Temporary TCC Lima/Victor

Thu 03 November 2011

A while back I had told Marcia KW1U that I'd like to try a TCC slot one day to see what it's all about.  Yesterday was that day.  The Lima schedule goes from the second cycle of the Eastern Area Net (EAN) to the Central Area Net (CAN) and the Victor schedule comes back from CAN with any traffic heading east.  When I checked into EAN as the Central Receive (with two through) I was told that I had a station with two messages for Central.  This is going to be easy I thought.  I can surely take four messages over to another net.  What I wasn't ready for, though, was the nearly twenty messages I received from CAN to bring back!  I had a lot of fun, though, and while I couldn't hear 1RN or 2RN nets when I listened for them I was able to deliver all my traffic, mostly going to Massachusetts and Ontario, over the NTSD.

I had a lot of fun and can hardly wait to do it again.  If you are an amateur radio operator in the United States or Canada I'd recommend getting involved in NTS especially at the local/section level.

By Sparks, Category: Radio

Tags: National Traffic System (NTS) /