5pm Tuesday —
Wanted to let everyone know what I know (so far) about tomorrow night’s long-range 2m SSB nets.
Please check back to for updates to this post later tonight or tomorrow, as I learn more.
EDIT, EDIT — 7:40pm — Just got word that K8GDT in EN91, a half hour SSW of Cleveland, will pitch in as the 144.252 net control tomorrow night. Look toward EN91bf at 8:30pm eastern time and say hello to Gerry. Imagine K8GDT will do the same directions as K8TQK. Start out looking N, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.
Use the ON4KST.com chat (IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz) and you’ll be able to follow along.
I will also be on tomorrow night, at 8pm central, from EN63ao. I’m pinch-hitting for WB9LYH, as I do from time to time. I start out looking north, then steadily move NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW over the next hour or so. I’m usually past MI/OH by 9:10-20 eastern time. So if you’re out east, please listen for us at the start.
As posted before, K8TQK will *not* be on with his 144.252 net. I was wondering about his weather situation in south-central OH, and I’m glad I talked to him.
Bob’s having a full-blown blizzard. Up on his ridge, he has “at least 12-13″ of snow, and it is still coming down. The antennas are backed into the wind and it is gusting 50-60mph at this time.” So he’s letting us know ahead of time he won’t be able to go tomorrow night. K8TQK *does* plan to be on for Nov. 7th at his usual start time of 8:30pm eastern.