144.240 Net Report — 12 Check-Ins

   9:15am Thur —

   WB9LYH reported propagation was up and down last night, somewhat difficult.  He had a lighter-than-normal turnout, possibly due to the clocks being turned ahead? 
   The 12 check-ins last night were:  N9OLT EN64;  W8BYA EN70;  N9YK EN71;  N8WNA EN82;  K9CCL EN61;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22;  KG1X EN42;  KC9CLM EN52;  K0SIX EN35;  N0UJJ EN36 and W0ANH EN47. 

   Both Mark and I are thinking about when to shift the 144.240 net start time ahead to 8pm for the longer days.  If you have an opinion, share it here, using the comment feature.  Usually we move to 8pm central by about late April/early May.  And we keep that start time until about October.  Reason being is that we noticed a definite dropoff during the summer months, when we had a year-round 7pm start.  Seems us Northern guys just can’t get enough of those longer days.  
   With the long-range forecast looking quite wintry, it’s hard to square the longer days with the cold temperatures and persistent snowcover.  What that does mean is that whenever it finally does get into the 40’s and 50’s, it will feel all that much better! 

    Want to make another post sometime today.  We are still actively looking for another helper station to our south, someone who could take a little time to turn to their south, and try to find more activity in states like MO/AR/KY/TN.  I’ll explain it better in the next post.

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