Tonight’s SSB Net Reports — Better Numbers

   Conditions weren’t anything special tonight.   Many reported high noise levels.   But as usual, good participation made it worthwhile.   
   KA0KYZ in EN33 called around the compass at least twice and worked:  N9UM and W9RM EN52;  KC0MIA EM28;  W9GA EN53 and KC9BQA EN63.   Terry’s signal to me was down considerably.   Want to give a special shout to KC0MIA, who operates with stacked 7 el beams in his attic.   The EM28/EN33 path is 360 miles, and I think that’s a heckuva contact given ‘MIA’s attic beams and the poor cx’s tonight.   Thanks to KC0MIA for following along with the nets for well over a year now. 

    WB9LYH in EN54 had 22 contacts.   N9OLT EN64;  N8FQ EN62;  KF8QL EN72;  K8TQK EM89;  N8WNA, VE3LPY and K8JA EN82;  K8GDT EN91;  WB9TFH and W9GA EN53;  K9IJ EN52;  WB9WOZ EN61;  W9YZU EM69;  WA9BNZ EN40;  WB0YWW EN22;  K0CQ EN32;  KA0KYZ EN33;  WV9E EN43;  K9MU EN44;  N9OB EN34;  KC9BQA EN63;  and WB9EZB EN55.    
     Nice to hear from K0CQ.   Believe that’s Gerry’s first time checking in.   N9OB is a new check-in, also.   Heard N9OB mention he has a log periodic.   He was light copy here, but made the 241 mile path to my ears.   He must have a good QTH.  

    On 144.250, K8TQK had 11 check-ins.   K8JA, N8WNA and VE3LPY EN82;  K9LQZ EM68;  K8WW/QRP EN81;  N8YOH/M EN80;  VE3ZV EN92;  N8OQH EN81;  W9YZU EM69;  WA3TTS EN90 and WA4REE EM65.    I talked with Bob on .250 after 0145 and he said he also had high noise levels.   He mentioned that he just couldn’t dig out at least 1 or 2 callers to his NE.  

    As of now, it looks like we’ll be doing the same deal next Wed.   KA0KYZ in EN33 on 144.230 and WB9LYH in EN54 on 144.240, both starting at 0000Z.   And now K8TQK in EM89 on 144.250, starting at 0030Z.   Please spread the word.   We esp. need the word spread out to the NE, E, SE, S and SW of EM89.   I don’t have email contacts to those areas.   If you know of guys who want weekly email reminders, send me their info — my email’s good on  

    Activity in chat for IARU Region 2 144/432 MHz was good tonight.   Keep promoting it, and invite a friend or 3 to come along for the ride.   The long-term goal is to get dozens in there most nights and weekends.   It’s open anytime and available for all USA/VE/XE VHF’ers.   Scroll down this page to my Oct. 15th post for more info about the chat.  Feel free to spread that info — guys will thank you for it down the road.

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