The ARRL and RRI are putting some focus on how to take advantage of existing NTS/RRI traffic network infrastructure and provide the capability to pass served-agency ICS-213 traffic on these networks.
Many ARES operators are not necessarily familiar with the NTS or how to pass radiogram traffic. This is a good skill to have, and can even earn you points on Field Day. If you are outside of Ohio ARES District 10 and would like to participate, please do, all are welcome.
District 10 Monthly Exercise – October 2020:
- Goal: Every D10 ARES member originates a Radiogram to KM8V or AB8M.
- Send via existing NTS net:
- Ohio Single Sideband Net – http://ossbn.org/
- Tri-County Traffic Net – http://tricountytraffic.net/
- Buckeye Net – https://buckeyenetweb.wordpress.com/
- OHDEN – http://arrl-ohio.org/SEC/ohden/index.html
- Burning River Traffic Net – https://www.qsl.net/brtn
- Try to send via a phone net for this exercise, not Winlink.
- How to send a Radiogram – http://www.ws1sm.com/Message-Handling.html
- Send a radiogram to Jon or Doug between Oct 11 and Oct 31 2020
- Radiogram body contents – answer these questions (25 words total max):
- Trivia question: What do the Amateur Radio Stations NA1SS and RS0ISS have in common?
- Do you have Winlink capability on VHF?
- Would you check-in to a monthly District 10 Net?
- Address radiogram to one of below:
DOUG DEVER AB8M
BROADVIEW HTS OH 44147
JON ANHOLD KM8V
FAIRVIEW PARK OH 44126
- Check in to the Black River Radio Ops Monday Winlink / Packet Net
- Every Monday: http://www.nw8s.com/news/brro-monday-packet-net/
- Note: There are no points