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!

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

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

Latest News! 

  • RSVP For Spring 2015 Hudson Valley NET Breakfast! (6 Mar 2015)

  • February 2015 Monthly NET Statistics (6 Mar 2015)

  • A couple of new links in the "NTS General Interest Items" for the heck of it since I was bored at home on a snowy Sunday afternoon (1 Mar 2015)

  • 2013 Statistics moved to historical page , keeping full 2014 and partial 2015 on this main page (5 Feb 2015)

  • Southern District Net (SDN) Liaison Changes (28 Jan 2015)

  • Current Common Radiograms (updated 24 October 2014) (thanks to Bill, KC2LIX) (20 Oct 2014)


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!

Social Media Links:

Facebook Users: Add the Hudson Valley NET to your Facebook homepage!


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 (added 1 Mar 2015)

HVN History General Infornation 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 (general article on Wikipedia) (added 3/1/2015)
Historical Data of the Hudson Valley Net NTS on the ARRL main website (added 2/25/2011)
Join the Hudson Valley Net e-mail reflector NTS  Eastern NY Section Information Page
Latest HVN News    NTS Public Service Communications Manual ("PSCM")
Liaisons of HVN
Monthly HVN Net Statistics   TEX NTS Net website - a nice NTS-oriented website with lots of good reference materials
Net Control Station Reference Information of HVN  
View the ARRL's National Traffic System information pages  
Net Control Stations of HVN   "What is a Radiogram?" - A primer on the QSY Society website

Latest News, 6 March 2015

11th Annual Hudson Valley NET Breakfast!

Join us for the 11th Annual Hudson Valley NET breakfast. Need not be a 'member' of the net to attend, just a good time to be had by all while discussing HVN and NTS issues of interest.

As usual, it is at the Daily Planet Restaurant, 1202 NY-55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

The arrangements remain the same ; We order off the menu and separate checks will be written.

Agenda for this Business Meeting / Breakfast will be done later.
If there are agendas items you would like to add, please contact Ed N2JBA (Net Manager) on the net at 19:30 local during HVN net time (146.97 KC2DAA repeater), or email at

We do ask that you RSVP to Ed by Wednesday 20 May so he can inform the restaurant how many place settings to reserve.

Ed Rubin, N2JBA
Net Manager

Net Control Stations (NCSs):

Day Call
MONDAY Pete, N2YJZ (non-first Mondays of the month)

Andrew, W2BOS (first Monday of the month)

TUESDAY     Andrew, W2BOS

Backup NCS(s)

Bill, KC2LIX
Roman, KD2FLV
Frequent Alternate NCSs ("ANCS") Finn, WB2UWU

(Last Updated 23 Sept 2014)

The ENY/HVN Team:

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

  • Tom, WE2G
    ARRL Eastern New York Section Traffic Manager (STM/ENY)

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

Monthly Net Statistics (current and last years)

Activity Statistics of HVN as reported to NTS officials.
Previous years (2007-2013) data are also kept on the site as well.


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














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


January 375 73 69 521 31
February 393 66 57 554 28
March 405 71 62 524 31
April 340 47 45 553 30
May 412 54 53 527 31
June 339 100 94 462 31 (extra net session held on Field Day Weekend, 28 June)
July 340 53 48 411 31
August 383 74 65 528 31
September 383 61 57 504 30
October 391 60 56 598 32 (extra session on October 11, 2014 for SET exercise)
November 343 65  61 547 30 
December 396 62 58 560 31

Liaisons (most recent updates in RED)

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...

Ed Rubin, N2JBA, HVN Net Manager
(21 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  
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  2006-2015 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.