NH Section Manager Pete Stohrer, K1PJS, writes:
On Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 AM NTS leaders will meet with Assistant Director Cory Golob, KU1U, to discuss: NTS today, what is working, what is not, a look into the future, what would we like to see and what can we expect from ARRL.
If you wish to contribute to this meeting, let Marcia, KW1U, know by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fred,WA1MXT, writes on Facebook’s The New England Traffic Handlers group:
VERMONT NEW HAPMSHIRE (VTNH) CW Traffic Nets meets every night at 7pm local time on 80 meters 3.539. We normally operate at approximately 15 words per minute but will slow down to what ever speed you check in at. Don’t be bashful, we have all been there at one time or another.
A new joint NTS/RRI New England Traffic Handlers Facebook group has been established called “The New England Traffic Handlers.”
According to MA Section Traffic Manager Marcia Forde, KW1U, and RRI Board member James Geschwinder, N1PZP, the group will promote traffic handling activities and training across New England. All are welcome to join.
Visit the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/307326484575346.
MA Section Traffic Manager Marcia Forde, KW1U, writes on ema.arrl.org:
The Eastern Area Net or EAN has been part of the ARRL’s National Traffic System since its inception 70+ years ago. However in 2015 as many are aware there was a split with the creation of Radio Relay International or RRI. Much of what was considered NTS above the section level, including all of the Central and Pacific or Western areas affiliated with RRI while Eastern Area was split, operating two area level nets both meeting nightly. Effective August 1, 2021, NTS’s EAN will merge with RRI’s RRIE nets, consolidating resources. This net will be called EAN, will be reporting to both ARRL and RRI, and will continue to meet at 2030 Local time but will change frequency to 3552 kHz with backup at NCS discretion of 7052 kHz. Net manager will be Phil “Pip” Sager WB4FDT.
Eric Wilhelm, W1RVY, writes:
“I have been First Region Net (1RN) Manager for a couple years now. I’d like more hams to realize that NTS is active above the local level. I’m proud to say that 1RN has been going continuously (as far as I know!), twice daily, since 1949. Checking in and handling traffic is a great way to develop and hone CW skills. We are willing to train, too!“[June 2021 1RN Net Report]
For more information, contact Eric at email@example.com.