Official Relay Station Reports
(Station Activity Report)
(Public Service Honor Roll)
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NOTE: While not an ORS, Ron Ford (KF5OMH) qualifies for PSHR with 115 points: 1/40 2/40 3/0 4/5 5/20 6/10
Traffic Net Reports
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Happy July, and I hope everyone had a fun Field Day! Let’s dive in.
Roger (KE5YTA) qualifies for Brass Pounders’ League
Stations with a monthly SAR total of at least 500, or stations with combined Sent and Received points of at least 100, qualify for Brass Pounders’ League recognition, and I am excited to announce that Roger (KE5YTA) qualified for this special recognition with his June 2020 activity! He delivered over 100 radiograms in June, *and* had over 800 SAR points! My congratulations to Roger and my thanks for his dedication to the traffic system and for moving and delivering all that traffic!
Traffic levels continue to increase
Traffic volume is up once again, driven in part by Field Day operations, and from the NASA astronaut traffic. With both of these now in the books, I expect July’s numbers to come down and approach what may become the new normal traffic volume going forward. It will be interesting to see how things look once traffic stabilizes.
Over 60 congratulatory messages to astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley
Last month I asked stations to send their congratulations and well wishes to astronauts Bob Behnken (KE5GGX) and Doug Hurley. On July 1st I mailed your messages to NASA Johnson Space Center at their astronaut mailing address, and if I receive anything back from NASA I will be sure to let you know.
I also put together a whitepaper which includes copies of everyone’s messages, as well as taking a quick look at some of the data points from receiving this traffic.
Field Day formal message handling “crash course” video had over 450 views
To help stations earn their formal message handling bonus points, I put together a video outlining how to earn these points. I posted a link to this video at the ARRL North Texas Facebook, Twitter, and Groups.io locations, as well as the DFW Metroplex Traffic Net Facebook group and the ARRL Field Day Facebook group. I followed shares on Facebook, and I was excited to see how far this video went to help folks earn these bonus points. This video was shared with:
- 100 Watts and a Wire [podcast]
- Alliance Amateur Radio Club – Alliance, OH
- ARRL Indiana Section
- ARRL Louisiana Section
- Cleveland Amateur Radio Club – Cleveland TN
- Foothills Amateur Radio Society – Foothills AB (Canada!)
- HAM RADIO 2.0
- Indiana Elmer Network
- London Amateur Radio Club – North London, ON (Canada!)
- Mansfield-Johnson Amateur Radio Service – Mansfield TX
- Santa Rosa County ARES – Milton FL
- Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association – Minden NV
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Next NTS training Session Saturday July 18 at 2 pm Central time
I have another training session coming up on Saturday July 18 at 2 pm Central time. Right now I’m at 38 of the 100-attendee capacity I can host, so be sure to register now to get a spot!
First radiogram awards
Last month I mentioned I am sending certificates in recognition of stations sending their first radiograms. So far, I issued 5 certificates in May and 8 certificates in June. If you sent your first radiogram during Field Day, I very much want to know so I can send you your certificate to recognize your achievement!
To request a certificate, you or someone on your behalf can submit an online request, and I will work to issue and send your certificate as soon as possible. Your certificate will be mailed to the address on file for the Station of Origin, so make sure your address on file with the FCC is up to date.
|NTX Section News and Information|
I am holding another online NTS training session on Saturday July 18 at 2:00 pm Central Daylight Time. There are only 100 slots available. You can find out more info and register using this Eventbrite link.
Jo Ann Keith (KA5AZK) is holding on-the-air traffic training on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday of every month at 9:30 am (before the 7290 Traffic Net starts) and 12:00 pm (after the net). The first part goes over the header and address, and at noon she reviews the text and signature. You can find information about the 7290 Traffic Net at https://www.7290trafficnet.org/
Mentorfest has been rescheduled for Saturday October 17, 2020 and will still take place at the Hella Shrine Temple in Garland. I am scheduled to give an in-person NTS training from 10:00 am to 11:45 am. Monitor https://www.arrrlntx.org for details.
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Practice your Winlink skills by participating in this weekly net taking place each Wednesday. For more information visit http://bitly.com/winlinkwednesday
|Would your club/org like an NTS presentation?
Given current safer-at-home orders I have suspended in-person presentations, but if your group is holding meetings online, I am happy to join remotely. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
Thank you everyone for your ongoing help and commitment to the traffic system. Until next month, take care and have fun on the air!
Aaron | K8AMH