Welcome to the 2014 MCARA 2M FM simplex sprint.
This contest helps us all be prepared in a number of ways, gets to know one another, allow for some friendly competition and try out our emergency preparedness skills. Since this contest is limited to the 2M FM band, it does not require any fancy equipment and all can participate. The contest is just a short 2 hour time-frame.
This is a great time for all local area hams to participate and join in the activity!
When: Saturday, May 17, 7 PM to 9 PM EDT
To make as many contacts as possible, encouraging the use of 2M simplex mode, and to have fun!
The Hunter vs. the Hunted: Consider operating from a remote location, high point, or perhaps a roving mobile; Mobile stations are able to re-work stations from a different location
The contest will take place solely on 2 meter band using simplex mode; (e.g. no repeater contacts). According to the ARRL band plan, these frequencies (between 146.40-146.58 & 147. 42-147.57) are for simplex use.
For this contest, we will use only these 8 frequencies with a convenient 20 kHz separation
Valid Contest Frequencies
147.4x-> 147.420 147.440 147.460 147.480
147.5x-> 147.500 147.530 147.540 147.560
Download Rules here
Download Log template here