WB9LYH reported “best propagation in a long time” in his emailed net report. Last night with the 144.240 net from EN54cl (Central WI, near WI Rapids), WB9LYH had 19 check-ins: KC9PEG EN45; K9CCL, KC9RIO and N9JBW EN61; W1AW/8 (N8WNA) EN82; W8SOL EN71; K8TQK EM89; WB9MXX EN62; K8DZ EM79; WB8AUK EN80; N9XKH and KC9CLM/M EN52; WB0SWQ, WA9BNZ and W9BBP EN40; K0DPL EN42; KA8FFM EN56; N0IRS EM29 and WB0YWW EN22.
WB9LYH would like everyone to know he expects to be around next week. Again, start time is 8pm central/9pm eastern every Wed. for the 144.240 net out of EN54cl, Central WI. Antenna pattern is NE, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next hour or so.
K8TQK had 20 check-ins to the 144.252 net, called every Monday at 8:30pm eastern from EM89je, south-central OH. Antenna pattern is North first, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.
Bob’s list for Oct. 13th included: N8WNA EN82; W8SOL EN71; VE3VII FN03; KD8JQ EN91; AC3L/M FN00; W2UAD FN13; W3IP FM19; KO4YC FM17; KJ4YZB FM07; N1GC EM95; WD4NMV EM85; W4LES and W4IMD EM84; N4TLL EM87; WB4IXU EM86; WB8ART and N8XA EM79; KB8GUE EM89; WB0SWQ EN40 and K9ILU EN61.
There are many other fine nets and activity periods for bands like 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz. I encourage you to visit posts at kc9bqa.com dated Oct 13, 15 and 17, 2013. I go thru the options in detail there. Help spread the word — get more signals on the air. So many hams don’t know where or when to find the activity.
FINALLY — IT’S ALSO WORTH MENTIONING that the best recipe for healthy bands is to call random CQ’s at any old time. Create your own activity. It’s so easy to fall into the rut of “just listening”. If 20 guys are all near their rigs “just listening” and nobody calls CQ, then everyone thinks the band is dead. CALL CQ, CALL CQ. Swing the yagis around, call in different directions. Get something started.