Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WESCON NTS Net for May 2, 2017

WESCON 2017 May 02 Check-ins as recorded by N1DN

K1LYP JOHN, WALLINGFORD
KC1HHU ADDISON, MORRIS
KC1BXB MARIE, EAST HARTFORD
N1KHW BILLY, AVON
KB1NMO ETHYL, NEWINGTON
W1YSM ED, WALLINGFORD
N1URO BRIAN, UNIONVILLE
N1DN PHIL, WEST HARTFORD
W1AIU JOE, WATERBURY
KC1EER AMANDA, VERNON
KC1HGY STEVE, HOLYOAKE
N1KQG HERB, CHICOPEE

Monday, April 10, 2017

On experimentation and allocation of the radio spectrum

I'm catching up on stacks of print media and came across another great editorial by Tom Gallagher, NY2F, ARRL CEO.   While making the point for amateur experimentation in the 47 GHz band he states "...our best defense of spectrum has at its core vigorous and wide-ranging experimentation".    Mr. Gallagher continues with an interesting analogy defending the preservation of public microwave bands over doling out to commercial interests by asking "how much would the nation benefit from the sale of National Park Service land for commercial development?"

Nicely stated!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WESCON Traffic Net

WESCON NTS Traffic Net checkins for 2017Apr06 as recorded by N1DN:

K1HEJ LARRY
K1XFC PHIL
KT1NG TAD
K1MTD MARY
N1TAA TRAVIS
KC1GQH RICK
N1URO BRIAN
N1DN PHIL
KC1HHU ADDISON
KB1AGB JOHN
KC1EER AMANDA
KB1NMO ETHYL
K1STM ANNE
K1EIC BETSY
W1SVC STEVE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

N1DN Station Activity Report for March, 2017

N1DN - Station Activity Report

MO YR      Originated / Sent / Received / Delivered

Nov 16          0 / 6 / 18 / 4     Total 28
Dec 16          0 / 12 / 12 / 4   Total 28
Jan 17           0 / 9 / 21 / 3     Total 33
Feb 17          0 / 12 / 31 / 4    Total 47
Mar 17          0 / 32 / 24 / 6    Total 62

Public Service Honor Roll

MO YR         1          2          3          4          5          6          Total

Nov 16         33        28         0           0          0          10         71
Dec 16         40        28          0          0          0          10         78
Jan  17         19        33          0          0          0          10         62
Feb 17          24        40         0          0          0          10         74
Mar 17         32        40         0          0          0           10        82


Categories

1-Participation in a Service Net Check-in
2-Handling formal radiogram messages
3-Serving in an ARRL sponsored volunteer position
4-Participation in scheduled, short term, public service events
5-Participation in an unplanned emergency response
6-Develop and maintain a digital relay system, web page, or email list oriented toward amateur radio public service

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Eastnet / FlexNet Network Destination List

The following information on Packet Linked Nodes along the East Coast comes from the N1URO Packet site:

USA Eastnet/FlexNet Network Destinations
In the USA NorthEastern States Region:
In the USA State of Florida:

Rev. 05/24/08

  The following list of known destination calls are ax25 packet systems that
*may* be linked to the FlexNet network.  Most of these destinations calls are
nodes running PC/FlexNet-Digi or Xnet software. Others are non FlexNet systems
as indicated.
  Please note: Calls in this destination call list will *only* be included in
network destination tables if they are currently operational and a route to
them exist.

Destinations within the Northeastern States Region:

call    ssid   user    notes           area location
#
WMA Region:
N1URO          145.01                 WMA Ludlow, Hampden County, MA
 "      1-5    -1 Flexnet -2 DXNet -3 URONode/axMail-Fax -4 LinFBB -5 DXSpider
 "      6-9    3Net/xnet  P0 - 145.01 user, P1 - 9k6 link to K1YON-2
 "     11-11   WW Convers
 "     14-14   MFNOS Mail/Gateway/FlexIP router

CT Region:
K1YON   2-4    145.07  -4=BBS          CT   E Hartland, Hartford County, CT
KD1RY   2-4    145.03  -4=BBS          CT   Bethel, Fairfield County, CT
 "      0-0    ------ via KD1RY-2. F6FBB HF Pactor.
N4GAA   1-14   145.09  -4=BBS          CT   West Haven, New Haven County, NY
 "      3-3    URONode/axMail-Fax
 "     11-11   WW Convers
W1EDH   0-4    145.09  -4=BBS          CT   Glastonbury, Hartford Cty, CT
W1HAD   0-7    145.05  -4=BBS          CT   Shelton, Fairfield County, CT
W1WCG   2-5    145.05  -4=BBS          CT   North Haven, New Haven Cty, CT
W1WCG   0-0    ------ via W1WCG-2. Winlink Clasic  HF Pactor Gateway.

NJ Region:
K2UL    0-15   145.07  -4=BBS          CNJ  Hamilton Square, Mercer Cty, NJ
KB2SYD         ------via W2LV          NNJ  Wantage, Sussex County, NY
 "      5-5    DXSpider
 "      6-6    URONode/axMail-Fax
N2QAE   0-4    145.51  -4=BBS          NNJ  Schooleys Mtn, Morris County, NJ
NJ2AR   0-14   145.03  -4=BBS          CNJ  Lakehurst, Ocean County, NJ
W2LI    2-2    145.05  -4=BBS NetRom   NNJ  Murray Hill, Union County, NJ
W2LV    0-5    144.91  -4=BBS          NWJ  Culvers Lake, Sussex County, NJ
W2ZQ    0-4    145.05  -4=BBS          CNJ  W Trenton, Mercer County, NJ
WB2FTX  0-4    ------via WA2SNA -4=BBS NNJ  Butler, Morris County, NJ
 "      0-0    Winlink Clasic  HF Pactor NTS only. NTSNJ Eastern Area Net.
WB2ONA  1-1    MFNOS via WB2SNN IPGate CNJ  East Brunswick, Middlesex Cty, NJ
WA2SNA  0-4    145.01  -4=BBS          NNJ  Wanaque, Passaic County, NJ
WB2SNN  0-14   145.51  -4=BBS          CNJ  Sayreville, Middlesex Cty, NJ

EPA Region:
K3YTL   0-15   145.05  BBS=WA3LWR-4    EPA  Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Cty, PA
WA3LWR  0-14   145.01  -4=BBS          EPA  Scranton, Lackawanna Cty, PA
WB3DTG  2-4    144.97  -4=BBS          EPA  Bethlehem, Northampton Cty, PA

NLI Region:
K1IMD   2-8    144.91  BBS=WA2PNU-4    LI   Jamesport, Suffolk Cty, NY
K2APL   12-12  145.05  -4=BBS          NYC  Queens County, NY
KB2VLX  0-4    145.05  -4=BBS          NYC  East Bronx County, NY
KC2COJ  0-15   145.05  -4=BBS          NYC  Far Rockaway, Queens County, NY
N2NEI   0-12   145.07  -4=BBS          LI   Wainscott, Suffolk Cty, NY
N2NSA   1-1    MFNOS via KC2COJ IPGate NYC  Far Rockaway, Queens County, NY
N2NSA   9-15   ------  BBS=KB2VLX-4    NYC  Manhattan, New York Cty, NY
N2RQ    0-7    145.01  -4=BBS          NLI  East Meadow, Nasssau County, NY
NY2LI   0-7    145.05  BBS=WA2PNU-4    LI   Yaphank, Suffolk Cty, NY
NY2LI   8-15   147.03  BBS=WA2PNU-4    LI   Hauppague, Suffolk Cty, NY
WA2GUG  10-10  Telpack node via KC2COJ LI   New Hyde Park, Nassau County, NY
WB2CIK  0-14   145.07  BBS=WA2PNU-4    LI   West Hills, Suffolk, Cty, NY
WA2FNQ  0-15   145.05  -4=BBS          LI   Northport, Suffolk, Cty, NY
WA2PNU  0-13   145.99  -4=BBS          LI   Huntington, Suffolk, Cty, NY

ENY Region:
K2PUT   0-4    145.61  -4=BBS          ENY  Mt Ninham, Carmel, Putnam Cty, NY
KC2CWT  1-1    MFNOS via K2PUT IPGate  ENY  Mt Ninham, Carmel, Putnam Cty, NY
N2SQW   0-4    145.07  BBS=N2TY-4      ENY  Athens, Greene County, NY
N2TY    0-4    144.91  -4=BBS          ENY  N Greenbush, Rensselear County, NY
 "      5-5    URONode/axMail          ENY  Albany, Albany County, NY
 "      6-6    DXSpider
W2DMC   0-4    145.51  -4=BBS          ENY  Pomona, Rockland County, NY
WA2UMX  0-8    145.01  BBS=N2TY-4      ENY  Lk Nancy, Saratoga County, NY
WB2QJA  0-8    145.05  -4=BBS          ENY  White Plains, Westchester Cty, NY
WB2ZII  2-6    145.05  BBS=WB2QJA-4    ENY  N Valhalla, Westchester, NY
WB2ZII  9-14   145.09  BBS=WB2QJA-4    ENY  S Valhalla, Westchester, NY

NNY Region:
K2CC   10_10   144.99                  NNY  Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, NY
K2SLC   0-4    145.03   -4=BBS         NNY  Canton, St. Lawrence County, NY
KA2JXI  0-4    145.01   -4=BBS         NNY  Ogdenburg, St. Lawrence County, NY
N2TB    0-2    145.01                  NNY  Russel, St. Lawrence County, NY
WA2NAN  0-4    145.63                  NNY  Fine, St. Lawrence County, NY
WE2A    0-0             -4=BBS         NNY  Chaumont, Jefferson County, NY

CNY Region:
K1YHR   0-5    144.77                  CNY  Hannibal, Oswego County, NY
K2IWR   4-4    via KB2FAF-0 BBS        CNY  Homer, Cortland County, NY
K2JFK   0-10   144.97   -9=BBS         CNY  Clay, Onondaga County, NY
K2QQY   0-5    145.09   BBS=KB2VMC     CNY  Oswego EMO, Fulton, Oswego Cty, NY
KA2AON  0-5    145.69                  CNY  Oswego Fire Ctrl, Oswego Cty, NY
KB2FAF  0-8    145.73  -4=BBS          CNY  Cortland, Cortland County, NY
 "     10-10   via KB2FAF-0 LinuxXNet  CNY  Homer, Cortland County, NY
 "     12-12    "   "       DX Cluster
KC2APG 10-10            Club           CNY  Liverpool, Onondaga County, NY
N2MKH   0-10   144.91   -9=BBS         CNY  Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY
N2PKB   0-15   no user port            CNY  Stamford, Delaware County, NY
NC2C    0-6    147.48                  CNY  Cherry Valley, Otsego, County, NY
W2QYT   0-2    145.07                  CNY  Auburn, Cayuga County, NY
WA2QYT  0-2    145.785                 CNY  Owasco, Cayuga County, NY
WB2QKO  0-6    144.95                  CNY  Brantling Hill, Wayne County, NY

WNY Region:
K2CAN   -2=DXC, -3=BPQ GW, -4=BBS      WNY  Bristol, Ontario County. NY
K2HE    0-8    145.05         Club     WNY  Stockton, Chautauqua County, NY
K2JD    0-5    145.01                  WNY  Rochester, Monroe, NY
K2LHM   0-10   144.97  axudp to K2CAN  WNY  Bristol, Ontario County. NY
KB2VZS  0-4    145.09                  WNY  Fairport, Monroe County, NY
KB2WRM  0-15   145.59                  WNY  Knapps Creek, Cattaraugus Cty, NY
KC2DND  0-6    145.01                  WNY  Aurora, Erie County, NY
KC2DU   0-6    xxx.xx  axudp to K2CAN  WNY  Webster, Monroe County. NY
KC2HFQ  0-6    145.05   -1=BBS         WNY  Wawsaw, Wyoming County, NY
N2UON   0=15                           WNY  Dayton, Cattaraugus County, NY
N2YDF   0-6                            WNY  Buffalo, Erie County, NY
WA2AAZ  0-5    144.95   -0=BBS         WNY  Newark, Wayne County, NY

Destinations within the State of Florida:

call    ssid   user    notes           area location
#
K2BJG          145.09  -4=BBS          ECFL  Palm Bay, Brevard County, FL
 "      1-1    LinFBB
 "      2-4    -2 Flexnet 145.09 User  -4 BBS
 "      5-5    LinuxXnet
 "      6-6    DXSpider
 "     10-10   MFNOS FlexIP router
 "     11-11   Convers
 "     12-12   URONode/axMail-Fax
KA1ZFO  1-1    145.09  JNOS bbs        SWFL  Englewood, Charlotte County, FL
 "     14-14   LinuxXnet
KD4YAL  1-1    LinFBB                  WCFL  Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL
 "     14-14   LinuxXnet
KI4URF         145.01 v N4LEM-2        ECFL  Cocoa, Brevard County, FL
 "      4-4    LinFBB
 "      5-5    URONode/axMail-Fax
 "      6-6    DXSpider
 "     12-12   Telpac
N4LEM   2-4    145.01  -4=BBS          ECFL  Cocoa, Brevard County, FL
W4AC    0-0    145.61  JNOS bbs        SWFL  Venice, Sarasota County, FL
W4MLB   2-4    145.09  -4=BBS          ECFL  Melbourne, Brevard County, FL
W4OT    2-4    144.91  -4=BBS          ECFL  Vero Beach, Indian River Cty, FL
W4SLC   2-4    145.53  -4-BBS          ECFL  Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie Cty, FL
WA2UPK  2-4    145.07  -4-BBS          CFL   Orlando, Orange County, FL
WD4NKZ  1-1    145.07  JNOS bbs        SWFL  Venice, Sarasota County, FL
  "    14-14   LinuxXnet
WN3DHI  2-4    144.99  -4=BBS          ECFL  Mims, Brevard County, FL
-----

  On a FlexNet network, each FlexNet or Xnet node uses regular polling of its
linked neighbors to verify that these links are currently available for
network routing.  An autorouter at each FlexNet or Xnet node exchanges network
wide routing data with its FlexNet or Xnet node neighbors.  Whenever link
conditions change anywhere within the network, routing data is updated network
wide very quickly.  Other systems such as URONode obtain for their own use,
destination and routing data from linked FlexNet or Xnet neighbor nodes.

  A destination table with current network status info is maintained by each
FlexNet or Xnet node. It can be displayed by use of the <D>estination command.
In this table all destinations, where the autorouter knows a way to, are
shown.

  This destination list can usually be found by use of the <A> command on any
FlexNet-Digi node or within the FBB BBS Users directory of an associated bbs.

  This list is distributed via the Packet Network whenever it has been updated
with new information.  Look for a Bulletin, FLXDST @ NESBBS

  This list is maintained by Bob, K2BJG.  Please forward: additions,
corrections, etc to:  Packet:  K2BJG@K2BJG.#ECFL.FL.USA.NOAM
                      Internet: k2bjg@cfl.rr.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Radiogram Signature



"The place of Origin relates to the signature, and should make sense to the addressee as the place the signing party is located.  It stays with the message to the point of delivery.  ...  The Place of Origin given in the Preamble is the location of this individual."

Words of good will, such as "Best Wishes" or "Sincerely" are placed in the text of the message.

Of note, full information about the person for whom the message is originated should be included in the signature to allow them to be contacted if needed.  For example,

(SIG) PHIL N1DN IN CONNECTUCT SKCC 6482




Sunday, March 26, 2017

C.E.R.T. Teams in Connecticut

Connecticut Statewide Citizen Corps Council Advisory Committee

83 Certified CERT teams &1 Fire Corps Unit
(effective 4 June 2014)

DEMHS Region 1 – Bridgeport; CTSART; Fairfield; Greenwich; Monroe; New Canaan; Stamford; Stratford; Weston; Westport; and Wilton (11)


DEMHS Region 2 - Ansonia; Bethany; Branford; CTSART; Durham; East Haven; Hamden; Killingworth/VSEMA; Milford; New Haven; Orange; Seymour; University of New Haven; West Haven (14)


DEMHS Region 3 - Andover; Avon Fire Corps; Bolton; Bristol; Burlington; Canton; CTSART; East Haddam; East Hartford; East Hampton; Ellington; Enfield; ESPN; Farmington; Granby; Hartford; Manchester; Middletown; New Britain; Newington; Portland; RHAM Video Unit - Somers; South Windsor; Southington; Stafford; Vernon; Wesleyan Univ; West Hartford and Windsor Locks (30)


DEMHS Region 4 - Canterbury; Chaplin/Hampton; Coventry; CTSART; Eastern CSU; East Lyme/Waterford; Groton; Scotland, Windham; and Willington (10)


DEMHS Region 5 - Bethel; CTSART; Danbury; Danbury Ham; Goshen; Litchfield; Litchfield Hills (regional team sponsored by Goshen); Naugatuck; New Milford;  Newtown; Prospect; Redding; Ridgefield; Southbury; Thomaston; Torrington; Walcott; Winchester/Winsted; and Woodbury (19)