Monthly Testing

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Monthly Testing

3 days ago by WA1TCC

Communication Testing

Madison Ares will conduct periodic testing in coordination with our team and peers from adjacent counties to test and improve our communication capabilities. This testing will be above and beyond the weekly testing conducted on the Sunday night Net.

Monthly Testing

The connectivity and coverage pattern of our local repeaters will be tested on a monthly basis. The repeater tests will be conducted once a month depending on weather and other conditions immediately after the Sunday Night Net. This will be a test or a round robin test of the repeaters/frequncies listed below.

Lower Madison VHF Analog – 145.110 pl 123

Central Madison UHF Digital 442.000 Color Code

Madison SAR net UHF Analog 443.000 pl 94.8 If available

Simplex VHF Analog 146.550

Simplex VHF Digital 145.510

Simplex UHF Analog TBD

Simplex UHF Digital 446.500

Quarterly Testing

Madison Ares will conduct quarterly tests with our adjacent counties.

These tests can be conducted individually but should be reported for reporting purposes.

These tests are to log into any and all available repeaters to determine what stations in the Madison

area have coverage outside of the counties and could conduct communication messages through in the event of an emergency.

Reporting should be to K4NRD or WA1TCC

for documentation purposes.

CITY FREQUENCY PL/OFFSET COMMENTS
Tallahassee 147.030 PL94.8 – +600 Tallahassee ARES district primary repeater
Madison 145.190 PL 123 – -600 Lee analog
Madison 145.110 PL 123 – -600 Lee South analog
Madison 442.000 447.000 CC white (1) Slot 2 Madison Digital Local 9 no Internet
Madison Simplex 146.550 None Simplex
National Calling 146.520 Simplex/no PL National calling channel

Madison and Suwannee ARES simplex frequency Local Simplex VHF Digital Local Simplex UHF Digital

See Simplex page Simplex for more information