The

B R T N
The Burning River Traffic Net




We meet every evening at 9:30 PM local time on the W8HF repeater*. The purpose of this net is to handle formal written traffic to and from the Cleveland area and all of North Central Ohio. Also to provide training in traffic handling procedures. We welcome all radio amateurs regardless of your level of traffic handling experience. Your net control this evening is;

Monday - Dave, -W8DJG
Tuesday - Net Control Station needed
Wednesday - Net Control Station needed
Thursday - Doug, -AB8M (with comment round)
Friday - Net Control Station needed
Saturday - Net Control Station needed
Sunday - Net Control Station needed

* Primary; W8HF /R - 145.230 MHz  Minus offset. PL 110.9
* Secondary; KC8BED /R - 147.150 MHz Plus offset. PL 110.9
* Really bad days; 146.490 MHz  Simplex


The Burning River Traffic Net (BRTN) was started in the mid to late 70's by Will Wilson, -WA8HED (SK) and others. Records indicate that Will was the Net Manager from 1979 until 1997. In 1997 both Will and Ron West, -N8OD, formerly N8RBE shared the Net Manager role. In December of 1997 Lew Parsons, -N8IXF (SK) took over the Net Manager position until only his health no longer allowed him to so in November of 2012. A that time, he appointed Dave, -W8DJG to be Net Manager.

The BRTN is over forty years old and still going strong.

BRTN Net Managers
1979 - 1997 Will Wilson, -WA8HED (SK)
1997 - 1998 Will Wilson, -WA8HED (SK) & Ron, N8OD
1998 - 2012 Lew Parsons, -N8IXF (SK)
2012 - 2019 Dave, -W8DJG
2019 - 2020 Keith, -KD8GXL
2020 - 2021 Dave, -W8DJG


Check in to preserve, teach and or learn traffic handling skills. You will meet some interesting people and most likely make a few new contacts that may turn into life long friends.

Help keep the tradition alive.


[If you were a net control station or have more information concerning the history of the BRTN please email us.]





contact us at "thebrtn (at) gmail dot com"
Webpage created 11-23-2011 by KD8GXL.  Updated 2021.07.06 by W8DJG