Join us for our GOTAhams monthly Simplex Net

Wednesday, February 28th, at 6:30PM – 146.580MHz

The Simplex Net will be hosted by Eric, KN6NRQ. As usual we will be on 146.580MHz starting at 6:30pm. A great way to explore the reach of your 2 meter equipment without benefit of repeater, both receiving and transmitting. Bring a pad of paper and record signal reports for all you hear. Eric will collect and collate these.  Use this scale for your reports:

1=Nothing at all heard, not even noise or hiss suggesting a specific signal is present.

2=It was apparent that a signal was present but communication is impossible even with reasonable re-tries.

3=Communication possible with noise and possibly some re-tries to cover drop outs.

4=Good communication though with some noise or other artifacts, but generally solid copy.

5=Solid copy, little or no noise, full or nearly full quieting.

Be patient during silences as there will probably be participants you cannot hear and net control is likely communicating with those stations during silences.

Club Meeting – March12th

Casa Jimenez

Join the GOTAhams in person or on Zoom. If attending in-person at Casa Jimenez, 921 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711, please come early (6:00 PM recommended) to order your food/drinks allowing you and others to finish eating and reduce interruptions/noise during our Hybrid meeting. If you are going to attend “Virtually,” request a Zoom link by, sending an email to:  tim@wnbnet.net. Log into the zoom meeting early to be admitted to the meeting before it starts, and to allow some time to talk with other members. The meeting starts at 7pm.

GOTAhams at San Dimas Canyon Park

Saturday March 16th, 2023

We will be at San Dimas Canyon Regional Park. We encourage you to bring and set up your radios and antennas!  Depending on who else is where, we are typically among the shade trees alongside the large linear parking lot that parallels North San Dimas Canyon Road as it heads North-East.  Look for antennas in roughly the area circled below!