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  1. #11
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    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.
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    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!

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    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!

    73,
    Chip W1YW

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    Love the idea, I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KI4CLZ View Post
    I know this is very possible, not quite sure if anyone has tried it before,


    but would like to arrange, see who would be interested, and really


    seriously do this, regularly... Here locally (EM63) we have a 2M simplex


    net on Sunday nights that has setealdily grown to cover most of the state,


    we have done this in response to the recent disasters that have plagued


    our state, as power failures can knock-out even the best of repeaters, grid


    power being what it is, so our little simplex net draws in most of the state


    and oters as well, through "remote" net controlers, "Hill Toppers" and


    the guy everybody loves with the four thousand element beam....

    but I digress, we have discussed doing this on a national level, but getting enough folks


    together without having committees, donations, and a budget is like


    pullin' teeth... so if your interested, which if you've read thus far you are,


    get on the air on Sunday night and lets see if we can get this done, don't let


    the naysayers stop you, if we can grow from a little net that covered


    Birmingham, to a bigg'un that covers the whole state; you can join us in


    this venture...


    Call "CQ Simplex Net"
    on 146.580 FM
    at 10:00 PM CST - 04:00 AM UTC


    Come Join us 73's, KI4CLZ
    10 CST... A tad late here with a 4 year old in the house. If I can, I will.
    73
    de Jim

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    Back in the heyday of VHF packet in the early nineties you could connect keyboard to keyboard all the way to the opposite coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W4AMP View Post
    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.

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    Two meter SSB is alive and well. Would be a ten minute deal to get a message from Maine to Kansas City MO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W9WZJ View Post
    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.
    KF7PCL

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    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.

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