Interested in Simplex operations?
Interested in Contests?
How about a month-long simplex contest?
Then check out the “Winter Heat” contest at https://hamactive.com/
Don’t forget that the Simplex Net tonight is on 446.025 MHz at 8:30 PM EDT.
This week will be the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Click on this link to read a QST Article about working meteor scatter to get some inspiration for a way to put some excitement into your pursuit of of the “Simplex Life”.
Featured image credit of Perseid meteor shower: Trevor Bexon
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.
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.
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