Just a note that Luzerne County finally got their NTS training off the launchpad tonight. It took 4 sessions to get everyone including the "trainer" in the picture and going. The response was gratifying in that we had 10 Hams show up for the training. Some of them came out of the woodwork after 15 years of not participating in nets just to help get things going. They were all Hams who had taken the training back when Luzerne County was in a different ARES district and they had a different EC with the call of KB3QW. Our Trainer, WA3CKA, is a long time traffic man! He is good at it and a good instructor. We started out with 3 training messages of the training syllabus and it looks like it will fly. OK, so I am an optimist. If you are in range of the 146.61 Repeater in Wilkes-Barre then join us at 8:00PM local time on Thursday night for some fun training.