District 10 ARES Simplex Net
FIRST Thursday of each month at 7:oo PM
(TX PL of 100 hz is suggested)
- Most counties are already running their own simplex nets. Those should continue. During those nets, have one person be designated the “liaison” to check into the next district ARES net. This liaison can be different every net, but only one should be designated per net (and probably a backup). This should be a person that has a solid simplex footprint. D10 Net Control will usually be KC8NZJ located in eastern Cuyahoga County.
- For those of you who don’t run simplex nets, I strongly encourage you to start. If your county chooses not to have a simplex net that’s OK. Simply make sure you know who has the best simplex signal and designate them to come to the district net.
- The District Net will call for each county liaison station. That county liaison station will then call for checkins within their own county and relay those all back to the district net control. The district net control will then move to the next county.
- Goals – There are many things that this net will accomplish, a few key things are
- Simplex practice – get to know how well your station works without a repeater
- Relay practice – On simplex, it’s not all just about who can hear net control. All stations on the net need to know how to relay stations in that net control isn’t hearing. This skill is key to effective simplex operation
- General Net practice – As you can see, there are some very specific instructions for how this net will be run. This is simply because not all stations will hear each other, so there need to be a little bit more order and structure involved
- Interoperability – Do you know who the “big guns” are in your adjoining counties? Do you know how to reach them if your local repeaters and phones aren’t working? Well, you will now.
- All stations that check in are encouraged to keep their own log of stations they hear along with a signal report and submit it to Mat KC8NZJ at the conclusion of the net.
Submitted net logs can be viewed here.