144 Net Reports — 25 check-ins with WB9LYH and 12 for KC9BQA

    Let’s see if I can crank out a full net report right here.  

    Remember that WB9LYH is now starting on 144.240 at 0100Z, looking east at MI, then swinging SE, S, SW, W, NW and ending up pointing north when he pulls the plug at 0230Z.   This is a permanent change.    
   The Detroit, Indianapolis, and Lincoln/Omaha areas were on heavily tonight.   Iowa had 4 check-ins, and we had a few scattered in WI and Twin Cities.  Bands sure sounded flat to me, in fact WB9LYH was down several S units compared to previous weeks.   No matter, he took 25 check-ins.  
   N8XPQ EN62;  KD8PA EN72;  WD9DSN EN71;  N8WNA, K8VFV and K8NWD EN82;  WA9NGO EN61;  W9YZU and N9FEB EM69;  KB9RDS EM79;  W9GA EN53;  N0RWR and KA0OKM EN42;  WB0YWW and KD0SJ EN22;  WV9E EN43;  KC0TRX EN34;  K0SIX EN35;  K9MU EN44;  N0WJY and WD0BGZ EN10;  N0WF and W0HXL EN21;  W0DDC EM29 and KC9BQA EN63.  

    I start up at 0230 on 144.250 and call the Badger Contesters net.   All are welcome.   I start out looking south, where the bulk of our check-ins are often from Milwaukee/Chicago areas.   After I get caught up with them, I then swing my beam clockwise, calling CQ frequently to the SW, W, NW, N, NE, E and SE.   I may not get over to MI until 10:15-30pm their time, so unless you’re a night owl, WB9LYH is your better bet.  
   I worked:
   N9NFB, KC9KPV, KC9NZR, KA9AAB, W9GA all EN53.   KB5ZJU EN63;  KA0OKM and N0RWR EN42;  W9CWD EN52;  N9JKX EN64;  WV9E EN43;  WB9TFH Gil said hello later from EN53 and several of us ragchewed until about 0430.  
Signals dropped as the night passed.   WV9E was fairly loud earlier with WB9LYH and by 9:30, he was very light copy.   I couldn’t hear K0SIX in EN35, which is unusual.

One Response to “144 Net Reports — 25 check-ins with WB9LYH and 12 for KC9BQA”

  1. Vince N9NFB Says:

    As a follow up to the discussion of the 144.297 beacon being down, it sounds like the 144.297 beacon is working again as of tonight … I was very pleased to verify the operation of my new beam this evening (verify FB ratio, beamwidth, all seems to be working as designed) 73 de N9NFB