144.240 Long-Range Net ON Tonight. WB9LYH EN54cl is Net Control with Help From K9LQZ EM68ul and W0WFH EM48ck.

   6:15am Wed. 

   This will be the 2nd week where we have net control helpers who can pick up activity from places WB9LYH can’t normally reach.  Our normal territory with the 144.240 long-range net stays the same.  WB9LYH in EN54cl continues to look for activity in WI/MI/VE-3/IN/OH/IL/IA/MO/KS/NE/MN/Eastern Dakotas.   This is not changing. 

   Plus now, with our recent improvements, if you are in KS/OK/MO/AR/downstate IL/IN/OH, plus KY/TN/MS/AL/GA, chances are you can hear someone on 144.240 tonight and on future Wed. nights.   Please help us spread the word in those areas and let’s make Wed. night a very active one in a 15-20 state area.  We want to spread the word now, while the weather’s lousy and propagation is poor.   By the time the weather and bands cheer up, we’ll be able to connect different areas and start pushing the DX envelope. 

   Here’s how it works:  WB9LYH gets on and starts the 144.240 net as usual.  7pm central/8pm eastern.  Mark starts out calling NE, then E, SE, S.  This probably takes 20-30 minutes, give or take.  When Mark is halfway done with the net and he’s pointing south, he will “hand off” to K9LQZ in EM68ul, south-central IN, a half hour NW of Louisville.   K9LQZ will call to his SE, S and SW for a little while, also on 144.240, and WB9LYH will be quiet during this time.   The goal is to find check-ins we aren’t going to raise from WI.  How long will this take?  Depends on how much activity we eventually get.  Right now, I doubt it will take more than 10-15 minutes. 
   When K9LQZ is done, it will then be W0WFH’s turn to call SE, S, SW and W on 144.240.  W0WFH is in EM48ck, a good hour west of St. Louis.   After W0WFH has finished, the regular 144.240 net will resume with WB9LYH calling to his SW, W, NW and N.    Don’t hold us to an air-tight schedule, but I would think WB9LYH will resume the Upper Midwest portion of the net about 7:45-8pm central.   

    You can keep track of all this on the ON4KST.com real-time ham chat.  If you have internet and a computer near your rig, you are all set.   We are able to make live schedules and instant updates via the chat.  It’s very handy for this.  The 7 simple steps to get signed up are here:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072    The room we use is “IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz”.  There are many different chats for different bands, and you may enjoy those as well. 
   The ON4KST.com ham chat is free, no BS or hassles.  It’s available anytime day or night, but it’s usually most radio-active in the mornings, evenings and weekends.  The chat is for all USA/VE/XE hams and over 3600 have registered.

Comments are closed.