June 2017

STM Report

Wisconsin Section

July 2017

Calling All Calls

FAQ #192 – What's an STM Report you'd like to recycle? I like this one.

When my wife and I were married, 52 years ago, I remember the minister calling me David several times before I interrupted him. My XYL and I joked that, had I not said anything, the ceremony might not be valid. I suppose he just didn't know me well enough to remember my name. When we use a person's name, we demonstrate that we care enough to remember it. That's why even salespeople try to endear themselves to us by learning our names and then repeatedly using them as they sell. Although I'm not a big believer in that irritating technique, I do believe it's a good idea to learn and use someone's name appropriately. And, in Amateur Radio, name = call letters.

The importance of getting calls correct has been mentioned before in terms of a net control paying attention to details. True, if the call isn't right, the station may not answer. Records reflecting station activity will be inaccurate. Perhaps most importantly, getting the call right shows we care about the holder of the call.

I recall when I had to service an undeliverable message to a station on the East Coast, address inaccurate, phone not listed. As I attempted to look up the address of the orginating station, I discovered that the call had never been assigned. Hmmm. Using those handy data bases now available on the Internet, I checked a list of hams in the city of origin and discovered some letters in the call had been transposed. Then, again with the help of cyberspace, I found a listed phone number for my return traffic. It was gratifying to solve the mystery, but a little care in copying the call letters as the message was passed along could have saved some time.

Every detail counts. Yes, we're amateurs, but we should still be precise in what we do. This becomes especially important in ARES/RACES operation. The particulars in a message take on greater importance in times of need. Does a message number matter? You bet it does if there should be a record or if there's going to be a reply. It does if someone needs to check the sequence in which it was sent. Does the priority matter? It certainly makes a difference when a net control organizes how traffic will be sent. Handling instructions? Read them and decide. Every item in a formal message is there for a reason -- station of origin, place of origin, time, date, etc. Without these essential parts, without the right call letters, the right name, everything might be different. Even my wife might have been married to David instead of to me. 73 – K9LGU/STM-WI

WISCONSIN SECTION MONTHLY NET ACTIVITY

JULY 2017

NET

QNI

CHECK-INS

QTC

TRAFFIC

QTR

TIME

SSNS

SESSIONS

NM

BWN

1687

2206

4217

31

W9IXG

BEN

397

645

872

31

NX9K

WSBN

494

409

926

31

KN9P

WSSN

174

45

408

31

KB9ROB
WIN/E

159

83

265

31

WB9ICH

WIN/L

165

63

287

31

W9RTP

WRACES HF

67

18

164

5

WB9WKO

WRACES VHF

NO REPORT




W9REL

WRACES- DIGITAL

90

577

4320

3

KB9MMC

W DSTAR

108

9

179

9

AB9FT

totals

3341

4055

11638

203


STATION ACTIVITY SUMMARY

July 2017

STATION

ORIG

RCVD

SENT

DLVD

TOTAL

NX9K

638

221

899

1

1759 - BPL

WB9WKO

2

580

561

7

1150 - BPL

N9VC

0

202

65

0

267

KA9BAE

1

91

80

3

175

WD9FLJ

0

77

63

2

142

AG9G

0

39

88

0

127

WA9QIB

0

45

47

22

114

KN9P

0

43

16

18

77

W9UW

0

26

34

0

60

KB9ROB

0

36

7

8

51

K9LGU

0

12

34

0

46

WB9WHG

0

28

5

12

45

W9RTP

2

25

6

2

35

K9IBM

0

2

25

2

29

K9GU

0

0

26

0

26

WB9ICH

0

20

2

0

22

K9ILJ

0

13

4

3

20

K9GDF

0

18

1

0

19

KA9EOK

0

5

1

4

10

P S H R SUMMARY

July 2017

POSSIBLE POINTS >

40

nets

40

tfc

30

appt

5 /hr.

sked evnts

5 /hr.

emrg evnts

10ea

bbs/ web pg


CALL

1

2

3

4

5

6

T

WB9WKO

40

40

30

40

10

0

160

AG9G

40

40

20

25

0

0

125

K9LGU

40

40

30

0

10

0

120

N9VC

40

40

20

0

0

20

120

KN9P

40

40

20

10

0

0

110

NX9K

40

40

20

0

0

0

100

WA9QIB

40

40

0

0

0

0

80

K9ILJ

27

20

0

10

0

20

73

KA9EOK

40

10

0

10

5

0

65

 
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