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
A revised bulletin issued August 30 in reference to emergency communications preparedness for Hurricane Dorian has been posted to the “Publications” section of the RRI Web Page. It may be found under “Emergency Operations – Current:” http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RRI-BULLETIN-Hurricane-Dorian-301152Z-Aug-2019.pdf
Radio Relay International has posted an initial guidance bulletin in reference to potential emergency communications response to Tropical Storm Dorian. The document is available on our “Publications Page” under the heading “Emergency Operations – Current:” http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BULLETIN-Tropical-Storm-Dorian-2019-8-28Z.pdf
Long-time CW traffic operators are cordially invited to take a trip down memory lane to nearly a quarter century ago. Now posted to our “Publications” page are some MP3 audio files containing recordings of the QMN (Michigan) Net, Eastern Area Net (EAN), Eighth Region Net (8RN) and an Army MARS Broadcast from station WAR in […]
There’s still plenty of reason to know how to use this Morse telegraph key. Reprinted from The Conversation under the terms of the Creative Commons License Photo: Jason Salmon/Shutterstock.com May 21, 2019 7.36am EDT By Eddie King The first message sent by Morse code’s dots and dashes across a long distance traveled from Washington, D.C., […]
The July, 2019 issue of the “QNI Newsletter” is now available. In this issue one will find a variety of articles including: *The Camp Fire *If You Can’t Say Something Nice *Basic Training for EmComm *FRS/GMRS Radio as a Force Multiplier *What is Interoperability? *CONELRAD…and more. https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/qni-2019-7.pdf
RRI continues to expand its list of on-line training materials. Our most recent addition is a slide series entitled “Portable Emergency Communications,” a link to which is provided below. Check the “Publications” section of the web page for a copy of our training manual, field manual and other training and operational information: http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Portable-EmComm-PPT-2019-5-30-Draft.pdf
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!