Hudson Valley Net (HVN)
146.97 mhz MBARC (-600 khz, PL 100) Repeater each evening, 19:30 Eastern (Local) Time
Serving the Mid-Hudson River Valley
Welcome all those interested in the wonderful world of 'traffic handling'!
Thanks to the Mt. Beacon ARC for hosting our web page!
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
|History of the NTS|
|HVN History||Join the Eastern NY NTS traffic handlers e-mail reflector|
|ENY/HVN Team||NTS on the ARRL main website (added 2/25/2011)|
|HVN Questions and Answers||NTS Eastern NY Section Information Page|
|Historical Data of the Hudson Valley Net||NTS Handout Provided at the November 2007 MBARC club meeting|
|Join the Hudson Valley Net e-mail reflector||NTS Public Service Communications Manual ("PSCM")|
|Latest HVN News||
|Liaisons of HVN||TEX NTS Net website - a nice NTS-oriented website with lots of good reference materials|
|Monthly HVN Net Statistics||View the ARRL's National Traffic System information pages|
Control Station Reference Information of HVN
||W2CS's Introduction to NTS Nets|
|Net Control Stations of HVN||"What is a Radiogram?" - A primer on the QSY Society website|
March 1, 2014 Amenia, NY
To all the frazzled traffic handlers and Hudson Valley Net members.We are already heading toward the Spring season and can the warm(er) weather be far behind ? Of course. First of all I would like to thank all of the many stations who check in on a regular basis and participate. That's what makes this net work. We have increased the total number of check-ins as well as the number of messages listed and passed. There has also been a substantial number of both the newly licensed joining us as well as those who have been licensed for many years and have discovered the value of this public service.
This year, as in the past 8 years, the net will host it's 9th Annual Hudson Valley Net Annual Breakfast and Business Meeting. This is a popular event where all the net members and guests have a chance to "meet and greet" and exchange ideas. This is an informational session, the food is good and everyone has a good time.The breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10 AM at the Daily Planet Restaurant in LaGrangeville, NY. Please point your browsers to HVNET.ORG for access to the Hudson Valley Net web page and for updates on the breakfast..
I would like to see more stations volunteer for net control duties and for alternate net controls. Finn, WB2UWU has been volunteering for alternate net control quite often; Thanks to Finn. I would also like to recognize Andrew, W2BOS, for his daily attention to updating and maintaining the HVNET.ORG Hudson Valley Net web page.
That's all for now, "See you on the net"
Ed Rubin, N2JBA
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.
|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)||Pete N2YJZ; 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; Scott W2NTV|
|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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Use on other NTS or Amateur Radio webpages is allowable provided appropriate (including our URL, www.hvnet.org) is given. Likewise, we thank those whose materials we've incorporated on our page with their permission as well.