Thur. Night Activity on 144.220, 144.250, 146.460 (FM) and 50.135. 432.100, as well.

  11am Thursday —

   I originally made this post about Thursday night activity on Oct 25, 2012.  Since it’s Thursday morning, it’s a good time to repeat the info. 
    Every Thursday, there’s a  6m net called from EM38, Missouri.  It’s on 50.135 at 9pm central time.  They usually have a couple of guys looking in different directions for check-ins, so point your 6m yagi toward Central MO and see what you hear.   The net control possibilities are KD0AKF (primary), K0WYN and WA2KBZ (backups). 

    Every Thursday you have the long-running Q5 net out of EN61 Chicago, called by N9JBW at 7pm central, on 144.220.  
    Believe they start out looking east and then go clockwise a full 360 from there.  This is a friendly, active net and thru the years, N9JBW has always let others know they are welcome to stop by and check it out.   The Q5 net now has a website at   Typing into my web browser got me there, also.      
   There’s also a net on 144.250 out of SE OH, grid square EM89ud on Thursdays at 8pm eastern.  Your net controls are AB8XG Kenny (primary) and KD8DJE Russell (backup).* 

   If you’re within 100 miles or so of La Crosse, WI, grid square EN43, remember WV9E is in the 3rd year of his 146.460 net, at 8:30pm central time, every Thursday.  This net is on the simplex portion of the FM band.  No offsets or P/L’s.  All are welcome, and I’m sure they’d appreciate a DX-type checkin.  WV9E has been very proactive about getting more V/UHF activity in/near the La Crosse area.  Dave also has a ham website at

   EDIT — May 23, 2013
   WB9TFH emailed to let us know that N4PZ in EN52gb is now hosting 432.100 activity on Thursday nights, too.  Same start time as his Monday 432.100 activity — 8pm central.   This is the only regularly-scheduled 432 activity I know of in the Midwest/Great Lakes.  It is worth reminding readers that N4PZ has a huge 432 signal.  His territory includes anything within 300-500 miles of Rockford, IL, under flat conditions.  Nights with band enhancement??  Who knows?  But with the 432.100 activity now being on twice a week, they will stand a better chance of catching openings. 
   I see that N4PZ is taking steps toward using the chat, which should help, as the signals on 432 are pointy, and you can easily miss contacts if you are looking the wrong way or miss net control when he turns the antennas your way.

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