Simplex Drill – January 16

The BCARPSG will be running a VHF simplex drill to test VHF radio-to-radio communications. The drill will take place on Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 PM. All amateur radio stations are welcome to participate in this drill.

BCARPSG Simplex Drill Details

Date/Time:    Saturday, January 16th, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Frequency:    147.57 MHz (simplex)
Frequency:    147.300+ MHz (repeater), PL 131.8


  1. Net Control W3TXG will activate the net and take check-ins on 147.57 MHz starting at 2:00 PM.


  2. If you cannot reach W3TXG then please attempt to relay through a station that has contact with W3TXG.


  3. KA3RNF will monitor the Alameda Park repeater (147.300+/PL 131.8) to assist with any stations that cannot make contact on 147.57

    Please attempt to make contacts on simplex and use relay stations if needed. It will be good practice using relays. If that fails then please check-in with KA3RNF on the repeater frequency and await further instructions.

  4. W3TXG is located in the South-West corner of Butler County so there is a chance you will not be able to make contact without a relay station. As a result, net control may be passed to a centrally located station after the net is underway.

Please keep a log of your contacts and at the conclusion of the drill please forward results to chucklewis at