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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CAPE AND ISLANDS TRAFFIC NET REACTIVATED

Thanks to Bob N1SYC, the Cape and Islands 2 Meter Traffic Net has been reactivated.  Bob says the net will meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM on the Falmouth 147.375 repeater, PL 110.9.  The net will be expanded to more evenings as net control stations become available.  We’re happy to once again see this outlet to Cape Cod and the Islands made available especially to folks who can’t reach the Boston area repeaters. Check it out and check in.  When your STM lived on Martha’s Vineyard there was an active group of folks and good friends were made.

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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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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JUNE 2016

Apologies to all for the late posting.  I hope all had an enjoyable and successful Field Day.  We enjoyed visiting both the Plymouth and Boston Clubs.  What a beautiful day!

Here is the traffic report for June.  Thanks to all for your support of the nets.  Hope to see many of you at the traffic handlers’ picnic in Concord Sunday August 7, noon to 4 PM.

 

 

MASS STM REPORT Jun-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 30 119 179 653 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 14 23 44 125 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 67 NA N1IQI
HHTN 31 17 48 174 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 139 122 537 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 29 23 204 262 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 7 336 504 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 26 15 211 212 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 2 81 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
Totals
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 233 421 4 658 X
KW1U 0 317 279 12 608 X
N1TF 0 87 104 8 199
KC1CIC 0 47 66 23 136
AC7RB 0 34 47 12 93
KB1WXC 0 22 31 0 53
N1LKJ 0 18 18 2 38
N1LAH 0 17 15 1 33
K1BML 1 6 3 4 14
W1PLK 0 7 1 6 14
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 10 0 20 140
KC1CIC 40 40 30 25 0 0 135
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 37 33 20 0 0 0 90
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
N1LKJ 30 38 10 0 0 0 78
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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*** TRAFFIC HANDLERS PICNIC SUNDAY AUGUST 7 ***

The annual traffic handlers’ picnic will again be held on the first Sunday in August.  Join us Sunday August 7 at the QTH of KW1U in Concord MA between 12 noon and 4 PM.   Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Bring your own beverages and anything else you would like to share.  I suggest also bring folding lawn chairs if you have them.  I have a few for those who don’t.  I would appreciate hearing from you if you plan to attend so I can have an approximate idea of numbers.  All traffic handlers and anyone interested in traffic handling are invited.  It’s a great opportunity to meet in person the folks you hear on the air each night.  The address is 44 Raymond Rd, off Plainfield Rd which is off Route 117 which runs between Routes I 95 and I 495.  We had a good group here last year.  Hope to see you this year.

73, Marcia KW1U

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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MAY 2016

Greetings all.  I hope spring has treated you well and summer brings lots of ham radio contacts. You will see below the May traffic report for both East and West Mass compiled by our ASTM Greg KC1CIC. You will also see an addition to the list of those reporting.  Welcome Brian K1BML who lives in Worcester County and is a regular on the CM2MN.
I want to remind folks who participate in Field Day about the extra points your group can earn by sending NTS messages. I hope many of you will be participating as it is a great experience.  Information about Field Day, including locations, can be found at
http://fd.ema.arrl.org.
Also don’t forget to set aside Sunday August 7 for the annual traffic handlers picnic in Concord MA.  More information will be forthcoming in the next report.  Thanks to all for your support of the nets.

 

MASS STM REPORT May-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 31 110 183 634 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 14 32 125 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 53 NA N1IQI
HHTN 13 13 66 190 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 117 106 573 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 28 30 202 288 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 26 6 364 494 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 22 19 224 221 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 97 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 2 311 278 13 604 X
N1IQI 0 233 312 4 549 X
N1TF 0 91 107 3 201
KC1CIC 0 48 52 20 120
KB1WXC 0 51 58 0 109
AC7RB 0 30 52 10 92
N1LKJ 0 20 28 0 48
N1LAH 2 18 21 2 43
K1BML 0 7 4 5 16
W1PLK 0 8 3 5 16
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1LAH 40 40 20 25 0 0 125
KC1CIC 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LKJ 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
K1BML 38 11 10 30 0 0 89
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR APRIL 2016

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely spring weather which finally came to New England.  Time to start thinking about Field Day, our annual traffic handlers’ picnic and the New England Division Convention at Boxboro.

Field Day this year is June 25 and 26.  Most are familiar with Field Day. Information can be found at http://fd.ema.arrl.org/.  One thing to remind folks about is that extra points can be obtained by sending a radiogram to your Section Manager and Section Emergency Coordinator, and also send 10 or more radiograms to friends and family, perhaps telling them about your participation in the Field Day exercise. Encourage your club stations to get these extra points.  (You may need to show them how to do it.)

The annual traffic handlers’ picnic will again be in Concord at my QTH.  Traditionally we have had this event the first Sunday in August, which this year will be August 7. Set aside this date and plan to join us. More details at a later date.

The now annual ARRL New England Division convention is planned for September 9 through 11.  We plan to have an NTS table again this year and additionally a room for a get together or presentation.  Mark the dates on your calendar and stay tuned.

 

MASS STM REPORT

Apr-16



















NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 30 89 185 594 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 16 35 121 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 75
N1IQI

HHTN 13 16 54 163 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 29 92 85 429 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 22 7 134 199 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 0 420 392 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 21 7 202 217 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 116
W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
















SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 236 465 4 705 X
KW1U 0 191 115 0 306

N1TF 0 111 130 6 247

KC1CIC 0 46 57 12 115

KB1WXC 1 42 48 1 92

AC7RB 0 16 18 1 35

N1LAH 1 12 6 3 22

N1LKJ 0 5 12 0 17

W1PLK 0 3 3 3 9











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KB1WXC 40 40 20 60 0 0 160
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1LAH 40 22 20 35 0 0 117
KC1CIC 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ No Report





BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








MARCIA FORDE STM MA














 


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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MARCH 2016

Spring is finally showing up in New England and it’s time to get outdoors, get those yards going, the grass mowed, the plants planted, and oh yes, get those antennas checked.  It was a good month in March for traffic and we have been seeing new hams checking into the nets which is always good to see.  Just a reminder we have a variety of traffic nets and all are good training grounds for message handling and net operation.

EM2MN meets currently on the Quincy repeater 146.67 Mhz PL 146.2 at 8 PM except for Tuesday when it meets on the Sharon repeater 146.865 Mhz PL 103.5

HHTN meets Monday Wednesday and Friday on the Minuteman linked repeater network (check MMRA.org for frequencies) at 10 PM

CM2MN meets daily on the Paxton repeater 146.97 Mhz PL 114.8 at 9 PM

MARIPN meets Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on 3978 Khz at 6 PM

MARI CW meets daily 3565 Khz at 7 PM

 

MASS STM REPORT

Mar-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 31 70 199 603 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 14 15 55 171 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 62 NA N1IQI
HHTN 13 17 78 194 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 80 93 413 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 24 19 173 267 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 5 319 464 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 2 6 196 212 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 90 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 169 387 4 560 X
KW1U 0 224 180 4 408
N1TF 0 98 131 9 238
KB1WXC 1 38 48 2 89
KC1CIC 1 23 45 12 81
N1LKJ 0 12 32 0 44
N1LAH 1 3 15 2 21
W1PLK 0 5 3 3 11
AC7RB No Activity 0
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 40 21 20 5 0 0 86
N1LKJ 24 40 10 0 0 0 74
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA

 

 

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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2016

Last month I talked about copying a message on a net.  After delivering the message you might need to send a message back to the originator.  Anytime a message is undeliverable a service message is required.  If the message you delivered had a handling instruction HXC the originator requests a message back with date and time of delivery. If a handling instruction is HXE the originator requests a reply from the recipient.  Or you might just want to send a message to a family member, a friend or another ham. How do you go about it?

First, have your radiogram form in front of you and fill it out appropriately, including the boxes in the preamble, the full address and phone number if available, the text and signature.  If sending a service message, ARRL Numbered radiograms can be used, ie ARL FORTY SEVEN if a message was successfully delivered, or ARL SIXTY SEVEN if you were unable to make a delivery.  A list of ARRL numbered radiograms can be found on our website. When using one of these texts don’t forget to fill in the blanks.  For example:
ARL FORTY SEVEN 123 K1ABC MARCH 10 2300, or ARL SIXTY SEVEN 456 PHONE 555 321 4566 DISCONNECTED.
When using these ARRL numbered radiograms add ARL to the check in the preamble, ie ARL 8, and spell out the ARL numbers in the text, ie ARL FORTY SEVEN, not ARL 47.  10 digit phone numbers in the text are sent in three word groups, ie 555 321 4566 is three word groups in the check.

When you check into a net, list traffic, and are directed by NCS to send your traffic, remember to read the message at a speed the recipient can copy.  Imagine writing the words yourself as you read.  Read all parts in the order of your radiogram form, using proper prowords where appropriate.  Prowords introduce certain parts of your message and are used for clarity and to help assure accuracy in copying.

In the preamble the only proword we use is the word “NUMBER” at the very beginning.  It is not necessary to say “station of origin is”, “check is”, etc. as the station copying the message is already anticipating the order of the preamble. Following the preamble go immediately into the name, address and phone number, spelling uncommon proper names using proper phonetics as listed on our website. Prior to reading the text, say “BREAK” and pause a few seconds to give the receiving station an opportunity to ask for fills.  If no response, continue on to the text.  NO need to say “how copy”, “text follows” etc.  If the receiving station isn’t copying, he/she will ask for fills as needed.

When reading the texts, spell uncommon words or letter groups, introducing with “I SPELL”.  Introduce number groups with “FIGURES” to distinguish from numbers spelled out. ie “FIGURES 678”.  Introduce an alphanumeric group with “MIXED GROUP”, ie 0230Z”, or for callsigns, “AMATEUR CALL”, ie AMATEUR CALL KW1U”.  At the end of the text, say “BREAK” again, pausing a few seconds to listen for any fills.  If no response, continue to signature followed by “END NO MORE”, or “END MORE” if appropriate.  Again, NO need to say “how copy”.  Receiving station will ask for fills if needed, or say “ROGER”. 

That’s it.  Sound complicated?  Not really.  Just remember we have all made mistakes, including your section traffic manager, and we’re all here to learn to do better.  We follow these guidelines since this has proven to lead to better accuracy and efficienty.

 

 

MASS STM REPORT Feb-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 29 54 167 542 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 11 7 40 133 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 75 NA N1IQI

HHTN 12 9 74 199 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 29 73 98 412 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 26 17 176 236 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 26 6 286 390 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 16 4 121 129 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 124 1 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 219 193 4 416
N1IQI 0 163 209 0 372
N1TF 2 82 98 14 196
KB1WXC 1 32 42 1 76
N1LKJ 1 27 36 0 64
KC1CIC 0 15 33 11 59
W1PLK 0 5 3 3 11
N1LAH 0 0 0 0 0
AC7RB Inactive


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PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 10 0 20 140
KC1CIC 40 40 30 15 0 0 125
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LKJ 28 40 10 5 0 0 83
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








N1XTB BBS: RECEIVED 250 FORWARDED 250 TOTAL 500






MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JANUARY 2016

It’s hard to believe February is almost over already.  My apologies for being so late with this report.  It is always nice to see new folks checking into the nets.  I suspect there may be others out there listening to see what it is all about.  We can encourage those to check in and join us even if they are not yet ready to take traffic.  However for those who have been checking in but lack the courage to take a formal message for delivery, here are a few points to remember to ensure accuracy.

First of all, it is advisable when new to have a radiogram form in front of you and become familiar with it so you can fill in the blanks.  If you need forms they are available online at arrl.org, or I can send you a template you can print them or send some copies in the mail if you prefer.  Before letting the transmitting station know you are ready to copy you might want to remind him/her you are new so please go slowly.

Accuracy is important so here are some points to remember to assure accuracy.  If you miss words or groups of words, listen for the transmitting station to say “break”, which should be done immediately before and immediately after the text.  Use the following prowords to request the fills you need:

“Say again word after (blank)”, where blank is the word immediately before the one you missed.

“Say again word before (blank)”, where blank is the word immediately after the one you missed.

If you missed a group of words, “Say again between (blank) and (blank)” where the blanks are the words immediately before and immediately after the group you missed.

If you are not sure you copied a word or word group correctly, say “Confirm (blank)”, and transmitting station can confirm or correct as needed.

At the end of the message check to see if the word count in the text agrees with the check count in the preamble.  If it does not you might ask the transmitting station to read through the message again to see where you disagree.  Or you might have him/her go five word groups at a time.

If you are confident you have the message correctly, say “Roger”.

If you have questons, feel free to ask the transmitting station, the Net Control or the Net Manager

Having the message in hand you are ready to deliver it.  Note the article in the left column of this page, “Traffic Tips: Message Delivery”.

Being able to handle record trafic is an important skill, and our nets are a good place to learn and practice.  Next I will talk about originating and sending a message.  Meanwhile below is the traffic report for both East and West Mass for the month of January.  Thanks to all for your support.  73, Marcia KW1U

 

MASS STM REPORT Jan-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 31 95 172 586 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 17 63 181 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6 PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 75 NA N1IQI

HHTN 13 13 71 190 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 146 112 609 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 31 28 233 345 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 29 5 261 464 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 23 3 164 212 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 2 166 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 253 481 4 738 X
KW1U 3 319 267 7 596 X
N1TF 0 115 147 10 272
KB1WXC 3 50 55 4 112
KC1CIC 1 33 28 7 69
AC7RB 0 26 30 1 57
N1LKJ 0 27 27 0 54
W1PLK 0 9 6 4 19
N1LAH 0 8 10 0 18





PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 10 0 0 120
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LKJ 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
AC7RB 33 40 0 0 0 0 73
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








N1XTB BBS: RECEIVED 547 FORWARDED 543 TOTAL 1090






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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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2015

Winter finally made its way into New England and without all those outdoor chores set aside for now its a good time to stay indoors and play radio.  Anyone get new ham radio toys for Christmas?  Try them out and join us on one of the traffic nets, or try some digital message handling using Packet radio with several message boards serving Eastern Mass, including KW1U, N1XTB or K1CKK (Cape Cod).  See KW1U or KC1CIC for more information on how to get involved.  K1HEJ has compiled a traffic report for the VHF BBS at N1XTB-4 for the month of December.  This BBS handled 397 incoming and 397 outgoing messages.  More will follow on the digital scene in future months.

The Mass Rhode Island Phone Net has been picking up activity since its inception in the fall, thanks to the efforts of Manager Ralph N1LAH.  While this is a traffic net, there is also an informal component for socialization and discussion of subjects of interest to amateur radio.  Check it out at 6PM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on 3978 Khz plus or minus for QRM.  Remember to look around that frequency as the net is sometimes forced to move due to interference.

Heavy Hitters Traffic Net has also been picking up new check-ins, especially folks new to traffic handling who are looking for information.  While HHTN meets only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Minuteman Repeater Network at 10 PM, manager Joe W1HAI has decided to have informal sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the purpose of helping new and prospective traffic handlers with information on nets, message handling and NTS.  He has encouraged more “seasoned” traffic handlers to check in as well to help answer questions.  The first of these sessions has met already as of this writing and was well attended.  A good discussion followed and many questions were answered.  All are welcome to check in.  Bring your questions.

Below is the traffic report for the combined sections of East and West Mass for both November and December.  My apologies for not getting the November report on the website last month.  Many of you did see that report sent out via email.  Thanks to all for your support of the nets.

 

 

MASS STM REPORT

Dec – 15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 31 85 178 586 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 14 7 51 129 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 69 NA N1IQI

HHTN 13 3 60 142 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 205 115 734 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 27 21 183 266 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 25 6 225 372 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 22 3 175 173 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 90 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
















SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 198 438 4 640 X
KW1U 0 316 280 5 601 X
N1TF 0 116 147 16 279

KB1WXC 3 51 67 0 121

KC1CIC 6 29 31 13 79

AC7RB 0 35 71 3 109

N1LKJ 0 22 15 0 37

N1LAH 0 9 4 4 17

W1PLK 0 8 2 7 17











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KC1CIC 40 40 30 25 0 0 135
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 15 10 10 125
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 40 17 20 0 0 0 77
AC7RB 36 40 0 0 0 0 76
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








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Nov-15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 29 81 165 551 N1SYC 145.23 ** 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 12 20 45 140 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 5 10 72 NA N1IQI

HHTN 13 9 56 135 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 189 131 749 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 25 6 144 189 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 26 4 208 312 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 19 3 115 114 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 0 158 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su








**Note due to problems with Boston repeater EM2MN meeting on 146.67 PL 146.2 except






Tuesdays on 146.865 PL 103.5














SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 356 316 4 676 X
N1IQI 0 174 299 4 477

N1TF 1 96 131 8 236

AC7RB 0 47 85 2 134

KC1CIC 1 39 43 11 94

KB1WXC 1 34 41 1 77

N1LKJ 0 20 23 3 46

N1LAH 0 12 12 4 28

W1PLK 0 1 0 1 2











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 20 0 0 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 28 38 20 0 0 0 86
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
N1LKJ 24 40 10 0 0 0 74
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2015

Summer has wound down and leaves have mostly fallen.  I hope everyone has those antennas ready for winter.  With the change of seasons band conditions have also improved on HF.  The newly reactivated MARIPN is finding they are hearing more distant stations, which unfortunately has made it more difficult to find a nitch for the net.  Net manager Ralph N1LAH has suggested folks tune up and down at least 5 Khz either way from the published frequency to look for the net.  The afternoon region net on the other hand is finding folks around the region can now hear one another, so hopefully participation will pick up again.

The Boston repeater has been having problems again.  The folks at BARC are aware and plan to make repairs when they are able to do so.  Meanwhile, until further notice and thanks to the effort of ASTM Greg KC1CIC, we have permission to use the Quincy repeater, 146.67 Mhz, PL 146.2 every evening except Tuesday.  Tuesdays the net will run on the Sharon repeater, 146.865 Mhz PL 103.5.  After polling our regular checkins Greg found that most folks are able to get into the Quincy repeater.

To those Friday evening visitors to the EM2MN you have no doubt noticed the absence of Joe O’Brien K1LCQ.  Joe has been Friday NCS for many years and always very dependable.  Unfortunately Joe ran into some health complications and has been off the air.  We have been informed he is on the mend and hopes to be back soon.  We wish Joe the very best.

Follows the October report for both East and West Mass.  Thanks to all for your support. 


 

MASS STM REPORT

Oct-15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 31 41 153 464 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 12 5 44 104 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu, Th, Sa
WARPSN 4 8 76 NA N1IQI

HHTN 12 20 65 188 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 155 127 611 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 19 10 131 148 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 4 252 392 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 20 5 149 168 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 103 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
















SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 186 589 4 779 X
KW1U 0 238 209 0 447

N1TF 0 90 132 4 226

AC7RB 0 30 75 5 110

KB1WXC 0 47 57 0 104

N1LKJ 0 30 45 2 77

KC1CIC 0 36 21 13 70

N1LAH 0 10 8 3 21

W1PLK 0 2 2 0 4











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KB1WXC 40 40 20 105 0 0 205
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 15 10 10 125
KC1CIC 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
N1LAH 40 21 20 0 0 0 81
AC7RB 37 40 0 0 0 0 77
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

It is October already and the leaves are turning bright colors.  Temperatures are beginning to fall and we are seeing changes in propagation, generally for the better, at least we hope that trend continues.  September saw the return of Bob N1SYC to his radio and we are very happy to hear him again and hear of his recovery.  Welcome back Bob.

October 6 saw the re-activation of the Mass Rhode Island Phone Net under the managership of Ralph N1LAH.  This net is meeting Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 PM on 3978 +/- qrm.  As mentioned previously NTS traffic will be handled at the beginning of the net after which time will be given to round table conversation.  We hope to attract folks from all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a good opportunity to get to know hams from outside your local area.

Also note the September 2015 issue of QNI Newsletter is available on the web.  Check out k6jt.com and scroll down to the QNI Archives.  Jim Wades WB8SIW puts together a very interesting quarterly newsletter with many articles on NTS.

The September traffic report for East and West Mass is below.  Thanks to all for your support of the nets.

 

MASS STM REPORT

Sep-15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 29 60 166 506 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN See note * N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 62 NA N1IQI

HHTN 13 11 59 158 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 136 119 615 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 24 19 141 192 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 6 224 336 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 20 4 145 69 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 96 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
















SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 232 213 0 445

N1IQI 0 129 250 4 383

N1TF 1 74 105 9 189

KB1WXC 0 53 58 1 112

KC1CIC 0 38 26 8 72

AC7RB 0 14 50 2 66

N1LKJ 0 19 37 0 56

KC1DAB 3 4 14 1 22

W1PLK 1 8 5 5 19

N1LAH 0 3 4 0 7











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 29 7 10 45 0 0 91
N1LKJ 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
AC7RB 37 40 0 0 0 0 77
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








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Note* MARIPN now operating on 3978 Khz T-Th-Sa at 6:00 PM effective 10/6/15














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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR AUGUST 2015

Greetings all.  August was a busy month.  August 2 the weather was perfect for a traffic handlers picnic held in Concord.  It was good to see some familiar faces and to meet new folks.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob was enjoyed by all.  Thanks to those who brought all the little “extras”.  If you missed it we hope you can attend next summer.

In mid August we enjoyed the ARRL New England Division Convention at Boxboro, where we were invited to have a booth dedicated to NTS.  Several of our traffic handlers helped to man the booth and make information available about NTS and local traffic nets to those who stopped by.  Thanks to those who helped out.  This convention will again take place at Boxboro next August, and if you missed this year, hopefully you can make it next year.

Traffic was down in August.  The KW1U MBO underwent a change in software and was also plagued with equipment failure.  It is back up now and we are beginning to see more traffic this month.  We have had some new folks chedking into the nets and this is always good to see.  Below is the traffic report for both East and West Mass for August.  Thanks to all who participated.  73, Marcia KW1U

 

 

MASS STM REPORT

Aug-15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 31 60 171 508 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN Stay tuned


WARPSN 5 10 91 NA N1IQI

HHTN 13 21 68 177 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 111 117 513 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 30 11 216 234 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 27 8 308 448 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 No Report


N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 79 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
















SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 149 235 4 388

KW1U 0 189 162 0 351

N1TF 0 57 95 1 153

KB1WXC 1 28 47 1 77

KC1CIC 3 24 16 10 53

AC7RB 0 18 25 3 46

N1LKJ 0 18 18 0 36

N1LAH 0 2 3 1 6

W1PLK 0 2 2 2 6











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 10 0 0 120
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LKJ 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
AC7RB 31 40 0 0 0 0 71
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








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