MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2017

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here.  After a rather summer-like fall we are finally seeing some wintry weather but the holidays have stealthily crept up on us.  It would sure be nice to see some holiday greeting radiograms on our traffic nets.  I hope folks will consider this unique way of letting families and friends know you are thinking of them. It is always nice to see newcomers handling messages on the nets and we welcome Peter KC1HHO to those ranks of traffic handlers.  Peter is in Quincy and I’m sure he would like to see some messages coming …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2017

Greetings all, Below is the September traffic report for the combined sections of East and West Mass.  While participation and traffic numbers have been down, hopefully with cooler weather and holidays coming up we will see an increase. I was invited and gave a presentation on message handling to the members of the PART Club in Westford in September. Members had little to no knowledge about traffic nets and message handling in general and the information was well received.  I would like to encourage your clubs to also learn about the very vital skills of accurate and efficient message handling …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR AUGUST 2017

MA STM REPORT       AUGUST 2017                                     NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time EM2MN 31 103 189 579 KC1CIC 145.23 8 PM Daily MARIPN 14 29 58 186 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa WARPSN 4 8 60 NA N1IQI 147.225 8:30AM Su HHTN 17 31 75 220 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM Su,M,W,F CITN 22 2 58 283 N1SYC 147.375 7:30PM M,T,T, F,Sa MARI 31 119 123 526 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily CM2MN 27 12 134 195 KK1X …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JULY 2017

MA STM REPORT JULY 2017
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 30 86 173 541 KC1CIC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 6 41 101 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 5 10 88 NA N1IQI 147.225 8:30AM Su
HHTN 18 25 55 177 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM Su,M,W,F
CITN 20 5 57 222 N1SYC 147.375 7:30PM M,T,T, F,Sa
MARI 31 86 109 430 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 24 9 122 240 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 29 3 319 464 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 27 6 179 160 N1YCW 146.91 1PM Daily
WMEN 5 2 112 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 237 232 2 471
N1IQI 0 48 222 4 274
N1LKJ 0 37 53 2 92
KC1CIC 0 57 23 7 87
N1TF 1 30 38 9 78
W1RVY 1 22 29 1 53
N1LAH 0 27 17 5 49
AB1UF 0 11 32 2 45
N1SYC 5 9 20 4 38
W1PLK 0 4 3 3 10
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 10 0 0 120
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1SYC 40 30 20 15 0 0 105
W1RVY 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1IQI 40 40 0 10 0 10 100
N1LKJ 40 26 10 0 0 0 76
AB1UF 33 40 0 0 0 0 73
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL
KW1U 727 787 1514
N1IQI 48 222 270
KC1CIC 19 7 26
W1RVY 0 6 6
KC1EGK 0 4 4
KC1ETB 0 0 0
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JUNE 2017

I hope everyone had a successful and enjoyable Field Day.  I enjoyed visiting the Whitman Club in East Bridgewater and the Boston Club in Hingham. Between nets and my MBO we saw a fair number of NTS messages.  I hope your club was able to participate in this aspect of FD and get the extra points.  We hope to expand on this next year with more instruction on how to go about it. Traffic was down in June as well as the number of check-ins and perhaps this was due to vacations and other outdoor activities.  However a good job …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JUNE 2017

I hope everyone had a successful and enjoyable Field Day.  I enjoyed visiting the Whitman Club in East Bridgewater and the Boston Club in Hingham. Between nets and my MBO we saw a fair number of NTS messages.  I hope your club was able to participate in this aspect of FD and get the extra points.  We hope to expand on this next year with more instruction on how to go about it. Traffic was down in June as well as the number of check-ins and perhaps this was due to vacations and other outdoor activities.  However a good job …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MAY 2017

Your STM needs a vacation from vacations in order to catch up.  Sorry this is delayed getting on the website.  Greg was right on time, but I’m the guilty party. Traffic and check-ins have been somewhat slow the past month, but many thanks to the regulars who have kept things going during my absense.  One more trip in July and that will be it for my travel for awhile. We are looking forward to Field Day coming up this weekend (June 24-25).  We hope to see lots of NTS traffic coming out of the Field Day sites.  I will be …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR APRIL 2017

Greetings all Massachusetts traffic handlers.  Below you will find the April traffic report for the combined sections of East and West Mass.  Thanks to all for your support. We welcome a new ORS. AB1UF of Framingham. Fred is a regular on the MARI CW net and has recently accepted a liaison position to 1RN.  As you can see from our list below we have a growing number of stations reporting station activity (SAR) and Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR).  Anyone can send in a report to Greg KC1CIC at the end of the month and be listed here.  Information on …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MARCH 2017

Spring is finally coming to New England. Life springs anew. The buds are opening up on the trees, flowers are starting to bloom and folks are perhaps thinking about checking on those antennas and how they survived the winter.  Some may be thinking about new equipment.  I know one who will be showing off a new HF radio.  (Hope you enjoy it Greg.) As we head into spring, flea markets and hamfests are springing up as well.  May 5 and 6 is NearFest in Deerfield New Hampshire.  Pete K1PJS, NH SM has announced a traffic handlers’ meeting ‘over coffee’ on …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2017

Spring is almost here, although it is hard to tell some days.  My bulbs and shrubs are all confused.  The calendar does say however that it’s almost time for yard and antenna work so we can start making those plans. The nets have been doing well, lots of check-ins, handling lots of traffic.  I was invited to give a presentation on NTS to the Framingham Club, which was most enjoyable. They were a very attentive group and asked lots of good questions.  If anyone else belongs to a club in the section and would like a presentation on NTS and …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JANUARY 2017

While winter has taken it’s toll on HF with poor to deploable band conditions, the hardy traffic handlers of Massachusetts have persisted and the nets have performed well in spite of propagation.  Thanks to all who have kept the nets flowing with traffic.  While VHF does not suffer the same vagaries of HF, the New England cold has probably helped to keep some indoors and on the radio, keeping these nets very active as well. I am pleased to announce that the Cape and Island Traffic Net has expanded to include a fourth weekly session and now operates on Monday, …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2016

2016 has come to a close and it has been a busy and eventful year.  We had a traffic handlers picnic on a picture perfect day, and a traffic handlers table at the New England ARRL convention in Boxboro.  The Cape and Islands 2 Meter Net was re-activated with N1SYC as Net Manager, and Heavy Hitters Traffic Net increased from three to four sessions a week, adding Sunday evening thanks to Net Manager W1HAI.  The Mass Rhode Island Phone Net celebrated it’s one year anniversary under the leadership of N1LAH.  The East Mass 2 Meter Net moved to Quincy and …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2016

Winter has come, the first snow has fallen and the temperatures are plunging. Christmas music is everywhere, shops are filled with people, and the airwaves are humming with radiograms full of holiday cheer.  Have you tried this unique way of connecting with family and friends?  I’m sure they would be surprised and delighted to hear. I’m happy to say the Boston Amateur Radio Club has been working on their repeater, and the East Mass Two Meter Traffic Net is finally back home on the 145.230 repeater where it has resided for many years.  Our many thanks to the members of …

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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 AUGUST 2016

MASS STM REPORT Aug-16 NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time EM2MN 31 152 191 762 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily MARIPN 13 17 46 161 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa WARPSN 4 9 64 NA N1IQI HHTN 14 20 47 181 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily MARI 31 120 161 641 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily CM2MN 28 22 199 253 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily WMTN C1 30 6 420 480 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily WMTN C2 28 5 207 205 N1YCW 146.91 1PM Daily WMEN 3 0 71 NA …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2016

Greetings all, The month of September saw some notable changes.  On the down side, we lost one of our best traffic handlers when Jack N1OTC became a silent key.  He will definitely be missed. On the up side, the Cape and Islands Traffic Net was reactivated thanks to Bob N1SYC.  This net meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM on the Falmouth 147.375 repeater.  Bob hopes to expand this net as more volunteers are found to assume Net Control. The Heavy Hitters Traffic Net has added a night and now meets on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Thanks to …

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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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