All 144 SSB nets *ON* tonight — Wed. WB9LYH EN54cl will again run the 144.240 net from 0015-0130 utc.Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
The 222 sprint report from earlier tonight is directly below this post.
Looking forward to the 144 nets tomorrow night.
The first one is on 144.250 and I call it from EN63ao, or 40 miles north of Milwaukee. With this net, I only look SSE, SE, E, NE and then finish by looking N into the U.P. of MI. I start out looking SSE thru Indiana (and always beyond if prop allows) and then slowly edge the beam counter-clockwise, swinging up thru Ohio and Michigan. Always looking for VE-land check-ins as well. This net starts at 2330 utc, and I like to be done by 0015.
The second net is on 144.250 and will be called from now on by WB9LYH Mark, who’s EN53cl, right in the middle of WI. He’s got a better signal than I do, so he’s ideal for working anyone out 100-400 miles. If WB9LYH is not available, I’ll be happy to take the net. That net runs from 0015-0130 utc.
WB9LYH starts out looking to his south, thru Illinois. He then swings his beams clockwise, going SW, W, NW, N and then NE, E and SE. Both Mark and I are always looking to have net check-ins QSY off the net freq. and work other stations directly. We’re just trying to hold a radio party here, so mingle with the other “guests”.
The third net is on 144.250 at 0130 utc. I call that one, and I start out looking south, where most of our check-ins are (from the Milwaukee/Chicago areas). I then swing clockwise, going SW, W, NW, N, NE, E and SE.
As with any net we run, all are welcome. The only purpose is to create strong activity on less-used portions of 2 meters. We would appreciate it if you’d spread the word.
We also may have found a good chat to use for better coordinating the activity in various directions, and on various frequencies. If this idea is warmly received, you’ll hear more about it tonight and in the weeks to come. The idea with the chat is to eventually get various stations taking charge of working others directly, if they choose to. Any chat we use would always be optional. If you don’t care to use it, that’s fine. It will be a work in progress, so stay tuned.