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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

2011-11-07 - Crossband Repeat - AD7AS

10-12-2011

27 stations checked in and participated in the net.  16 participants
have cross band capable radios.

The net  discussed full cross band repeat and transmit boost.  There were demonstrations of Full Cross Band repeat and Transmit boost operations.

Legal requirements for both modes were discussed along with the power and duty cycle effects to the repeating radio of both modes.  Remember when choosing your UHF frequency, avoid 446.00 MHz (National Calling Frequency) and 446.050 MHz (Default Incident Simplex for MCECG).

There was a brief overview discussion on configuring transmit boost
during the net; however, people are encouraged to go to
www.aen-mar.org/Files/ for more detailed explanations and examples. Most Radio owner instruction manuals show full cross band repeat with the exception of Kenwood that also has a locked repeat mode. which is another name for transmit boost.

The topic next week is "Field Power - Batteries", with Vigil, K7VZ as
Net Control.  Try to check in next week from a battery powered station if you can. No one volunteered for Alternate Net Control next week, so some one be prepared to step up at the beginning of the net and fill this role.  As you saw during the net this week having a Alternate Net Control helps the Net Control know when things like call signs are butchered or doubles occur.

73’s AD7AS
Leonard
Net Control

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