Man is it nice to see the sun! And not just for a few minutes in the evening, but ALL DAY! Sorry — it’s been a gloomy stretch for days here. More like April or early May.
I don’t think the 144.240 net happened last night. WB9LYH was off and N9XKH in EN52il was filling in. But I just replayed weather radar from last night and there were storms in N9XKH’s area at net time. Plus I don’t have an email net report, nor was anything mentioned on the ON4KST.com real-time ham chat. (Talking about the IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz)
Back on Monday night, K8TQK had 14 check-ins to his 144.252 net called from EM89je, south-central OH (start time is 8:30pm eastern, every Monday) Bob’s check-ins were: AC3L/M FN00; KJ4ZYB FM07; WB4IXU EM86; W4IMD, W4LES and WA4NJP EM84; WB7PMP EM88; WD4NMV EM85; N8XA and WB8ART EM79; WA4REE EM65; W3IP FM19; KB8GUE EM89 and K8RYU EM99.
*WB9LYH SHOULD BE BACK ON WITH THE 144.240 WED. NET ON JULY 2ND.* Start time during Daylight Savings is 8pm central/9pm eastern. Look toward EN54cl — right in the middle of WI. WB9LYH’s antenna pattern is NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes.
I owe you readers 2 things: 1) an update on my station liquidation and 2) a full summer contest calendar. Hopefully I can type those up tomorrow or Saturday.
Looks like the CQ WW VHF is up next — that’s 6m and 2m only, and it starts at 1pm central on Sat. July 19th and runs for 33 hours, until 4pm central the next day.