ARRL Voting for Director Begins

The ARRL has mailed ballots to all members for return mail and I recieved mine today.

There are three candidates to choose from.

Please read the inside literature carefully before you mail the ballot and make sure to put a first class stamp on the envelope before you mail it.

Good luck to all three prospects.

Your vote counts !

E.P.T.N. Stronger than ever !

As of yesterday, the net took in 17 checkins from the Md. WV. Va. Pa. Region.

Thanks to Tim, KD8QOR and all of our net controls, for performing an excellent net, which is encouraging more listening hams to check in .



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EPTN Net Manager

EPTN now has 7 Net Controls !

Greetings fellow net members and curious Georges out there.

The net now has 7 day a week coverage, with the addition today of Dave, KC3SSX , of Hagerstown, Md. We now have a full roster of net controls for the first time ever since the net was re-activated in 2013.

“It certainly is a moment” commented Bob Rice, KG4RRN, the net manager.

“Just thinking about all of the logistical work it took to run the net, how much better we have to make it.”

So thanks to all of the net controls for sticking with the net ,and Rousseau and Tony, for helping us make our presence known.

We are now averaging 10 checkins daily….

Appreciate all the support from the regional ham community.

No net can exist without it !


Bob Rice, KG4RRN/8

Net Manager, EPTN

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Eastern Panhandle Traffic Net (EPTN)

An ARRL Affiliated West Virginia VHF Net, supporting NTS message handling daily, on the 147.255+ PL 123.0 WB8YZV repeater.

Net Manager – Bob Rice, KG4RRN 

Assistant Net Manager-

Rousseau Richards,  KC4RCR

HF Traffic Manager – Rob Barry,  KD8YWF 

Greeting fellow Amateurs, and Welcome to our Net
We meet 7 nights a week at 6:45PM, to pass formal written traffic as a public service into and out of the local area of Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties, in West Virginia.
Please contact me at if you would like to volunteer to be a Net Control.eptn logo 1

The EPTN supports several other nets and liaison with the West Virginia Phone Net. (HF) and the ARES nets on VHF and UHF.
Please join us to learn how to be a net control, or try your hand at making or delivering message traffic. It is a great way to learn how it has been done, for over 50 years, and it is still relevant today 73⤵
We always are looking for aspiring hams to assist us with net control and will train you to be a net control. Please contact any net control or the net manager or asst net manager on the repeater or email address.