K8TQK Has 19 Check-Ins to the 144.252 Monday Net

   12:50pm Tuesday

   K8TQK calls a net every Monday at 8:30pm eastern from EM89je, far south-central OH.  This is on 144.252.  Bob has a very big signal and is more than capable of making those 400+ mile contacts to well-equipped stations.  That’s under flat bands.  Wait until we start getting occasional band openings with nicer weather.  
   K8TQK’s antenna pattern is to start out looking N, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.  

   K8TQK’s 19 check-ins last night were:  N8WNA and N8AIA EN82;  W8SOL EN71;  VE3YCU FN02;  VE3CRU FN03;  KC8YJB, KY8T, WD8PFZ and N8DEA EN91;  WD8CHR EN90;  AC3L/M FN00;  W7UAD and W2CNS FN13;  WB4IXU and AA4DD EM86;  KY4MRG EM77;  KI4ROF EM55;  WB8ART EM79;  VA3VEC FN14.     

  Also on Monday nights,  W4TMW calls the North GA net on 144.210 at 8pm eastern.   Tom’s antenna pattern is to look *south* first, then SW, W, NW, N, NE, E, and SE over the next 30-60 minutes or so.   This net works very well with K8TQK’s in covering a huge part of the Midwest and Southeastern states on Monday nights. 
   Then you have the very popular W5VHF net out of OK on Monday nights.  They had over 30 check-ins (mostly from OK/AR/MO/TX/KS) last night.  Several check-ins were in that 350-400+ mile range.  The net is called by KD5ZVE in EM26.  It’s on 144.190, and starts at 8pm central. 

   Monday is a very active night on the SSB/CW side of 144 MHz.  Click here:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=6870 for a listing of other Monday nets and activity on 144 MHz and 432.100, as well.   So many times, hams give the SSB/CW portion of VHF/UHF bands a brief try, don’t find activity and give up.   The trick is to know when and where to find the activity.   Plus, make sure you use good antennas, low-loss coax and at least 50-100w output power.

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