FLORIDA NTS TRAFFIC NETS

NOFARS member “Cope” Copeland, K4JTD is a longtime net operator. His station includes both modern gear and homebrew items. See the equipment description below the net listings.

LOCAL KHZ NET NAME
TIME

0655……………..3940……………FPTN….Florida Phone Traffic Net

1200……………..7242……………FMTN….Florida Midday Traffic Net

1700……………..7242………….TPTN….Tropical Phone Traffic Net

1800……………..3940……………FAST……Florida Amateur Sideband Traffic Net (Early)

1830……………..7051……………FMSN…..Florida Medium Speed CW Net (5-13 wpm)

1900……………..3651…………..QFN……..Florida CW Traffic Net Early Session (18 wpm)

1930……………..3950…………..NFPN…Northern Florida Phone Net

2200……………..3651……………QFN…….Florida CW Traffic Net Late Session (18 wpm)

2230……………..3940……………FAST…..Florida Amateur Sideband Traffic Net (Late)

OTHER FLORIDA NETS

TIME/DAY KHZ NET NAME

0730 Sat………………………3940…………….AIN……….ARRL Information Net

0800 Sat…………………….. 3940…………….SFAN……Southern Florida ARES Net

0900 Except Sunday….3950…………….NFAN……Northern Florida ARES Net

1930 Mon…………………..28390 …………..WWD…….Wacky Wing Ding Society Net

TIME MHZ NET NAME

2000 Mon……………….146.7/444.4 Rptr….WWD….Wacky Wing Ding Society Net

1930 Tues………………145.45 Rptr……………………..Marietta Trading Post

1830 Weds……………..147.00 Rptr…….TCEN……Tri County Emergency Net

1930 Weds……………..146.7/444.4 Rptr…………….Duval County ARES Net

2000 Weds…………….146.625 Rptr……SJCEN….St. Johns County Emergency Net

2015 Weds…………….145.37 Rptr…………………….Putnam County ARES Net

2030 Weds…………….146.625 Rptr………………….Skywarn Net

1930 Sat…………………146.46 FM……….SNN………Saturday Night Simplex Net

1930 Sun………………..146.67 Rptr……..CCEN….Clay County Emergency Net

ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

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NOFARS member and ARRL Section Traffic Manager Earl Leach, WX4J has a web page which includes reports of interest to message handlers. CLICK HERE to access.

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K4JTD EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION

SEE PHOTO AT TOP OF PAGE

Equipment on the desk from left to right: Kenwood TS-2000; homebrew paddle; MFJ paddle, Heath keyer; Vibroplex bug manufactured by J.H. Bunnell for Army Signal Corp use during World War II; Triumph design straight key mounted on a wedge of cherry wood

On the desk shelf from left to right: antenna switch; tray to hold parts; pen/pencil holder in shape of a world globe; antenna tuner topped by SWR meter; homebrew transistorized receiver [1973 vintage and still works]; homebrew crystal-controlled 80 meter and up transmitter with a Japanese S-2001A tube final

Lower wall shelf (Above top desk shelf and below books): AC/DC television; speaker; replica of 1916 receiver using a two-slider tuner, Atwater Kent dial and a galena crystal holder which Cope’s dad, whose call was HC, helped design. Cope’s father worked for William B. Duck Radio, a pioneer manufacturer of radio parts in Toledo, Ohio.
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ARRL RADIOGRAM NUMBERS

These are used to abbreviate commonly sent message greetings, status reports, etc. When substituting these numbers for text in a message, spell out the numbers and use the prefix ARL. For example instead of 57, use ARL FIFTY SEVEN. Click here for a reference listing the ARL radiogram numbers.