Posts Tagged ‘OPN’

1530hrs 2nd Region Net (2rn-1530)

June 28, 2010

From the email inbox comes the following:

TO ALL 2RN OPERATORS; EFFECTIVE AFTER JUNE 30TH SECOND REGION NET SESSIONS AT 330 PM WILL CEASE OPERATION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE X

NET CONTROL AND LIAISON STATIONS ARE THANKED FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS THREE MONTH TRIAL OPERATION X

73 BILL W2MTA

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We do however meet with the 2nd region (2RN) at 1345hrs and 1830hrs daily on 3.925 to pass traffic.

73

Bob Sharp Net Manager OPN

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Addition to the NCS Roster

February 25, 2010

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I am pleased to announce that James VE3TPZ from Stratford Ontario has agreed to step in and give us a hand on the Wednesday opening while Ian Ve3HMS is off recovering from some medical issues.

James is an experienced Traffic Handler and well versed in the ways of NTS and is a welcome addition to the team.

73bob

Bob Sharp VA3QV Net Manager Ontario Phone Net

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for February 20, 2010

February 20, 2010

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for February 20, 2010

NATIONAL NEWS


ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

1. Great Lakes Net Time Change

Effective February 15, the Great Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net
(GLETN) has changed its operating time from 6:30 pm Eastern to 7 pm
Eastern Time. As band conditions improve the net will move back to 8
pm in half-hour increments.

— Grant Watson K8VFZ, via Shawn Gartley VE3PSV

2. CW Operators Needed

Glenn Killam VE3GNA, Section Traffic Manager for the Ontario Section,
is looking for operators to visit some of the CW Traffic Nets to pick
up any traffic destined for Ontario.

Glenn suggests that you monitor the following frequencies:

Empire State Slow Speed Net (ESS) 7 pm 3576 kHz.
Second Region Net (2RN) Cycle 4 early 7:45 pm, late 9:30 pm 3576 kHz.
Hit and Bounce Slow Speed Net (HBSN) 7:30 am 3576 kHz
Hit and Bounce Net (HBN), 8:30 am 7042 kHz weekdays, 7114 kHz Saturday
and Sunday.

If you have questions, email Glenn, ve3gna (at) xplornet (dot) ca.

— Ontario Phone Net Blog

ITEMS OF INTEREST

3. IARU Agrees Emergency Frequencies

All three regions of the International Amateur Radio Union have
agreed on three global Center of Activity (CoA) frequencies for use
in the event of emergencies: 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz. When no
emergency operations are being conducted, these frequencies are open
for normal amateur usage.

— ARRL Contest Update

4. Ham Radio Deluxe Software

Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) is a suite of free Windows programs providing
computer control for commonly used transceivers and receivers. HRD
also includes logging, mapping, satellite tracking, and the program
Digital Master 780 (DM780) which supports many digital modes.

HRD is designed for Windows 2000 or higher (XP, Vista, 7), also
Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) is required. Download it from
http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com

— Handi-Ham News

5. ITU Digitizes Historical Archives

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched the
“History of ITU Portal,” at http://www.itu.int/history This is part of a
project to digitize, catalogue, and make freely available the ITU’s
historical documents since its founding in 1865. This includes
documents from early telegraph and telephone conferences, as well as
Radiocommunication Conferences since 1903.

— ARRL Web

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

SET Report -FYI

October 5, 2009

At this time I thought I would bring you up to speed on how things went on the HF Radio side of things during Saturdays SET Exercise.

The Ontario Phone Net in support of Emergency Management Ontario (EMO ARES) supplied Net Control Stations on 3.742 in the 80m band from 0830 hrs to 1500 hours and then again from 1830hrs to 2100 hrs.

Although at this time I do not have all the reports in from the Net Control Stations I can proudly say that we were able to conduct a Province Wide 80m HF Net under what could be called not the best conditions.

All Parts of the Province were heard from (Eastern Ontario to North Western Ontario and all areas in between) at one time or another on the 80m during this Simulated Emergency Test.

Part two of the test will be conducted on Wednesday October 7th… once again on 3.742 with 7.153 as a back up frequency… starting at 0900 hrs and finishing at 1300 hrs

Once the reports are all in and tallied I will post a more detailed report here that will also be submitted to RAC Ontario Section (STM) and  Emergency Management Ontario (EMO ARES) but for now believe me when I make the following statement:

“We Did Good!!!”

73bob

Bob Sharp VA3QV– Net Manager Ontario Phone Net