We regret to report W2EAG’s key fell silent on June 1, 2019. Mark Rappaport was the long-time manager of the Hit-and-Bounce Net and a great supporter of amateur radio traffic handling. His family’s obituary: Mark Wesley Rappaport, 78, of River Bend, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Mark was born in New York, NY […]
A brief introductory power-point training program explaining the purpose and structure of the National SOS Radio Network and Neighborhood Hamwatch programs is now available. These programs are designed to enhance neighborhood emergency communications preparedness while increasing the efficiency of local Amateur Radio Service emergency communications programs.
Submitted by Dave Struebel WB2FTX Radio Relay International has submitted comments to the FCC on RM-11708 which is the proposal to eliminate the 300 baud symbol rate limit on digital signals. This baud rate limitation was set by the FCC in the early days of amateur radio digital use and is the only such baud […]
http://k9jm.com/NYS%20Net.mp3 It’s the New York State traffic net ca 1970. NCS was W2FR ex-W2SEI FB OP Howie. H/T W2TR via K9JM who says “Interesting to hear fists of that era again.” And it is. Notice the timing of the old bugs!
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
Radio Relay International has released its initial Net Directory. This directory lists active traffic nets throughout North America of any affiliation. It’s purpose is to facilitate access to networks that interface with the national messaging layer (traffic system). This is the initial document. Future plans call for a searchable database. In addition, we solicit any […]
Due to an increased interest in public origination of Christmas season radiograms, RRI has added a PDF radiogram with a “Happy Holidays” watermark to its library of radiogram form options. The “RRI Radiogram Form 1801 Christmas Season” form is a fillable PDF. Users simply populate the desired fields in the standard “all caps,” then print […]
The December, 2018 issue of the “QNI Newsletter” is now available. Articles include “Digital Mobile,” “Dealing with Zero Sunspots,” “Dear Santa,” “Bruce Kelly Memorial QSO Party,” “The Uncontested CW Band,” “Dreaming in/of CW,”…..and more…… https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/qni-2018-12.pdf
Submitted by Dave Struebel WB2FTX: Many of NJ traffic handlers might have missed this. I found it in the October 2018 issue of CQ Magazine. Our own Dave Popkins W2CC, longtime Net Manager for the New Jersey Phone Net (NJPN, 6 PM 3950 Khz) has been recognized by the President for a lifetime achievement of […]
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: […]