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Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve

On 7/25/2020, K3MJN operated during the Simplex Net from the Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve. Approximate elevation 1070’ ASL. Operated with a Yaesu FT-2980 and the N9TAX Slin-Jim antenna.

Communications with all net control operators was possible at 30 watts transmission power and receive audio was very clear. Copied 90% of all check-ins direct.

Some notes about this location: cellular service is very spotty and the parking area closes at dusk. Closed means local police show up to chain the gates shut! Special thanks to the East Earl police department officer that accommodated my operating after dark.

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Net Control, Anywhere!

Making the Simplex Net happen each week requires the volunteer services of at least four net control operators that are spread out throughout our working footprint. So what happens when we run short? Somebody has to pick up and move their operations to a suitable location. Last week (5/23/2020) our existing Southern net control operators were unavailable due to other personal commitments and radios that were out of service.

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