144.240 and .250 nets are *ON* Tonight — 0100Z start

    3:45pm central — Have the go-ahead from the tower guy — 144 is ready to go.
    WB9LYH is unavailable tonight, so I take the net instead.    I’m located 40 miles north of Milwaukee.

    We now have a new start time for summer — 0100Z/8pm central/9pm eastern.  
    I start out by looking ENE into N Lower MI and then slowly edge clockwise, going E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and ending up looking north toward 0210-0220 or so.    All are welcome — as always spread the word.   The idea is to make Wed. night a can’t-miss deal across a very wide area on 144 SSB. 

    We use the on4kst.com real-time chat for IARU Region 2 144-432 MHz.   We use this to encourage everyone to look around on their own and hook up with others as net control moves along.    This way, we have a few dozen guys livening up 2m SSB, instead of everybody solely focused on net control.    Using the chat is not necessary, but it means you are able to see who all is in the room, from various states, ready to enjoy a busy band.  

    The 144.240 net is the primary one, for guys out 100-400 miles.    WB9LYH has every intention of doing it weekly, so concentrate on that long-range net.  
    The 144.250 net has become less important and I’ll be easing out of it in a week or two.   But for tonight, I’m on 144.250, starting at 0230Z/9:30pm central, looking to catch a few local Milwaukee/Chicago check-ins, and see if they want to keep it going thru the summer.

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