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Author Topic: Simplex Clubs?  (Read 593 times)
KC8JPZ
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« on: March 11, 2006, 05:16:18 PM »

Does anyone know of any simplex clubs in the central Ohio area for VHF or UHF? Seems like you have to have a repeater to start a club. Would it be feasible to have a simplex club in a city such as Columbus? Or would the range just be to difficult to achieve something like this? Thanks for any input. Also, if there is anyone located on the West side of Columbus that would want to try and make contact with myself let me know.I also have 6 meter capabilities with my HT. Maybe we can start something here.

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KC8JPZ
Jim
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N8AUC
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 07:32:59 PM »

You certainly don't need a repeater to start a club.
 
There are some clubs here in the Cleveland area that just meet up on a simplex frequency, because they don't have, and don't want a repeater.
 
You're on the west side of Columbus. The land there is pretty much flat. A good vertical antenna for VHF/UHF up about 40 to 50 feet will give you surprising range.

Simplex is a blast. Don't sell it short.

73 de N8AUC
Eric
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KC8SXE
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2006, 06:02:36 PM »

Hi Jim,

There is a two meter simplex net on Sunday night at 9:00 PM here in Franklin County.  Frequency I believe is 146.54.  There are a few hams in our area that hang out on 146.46 FM and 144.215 SSB.  Hope to have a QSO with you soon.

John - KC8SXE
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KC8JPZ
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2006, 07:11:57 PM »

Thank you for the replies. I have made a few contacts on 146.52 in the past few weeks. I will definetly try 146.46 John. I do not currently have a rig for ssb though.

Thanks again.
73
Jim
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