- Written by Jim Duncan
- Category: Uncategorised
- Published: 29 December 2013
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Welcome to NATA!
We're glad you have checked us out! What you have discovered is the North American Traffic and Awards net. This net originated in 1977 as an extension of the Bicentennial WAS net started by AA4US. When the Bicentennial year was over there was a desire on the part of the participants to keep the net going to help others work toward WAS. NATA ceased operations in the mid-1980's and was brought back in 2009 to serve amateurs everywhere in North America and the surrounding countries!
We are here for YOU!
You will find NO politics here.
We do not have officers. Everyone is a willing volunteer.
We are NOT a club and have NO desire to become one!
You WILL find our net approach will maximize the contacts YOU make each night. No waiting around for 2 or 3 hours and only logging 1 or 2 contacts.
There are no rigid rules here. We go with the flow! NCS has complete discretion on how each session is run and will adapt to the circumstances, special stations, newcomers, etc. as they present themselves.
There are no memberships and, best of all, our awards are FREE! (subject to using our online application and retrieval system, $3.00 charge otherwise to cover postage and printing costs only).
You will find our net schedule by clicking on the SCHEDULE tab at the top of the every page on the website. We encourage you to check out our schedule and check in with us!
The best way to find out who's on the net and to log your contacts is to use the NATA LIVE! WEBAPP . You can join us anytime day or night by clicking the NATA LIVE! button at the top of this page.
Checking in to our nets is done by choosing one of these two methods:
via the NATA LIVE! WebApp
No QSL cards are required for our awards. You need only complete the online application form and submit a log worksheet for the award application you are submitting. We DO expect participants to QSL using one of the following methods: ARRL Logbook of the World (preferred!), eQSL, or paper QSL cards.
If you need assistance getting set up for electronic QSLing, please contact the following persons:
For Logbook of the World: Jim Duncan, KU0G