Planning is underway for another Mid-Hudson Region Radio Frequency Test in April that will involve the use of Single Sideband on the 2-meter band.
As explained in the Ham Radio School.com article at the link below, “A new Technician Class operator is likely to get started in ham radio with VHF and UHF phone operations using FM simplex channels and repeaters.
The channelized world of VHF/UHF FM offers relatively simplicity of operations and is a great way to get on the air immediately upon earning the Technician Class license.
However, after mastering repeaters and gaining comfort with on-air FM phone QSOs, the next step for many hams is the more challenging domain of single sideband (SSB) phone operations.”
All are welcome to participate in the test and preparing ourselves and our equipment for the test is part of the learning and part of the fun.
Here is the link to the Ham Radio School.com informative article:
This video lesson produced by Ham Radio School.com will help you to visualize some of the practical considerations of SSB operations:
Any and all questions, comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome as always in the Comment section below or during our morning '8:35 on the 805' QSOs.