In this post, I want to get caught up with K8TQK’s 144.252 net reports. The 144.252 net is on Monday nights at 8:30pm eastern. Net control K8TQK has a giant signal from EM89je, or south-central OH. Bob gets out 400+ miles and when I was on the air, I would hear him 95% of the time with flat band conditions (my path from EN63ao to EM89je was 391 miles).
From EM89je, K8TQK’s antenna pattern is to start out looking N, then go NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45 minutes or so. All licensed amateurs are welcome and we appreciate you helping to spread the word.
I still post Bob’s check-ins because he helped us out with the Wed. nets for several years (The Wed. 144.240 net history goes back to June 2008 and the story is here: http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5363)
I get K8TQK’s net reports by checking the ON4KST.com ham chat archives. Talking specifically the IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz. If you don’t know about the free ON4KST.com ham chat rooms, full info is here: http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072 The 144-432 MHz chat has been around for several years and it’s really doing well. Every evening there is lots of traffic about actual on-air activity. Check it out.
So let’s get caught up with the 144.252 net reports:
On Nov. 17th, it looks like there was no net.
I missed the Nov. 24th net details.
On Dec. 1st, there was no net.
On Dec. 8th, K8TQK had 19 check-ins. N8WNA and N8AIA EN82; WB8VNO and KC8RRT EN81; W2UAD FN13; W3IP FM19; KB3CXQ FM09; K4SAM FM05; W4LES, WA4NJP and W4IMD EM84; WB4IXU EM86; KY4MRG and WC4D(question mark) EM77; VE3ZV EN92; WB8ART EM79; WB0SWQ EN40; W9CWG EN61 and WM8I EN80. Talk about a wide-area net — activity was from as far Ontario and New York, to the Carolinas, to the IA/ILL border. This is all on 2m SSB, under flat band conditions, using high-gain horizontal yagis (in most cases)
On Dec. 15th, K8TQK had 21 check-ins to the 144.252 Monday net. N8WNA EN82; WB8AUK EN80; K8CRD EN73; KC8RRT EN71; KD8JQ EN91; AC3L/M FN00; W2UAD FN13; W3IP FM19; N4TLL EM87; WB4IXU EM86; W4LES, WA4NJP and W4IMD EM84; KY4MRG EM77; KA2KQM EM74; N4PPG EM76; KI4ROF EM55; WB7PMP EM88; N8XA and WB8ART EM79 and VE3ZV EN92
On Dec. 22nd, K8TQK had 19 check-ins. N8WNA and N8AIA EN82; K8KGM EM89; KC8RRT EN81; WB8AUK EN80; VE3ZV EN92; AC3L/M FN00; WB4IXU EM86; W4LES, WA4NJP, W4IMD and WD4NMV EM84; KB9RDS and N8XA EM79; KC9RT EN60; N9AWP EM69; KY4MRG EM77; KC8ZJL EN71 and W9CWG EN61.
On Dec. 29th, K8TQK had 19 check-ins again. W8SOL EN71; N8WNA EN82; VE3ZV EN92; KC8RRT EN81; KB3TNZ FN11; AC3L/M FN00; W3IP FM19; WB4IXU EM86; WA4NJP, W4LES and W4IMD EM84; N1GC EM95; KI4ROF EM55; KB9RDS and N8XA EM79; WB9RTO and N9EGT EN70; K9LQZ EM68 and WM8I EN80.
This Monday, Jan. 5th, 2015, there was no 144.252 net from OH. Apparently K8TQK was under the weather. Get well soon, Bob.