Category Archives: American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

An ARES alert system using listservs

Last night I was having a conversation with Marty KB3MXM, ARRL Maryland-DC (MDC) Section Manager, regarding notification of ARES® members in times of need, quickly.  This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the topic and not much has changed.  … Continue reading

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Calvert County ARES Emergency Coordinator

Earlier this month I volunteered to take over the position of ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Calvert County. The previous EC had gotten busy in other areas and decided it was time to step down. I’ve held this position before … Continue reading

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Updated Airmail System.NTSD.ini file

I just got an update from WB2FTX with some changes to the Airmail System.NTSD.ini file.  I’ve posted the latest version on the Airmail NTS ini file page.

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Brass Pounders’ League

Last December I was handling a lot of traffic on the National Traffic System nets.  I was the liaison between Virginia and 4RN, between 4RN and EAN, and was filling in on an open TCC slot.  Come to think of … Continue reading

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2011 NTS Summary

A recent discussion on the Radiogram listserv got me wondering about my traffic handling numbers since I started working in NTS in 2010.  Here’s what I came up with: In 2010 I handled 960 messages, sending 250 of my own.  … Continue reading

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