SARC VHF Simplex Day



Calling all hams in our area…

What: VHF Simplex Day

When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2pm – 4pm

Where: OUTSIDE!!!

Why: Because being cooped up “ain’t no fun”

In an effort to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and warmth, and get on the air, the Sullivan Amateur Radio Club will be holding our VHF Simplex Day on Saturday, May 2nd from 2pm – 4pm.  All amateur radio operators are encouraged and welcome to participate!

This isn’t a contest…this is just a bunch of hams setting up a station outside of their shack and making contact with other hams in our area who will be doing the same thing.  Here are the guidelines for this event:

  1. Use an antenna that is portable/temporary in nature (not your normal base station antenna)
  2. Use a power source other than commercial power (battery, solar, vehicle)
  3. Keep a log of all your contacts (Callsign, Name, Location, RST, Time, power used on both ends)
  4. HAVE FUN!!!

You can use an HT…but don’t expect to make a lot of contacts.  There are no power limits.  Basically, throw up an antenna, get your rig setup, and start making contacts!

All participants who make at least 5 contacts and submit proof will be entered into a drawing for a special prize (TBD).  Please take a picture of your log and email to

Here are the proposed VHF simplex frequencies to use during this event:


Pick one of these frequencies and start calling CQ.  Or spin the dial (scan) to find the activity.  See how many stations you can work…or how many towns.  Just get on the air and let’s have some fun outside on our radios!

73 and see you on the air,


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