Looking For a Station to Expand Our Range to the South

   11 am Friday

    What we are looking for is a station that is south of a (roughly) Kansas City to Indianapolis line.  Downstate MO/IL/IN is best.  A station that can hear WB9LYH in EN54, but can also turn their antennas and pick up check-ins to their south, looking into areas we can’t normally reach from WI.  Talking states like KS/OK/AR, Southern MO/IL/IN, plus KY/TN/WV.   This would not have to be a full-time commitment, nor would you have to call a formal net.  But it would be great to have someone who would take 10, 15, 20 minutes most Wednesdays to call around in a semi-circle and pick up stations in the areas mentioned above.   If you have an interest, or if you know someone who does, point them to this post and let’s talk.  We could brainstorm about the possibilities, no obligation or pressure.   You can email me, or use the “comment” feature at the bottom of this post, or you can bring it up to WB9LYH on 144.240 on Wed. nights.  
   Finding this net helper station (or 2 of them, in different areas, if possible.  That could be even better…) will become important as we get into warmer weather and better propagation.   Start thinking about this and again, please spread the word.  

   Also want to acknowledge that there’s an active, well-attended net with good range called every Wed. from the Ft. Worth, TX area — EM13.  It’s at 9pm on 144.250 called by W5FKN.  We do NOT want to interfere with that net or dilute it.  They were there first, before we got started up here in 2008.   But we run at different times and we’re 900 miles apart, so there’s plenty of room for both of us.

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