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April 2015 ERC Simplex Exercise

posted Apr 6, 2015, 8:00 PM by Charles Boling   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 2:36 PM ]
This Saturday (Apr 11), we will be hosting a series of simplex nets in the morning, in conjunction with an exercise that the
LDS Portland Region ERC group is holding.

The goals of the exercise are to get people operating, work emergency power sources (you're strongly encouraged to go off-grid for this one), to practice very basic information handling, and to test propagation between different locations on the various bands.

All radio amateurs are are invited to check in with us at these times & places:
  • 09:05-09:14 / 146.520 MHz FM - Free for All: see who we can find on the calling channel @ 9AM on a Saturday!
  • 09:15-09:29 / 146.490 MHz FM - MMSH local 2m net
  • 09:30-09:59 / 432.650 MHz FM - MMSH local 70cm-low net
  • 12:00-12:15 / 445.975 MHz FM - ERC regional 70cm net

Please note that if a net needs to run long, the next net may delayed.

Free-for-all Report Format:

    Call sign, First Name, location 

Local Report Format:

    Call sign, First Name, location ("home" or specify other location), power source, power output in Watts, antenna description

I (and others) will be recording the signal strength / readability of each transmission.

Regional Report Format:

    Stake, Ward, "Individual", First Name, Call sign  or

    County "County", "Individual", First Name, Call sign

You do not have to be a member of the LDS church to participate in the regional net.  Many non-members actively participate in LDS EmComm with the church units whose geographical area they reside in. (The church provides a very convenient geographical organization for emergency response).  Others just like to check into the net!

Listen-only Nets:

In addition to the nets listed above, you may wish to listen to other nets that will be passing aggregated information from the local nets to the region, and will not be taking time to invite check-ins from individuals.

  • 10:25-10:45 7.178 MHz LSB
  • 10:30-11:15 7.063 MHz THOR22
  • 10:45-11:00 3.815 MHz LSB
  • 11:00-11:20 7.160 MHz LSB
  • 11:15-12:00 3.5815 MHz THOR22
  • 11:20-11:40 3.878 MHz LSB
  • 11:30-11:45 / 445.975 MHz FM
  • 11:45-12:00 / 445.975 MHz FM

Please feel free to record Signal Reports on any of Saturday's nets and send them to Charles, AD7UF.

See you Saturday!

The next regional exercise will be the morning of October 10th.