All posts by Mike (K3MJN)

Right now I'm an Amateur Extra radio operator, Scoutmaster, network admin, and geographic information systems manager. Previously a Jaycee, volunteer firefighter, youth soccer coach, and PSU Landscape Architecture alum.

Log Book Session 61

Session 61 – 6/19/2021 @ 20:30 EST

Open the log for Simplex Net session 61 using this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=890480210&single=true

View a historical graph of our check-in numbers here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=1133711533&single=true

Log Book Session 60

Session 60 – 6/12/2021 @ 20:30 EST

Open the log for Simplex Net session 60 using this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=890480210&single=true

View a historical graph of our check-in numbers here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=1133711533&single=true

Log Book Session 59

Session 59 – 6/05/2021 @ 20:30 EST

Open the log for Simplex Net session 59 using this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=890480210&single=true

View a historical graph of our check-in numbers here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=1133711533&single=true

NET Script Shortened

This week is our 59th Simplex Net, and you’ll notice that the net will wrap up faster after the third round of check-ins. Our old script included a lot of “back and forth” between zone controls as they released stations and terminated control operations. Our updated script is condensed so that net controls will release stations and terminate control in a single transmission.

Check out the updated script that is maintained through Google Docs.

As always, if you have any feedback, contact us, or QSY to the W3RRR repeater after the Simplex Net for our post-net wrap up.

Log Book Session 58

Session 58 – 5/29/2021 @ 20:30 EST

Open the log for Simplex Net session 58 using this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=890480210&single=true

View a historical graph of our check-in numbers here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=1133711533&single=true

Low-power Net Tonight

Tonight (5/29/2021) the Simplex Net will be low-power. Turn your transceiver output power to 10W or less. This should be a very exciting net, simulating an area-wide power disruption. We’re assuming repeaters have lost backup power and radio operators are running low-power to conserve battery life. We need you to listen closely for net controls and calling stations. Please be ready to relay check-ins if net control can’t hear some stations.

BACKGROUND
This year, we’re running special events in the months that have a fifth Saturday. So for this 5th Sunday, we’re encouraging everyone to lower their transmit power to ten watts or less. You may operate from your home or find a hill-top field location for the best low-power experience. Note, the only restriction tonight is on power output. You’re encouraged to use a base or mobile transceiver with the best antenna available to you.

Net controls for the low-power Simplex Net are:
Central: K3MJN – Mike @ SPARC Site, Rapho Township
East:      KC3KMT – Ralph @ New Holland
South:    KC3OOK – Bill @ Oxford
West:     N3GE – Roger @ Elizabethtown

Log Book Session 57

Session 57 – 5/22/2021 @ 20:30 EST

Open the log for Simplex Net session 57 using this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=890480210&single=true

View a historical graph of our check-in numbers here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=1133711533&single=true

Log Book Session 56

Session 56 – 5/15/2021 @ 20:30 EST

Open the log for Simplex Net session 56 using this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=1309544777&single=true

View a historical graph of our check-in numbers here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vS99CX-8PYJMIeHFnUSgp_uBbZzDzM1_aHf8bs5oXg0nTUQHbH2c6zfjPHSXsS3xti8nNwbHxx7OMTO/pubhtml?gid=1133711533&single=true