Accessed on 04 October 2018, 0622 UTC, Post #716.
Email message from Joseph Speroni (AH0A), ARRL Pacific Section Manager.
Here’s some more information regarding the upcoming 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) scheduled for Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST. Joe has included a link to a pdf which explains ways to maximize your VHF/UHF simplex signal. The document is worth reading.
Here’s the full text of Joe’s message:
Simplex in Hawaii
1:58 PM (6 hours ago)
The Oct 13th 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test, following the Grid
Madness VHF/UHF simplex contest, is also to be conducted this year using
simplex operation (no repeaters).
Given the mountainous geography of Hawaii, this can be a challenge for
some communities. Eric Grabowski(KH6CQ) has republished an application
note on Cross Band Repeaters (CBR) that he wrote many years ago in a
very readable form with graphics produced by Steve Kawamura (KH6WG).
The note discusses five different configurations to improve
communications in a location that looses access to repeaters. Check it
out. It is an easy read. One of these CBRs may be useful in your
http://hawaiiarrl.info/stories/2018/2018-09-23 CBR Application Note.pdf
ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A