This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

   7:45pm  Thur.

   Just like last week, WB9LYH again had a great net.  Mark’s 20 check-ins to the 144.240 Wed. net were:  WA8YLZ EN63;  K8RS EN72;  N8WNA EN82;  KA9VDU EN53;  KC9RIO and K9CCL EN61;  K8TQK EM89;  K9VX EM79;  W8SOL and KC8ZJL EN71;  WD9DCW EN52;  WB9TFH EN53;  W9BBP, WB0SWQ and WA9BNZ EN40;  W1JWS EN50;  KC9RJI EN41;  KC9CLM EN52;  KG0SJ EN22 and KA8TBW EN61.  
    Pleased to welcome WD9DCW and KA8TBW to this net.  Always good to have more signals on 2m SSB. 

   WB9LYH expects to be on next Wed., as usual.   Please know that the 144.240 Wed. net from Wisconsin (Look toward EN54cl, Central WI) will now have the same start time year-round.  Again, that start time is 8pm central/9pm eastern, all 52 weeks of the year.  
   All licensed amateurs are welcome.  The net is informal and the purpose is to stir up more activity on 2m SSB.  Whether you are DX or local, we appreciate you saying hello.  WB9LYH has stacked 17B2’s and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH.  He loves pushing the propagation limits, so let those stations in that 400-800 mile range know to look his way on Wed. nights.   It’s a lot of fun to catch the occasional band opening. 

    Many times, hams don’t know where or when to find signals on bands like 144, 222 or 432 MHz.  They get discouraged and give up.  This is a correctable situation.  Spread the word to hams about what is possible on the SSB/CW portions of bands like 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz.   For more info about many nets and activity nights in a wide area surrounding WI and the Great Lakes, visit posts dated Oct. 13, 15 and 17th, 2013 at   Also see my heartfelt advice about calling your own CQ’s in the post below this one. 

     Every Monday night, K8TQK in EM89je, south-central OH, calls the 144.252 net at 8:30pm eastern.  Bob’s antenna pattern is N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.   K8TQK has a whopping signal and gets out 300-400+ miles under flat band conditions (to stations with good horizontal yagis in the clear, plus low-loss coax). 
     I still publish K8TQK’s net reports because Bob partnered with us on Wed. nights for several years. 
     This Monday, K8TQK’s 20 check-ins were:  N8AIA EN82;  KC8RRT EN81;  K4XXX EN91;  KB3TNZ FN11;  AC3L/M FN00;  KB3CXQ FM09;  N8XA and KB9RDS EM79;  WB4IXU EM86;  WA4NJP, W4IMD and W4VAS EM84;  N1GC EM95;  WA4REE EM65;  KI4ROF EM55;  WB7PMP EM88;  KB8GUE EM89;  K9LIU EN61;  KG9GT EN61 and KC9CLM EN52.

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