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), 
proudly serving the Mid-Hudson River Valley for over 35 years!

January 2016 - Completing our 10th full year on the World Wide Web!

Welcome all those interested in the wonderful world of 'traffic handling'!

Thanks to the Mt. Beacon ARC for hosting our web page!

Latest News! 

  • November 2016 Net Statistics page (3 December 2016)

  • Updated the Alternative Net Control Stations listing (3 December 2016)

  • HVN Net Manager's  (19 May 2016)

  • Mike Shanahan WO2H - new ENY Section Traffic Manager! (3 May 2016)

  • Annual 12th Annual Hudson Valley Net Breakfast pictures! (13 April 2016)

  • Radiogram Form (fillable) - you can print this off if you'd like  (13 April 2016) 

  • HF Liaison Needed for NYPON (New York Public Operations Net) !  

    To all members of The Hudson Valley Net, I am searching for a traffic handler to liaise between HVN and the New York Public Operations Net (NYPON) .‎ (3.925 ). You must have General Class privileges and of course HF capabilities. Please pass this on. Contact me : N2JBA@arrl.netThanks, Ed Rubin, N2JBA Net. Manager, HVN (5 Apr 2015)


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

NTS Facebook Page

HVN History General 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
Net 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

ENY NTS Monthly Activity Pages now owned by W2BOS for updates (2 July 2016)

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  @ (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

Latest News - Annual HVN Breakfast 9 April 2016! (19 May 2016)

Hudson Valley Net, 12th Annual Breakfast / Business Meeting

The Hudson Valley Net, which you all know is a local traffic net of the American Radio Relay League's, National Traffic System. Every evening at 7:30 PM, (19:30 hours) and 365 days a year, 366 on leap years, we all get together on the Mt. Beacon repeater systems and pass our traffic messages locally and nationally and around the world, but only to those countries where we have third party agreements. All of these efforts prepares and trains the amateur radio community, the ability to pass important messages in times of emergencies ie tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, etc.

Every year, the net members and their guests get together, actually meet in person to discuss the daily business of the net, ideas and suggestions to improve the operation of the net and a general meet-and-greet session.

This year as in the past we met for the 12th year at the Daily Planet Restaurant in La Grangeville and the following agenda was presented:

This year's attendees:

A good time was had by all !! Check out the pictures!

Ed Rubin, N2JBA
Net Manager

Net Control Stations (NCSs):

Day Call

Andrew W2BOS (first Monday of the month)

TUESDAY     Andrew W2BOS
SUNDAY    Ed N2JBA (Net Manager) 

Alternative NCS(s)

Cyril KD2HMH
Finn, WB2UWU

(Last Updated 3 December 2016)

The ENY/HVN Team:

  • Pete, N2YJZ
    ARRL Eastern New York Section Manager (SM/ENY)

  • Mike, WO2H (effective 1 May 2016, taking over from Tom, WE2G)
    ARRL Eastern New York Section Traffic Manager (STM/ENY)

  • Ed, N2JBA
    Net Manager, Hudson Valley Net (NM/HVN)

  • Andrew, W2BOS,
    Webmaster, Hudson Valley Net

Monthly Net Statistics (current and last years)

Current 2016 and last years 2015's activity Statistics of HVN as reported to NTS officials.
Previous years (2007-2014) data are also kept on the site as well.


Month QNI (Checkins) QTC (Listed) QSP (Passed) QND


January 462 45 43 503 31
February 411 42 42 434 29
March 435 47 45 485 31
April 482 45  45 495 30
May 539 41 40 499 31
June 438 82 80 565 30
July 417 40 38 450 31
August 454 43 36 447 31
September 472 40 38 454 30





November 457 36 35 433 30
2016 Totals: 5008 500 455 5190 335


Month QNI (Checkins) QTC (Listed) QSP (Passed) QND












March 364 48 44 480 31
April 368 45 44 430 30
May 374 45 45 496 31
June 380 86 78 526 30
July 350 55 52 440 31
August 307 42 39 374 31
September 343 55 54 407 30
October 422 81 77 589 31
November 383 57 54 432 30
December 367 61 58 535 31

2015 Totals:











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.

Please contact me if you would be able to assist us...
73, Ed N2JBA (12 September 2012)

The following are the list of NETs which we have liaison assignments for.  The ENY section-wide list of nets may be obtained on the ENY Section Manager webpage.

Net Name Liaison and Callsign
Amateur Radio Telegraph Society (ARTS) (open) 
Big Apple  (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 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
Orange/Rockland (open)
Putnam County ARES/RACES (open)
Rockland County (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)

Join the Eastern NY NTS Traffic Handlers Web Reflector!

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 then click on the "Join This Group!" button and follow the instructions! 

Net Control Station Reference Information


Calling the Hudson Valley Net, calling the Hudson Valley Net, This is (station call) calling this session of the Hudson Valley Net.

The Hudson Valley Net is a local net of the ARRL National Traffic System and meets each evening at 19:30 hours local time to pass formal written traffic into, out of and throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley area. 
This is a directed net and all communication will be directed through Net Control for the duration of the net. 
All stations are invited to participate; when checking into the net, call this station (your call), drop your carrier to check for doubling, then after the courtesy tone , please indicate your call sign and your call sign only; give specific information when instructed.                
Is there a station wishing to act as Alternate Net Control, this evening?; If so please call (your call).
The first callup is for stations with formal written traffic. Traffic only; traffic stations for the Hudson Valley Net , Please call (your call).
The next call-up is for liaison stations and stations with net announcements.
(Please note that announcements will be made directly after the net has been secured.  Also please keep in mind that on Monday evenings the Mount Beacon ARC meeting on the air begins at 8 PM. On alternate Thursdays the Satcom net begins at 8 PM directly after HVN has ended.)

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).

(revised 11/6/2011)

Post amble:

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.

Contact Us!

If you have any questions (or constructive comments or suggestions!)  please contact our Net Manager Ed on the air or at or the Web Page owner Andrew

All original material on this page is copyrighted  2006-2016 by Hudson Valley Net.

Use on other NTS or Amateur Radio webpages is allowable provided appropriate (including our URL, is given.  Likewise, we thank those whose materials we've incorporated on our page with their permission as well.