Good Propagation — Big Net — 17 Check-Ins

11:30am Thur.

Pleased to report great bands and activity last night.
In WB9LYH’s words, “We have had remarkable propagation the past few days, and good tonite (Wed) to the east.  Checkins were WA9JML EN51;  KC9RAP EN63;  WB8LNG EM79;  AB9QH and KC9VHD EN62;  KC9RIO, N9IYV, N9JBW and KD9BGY EN61;  W8SOL EN71;  WA9BNZ, W9BBP and WB0SWQ EN40;  W1JWS EN50;   N9RXM and AC0RA EN41, and KA0PQW EN33.  WA3EOQ in FM09 reported hearing bits of the ssb.  Lots of fun.”


I know that the following net info gets repetitive for “regulars” but I never know when we’ll have new visitors to so here goes:
The 144.240 net is called every Wed. at 8pm central/9pm eastern by WB9LYH.  Mark is in EN54cl, central WI, about an hour and a half west of Green Bay.  Mark has a pair of 17B2’s (horizontally polarized, as is the custom on the SSB/CW side of VHF/UHF) and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH and he routinely gets out 400+ miles to other well-equipped stations.
WB9LYH appreciates all check-ins, local and DX.  He does enjoy pushing the propagation limits.  Please let VHF’ers in a very wide radius know that we’re on the air on Wed. nights.  With warm summer nights comes potential band enhancement.  Let stations in that 500-1000 mile range know about us.

From central WI, WB9LYH starts out looking NE, E and SE.  Eastern time zone is always targeted first with the 144.240 Wed. net.  From there, Mark starts edging S, then SW, W, NW and N to finish.  All licensed amateurs are welcome; the net is informal and the purpose is to increase activity on 2 meter SSB.  We have had 100’s of unique calls to the net over the past 7+ years.  We appreciate you helping to spread the word and doing your part to make the SSB/CW portions of the VHF/UHF bands more active.

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