The "Hudson Valley Net

146.97 mhz MBARC (-600 khz, PL 100) Repeater (located in Highland, NY) each evening, 19:30 Eastern (Local) Time with linked repeater (on most occasions of 146.895 (-600 khz, PL 100)) located in Millbrook NY.

In 2019, HVN will be celebrating our 40th anniversary proudly serving the Mid-Hudson River Valley, along with 13 years on the 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

  • 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 :  Thanks, 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

Latest News 

Appearing in the Future - stay tuned

Net Control Stations (NCSs):

Day Call

Andrew W2BOS

TUESDAY     (unassigned)
SATURDAY     Ed N2JBA (Net Manager)

Alternative NCS(s)

Cyril KD2HMH

(Last Updated 31 January 2017)

The ENY/HVN Team:

  • John, K2QY 
    ARRL Eastern New York Section Manager (SM/ENY) as of July 2017, replacing long time SM Pete N2YJZ

  • 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 2018 and last years 2017's activity Statistics of HVN as reported to NTS officials.
Previous years (2007-2016) data are also kept on the site as well.

2018 Current Year

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


January 540 58 51 520 31
2018 Totals: 540 58 51 520 31



2017 Immediate Past Year

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


January 499 50 38 425 31
February 453 35 30 518 28
March 540 37 35 469 31
April 476 34 30 439 30
May 530 47 45 502 31
June 446 60 53 459 30
July 518 40 38 427 31
August 523 58 52 472 31
September 478 31 31 429 30





November 449 40 38 432 30





2017 Totals: 5923 545 486 5547 365


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. 

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) 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  2006-2018 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.