- Modes of Operation -
SSB
Amateur Radio Station -- K1TMA
CW
AM FM SSB
APRS Packet RTTY PSK-31 SSTV
     SSB is the mode of operation I use to carry out my
responsibilities as the Net Manager for the First Region Net.

     Typically, I operate LSB on either 3948 KHz or 7233 KHz five days a week (two days off).

     At 1:00 o'clock, every day Monday through Friday,
I am on the Cycle II Session FM to either pick up or
deliver traffic on the Mt.Greylock machine (146.910 MHz).  Then, at 1:45 I go on either 3948 KHz or 7233 KHz for the First Region Net.

     Presently, I hold the net on 40 meters during the first
session and 80 meters on the second session.  Radio 
propagation requires it presently.  Winter has been weird this year (2002-2003).  Usually, Winter requires we operate on 80 meters for both sessions; however, this year has been very different in radio frequency propagation and there are times in which we must stay on 40 meters for both sessions.

     During the summertime there is no contest.  We must confine our operations on 40 meters for both sessions. 80 meters is useless until well past 4:00 o'clock in the after- noon when the whole world opens up for us.

     Then, finally, 7:00 o'clock in the evening, on the Mt.
Tom machine (146.940 MHz), I will participate with the
Cycle IV Session again to either pick up or deliver traffic.