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Spring Light Up 2 Meters Night:

(NE3R) on February 26, 2019
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Spring Light Up 2 Meters Night, an FM Simplex Event
March 24, 2019 6-8pm Local Time

Most Amateur Radio Operators today start out with a radio capable of operating FM on the 2 meter band, so, you probably already have the minimum equipment necessary to participate. The objective is simple - make 2 meter FM simplex contacts, challenge your operating limits, and just get on the air and have some fun.

146.52 MHz is a good place to start here in the USA, but in your part of the world there may be a better 2 meter simplex frequency. Even US based hams might have a good local simplex frequency in their area.

Now all you have to do is get on the air! Of course, you don't have to stop there, maybe your station needs an upgrade, whether itís a handheld needing a better antenna, to the 100' of 30 year old RG8X to your 2 meter vertical on the tower needing replaced, or maybe, a new mobile rig has been on your shopping list.

Please share this announcement - the more hams that know, the more can participate, and the more contacts everyone can make.

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Spring Light Up 2 Meters Night:  
by K9EID on March 10, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
This is a great event. In my beginning days of Amateur Radio (1956) we had no repeaters. VHF Communications was accomplished only by point to point, station to station. It caused everyone to improve their systems - larger, more directional and higher antennas, more sensitive receiver front ends, low loss coax and anything that would improve the ability to talk hundreds of miles on 6 or 2 meters with as little 10 watts AM onset Communicators.

It was a fascinating time as each shared their knowledge and discoveries of increasing their point to point simplex contacts. I truly hope this and many other activities that will involve direct communications will help each of us learn more about this great hobby and fraternity we call Amateur Radio.

Dr. Bob Heil, K9EID
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