The "Hudson Valley Net"
146.97 mhz MBARC (-600 khz, PL 100) Repeater each evening, 19:30 Eastern (Local) Time
The Hudson Valley Net (HVN),
Latest News, Last Updated 5 August 2017!
Why traffic handling? In 1914, the founder of the ARRL, Hiram Percy Maxim, needed to find a station one-half way in between his in Hartford, CT and another station he wished to speak to in Springfield, MA because he could not do it with the equipment he had at the time. Thus, the original purpose of the ARRL (think about what the letters mean - the American Radio Relay League!) was to 'pass traffic' between two amateur radio stations! Thus, traffic handlers find themselves in the proud position of continuing the fine tradition of message passing (QTC) that the ARRL was originally founded upon many years ago!
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|HVN Specific Items:||NTS General Interest Items:|
|Add the Hudson Valley Net to your Facebook page||ARL and HX Reference Information|
|Common Radiograms for HVN Traffic Handlers||Eastern NY NTS Traffic Nets|
|Our HVN Breakfasts!
History of the Breakfasts
Information about the National Traffic System
|ENY/HVN Team||Join the Eastern NY NTS traffic handlers e-mail reflector|
|HVN Questions and Answers||National Traffic System (Wikipedia article- good overview)|
|Historical Statistics of the Hudson Valley Net||National Traffic System on the ARRL main website|
|Join the Hudson Valley Net e-mail reflector||NTS Eastern NY Section Information Page|
|Latest HVN News||NTS Public Service Communications Manual ("PSCM"), linked from the ARRL Public Service Page|
|Liaisons of HVN||
|Monthly HVN Net Statistics||Radiogram Form|
Control Station Reference Information of HVN
||TEX NTS Net website - a nice NTS-oriented website with lots of good reference materials|
|Net Control Stations of HVN||View the ARRL's National Traffic System information pages|
|"What is a Radiogram?" - A primer on the QSY Society website|
The text below was from January 2017, but now (June 2017) we also regret our task in noting the passing of Lilli Poulsen in early June (3rd?) as well. Although Lilli never received her ham license, she was an integral part of Finn's amateur activities and more often than not accompanied him on his activities, and often participated in many as well, such as the MBARC Pumpkin Patrol. She and Finn are now together again. - W2BOS
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of long time HVN Net member and Alternate Net Control Station Finn Poulsen WB2UWU on 23 January. Here is the obituary that was published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Friday, 27 January 2017.
"Finn O. Poulsen -
Wappingers Falls - Finn O. Poulsen, Wappingers Falls, died peacefully at home on
January 23. He was 92. Born and married in Copenhagen, Denmark, the family moved
to Chicago in 1953 and to Wappingers Falls in 1964.
He was an IBM engineer for 34 years, and an avid ham radio operator, WB2UWU. A loving man, he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lilli, daughter, son, granddaughters, grandson-in-law, and great grandson.
His body was donated to the Albany Medical College's anatomical gift program. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Hackensack Reformed Church, or NYS Trooper Foundation, State of NY Troop K, 3 Airport Park Blvd. Latham, NY 12110."
There was a very nice remembrance article written by Karl N2KZ in the PCARA newsletter the week of 22 January, and we provide the pdf of it via this link. Thank you to Karl N2KZ, and PCARA newsletter editor Malcolm NM9J.
This photograph of Finn WB2UWU with his XYL Lilli and harmonic Heidi was taken at our last Hudson Valley NET breakfast last April 2016. We'll miss Finn on the net.
Appearing in the Future - stay tuned
(Last Updated 31 January 2017)
Current 2017 and last years 2016's activity Statistics of HVN as reported to NTS officials.
The following are stations that are officially designated 'liaisons' between HVN and the listed NET or geographic areas or ARES/RACES nets or groups, as appropriate.
The Eastern NY NTS website contains a list of all the Eastern NY NTS nets including times, frequencies, net managers, website links and so on.
The Hudson Valley Net is always looking for a few good traffic handlers to act as liaison stations to HF nets
(NYPON) or HF CW nets Also needed are people to liaise with the Southern District Net and the Capital District Net., local VHF nets. The Hudson Valley net meets daily at 7:30 PM on the Mt Beacon ARC repeater, 146.970 (+) with a 100 Hz PL.
|Net Name||Liaison and Callsign|
|Amateur Radio Telegraph Society (ARTS)||(open)|
|Capitol District Traffic Net (CDTN)||Tom WE2G, Bill KC2EEF|
|Dutchess County ARES / Dutchess County RACES||Adam KC2DAA|
|Empire State Slow Speed (ESS)||Scott W2NTV|
|National Traffic System Digital (NTS-D)||(open)|
|NY PHONE||Tom WE2G, Scott W2NTV|
|NY Public Operations Net (NYPON)||Ed N2JBA; Tom WE2G; Mark WM2C, Scott W2NTV|
|NY State (NYS)||Tom WE2G, Scott W2NTV|
|NY State Phone, Traffic, and Emergency Net (NYSPTEN)||Stu WA2BSS, Scott W2NTV|
|Orange Country ARES/RACES (OCAR)||Mark WM2C|
|Putnam County ARES/RACES||(open)|
|Southern Catskill Amateur Radio Society (SCARS)||Vince N2VC|
|Southern District Net (SDN)||Mark WM2C; Stu WA2BSS; Andrew W2BOS|
|Ulster County||Bill KB2RGA|
|Ulster County ARES/RACES||Keith K2UNI|
|Westchester County ORS||(open)|
Our former ENY Section Traffic Manager Nick N2QZ has created a local NTS reflector - anyone wishing to subscribe can simply do so by pointing your browser to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NTS-ENY/ then click on the "Join This Group!" button and follow the instructions!
The third callup is a general callup for all stations with or without traffic or any other business for the net. (Repeat call-ups as needed).
This has been a regular session of the Hudson Valley Net which meets every evening at 19:30 hours on the KC2DAA, 146.970 Repeater.
I would like to thank (ANCS callsign) for acting as alternate net control.
I would also like to thank those stations who handled traffic, those who checked in and those who stood by while the net was in session.
I would especially like to thank the Mt. Beacon Amateur Radio Club for the use of all their repeaters.
Please stand by for the timer change (reset the repeater timer).
This is (your callsign) closing the Hudson Valley Net at (local time) and returning the repeater to regular amateur use. (your call) out.
If you have any questions (or constructive comments or suggestions!) please contact our Net Manager Ed on the air or at N2JBA@arrl.net or the Web Page owner Andrew W2BOS@arrl.net.
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