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Every Monday night, the Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa meets on 2 meters FM for training and exercise in the public service communication arts. We focus on preparation and readiness for public service – be it scheduled events like bike races or drills, or emergencies such as storm damage or terrorist attacks. Someone has to be ready. This net is dedicated to addressing that challenge. The Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa also activates during threats or emergencies affecting Maricopa County

5-10-2010 - Blending Simplex and Repeater Operations - K7CSL



46 stations participated in the net. Of those, 27 checked in through simplex and 18 stations were relayed to the Net Control.

The net conducted an activity allowing any station to check in on simplex. This exercise led to a great discussion around methods to use for blending simplex and repeater operations, such as waiting for the repeater to drop before transmitting on simplex, maximizing transmit signal, and repeater users giving enough time in their conversations to allow the repeater to drop for a simplex call to be heard.

Ham users may have a need to use simplex on the repeater output for a number of valid reasons. Such as, inability to reach the repeater, a PL failure, or possibly due to an antenna failure. We also discussed that in some cases not all traffic on simplex needs to be passed to the repeater.

Welcome to first time net participants:

Glade, kf7hbg
Thomas, kf7hpd
Richard, kf7lvq
Charlene, kf7lvk
Ray, n2elk
Jordan, kc7cwx
Jeff, kf7goe
Steve, kf7dof
Gary, kf7dyl

Please check in as often as you can. We all benefit from each others' knowledge. If life gets in the way, don't worry if you need to miss a week.

Thanks to Justin, W9FYI, for acting as Alternate Net Control. And thanks to everyone on the net for lively participation!

Next weeks topic will be "EMCOMM TRAINING SUMMARY". Mike Pulley, WB4ZKA, will lead a quiz on the material we've covered the past several months to refresh us for the upcoming monsoon season. Bring a note pad and pen to take the quiz. How much do you really remember from these net topics? It'll be fun and a good opportunity to brush up before the storms blow the brushes... uh... up.

Justin, W9FYI, and Loren, NJ3d, volunteered as Alternate Net Controls.


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