Well there seems to be increasing activity/interest in Ham Radio here in Eastern Maine. It’s been awhile since I've heard so much activity on local repeaters and, be still my beating heart, simplex! “Old timers” and newbies alike.
When I started hammin 23 years and there was an active simplex community that hung out on 146.565 almost every night after supper. Any given night there was 5-10 hams sharing info, trading war stories, lending a supporting hand/comment and of course telling tall tales and occasionally talking trash.
Well there is simplex spreading across the airwaves once again, nets going on (tonight 02/16 at 1930 hrs on the N1ARO repeater, 146.835 with pl of 110.9…new casual net), Digital Fusion access also thru the N1ARO machine. Phil N1EP is starting a newTechnician level online course also!
Speaking of N1EP, Phil is now the ARRL Maine Section Manager! Congrats Phil, they could not have chosen a better man for the job!
Anyone have anything they want to share drop me a line at email@example.com and lets spread the word!
73 de W1KRP