WB9LYH Has 24 check-ins on a 12 degree night. I manage 16 with terrible prop.

    WB9LYH is looking north, which means he’s about done (at 0220Z).   He just got thru with VE3KRP in EN58.
    He heard from W8RCM EN72;  KB8Q and N8WNA EN82;  WD9DSN and N9HZ EN71;  N8JDO EN62;  W9YZU and KB9WZJ EM69;  KB9RDS EM79;  KC9BQA EN63;  W9GA EN53;  KA0OKM and N0RWR EN42;  N0IRS EM29;  N0WJY EN10;  N0PB EM39;  WB0YWW EN22;  N9KOR EN44;  WV9E EN43;  K0SIX EN35;  K0KP EN36;  WB0DBQ EN46;  VE3KRP EN58 .   It’s nearly 8:30pm, and LYH has just found KC0EOC in EM48.   

     We had lots of guys in the www.on4kst.com chat tonight.   Gary KB0HH in EM06, far NW OK was looking for contacts and last I saw, he was making progress with WB0YWW and N0PB.   That’s great to see.   Several guys were scouting around 144.230, and KB9WZJ was very eager from the Indy area, after having been off 144 for 3 years.  

     It’s 8:30, time to do the 144.250 net.  
     The very early call is that both WB9LYH and I will be *ON* next week, Wed. Dec. 23rd.   I’ll try to confirm with him in person.

     I pulled the plug on the 144.250 net after an hour and a half.   Kept hearing from whisper-quiet guys.   I do appreciate their efforts.   I had:  W9KHH and K9KWH EN63;  KC9KPV, W9GA, WB9TFH, KC9NZR, K9FI and KA9AAB all EN53;  N9HZ EN71;  N8UIC and N8JDO EN62;  N0PB EM39;  WV9E  EN43;   N9JKX EN64;  N8WNA EN82 and closed with KB9WZJ EM69.    The local guys sounded good.    Guys like N8WNA were the lightest I’ve ever heard them.  
    I am noticing a pattern the past month or so.   I enjoy monitoring WB9LYH while he calls the 144.240 net.   I try to hear everyone he’s hearing, but I probably get about 2/3 of them.   Around 0100-0200, I hear many guys he’s working at S1-S3 levels, even with their beams pointed at Mark and not at me.   By 0300 or so when I work those guys direct, they’re always weaker than they were an hour or two ago.   Must be a winter thing.   It’s interesting to observe.

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