Updated Traffic Net Directory Available

The Radio-Relay Traffic Net Database has been updated. Thank you to those who have submitted information to build this database. Currently, we will produce this as a PDF document for easy printing. In the future, we are planning to make it available as a searchable online resource. This directory lists active traffic nets in North America and Europe, no matter the affiliation. Whether you are a newcomer to traffic handling, or a well-seasoned veteran, this will make it easier to find a net near you that can handle traffic. It is up to you to create or relay messages for the system. The database is sorted first by Area (EU, EAN, CAN, WAN), then by Region, then by State, then by Time (Time Zone is local or Zulu). If a Net Manager is known, then their call and email address are listed. As always, if you see something missing, changed or needs to be deleted please email Charles.Hargrove@Radio-Relay.org with the details. http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TrafficNets.pdf

SK: Frank Thrash W4DLZ RN5 NM

We are saddened at the passing of our friend and colleague Frank Thrash, W4DLZ manager of RN5 and a lifelong radioman. We offer our deepest condolence to his beautiful XYL Mary and his family. Submitted by Jerry carter W4SU: Frank Wadley Thrash W4DLZ December 7, 1932  –  November 3, 2018 To RN5 and CAN traffic nets: […]

Save WWV

Save WWV and The Death of Old Time? – NIST Cutting WWV   This is another mind-bogglingly short sighted move to save a few budget dollars at the expense of an irreplaceable service. The U.S. government has been responsible as the nation’s clockmaster since the U.S. Navy established Naval Observatory Washington. As we’ve seen since […]

OCEANIA: ZL1NZ QSP ZL Land

ZL1NZ posted this video record to You-Tube on Aug 14, 2018. From the description, It is a short recording from 20m featuring great signals from WB8WKQ and K6TOP, recorded at ZL1NZ/ZM50MAUQ. Each station sent and received formal traffic (although that’s not on this recording). Since this test, regular skeds were established and formal record traffic’s […]