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for the Western NY Section

of the ARRL's   Atlantic Division



(updated 10/22/2020)

The WDN has a new email reflector! Learn more at https://groups.io/g/WesternDistrictNet

The WDN has learned of several new NTS-related websites that might interest our membership.

NTS NYS Traffic Routing can assist with routing traffic in New York State.

NTS Penpal is a new site created by K8AMH that lets you connect with other hams over NTS! Find out more at https://www.ntspenpal.com/.

NTS Trivia lets you play NTS-related trivia in your web browser. Learn more at https://www.ntstrivia.com/.


Who/What/Where/When is WDN?

The Western District Net is part of the amateur radio National Traffic System and covers the 13 Western New York Counties. It is a means of sending and/or receiving messages (Emergency, Priority, Welfare, or other) as a free public service in case of an emergency.

We meet daily at 2130 eastern time Tuesday thru Sunday on the 145.39 Mhz repeater which is in Delevan, New York and on Mondays on the Backup Repeater on 146.640 (PL of 141.3) in Wethersfield, New York for the purpose of handling formal written traffic, and training in Traffic Handling. We also check the 146.625 repeater in Pomfret, NY.

  Buffalo area: 145.39 MHz
  Rochester area: 146.640 MHz
  Southern Tier: 145.39 MHz

(Photo by Vince, N2JRS)

Net Managers  

Net Manager for WDN is:        Gary, KB2YAA

Assistant Net Manager for WDN is:        Tim, KD2IWN  - As of 9/14/2017

Net Manager for VHF THIN Net is:        Gary, KB2YAA

Section Manager for Western NY Section is:        Laura N2LJM

Section Traffic Manager for Western NY Section is:        Matt K2EAG

WDN 2019 Picnic Group Shot

WDN Picnic Pictures

WDN Picnic Pictures 2005

WDN Picnic Pictures 2014 (html format) - 1/12/2015

WDN Picnic Pictures 2016 (html format) - New 9/18/2016

WDN Picnic Pictures 2019 (html format) - New 3/20/2022

WDN Member Documents

WDN Member Guide (html format)

WDN Preamble (html format) - Updated 6/1/2016

Current WDN Duty Roster (html format) - Updated 4/6/2023

WDN History (html format) - Updated 3/29/2021

NTS Reference Documents

ARRL Numbered Radiogram (pdf format) (ARRL document FSD-3)

ARL FORTY SEVEN example (html format)

ARRL Radiogram Form (html format)

Printable ARRL Radiogram Form (pdf format)

New York State county listing (pdf format) ("New York State Communities, Publication 717" dated 9/99)

View local calling areas in and around Rochester, NY (pdf format) (What exchanges can call what exchanges)

MPG Guide - Methods and Practices Guide - View/Download The MPG Guide From The ARRL Web Page

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NTS Tutorials

CW Netiquette (html format) For CW Operators and Nets

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Last Updated: 04/06/2023