A recent discussion on the Radiogram listserv got me wondering about my traffic handling numbers since I started working in NTS in 2010. Here's what I came up with:
In 2010 I handled 960 messages, sending 250 of my own. In 2011, however, I handled 1658, creating 365 myself. That's a ~73% increase in messages handled over 2010! What's funny is looking at the numbers I took a break at the beginning of 2011 and didn't really start handling traffic seriously until September. I handled the majority of my messages during the last quarter of 2011. I'm hoping the trend continues and the NTS continues to be a strong component of the ARRL.