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 7 June2017!
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|
During Field Day 2017, we will be holding a one hour crash course in VHF Traffic Handling at the Field Day Site. Target time is about 4 or 5 PM on the Field Day Saturday, which is always the 4th full weekend one, which in 2017 is 24 June. If you are interested, please attend Field Day late in the afternoon and find either Scott W2NTV or Andrew W2BOS to ask where it will be held.
Field Day gives the clubs an opportunity to earn operating points based on NTS traffic handling during the Field Day period. Under guidance, this training will allow the new hams (perhaps those running GOTA station (Get-On-The-Air) or others an opportunity to learn something about traffic handling and participating this aspect of Field Day.
Questions? Contact Andrew, W2BOS.
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.
it is now a new year, 2017. 2016 has been a banner year for
the Hudson Valley Net in terms of uptick in our monthly statistics, the
increased number of members and the daily participation by everyone. I will shortly
have year-end statistics to share with the membership. Please note that
even though the traffic numbers were down in 2016 compared with 2015, there was
an overwhelming increase in new members and overall participation rate of some
25 percent ; look for the exact numbers in the next few weeks.
I would like to announce that the Hudson Valley Net will hold its yearly Breakfast and Business Meeting on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Daily Planet Restaurant, at 10 AM on Route 55 in Poughkeepsie. This will be the 13th year that we will meet; the purpose is to interact with other members and to discuss the operation of the net and to have a good time. Please let me know (RSVP) by Sunday, April 16th if you plan to attend so I can let the restaurant know how many places to set.
What makes the Hudson Valley Net unique is that there are many dedicated radio amateurs who are willing to spend time away from their busy schedules to support the ham radio community in general and the National Traffic System in particular.
My plan for the future is to be more interactive. I am constantly asked about training and procedures of the net. I would like to have daily short sessions after a net once a week on particular subjects pertaining to protocols and procedures of traffic handling. I will update our progress monthly.
I would like to make an appeal for more members to participate in daily net sessions by volunteering as alternate net control stations and to take traffic that has been listed. If you are unsure about how to deliver a piece of traffic, there is always some on the net who can help you. Just ask.
Finally, I would like to recognize Andrew, W2BOS for his many roles on the net including upkeep and management of the HVN website as well as the HVN reflector.
Finn, WB2UWU, has taken on the role of alternate net control for many years; a job well done.
A special thanks to our many Net Control Stations (NCS) who play a major part in the smooth operation of the net:
I would also like to give a shout-out to those stations for their roles as alternate NCS stations:
let me know if I missed anyone in these two lists above so I can add the
I would also like to list the many other participants who check into the net on a daily basis. A list is being prepared.
73 and Happy New Year!
Ed Rubin, N2JBA
You know that at the end of each month, it is very helpful for the NTS for individual stations to provide the Section Traffic Manager Mike WO2H with an update of their activity during the month. That is called the 'Station Activity Report', or "SAR". It is a simple radiogram that lists how many pieces of traffic you originated, sent, received, and delivered, along with the total of those for numbers.
If you'd like to learn how to send this each month, and I hope you do, let me know! In the meantime, check out the activity statistics page on our Section Level page that I now maintain @ http://www.hudson.arrl.org/eny/ (click on "NTS" on left nav bar, then "ENY Monthly Traffic Reports" in the middle) with the latest monthly stats for the current month, as well as historical months that will be added shortly.
73 de Andrew, W2BOS
(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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