Simplex in Hawaii-2018 ARRL SET, 04 October 2018


Accessed on 04 October 2018, 0622 UTC, Post #716.

Source:

Email message from Joseph Speroni (AH0A), ARRL Pacific Section Manager.

Comment:

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

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Aloha,

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
community.

http://hawaiiarrl.info/stories/2018/2018-09-23 CBR Application Note.pdf

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ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
ah0a@arrl.org

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