This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

   Noon Thursday

   Before I get to the net reports, I want VHF’ers to know there are many fine nets and activity nights, all 7 nights of the week, scattered across the Midwest/Great lakes and Plains.  Three posts detailing those VHF/UHF nets are dated Oct 13, 15 and 17th, 2013 at  Use the “archives” at the right and click on “October 2013” and go from there.   Please spread that VHF/UHF net and activity night info to hams everywhere. 

   Last night, WB9LYH had 13 check-ins with the 144.240 net.  This net is called every Wed. at 8pm central/9pm eastern from EN54cl, Central WI.  (In the fall and winter, we switch to a 7pm central/8pm eastern start)   Antenna pattern from Central WI is NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes.  All licensed hams are welcome.  The net is informal and the purpose is to increase activity on 2m SSB. 
   WB9LYH has a very big signal and loves pushing the propagation limits.  His typical range on 2m SSB, with normal band conditions is 300-500 miles.  DX is always welcome to give it a try.  

   We have done the 144.240 Wed. net from WI since June 2008 and our history is here: 

   WB9LYH reported low noise levels last night but not many folks on the band.  Mark’s 13 check-ins were:  W8SOL EN71;  WB8AUK EN80;  N9JBW and K9CCL EN61;  W1JWS EN51;  WB0SWQ EN40;  KA9DVX EN51;  WB9TFH EN53;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22;  KM0T EN13;  NY0A EN24 and K0BBC EN34.   Both NY0A and K0BBC are new all-time check-ins to the 144.240 net.  Welcome Ron and Matt. 

    Back on Monday, K8TQK had a big night with his 144.252 net.  This net is called from EM89je, south-central OH at 8:30pm eastern time, 52 weeks a year.  K8TQK also has a giant signal on 2m SSB and he’s always looking to stir up more activity.  His antenna pattern is N, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes or so. 
   Monday night K8TQK had 24 check-ins:  N8WNA EN82;  KC8RRT EN81;  KB3CXQ FM09;  W2UAD FN13;  W3IP FM19;  N4TLL EM87;  KY4MRG EM77;  AJ4EN EM94;  W4LES, WA4NJP, W4ZSB and N4QH EM84;  N1GC EM95;  WB4IXU EM86;  KI4ROF EM55;  K9ZF EM78;  KB8GUE and N8XA EM89;  WB0SWQ EN40;  N9EGT and K9SLQ EN70;  KF6A EN73;  WB8AUK EN80 and KC9CLM EN52. 

    YOU CAN MONITOR BOTH THESE NETS AND MUCH MORE VIA THE INTERNET… The ham chat pages are a free, no-obligation tool for getting more enjoyment out of hamming.  There are many chats for different bands, and the one I’m referring to specifically is the IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz.  Read all about the ham chats here:  
    Over 4400 USA and Canadian VHF’ers are now registered.  The 144-432 MHz chat is busy in the mornings and evenings.  It was really humming Mon. night when band conditions became enhanced later in the evening.

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