worked on the air.  Most will get a kick out of it and you will become an ace traffic handler in the process.  See you on the nets.

73, Marcia

 

 

NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 12 79 116 316 KB1ENV
MARIPN 13 1 21 51 N1LKJ
WARPSN 4 3 24 NA NI1X
HHTN 8 11 27 100 N1LUM
MARI CW 20 57 84 342 KW1U
CITN No Report
SAR FEB. ORG. REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 256 446 0 702 X
KW1U 0 465 422 2 889 X
N1TF 0 91 161 3 255
K1YCQ 21 98 109 18 246
N1UMJ 6 129 93 4 232
N1LKJ 0 47 23 0 70
W1PLK 0 15 5 12 32
KB1WXC 1 7 8 2 18
KE1ML 0 1 4 1 6
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTALS
N1UMJ 40 40 30 30 150 10 290
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 30 0 10 130
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 27 40 20 0 0 0 87
MARCIA FORDE STM -MA
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SECTION TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST MASS JANUARY 2013

 

EAST MASS STM REPORT Jan-13
NET SSNS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 17 77 142 308 KB1ENV
MARIPN 15 5 24 65 N1LKJ
WARPSN 4 11 68 NA NI1X
HHTN 15 27 54 188 N1LUM
MARI CW 19 33 87 349 KW1U
SAR JAN. ORG. REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 403 660 1 1063 X
KW1U 0 447 386 2 835 X
K1YCQ 40 94 84 15 233
N1UMJ 8 117 65 8 198
N1TF 0 67 66 4 137
W1PLK 0 15 4 13 32
N1LKJ 0 18 5 0 23
KE1ML 0 4 10 2 16
KB1WXC 1 2 4 2 9
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTALS
N1UMJ 40 40 20 30 0 10 140
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 5 10 115
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
MARCIA FORDE STM -MA
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