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!

Latest News! 

 

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 (updated 10/20/2014) Eastern NY NTS Traffic Nets
Our HVN Breakfasts!
History of the Breakfasts
General Infornation about the National Traffic System

 

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 Public Service Communications Manual ("PSCM")
Join the Hudson Valley Net e-mail reflector
Latest HVN News    TEX NTS Net website - a nice NTS-oriented website with lots of good reference materials
Liaisons of HVN View the ARRL's National Traffic System information pages  
Monthly HVN Net Statistics   "What is a Radiogram?" - A primer on the QSY Society website
Net Control Station Reference Information of HVN  
Net Control Stations of HVN  

Latest News 

73
Ed Rubin, N2JBA
Net Manager

Net Control Stations (NCS):

Day Call
MONDAY Pete, N2YJZ
TUESDAY     Andrew, W2BOS
WEDNESDAY   Walt, KC2WRC
THURSDAY   Keith, K2UNI
FRIDAY Stu, WA2BSS
SATURDAY     Scott, KC2OBW
SUNDAY    Ed, N2JBA

Backup NCSs

Bill, KC2LIX

Roman, KD2FLV

Frequent Alternative NCS's (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

Activity Statistics of HVN as reported to NTS officials.
We have the current and last year's data for your viewing pleasure.
Previous years (2007-2012) data are also kept on the site as well.

2014

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

Sessions

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
November
December

2013

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

Sessions

January 328 80 75 627 31
February 314 60 55 538 28
March 352  66 65 554 31
April 315 69 61 567 30
May 322 67 62 592 31
June 350 77 72  623 30
July 349 84 72  522 31
August 408 60 51  530 31
September 439 72 63  551 30
October 439  66 62 582 31
November 405 62 59 530 30
December 411 60 57 538 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. 

WANTED!!
The Hudson Valley Net is currently 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 Rubin, N2JBA, HVN Net Manager
(21 September 2012)

Net Name Liaison and Callsign
Amateur Radio Telegraph Society (ARTS) (open) 
Big Apple  (open) 
Capitol District Traffic Net (CDTN) Tom WE2G, Bill KC2EEF
CHN

(open) 

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
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; Scott W2NTV  
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 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NTS-ENY/ then click on the "Join This Group!" button and follow the instructions! 

Net Control Station Reference Information

Preamble:

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 N2JBA@arrl.net or the Web Page owner Andrew W2BOS@arrl.net.

All original material on this page is copyrighted  2006-2014 by Hudson Valley Net.

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.

(BT)