WB9LYH Has 17 Check-Ins to the 144.240 Net

Noon Saturday —

I like to have these net reports posted sooner, but didn’t have time until now.

Very glad to report this winter’s nets are so active.  The whole reason I started the 144.240 net back in June 2008, the reason I started kc9bqa.com in April 2009, the reason I emailed (at one time) to 10-15 different ham groups and email lists in a wide area of the Midwest every week was to help increase activity on the SSB/CW portions of VHF/UHF ham bands, plus to point hams where and when this activity takes place.
So when I see strong numbers of check-ins, plus new callsigns, it’s very gratifying.  Congrats to net control WB9LYH, all our check-ins, plus all the other net control operators, check-ins and the hams who enjoy weak-signal VHF/UHF in their own way.   Keep getting on the air, calling CQ at any old time, doing whatever you can to make it more active and enjoyable.

WB9LYH’s 17 check-ins on Wed. night were:  KU8Y and K9CCL EN61;  N9NDP EN62;  KC8ZJL and W8SOL EN71;  KB9PSE/P (I’m assuming EN52);  W9YZU EM69;  W9BBP, WA9BNZ and WB0SWQ EN40;  KC9OVD and N9RXM EN41;  KB9KLD EM58;  N0IRS EM29;  N9XKH EN52;  KA9VDU EN53 and KC9PEG EN45.
A new all-time check-in to this net is N9RXM.  I thought KB9KLD in EM58 was new, too, but when I searched his callsign at kc9bqa.com, I see he checked in with me back in February of 2010.  Welcome back, Jeff, and help us spread the word in downstate IL and MO.

My understanding is that WB9LYH expects to be around for at least the next few Wednesdays.  The 144.240 net starts at 8pm central/9pm eastern every Wed. and the antenna pattern from EN54cl — Central WI —  is NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes.  All licensed amateurs are welcome and DX is encouraged to give it a try.  The purpose of the net is to increase activity on 2m SSB.   We always appreciate you spreading the word.

**K8TQK’s rotor is still frozen and Bob couldn’t call the 144.252 net this past Monday.**  Best way to find out whether his net will run on a given Monday is to be at the IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz at www.ON4KST.com in the early evening.  If K8TQK can’t call the net, he will mention it in that chat.

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