144.240/144.252 Net Reports From Aug. 7th, 14th and 21st

    7:45pm Tuesday
                OK, let’s get caught up. 
    WB9LYH in EN54 calls our 144.240 Wed. night net.  I’ve gotten email from WB9LYH and Mark will be ON tomorrow night, at our summer starting time of 0100Z, or 8pm central/9pm eastern.   The antenna pattern is NE, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next hour or so. 

   Between Mark and myself, we’ve been doing this net since June 2008.  The full 144.240 net story is here, if you’re interested in our history:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5363  These days, WB9LYH usually provides the RF, and I do the publicity angle.  Both via this website and with weekly email reminders to several hundred VHF’ers in different directions. 

   On August 7th, WB9LYH had 12 check-ins — W9EWZ and KC9CLM EN52;  N8WNA EN82;  WB8AUK EN80;  K9CCL and N9JBW EN61;  WA9BNZ EN40;  AC0RA EN41;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22; WB0ULX from EN04 in Huron, SD and W0ANH EN47.  
   On August 14th, WB9LYH had 14 check-ins — KB9YSJ EN51;  N9OLT EN64;  K9CCL, KC9RIO and N9JBW EN61;  N9OJH EN63;  W9CL and KC9CLM EN52;  WJ8L EN72;  WB9TFH EN53;  W9BBP and WA9BNZ EN40;  N0IRS EM29 and KG0SJ EN22.   Looks like KB9YSJ and W9CL are new to the net.  Glad you fellows are on 2m SSB. 

   On August 21st, thunderstorms covered much of WI and neither WB9LYH or N9OLT could safely operate.  

    As a courtesy to K8TQK, we still publish Bob’s check-in lists.  Monday night is a very active one on 2m SSB.  This post details 7 different nets on Monday night.    http://kc9bqa.com/?p=7242
    On Monday nights, K8TQK calls his 144.252 net (yes, .252, to avoid a birdie right on 144.250) at 8:30pm eastern from EM89je, which is in far south-central OH.  K8TQK must live on a hilltop as his signal gets out forever.  Plus he has all the V/UHF bands, right on up into the microwaves.   On 2m, I’m told he has a pair of M2 5WL’s, and 700 watts or so.  If I am able to hear one signal in OH on V/UHF, it’s usually K8TQK’s.  After many decades, he’s still as enthusiastic as ever.  Congrats to you Bob on your ham accomplishments.   

    On August 12th, K8TQK had 18 check-ins — W8SOL EN71;  N8AIA EN82;  VA3VEC FN14;  K2OS FN12;  W2UAD FN13;  WB8AUK EN80;  AC3L/M FN00;  AK3E FM19;  WT83 EM89;  N1GC EM95;  K4LY EM85;  WA4NJP EM84;  W4IMD and KD4YDB EM83;  WD4NMV EM85;  WA4REE EM65;  KI4ROF EM55 and WB9LYH EN54.    
   On August 19th, K8TQK had 16 check-ins — N8WNA and N8AIA EN82;  NF8O, KD8FHY, KC8YJB and K8GDT EN91;  K8ZES and VE3YCU FN02;  KB3TNZ FN10;  VA3ELE/M FN03;  W2UAD FN13;  AC3L/M FN00;  WD8CHR EN90;  W4LES and WA4NJP EM84;  and WB8CJW EN80. 
   Last night, K8TQK had a big night with 26 check-ins — N8AIA EN82;  KT8O and W8SOL EN71;  NF8O, KD8FHY and K8GDT EN91;  W2UAD FN13;  W8BYA and K9MRI EN70;  WD8CHR EN90;  AC3L/M FN00;  WT8E EM89;  KY4MRG EM77;  N1GC EM95;  W4GF and KD4YDB  EM83;  WA4NJP and W4IMD EM84;  N4TLL EM87;  KX4R and K4UQC EM73;  NF8O, KB9RDS, W8PU and WB8ART EM79 and KC9CLM EN52.

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