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),
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
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|
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|
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 @ http://www.hudson.arrl.org/eny/ (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
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
(Last Updated 23 Sept 2014)
Current 2016 and last years 2015's 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; Stu WA2BSS; Andrew W2BOS|
|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.
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, www.hvnet.org) is given. Likewise, we thank those whose materials we've incorporated on our page with their permission as well.