Over time we knew that traffic loads would migrate from DX talk groups to more local ones, once the novelty of DMR wore off. Less QSOs on World Wide and North America TGs, more on TAC, State and Regional ones. As such, it appears that:
- New England Wide has become the de facto “Calling” Channel (also used for the Monday Net)
- Private and small Group QSOs migrate to the TACs (NETAC1 and 2, TAC310, etc.)
- Region North and Northeast are unnecessary
- State Talk Groups are popular for nets, small and large groups
As a recap, here are the Nets currently active on NEDECN:
Mon. 8 PM – New England Wide Net 3181
Mon. 9 PM – New England SWAP Net 3181 – BUY-SELL-TRADE
Tues. 8 PM- Vermont Net 3150
Wed. 8 PM- YCCC Contesting and DX Net
Thur. 8 PM- New Hampshire Net 3133
Fri. 8 PM- ME, CT, RI?
Sun. 8 PM- Providence Radio Assn. Net
New to 2m and 70cm (and therefore repeaters and DMR also)…
What is the implication of this statement?
“ Region North and Northeast are unnecessary”
My guess is that over time, these two distinctions were found to be unnecessary and have become misleading. Most traffic has migrated to local nets where signing on to North or Northeast got no response, or not the response expected?
Is the Worldwide TG history? I was fascinated by it for the first month or so but the novelty and utility quickly wore off.