Greater Houston Simplex Network

A Combined Network for Simplex Networks in Houston and the Surrounding Area

GHSN Announcements

Propagation Net Information – October 28, 2021

If this is your first time on the Propagation Net, please watch the introductory video above.

The Propagation Spreadsheet can be accessed at the following link. Please enter the preliminary information up to a week ahead of the meeting at the link below

The Zoom meeting is scheduled for October 28, 2021. 
If you wish to join the meeting at 6:15PM, please click the button below.

Regular Thursday Night Net Schedule

The Thursday Night Net is moving to the 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm Central on the following frequencies. 146.540 MHz (primary) w/o Tones [147.540 MHz (backup) w/o Tones]. Our focus on this net will be propagation studies. Behind the scenes, we continue to develop our propagation application to improve the effectiveness of these studies.

Each net is preceded by a Zoom meeting which starts at 6:15 pm CST to answer questions, provide instruction, and general discussion regarding simplex operations. The Zoom link will appear on this webpage in advance of the meetings.

Additional activities and drills will be announced on this web page as they are developed. 

GHSN Objectives

  • Promote Amateur Radio Fun: To have fun with amateur radio by promoting VHF simplex opportunities in the Greater Houston area.
  • Encouragement: Encourage hams to explore the potential of radio equipment while providing opportunities to test, learn, improve, optimize and and operate radio stations.
  • Community: Develop a sense of ham communities among radio operators within their local areas and connections to the larger ham community beyond.
  • Agility: Develop deeper understanding of personal equipment enabling agile radio capabilities among area hams.
  • Procedures: Provide tested and effective VHF simplex procedures and practice opportunities to use and share with others in the hobby.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously improve all of the above through practice and drills.

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