STM Report

Wisconsin Section

October 2018

 

The Importance of Messages

FAQ # 207 Are the messages we hear on our nets important? Sure they are. Some might question the value of the messages we relay. It seems to them that the information we transfer isn't of high importance, so why do we bother? Couldn't we just call the recipient with our cell phone? Well, that's the point. We do it for the times that the cell phone isn't working.

When we pass someone and say, "Hello," "Good Morning," or "Hot enough for you?" we aren't really exchanging information - but it is important to say those greetings to recognize the other person, to be polite, to test the system.

Before any significant, sizeable meeting -- such as a national political convention, a large congregation's church service, or a sold-out rock concert -- some sound technician walks up to a microphone and says something like, "Testing. One, two, three. . ." (Or "Czech one, two, three" or "Norwegian, one, two, three" but I digress.) Those words certainly don't carry important information, but it is extremely important that they be said. If they're not, how will the technician know if the system is functioning properly? So it is with our nets. We run them to exercise the system - including our equipment, our knowledge, and our skills.

Exercises such as the Simulated Emergency Test, Field Day, a public service event, or daily traffic nets are valuable because of the training they provide. When we test equipment, procedures or ourselves, it makes us a better team for doing what we do.

Is the content of all of our the messages of high importance? Sometimes, maybe not. Is it important that we use those messages for practice? Always. 73 -- K9LGU/STM

 

WISCONSIN SECTION MONTHLY NET ACTIVITY

October 2018

NET QNI CHECK-INS QTC TRAFFIC QTR TIME SSNS SESSIONS NM
BWN 1017 1155 2428 31
K9LUK for W9IXG
BEN 403 545 897 32 NX9K
WSBN 529 237 1008 31 KN9P
WSSN 188 108 444 31 KB9ROB
WIN/E 132 126 308 31 WB9ICH
WIN/L 144 71 282 31 W9RTP

WRACES HF

86 12 174 4 WB9WKO
WRACES VHF 37 0 40 1 W9REL

WRACES- DIGITAL

222 1190 7200 5 KB9MMC
W DSTAR 87 1 158 8 AB9FT
totals 2845 3445 12939 205

 



WISCONSIN SECTION
STATION ACTIVITY SUMMARY
October2018

STATION

ORIG

RCVD

SENT

DLVD

TOTAL

WB9WKO

9

832

747

8

1596 - BPL

NX9K

342

167

490

2

1001 - BPL

K9LGU

0

132

144

0

276

AG9G

0

168

95

0

263

N9VC

0

179

72

0

251

KA9BAE

0

63

60

0

123

WD9FLJ

0

50

46

1

97

KN9P

0

46

16

6

68

W9UW

0

27

32

0

59

KB9ROB

0

40

9

5

54

K9GU

0

0

31

0

31

N9KQ

0

0

31

0

31

WB9ICH

0

17

2

0

19

W9AUA

0

7

6

2

15

K9GDF

0

13

1

0

14

W9RNA

0

2

0

2

4

K9ILJ

0

2

0

0

2



WISCONSIN SECTION
P S H R SUMMARY
October 2018

POSSIBLE POINTS >

40

nets

40

tfc

30

appt

5 /hr.

sked events

5 /hr.

emrg events

10ea

bbs/ web pg


CALL

1

2

3

4

5

6

T

WB9WKO

40

40

30

30

40

0

180

K9LGU

40

40

30

40

0

0

150

AG9G

40

40

20

25

0

0

125

AG9G- AUG

40

40

20

20

0

0

120

N9VC

40

40

20

15

0

0

115

NX9K

40

40

20

15

0

0

115

KN9P

40

40

20

10

0

0

110

K9ILJ

8

2

20

10

10

20

70