Look forward to a nice FM net tonight.
Like I said, last night’s SSB nets put a smile on my face. I love hearing about activity, DX, and guys improving their stations — looking forward to bigger and better things.
So here’s the specifics:
144.250 at 2330 utc for IN/OH and MI (including the U.P. Always looking to include the U.P.)
K8VFV Robert EN82 Davisburg, MI S5 peaks
N8JDO Ron EN62 Holland, MI S7
KC8YJB Bernard EN91 North Olmsted, OH S0
144.240 at 0015 utc for outstate WI and IL, plus all of MO/IA/MN and U.P. of MI
K2DRH Bob EN41 Albany, IL 20 over S9
WB0YWW Bob EN22 Moreland, IA S5 peaks
W0FAY Bill EN42 Dubuque, IA S9
N0IRS JD EM29 K.C., Mo. S2
KC0CFB Billy Joe EM29 Polo, Mo. S0 nice job with 12 els — good to hear you.
K9JCZ Gary EN53 Fond du Lac, WI S9
WV9E Dave EN43 La Crosse, WI S5 Dave was formerly KB9KTD — congrats!
K9MU Justin EN44 Altoona, WI S3
W9GA Ken EN53 Colgate, WI S9
KC9FQD Dave EN54 Stevens Point, WI S9
144.250 at 0130 for an entire 360 arc, with plenty of Milwaukee/Chicago as a base.
WB9MXX Nick EN62 Pleasant Prairie, WI S9
K9FI Jerry EN53 Brookfield, WI S5
N9WU Rick EN53 Germantown, WI 20 over
WB9TFH Gil EN53 West Allis, WI 20 over
W9GA Ken EN53 Colgate, WI 15 over
N9NDP Harvey EN62 Kenosha, WI 20 over
KC9AOV David EN52 Edgerton, WI S0
W9CWD Joe EN52 Fitchburg, WI S5
KA9AAB Bob EN53 Kewaskum, WI S7
K0KFC Jim EN35 St. Croix Falls, WI S1
WB9LYH Mark EN54 Rudolph, WI 20 over
N9JKX Dan EN64 Algoma, WI 15 over
KV8X Al EN63 N Muskegon, MI S9
KC9KPV Randy EN53 Germantown, WI 20 over
K9KJM Ken EN64 Sturgeon Bay, WI 25 over
I can think of at least 10 stations last night that raved about how great the bands were for the big opening Sunday night into Tuesday early evening (T-storms shut SE WI down by late afternoon) I can count another 8 stations that have either improved antennas, added bands, or have plans to do both. Very exciting stuff.
Also propagation was very good around Lake Michigan. Several guys were as loud as I’ve heard them.