February Communications Test
Feb 6, 2016
13:00 EST – 16:00 EST
The purpose of this test to to validate connectivity between
stations in and out of Madison County using a combination of
our 2 meter, 70 CM and Simplex connectivity. We will document
the connectivity between each participating station and the
repeaters and attempt simplex connectivity to each station.
Each station will document their connections with a signal
report which will be compiled into our coverage map of Madison
Below is the instructions for this test.
A Net Control station will take the role call on 145.190 Repeater Any mobile stations will state that they are mobile and their location ( Approx) Stations that are capable of UHF connections will QSY to 442.000 and a role call on the Madison UHF repeater will be taken.
( Approx) All stations will QSY to the Madison Simplex Frequency of 146.550. First Net Control station will call for logins. Each stations should note what stations they can hear. Each station then will take a turn on connectivity to any on air stations and exchange signal reports. Please document not only your report but the report to your station. A RST report is sufficient but signal quality is also of interest.
Any station that has the capability of monitoring multiple
frequencies is encouraged to monitor the three test
frequencies throughout the afternoon. Any mobile stations
should continue to make connections while mobile to those
frequencies and document their locations. We are looking for
nulls as well as connection points – Repeater coverage and
As part of this exercise WA1TCC will be mobile and traveling from Georgia on the road as close to the river as possible and testing connectivity. The following locations will be stop points at the river:
Rte 145 Bellville Road
Blue Spring / Rte 6
Rte 10 NW Atlantic Road.
Connections will be Announcement on 145.190 of current location QSY to 442 with connectivity test Simplex on 146.550 All stations that are able should attempt to make connections. If you are only able to make part of the day please still participate. Have fun and talk to each other. We will have some dead air time. Discuss your station and setup. This is a dead part of the day for VHF / UHF so it will be a good test. Please send your information to Ares@madisonares.net for processing. A report will be compiled and published on the web.