144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

8am Tuesday

Pleased to report that the 144.240 Wed. net celebrates its 7th anniversary this month.  First net was called by me back on July 9, 2008.
The net has evolved over time, but WB9LYH has been a consistent and strong net control for over 5 years now.  If you want our net control history, it’s here:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5363

Because it is Tuesday, I will once again mention 222 Tuesday, the national activity night for the 1.25M band.  Go to this post dated June 30, 2015 at kc9bqa.com for full details about 222 Tuesdays — http://kc9bqa.com/?p=8313   And help make this work by spreading the word in your area and monitoring via the ON4KST.com ham chat.  If you have no idea what the free ON4KST.com ham chat is all about, go here:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072  I see there are now over 5000 registered users; very happy to see that.


On Wed., July 8th, WB9LYH had 15 check-ins to the 144.240 net.  Mark reported that there was red on the (APRS Mountainlake) map, but the enhancement was a lot shorter.  Check-ins were:  VE3ZV EN92;  KB9PSE and N9NMS EN52;  KF6A EN73;  W8SOL and KC8ZJL EN71;  K9CCL and N9JBW EN61;  WJ8L EN72;  WB0SWQ, WA9BNZ and W9BBP EN40;  WB0YWW EN22;  N9RXM EN41 and K0SIX EN35.   Nice group and from all directions.
The 144.240 net is called every Wed. by WB9LYH in EN54cl, central WI, near WI Rapids.  Again, start time is 8pm central/9pm eastern.  Antenna pattern from EN54 is NE to start, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes or so.  All licensed amateurs are welcome.  The net is informal and the goal is to increase activity on 2m SSB.  DX is always encouraged to give it a try.  WB9LYH has stacked long yagis on a ridgetop with 500 watts and he gets out a very long ways.  Plus Mark enjoys pushing the propagation limits.   Please help us spread the word in a very wide circle surrounding the Midwest and Great Lakes.

On Mon. July 6, K8TQK had 20 check-ins to the Monday night 144.252 net.  They were:  N8WNA EN82;  K8GDT EN91;  AC3L/M FN00;  K4SAN FM05;  N4TLL EM87;  WA4NJP, W4IMD, W9BN and W4VAS EM84;  KC4AAW and WD4NMV EM85;  AG4KJ EM88;  NR8O and WB8ART EM79;  N7CZ EM69;  KB8GUE EM89;  KD9BGY and N9JBW EN61;  W3IP FM19 and W8SOL EN71.
Last night, July 13th, there was no 144.252 net as K8TQK was out of power, due to severe thunderstorms.

The 144.252 net is called every Monday at 8:30pm eastern.  Net control is K8TQK Bob in EM89je.  This is south-central OH, near Chillicothe.  K8TQK also has a big station on a high hill and gets out forever.  His antenna pattern from EM89je is N to start, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.
I still publish K8TQK’s check-in lists because for several years, Bob partnered with us on Wed. nights, helping to spread 2m SSB activity across most of the eastern and southern US.  Again, our Wed. night net history is here, if you are interested.   http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5363


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