Last Night’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

   6:45am central — Thur.

   K8TQK is now the earlier of our two nets.  Bob gets on 144.252 (he has a bad noise problem right on his old freq. of 144.250) at 0030Z/8:30pm eastern.  He’s located in EM89je (south-central OH) and has true 400+ mile range, even with flat bands.  
Last night was slower on 2m because of poor band conditions and the 432 sprint.
    Bob’s 11 check-ins were:  WB8AUK EN80;  K8GDT and NF8O EN91;  AC3L/M FN00;  W2UAD FN13;  VE3ZV EN92;  W8WG EM89;  N1GC EM95;  K4XXX EM77;  N4PPG EM76 and WA4ZKO EM78. 

    WB9LYH in EN54cl (middle of WI) was back on with the 144.240 net last night.  Remember that the .240 net is now on summer hours, which means we will start at 0100Z/8pm central until at least early October.  
    WB9LYH also has a big station with great range.  Makes Q’s beyond 350-400 miles to other well-equipped stations, even with flat bands.  Please remember that both our net controls enjoy and welcome DX check-ins.  Help us spread the word in a multi-state area surrounding WI and OH.  With summer’s warmth will come some nights with enhanced conditions.  Can’t wait. 

    Mark’s 7 check-ins included two pleasant surprises:  KC9VFO is now on 2m SSB, from EN43, Sparta, WI.  Welcome aboard, Jeff.  Also heard from N9OLT EN64;  KC9BQA EN63;  N9NYA and WV9E EN43;  KG0SJ EN22 and last night’s DX treat was definitely WB0ULX Lloyd in EN04, Huron, SD.  Mark reported Lloyd was 5×6, with average conditions.   It’s great to hear WB0ULX back on, now that his bowling season is over, and Lloyd plans to get on the air more often from east-central SD. 

    Looking ahead, here’s the 144.240 net control schedule:
    May 2nd and May 9th — WB9LYH expects to be available.
    May 16th, 23rd and 30th — I will probably need to pinch hit. 
    June — WB9LYH hopes that his work schedule will ease up and he will have lots of time to play radio in June. 

    As always, we update the net control schedules right here on the website.  Pays to check on things every Tuesday or  Wed. 


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