Wed. 144.240, Mon. 144.252 and 222 Tuesday Reports

   Thur. morning

   WB9LYH in EN54cl had another good turnout on 144.240 last night.   I counted 22 check-ins and several new ones. 
   N9OLT EN64;  N9OJH, KB5ZJU and KC9BQA EN63;  N8UYC EN62;  N9JBW, KC9RIO and K9CCL EN61;  W8BYA and K9MRI EN70;  N9YK and W8SOL EN71;  N9NDP EN62;  KC9CLM and his 3 year-old grandson Justin from EN52;  W9BBP EN40;  W0HXL EN21;  KG0SJ and WB0YWW EN22;  KD0JSY EN34;  KC0RQH EN35 and W0ANH EN47.  Just like last week, this was a sociable group and Mark wasn’t done until after 9pm central. 
   Want to welcome N9OJH and KD0JSY to the net.  Thanks for stopping by, Lonnie and Charles.  Justin, have your grandpa Dave say hello to you as well.  🙂 

    As mentioned before, next Wed. should be WB9LYH again, at 8pm central/9pm eastern (antenna pattern is NE, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N).   We should also have K9LQZ EM68 (southern IN) on 144.240 from roughly 0120-0140.  Lowell’s been helping us expand the activity to areas we can’t normally reach from WI.   He looks east, then SE, S, SW and W during the time he’s on.   This covers W VA, western parts of VA, NC, SC.  All of KY and TN plus northern parts of GA, AL and MS.  Also southern parts of  OH, IN and IL, in addition to much of MO and parts of AR.   Please help us spread the word in those areas.   What we’re looking for (in a perfect world) is the occasional night where the band is open and dozens of stations are on from multiple grids and states.  Then folks can slide down the band, work each other and anyone else who is on 144 MHz. 

    ON MONDAY NIGHT, K8TQK calls a 144.252 net from EM89je, south-central OH.  It’s at 8:30pm eastern or 0130 UTC time.  Bob’s signal is huge and his manner is always relaxed and friendly.  The antenna pattern with the K8TQK net is to start out N, then go NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes. 
    On July 15th, Bob had 18  check-ins:  N8WNA and N8AIA EN82;  W8SOL EN71;  NF8O, K8GDT and KV8T EN91;  W2UAD FN13;  AC3L/M FN00;  VA3VEC FN14;  VE3MLM FN04;  VE3VII FN03;  W8BYA and K9MRI EN70;  KA2KQM EM74;  WA4REE EM65;  KI4ROF EM55;  KB9RDS and WB8ART EM79.  

   EVERY TUESDAY IS 222 TUESDAY — the national activity night for 1.25 meter band ops.  The idea is for everyone with 222 to get on/near 222.100 starting from about 0000-0200.  Call your own CQ’s, turn the beams, try to stir up activity in every direction. 
  Out of respect for K8TQK, I post any 222 Tuesday activity I find using the chat review feature.  This is who I saw spotted on Tuesday, July 16:  K8TQK EM89;  N8AIA and N8WNA EN82;  KD8KCF EN81;  KU8Y EN61 and VE3ZV EN92.

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