Arizona Emergency Net - Maricopa

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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



Topic Summary:  Last week, we looked at HF in public service or emergency communications, and we touched on NVIS.  This time, we drill down on NVIS.  Near-Vertical Incident Skywave/Skip (NVIS) makes HF signals propagate within about a 250 mile radius... beyond ground wave and closer than normal skip propagation.  Lots of us have read the articles.  Now it's time to exercise and build NVIS practical experience in the public service community.
Preparation:  If you have an NVIS antenna for your HF station capable of 75m or 40m LSB, warm it up for net time.  Also, be ready to describe your band capabilities.  We need practical experience and proven content experts to demonstrate NVIS successfully before we can explore using NVIS in public service events.



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.85MB - Duration: 1:08:38 m (16 kbps 16000 Hz)