I have worked Yuma on 2M ssb. From there sigs could go to Phoenix, then Flagstaff, Gallop, Alberquerque, Tucumcari, Amarillo, OK City, Tulsa, Joplin, Springfield, St Louis, Indianapolis, Dayton, Columbus, Pittsburg, Philly and to the East Coast. Should be possible.
This would be awesome to hear nation-wide, and would be perfect for Field Day or similar - a special "simplex multiplier" to get everyone in the game. No committees (outside of ARRL), no additional budget needed and it would be really fun... and everybody is on air, so geographic limitations are less of an issue.
Start it at W1AW and watch it spread across the whole nation. Would be very interesting to see how it spreads across the map!
Using NBFM, since the system is not designed for this, you will concatenate noise to the point of losing intelligibility. A digital mode would work.
I think this would be a great experiment for you VHF only techs!
10 CST... A tad late here with a 4 year old in the house. If I can, I will.
Originally Posted by KI4CLZ
Back in the heyday of VHF packet in the early nineties you could connect keyboard to keyboard all the way to the opposite coast.
And we will all wish we still could if ever the internet goes south.
Originally Posted by W4AMP
BE SURE THE CAPS LOCK IS DOWN.
Two meter SSB is alive and well. Would be a ten minute deal to get a message from Maine to Kansas City MO.
Maybe there, but there is near zero activity here. Only during contests or a rare occasion one of the "local" vhf ops come on.
Originally Posted by W9WZJ
Aloha from the county if Kauai in the middle of the pacific. Nice idea, however, you're not likely to hear me from Hawaii let alone from a five watt handheld. Keep it up. We have 2 meter simplex nets here in Kauai county on 146.52 simplex monday nights at 7:00pm HST (um, I think that means it would be UTC 0500 tuesday mornings.) Check out the KH6E repeater site at www.kauaiarc.org. Aloha de AH6QC.