Sep 242011

There is a new way to have fun with Amateur Radio’s National Traffic System.  Find yourself a Pen Pal !


A new Yahoo! Group has been formed where you can submit your name and callsign to a database to become a Pen Pal participant.  Other members could pick you to be their NTS Pen Pal, and you can do the same.  To join, visit this Yahoo! Group:


A brief description from the NTSPenPal group:

The purpose of the NTS pen pal program is to gain new friends within amateur radio through the national traffic system. This traffic flow will become a consistent path through the NTS. To get started go to the database page to place your name, call letters, city, & state in order to get on the Pen Pal list. To gain a new pen pal simply look through the list and choose an area of the United States you would like to correspond with someone. Write a radiogram message to the individual you choose, inviting them to be your NTS pen pal. Next, just bring your traffic to any traffic net of your choice.

You will need to wait for an administrator of the Yahoo Group to approve your membership with the group.  I hope this will be an interesting way to get more amateur radio operators to participate in the National Traffic System program.


Phil / w2lie
Nassau County VHF Traffic Net Manager
Jul 022011

NTS LogoWe meet every night at 19:30 local hours on the 146.805 repeater. Any licensed amateur radio operator of technician class or higher may join the net.

This is a local ARRL NTS net and meets for the purpose of handling formal third party traffic, into, through and out of the Nassau County area, provided it is of legal origin and destination.

Any Station who is new to the National Traffic System and would like to learn more should read the NTS Introduction Presentation from the ARRL’s Website.

Apr 202011

K2TV is now operational as a Digital Relay Station on HF winlink representing the New York City/Long Island section.

A message from K2TV:

I will be receiving NLI traffic via the W2SFD Pactor MBO.  Hopefully this will expedite traffic in and out of NLI.
WB2FTX is putting me in for a Digital Relay Station appointment. We are still in the process of organizing the Suffolk County VHF traffic net and will be running the W2EAG Trafic Handling Course on the air once it starts.

N 2NFI/R on 145.370 (136.5 PL) and the W2GSB/R ON 223.860 (156.7 pl) will be used connected via IRLP.
Monday, Wednsday and Friday at 7:15 PM are the tentative beginning times and frequencies.
Anyone interested please contact K2TV at

Apr 062011

Effective Immediately, the Nassau County VHF Traffic Net will take place on the WB2CYN repeater – 147.135Mhz (+) pl-114.8hz.

The Primary Repeater, 146.805Mhz, will be down for the next few week and we invite all those interested in NTS to join our net on 147.135Mhz.

Phil / w2lie

Apr 062011



The Big Apple Traffic net will be holding a training net this Wednesday, April 6, 2011 after their 8pm net

We will be patching the 146.805 (WB2WAK) Repeater into the net, so you don’t need to worry about not hearing the net.

The agenda for the training is an abbreviated introduction to the NTS and will follow the ARRL Presentation tailored to NLI.   KC2LEB published a PowerPoint to accompany the training session.  You may download it here:  NTS NLI_2011
Everyone is welcome to participate or listen into this training net.


For those interested in listening to the training, but can not hear the WB2WAK repeater, here are you options:

From Northern Staten Island: 440.550 (+) PL 141.3
From Southern Staten Island: 445.125 (-)  PL 141.3
From Echolink: KC2LEB/R Node #132967
From IRLP: Reflector 9056
The Big Apple Traffic Net Website


73 de  W2LIE
Nassau County VHF Traffic Net Manager