Net Manager: TJ Sheffield, KL7TS
The South-Central Simplex Net (SCSN) is held every Wednesday at 7:00PM, local Alaska time. The purpose of the Net is to test equipment, encourage station and operator capability upgrades, and to utilize the frequencies available to the Amateur Radio Service.
Anchorage Amateur Radio Club (AARC) involvement with the SCSN began in June, 2020 when long-time host and Net founder John Lynn, KL7CY, with assistance from Craig Bledsoe, KL7H suggested the AARC take over operations.
The original Net date and time, on Tuesday at 8:00PM, was changed to Wednesdays at 7:00PM to reduce schedule conflicts among operators.
During the initial COVID-19 outbreak, the Net was run by a distributed group of Net Control Stations (NCS) from their home stations.
At present, the Net originates from the Radio Science and Operations Center (RSOC) with a “skeleton crew” of two operators: Club President Richard Tweet, KL2AZ and Club Vice President TJ Sheffield, KL7TS. In addition, distributed NCS operators continue to be utilized and are much appreciated.
A spreadsheet reflecting Net participation is available.
The SCSN opens on 146.52 MHz, but changes frequencies and modes as the net progresses. The Net returns to 146.52 MHz after each band / mode excursion.
The Net operates in the following sequence (as of May 17, 2022):
146.520 MHz FM
144.200 MHz USB
145.670 MHz D-Star
446.000 MHz FM (alternative frequency being investigated)
432.200 MHz USB
441.000 MHz D-Star
1294.5 MHz FM
1296.1 MHz USB
1294.3 MHz D-Star
223.5 MHz FM
52.525 MHz FM
50.125 MHz USB
29.600 MHz FM
28.400 MHz USB
29.075 MHz AM
27.035 MHz USB (CB Channel 07)
927.500 MHz FM
144.390 MHz FM (APRS check-ins at any time during the Net)
Packet Radio check-ins on the Eagle and Valley nodes are recognized.