WB9LYH Long-Range 144.240 Net ON Tonight — 7pm Central

  11:15am  Wednesday —

  As previously mentioned,  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.  
   Many times hams give the 144 MHz portion of their rigs a brief try.  They expect to hear many signals, are disappointed and give up.  If they knew where and when to hear on-air activity, it might just give them the kick start they need, until they become hooked by a good band opening or a contest. 

   The 144.240 net changes start times, to get in synch with longer and shorter days.  It was odd seeing it light outside until 7:30pm last night, especially given the dreary, winter-like weather.   But this does remind me that toward the end of April, we will switch over to our 8pm central start time, until next fall.   You’ll have plenty of advance notice, and the change is at least 5-6 weeks away.

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