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ANNUAL New Jersey Traffic Handler AWARDS VOTEING IS NOW OPEN 

DEADLINE FOR VOTEING IS DECEMBER 20  2017 @MIDNIGHT

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1- VIEW ALL 4 AWARD'S
2- THINK ABOUT WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE FOR EACH OF THE 4 AWARD'S
3- WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECIEVE THE FIRST AWARD  , AND WHO FOR THE SECOND , AND THE THIRD , AND THE FOURTH
4- SIMPLE AS PIE JUST AS THE LOGO ABOVE IS SAYING
5- E-MAIL WHO YOU WANT TO GET THE #1 AWARD , THE #2 AWARD , THE #3 AWARD , THE #4 AWARD , E-MAIL THE TO KB2RTZ@QSL.NET

 

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N2XJ Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award  -  In 2008, the leadership of the National Traffic System in New Jersey announced the establishment of a new "Lifetime Achievement Award" for the state.   This award is in addition to other awards which recognize the achievements of the outstanding NJ traffic handler, the outstanding newcomer, and the outstanding VHF traffic handler.

 This award is in memory of Carl Felt Jr, N2XJ (1908-2000).  Carl was a unique member of the NJ traffic handling fraternity up to his passing in  June 2000.  It is our intent to honor Carl's memory by bestowing this award to the amateur radio traffic handler who has given a lifetime of service and dedication to New Jersey NTS.

 This award, also to be known as the "Captain's Award,"  will be given to an amateur only once in his/her lifetime.  In the event there are no suitably qualifed candidates for a particular year, the award will not be given.   Nominations for the award, as with the other three statewide NTS awards, will be solicited from the NJ NTS community and whatever other operators that would like to make a nomination.

K2SE AWARDK2SE Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement on VHF Nets - This award honors Ed Solov K2SE who died in 1987. Ed was instrumental in developing VHF net activity and coordinating ARES and NTS programs.  He served as ARES EC for Passaic County for 11 years and helped build the Ramapo Valley Emergency Network (RAVEN) from scratch to serve flood-prone towns in the valley.  He was also mentor to many current leaders in the ARES and RACES organizations.
W2SWE Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to NJ Traffic-handling  - The W2SWE Memorial Award was named in honor of Ed Malecki, a cornerstone of NJ Net operations throughout the 1970s. Ed epitomized the best in traffic handlers through his expertise, his volunteerism, and his mentoring. Ed died in early 1979 and the award has been made every year since 1979 by nominations from our membership.  (This is NOT an award for "flash in the pan" superstars who are "here today and gone tomorrow."  It is the highest recognition of SUSTAINED achievement, as recognized by your peers.) 
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W2UEZ Memorial Award for Most Promising "Rookie of the Year"  - The H. William West W2UEZ Award honors Bill West for his outstanding achievements in managing and growing the NJ Slow Net and mentoring newcomers to traffic handling. Ironically, Bill was also the first winner of the SWE award for his good deeds. Since 1981, the W2UEZ Award has been presented yearly to the most promising newcomer in NJ traffic handling – the kind of guy or gal that Bill would be proud of. 

 

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 New Jersey Traffic

 Handlers' Resource

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Serving  NNJ and SNJ  Sections

Everything You Wanted to Know About Traffic Handling


Hosted by Steven Bromhead KB2RTZ 
website updated

November 17  2017  @ 6:00 P.M.   

Please send any comments, queries, or corrections to KB2RTZ@QSL.NET

And A Big Thank You to Dick KC2UMX  for all your help as my assistant

 

   Bulk Mail Common Texts

Sample SAR

Latest NJTB

Awards

Birthdays

Net Lists

STM Monthly Reports

 

What is the NTS?  a PDF file  (100 kb)
  from www.emergency-radio.org

NTS, an Introduction - a Powerpoint Presentation 
by WB2FTX and N2GS  (650 kb)
 Revised 6/2012

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" It's true, you know.  You can't teach an old dog new tricks.  But I figured out the secret.
If you keep learning new tricks, you can't be an old dog."     
CARL FELT N2XJ (1908-2000)

This Page is Dedicated in Memory of  the Captain  

 

 

New Jersey NTS Management

The State of New Jersey is divided into two ARRL Sections, Northern NJ in the Hudson Division, and Southern NJ in the Atlantic Division. 

 <<TRIVIA: Only three states are split across Divisions; the other two are New York (Atlantic/Hudson) and California (Pacific/Southwestern)>>

Each ARRL Section has a Traffic Manager (STM) appointed by his/her corresponding Section Manager to supervise traffic handling organization at the section level--that is, to coordinate all traffic efforts within the section, regardless of mode or National Traffic System (NTS) affiliation, so that routings within the section and connections with other networks and digital traffic nodes will result in orderly and efficient traffic flow.  New Jersey is a relatively small state in a geographic sense, and the NTS Section Nets are really dual-section nets covering the entire state.  For this reason, the STMs of NNJ and SNJ have a long and successful tradition of close co-operation to facilitate both traditional traffic flow and digital forwarding throughout all of New Jersey.   


The Section Traffic Managers are:

Northern New Jersey
Dave Struebel  WB2FTX 
241 Boonton Ave,  Butler  NJ  07405  
wb2fx@arrl.net 

Southern New Jersey
Steve Bromhead  KB2RTZ
705 Whitman Dr,  Turnersville  NJ  08012  
kb2rtz@qsl.net

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Bulk Mail Common Texts - Several stations throughout the country have been originating large volumes of NTS messages.  Many of the messages go to people pulled from FCC transaction files or other organizational membership lists.  In most cases, the addressee does not know the sender personally, which can make the delivery somewhat confusing.  Some traffic handlers think this is a good thing, because it generates traffic and keeps the system oiled.  Others think it is nothing more than unwanted amateur SPAM and a pain in the neck to deliver.  In either case, these messages will continue to arrive.  To make matters a little easier, various people have compiled a set of COMMON TEXTS  for you.   You might consider keeping a copy handy in or near your message log.

ARL Numbered Radiograms - FSD-3 -  The complete list of numbered texts (PDF format).

The Pink Card - FSD-218 - has the list of QN-signals, HX instructions, Precedences, and other recommended procedures for message composing and relaying (PDF format).

Other Useful Information: 

NET ACTIVITIES

Station Activity Reports - You do not have to be a League member to submit a SAR or PSHR report.  Everyone is encouraged to report so we can know how many people are active on the nets.  Reports to the STM (KB2RTZ or WB2FTX) must be received by no later than 11 PM on the 8th day of the following month.  Late reports will be sent to ARRL HQ with the next month's reports.   Sample SAR and PSHR report 

Public Service Honor Roll - PSHR reporting includes ARES, NTS, and other public service activities.  Traffic handlers are encouraged to report their PSHR activity to the STM along with the SAR report.  Click on this link to learn how to count points for PSHR:   PSHR Description

Gary K2GW has developed a PSHR worksheet in Excel for keeping track of your points - makes the end of the month reporting a snap.

Official Relay Station - League members can obtain an appointment as an ORS by contacting your Section Traffic Manager.  An ORS appointee makes a commitment to participate in traffic nets and handle messages according to proper procedures.  An ORS is also expected to make a monthly Station Activity Report (SAR) to the STM in order to maintain and renew the appointment.   ORS Description     You may also aspire to become a Net Manager.   Net Manager Description

Net Manager Activity Reports - Net Managers of each of the section-level NJ traffic nets are requested to send a report of their net's activity at the end of each month to both the Northern NJ Section Traffic Manager (WB2FTX), and the Southern NJ Section Traffic Manager (KB2RTZ).  If you hold an official NM appointment, then a monthly report is required.  Managers of the VHF Local nets only need to send a report to your local STM.    There is no specific format for these reports but at a minimum they should include the following:  name of net, total number of messages listed (QTC), total number of messages passed (QSP), total number of stations checked in (QNI), total number of minutes in session (QTR), and total number of sessions held.  In addition, you may wish to send optional data such as number of different check-ins, and percent of traffic passed, and any other news events about your net.  Reports to KB2RTZ and WB2FTX must be received by no later than 11 PM on the 8th day of the following month.  

Monthly STM Reports -  The Section Traffic Managers send monthly reports to ARRL HQ, containing traffic totals for each of the Section and Local Nets, as well as SAR/PSHR totals for individuals.  Click HERE to see a historical archive going back to mid-2000.  You can use this data to determine if you qualify for a PSHR certificate.

New Jersey Traffic Handler Awards -  New Jersey traffic handlers are proud to recognize outstanding members of our nets, both HF and VHF, during the year.  A nicely engraved plaque is presented to each recipient.  Read more about Awards Info.  Click here for photos of the award plaques and recipients.

New Jersey Traffic Bulletin - A library of past issues of  NJTB.  We publish a Quarterly Review of all NJ Traffic Nets activities.  Click here for the current issue.

NTS Message Handling on Packet - The NTS also has a parallel network of digital systems for traffic forwarding and you may also participate.  Click here to learn more.   Also see "Intro to NTS Packet", a PDF file by KN6PE from the California ARES/RACES community.

 APPOINTMENTS     11-30-16

Affiliated ARRL NTS Section and Local nets are maintained by Net Managers appointed by the Section Traffic Manager (STM). Liaisons between nets must be assigned in advance by the Net Manager or assigned ad-hoc by the Net Control Station for a particular session. Customarily liaisons are assigned by the “lower” net in the NTS structure, the exception being liaisons between parallel levels in different cycles which are assigned by mutual agreement between Net Managers.


The Official Relay Station (ORS) appointment is available for stations wishing to become regular participants in the NTS system. The ORS is expected to use best operating and engineering practices, participate in the nets on a regular basis, and report activity to their STM monthly. See the ORS requirements and the on-line application on the ARRL web page at ORS Appointment Description.

. PROTOCOLS  :   11/30/16

The Basic Traffic Handling Voice and CW tutorials (BTH) on the  (General Information section) provide protocol guidance for traffic handling. They also contain listings of the ARRL Precedences, Handling Instructions (HX codes) and the ARRL Numbered Radiograms.


See the ARRL PSCM, Appendix B, NTS Methods and Practices Guidelines (MPG) for the complete presentation of the NTS guidelines used for traffic handling and net operations in SNJ  for both the NTS and ARES® functions. (The MPG is available on the ARRL web site at Methods and Practices Guidelines.)

 

NTS STANDARDS

Public Service Communications Manual - Definitive information about the functions of NTS is contained in Section II of the ARRL PSCM.    You can view it here.    View NTS Manual     View Complete PSCM

(The ARRL has lots of good information for prospective traffic handlers.  You do not need to be an ARRL member to use the information.)

NTS Methods and Practices Guidelines - The working reference manual on traffic net and message handling procedures in the National Traffic System.  This is the place to go if you want to know all the details.  NTS-MPG

Net Directory - The ARRL publishes a Net Directory which lists all NTS nets and more.  You can search the on-line version here.   On-line Directory

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Traffic Handler Photos:  See  pictures of NJ traffic handlers, past and present, in the Photo Gallery.

More Interesting Items:

       .License Plates:   Amateur Radio license plates might be useful in an emergency.  The way to get them in New Jersey is to call the Motor Vehicle Agency's Special Plate Unit at 1-609-292-6500 and request Amateur Radio Plate application form SPU-43.

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Traffic Handler Photos:  See  pictures of NJ traffic handlers, past and present, in the Photo Gallery.

More Interesting Items:

       .License Plates:   Amateur Radio license plates might be useful in an emergency.  The way to get them in New Jersey is to call the Motor Vehicle Agency's Special Plate Unit at 1-609-292-6500 and request Amateur Radio Plate application form SPU-43.

 

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Public Service Honor Roll

 

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OLD TIME HAM RADIO VIDEO'S

 

Radio Amateur Heros        
Amateur Radio (full version) HD-1080p    PURPLE CLICK HERE  
Working The 13 Colonies On Amateur Radio   PURPLE CLICK HERE  

Vintage 1944 Radio Operator Training: How to Send Morse Code (CW) by Hand PURPLE CLICK HERE

 

The future of amateur radio - views from YOTA 2017  PURPLE CLICK HERE

 

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LINKS TO RELATED SITES

Links to Public Service Related Sites:

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Links to Other Sections/States Web Sites:  Useful information and training materials for traffic handlers can be found on other web sites.  Please remember that local customs and procedures may be different than here in New Jersey.  (They were all found with a Google Search.)

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LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD NET CONTROL STATIONS

IF INTERESTED IN BEING A NET CONTROL STATION OR GIVE IT A TRY FOR NORTH JERSEY E-MAIL WB2FTX@ARRL.NET  OR  SOUTH JERSEY  E-MAIL KB2RTZ@QSL.NET

LIKE THE MARINES, New Jersey Traffic Handler's  is looking ror a few good people to move up to Net Control status. Maybe you've already had some experience in calling another net. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain some experience in keeping everything organized and moving along. Download the NCS Training Package , and dig in. Contact Dave WB2FTX OR STEVEN KB2RTZ   and They  will set you up for your first night calling A Net

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Traffic Nets Serving New Jersey

 

South Jersey Traffic Net 8:00 PM  DAILY 147.345 +   147.945  -  PL 127.3        Echolink KB2RTZ    NODE # 9385 UPDATED KB2RTZ   STEVE  NET MGR
Jersey Shore Traffic Net 7:30  PM    DAILY 146.910  -   PL  127.3              ECHOLINK NJ2AR-R   NODE #   290261
 
 
KC2VXI  RICK NET MGR  N1CRR CHARLES  ASS NET MGR
Central Jersey Traffic Net 8:00 pm daily 146.760 -PL 156.7     ECHOLINK K2GE-R NODE # 155481 KB2VRO  Jim Dry   NET MGR
NORTH Jersey VHF Net 7:30 pm daily 146.895 - PL 151.4   ECHOLINK WS2Q   NODE #  330007
 
KY2D  James A Kutsch, Jr  NET MGR
Union County Traffic Net 10:00 pm daily W2NJR LINKED SYSTEM  ECHOLINK W2NJR-R NODE'S #  NEW BLINKINGFINGERWA2NDA =Manahawkin  / W2MWH = W2LI / Kd2htz  = Martinsville .NEW BLINKINGFINGER {NOTE YOU MUST CONNECT TO 1 OF THE 3 STATIONS LISTED ABOVE TO USE ECHOLINK  TILL THE MAIN ECHOLINK IS FIXED  Thanks to ED Mike Drake for keeping it up and working till it gets fixed kudos to you guy's 2 THUMBS UP

 

SNJ/NNJ Section Nets 
 


NJ Phone Net (NJPN),  6:00 PM daily, and 9:00 AM Sunday 

3.950 MHz VOICE
 
KB2RTZ STEVEN A BROOMHEAD  NET MGR  
NJ CW Net    (NJN)  7:00 PM and {10:00 PM} (NOTE CLOSED)  daily  3.544 MHz  CW  WB2VUH  Robert F Weingaertner NET MGR 


Second Region Nets

 

 

2RN
 
2RN

6:30 PM daily
 

7:45  PM daily 1945 HRS
3.925 MHz      (Cycle 2)
 

3.565  MHZ     ( CYCLE 2 )
William R Fagan, Jr  NET MGR    VOICE
 

ANNE K FANELLI  NET MGR  CW
       
 

HF TRAFFIC NET'S 

NYSPTEN   NEW YORK STATE PHONE TRAFFIC EMERGENCY NET UPDATED FINGERSEE SCROLL AT TOP OF PAGE FINGER 3925 MHZ DAILY 6 PM
THIRD REGION  NTS NET  3RN 3.917 (3.913) 4:00 PM local
MEPN  MARYLAND EMERGENCY PHONE NET 3820 MHZ 5:00 PM LOCALUPDATED
WEST VIRGINIA PHONE NET 3811 MHZ 4:30 PM LOCAL
Kentucky Phone Net 3816 MHZ 2300 Central Time
CONNECTICUT  PHONE NET 3973 MHZ 6:00 PM LOCAL
New England Phone Net  3945 MHZ 8:45 AM  SUNDAY
North Carolina SSB Net 3938 MHZ 7:30 PM DAILY
Vermont Net 3975 MHZ 7:30 PM  DAILY
4 TH REGION EARLY NET 7222 MHZ 1:45 PM DAILY
4 TH REGION LATE  LATE 7222 MHZ 3:30 PM DAILY
VIRGINIA PHONE NET  EARLY - LATE SESSION   UPDATED 3947 MHZ 2:00 PM  and 3:30 PM  
VIRGINIA LATE NET - EVENING SESSION           UPDATED 3947 MHZ 10:00 PM DAILY
     
     

Eastern Area Nets LOCAL

SINGLE  SIDE BANDS    ( SSB) 
 
 
 
EAN  EASTERN AREA NET  2:30 PM DAILY    7.243  MHZ   LSB  
MORES CODE  (CW)  NET  2:30 PM   Sat-Sun  3.575 MHz     LSB 
 

OTHER HF NET'S

 

1865 Tomato Net    
Early Bird Transcontinental     
7272 Ragchew    
Breakfast Club    
Carrier Net    
Marconi Net    
Old Buzzards Net    
Rooster Net    
Sea Gull Net    
Wolverine Net    
Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association (EAWA)    
Maine Public Service Net    
THE 75 METER INTERSTATE SIDEBAND NET