144.240 and 144.250 nets are *ON* tonight — Wed.

    OK, here’s the scoop.   WB9LYH EN54cl is unavailable tomorrow night.   I will call both these nets from EN63ao, or 40 miles north of Milwaukee,  with good antennas up high and about 140W out.   I have 300 mile range to decent stations and work a few guys in the 400 mile range.   We’ll see how prop is tomorrow night.   It should be at least average, which is pretty good for late October.  
    On 144.240, I start out looking south at 7:15pm central/0015Z.   I then slowly edge SW, W, NW, N, NE, E, SE, calling frequently and announcing where I’m pointing.    Where I point and when is subject to how busy I am.   I try to update where I’m pointing at the www.on4kst.com   144/432 MHz chat.   It really pays to check into that room and watch what’s happening in real-time.  
     You can also find other stations to work by being in that real-time chat.   That’s the whole purpose of using that room; to increase activity in all directions, on various frequencies.   I want to work lots of check-ins, but I’d rather see 20-30 guys spread out and create their own activity.   In the chat room, you can see who all is logged in and ready to play radio.    I am done with the 144.240 net by 8:30pm central/0130Z. 

    The 144.250 net starts at 8:30pm and I follow the same procedure as above.   Start out looking S, and then swing clockwise, going SW, W, NW, N, NE, E and SE.    As with any net I run, all are welcome.  

     The new wrinkle we’re going to try tomorrow night is with the 144.240 net.   We’re going to (knock wood) have a relay station in EM29, KC Mo. and another one in EN22, N Central IA looking SW, W and NW between 8:00-8:30pm.    We ask stations in N OK, all of KS, all of NE and the Dakotas to spread the word, and to look east between 8-8:30pm tomorrow night on 144.240.    Long-term, we’re looking for ways to involve stations in a very wide range.   Anyone who can help email me and we’ll discuss it.  If this plan for tomorrow night changes, we’ll advise on the website later today.  It’s always a good idea to check this website prior to any net, just in case something came up.

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