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
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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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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








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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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