WB9LYH 144.240 Net ON Tonight @ 7pm Central + K8TQK 144.252 Net on Monday Had 27 Check-Ins

  6am Wed. 

  We’ve had quite the surprise snowstorm here.  Looks like we’re up to about 8″ here, with several more expected today.  The wind has calmed way down, but it was very gusty yesterday.   I had a 2m beam snap in half, well before the snow even started.  That was a surprise, considering the gusts were only in the 30-35 mph range.   That beam (the old 16-element KLM, about a 26′ long boom) had been up for 7+ years, with no problems in far worse weather.  Imagine it was just getting old and tired and decided yesterday was the day to break.   

   WB9LYH plans on calling the 144.240 long-range net tonight from his Central WI QTH, near WI Rapids, grid square EN54cl.  Mark will get on at 7pm central, start out by looking NE and then go E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next hour or so.   Because he has stacked 17B2’s and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH, he gets out a very long ways.  All licensed hams are welcome, and we especially appreciate DX in that 300-500+ mile range giving a listen and trying to push the propagation limits.  Help us spread the word. 

   WB9LYH also plans on calling the 144.240 net March 6th and 13th. 

   HERE’s K8TQK’S 144.252 NET REPORT FROM MONDAY NIGHT.  (Remember that Bob switched to Monday nights 2 months ago, start time is still 8:30pm eastern)
   W8SOL EN71;  N8AIA, N8WNA and K8JA EN82;  W9SR, K9MRI, K9SLQ and W8BYA EN70;  WD8CHR EN90;  K8GDT EN91;  VE3VII and VA3ELE FN03;  W2UAD FN13;  AC3L/M FN00;  WA4NJP and W4ZST EM84;  KD7YZ EM88;  AA4DD EM86;  N4TLL EM87;  N4PPG EM76;  WA4REE EM65, KI4ROF EM55;  W8PU EM89;  WB8ART and KB9RDS EM79;  WB9LYH EN54 and WB8AUK EN80. 
    Yep, I count 27 check-ins.  That’s impressive.  See several calls in there that look new to the net, and perhaps to 2m SSB.  Glad to see the word continues to spread.

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