Got email from WB9LYH with his list of check-ins last night.
Mark reports that propagation was “great”. Propagation has been good for long stretches of both August and September. This is no surprise; late summer into fall is usually the best time of year for long-haul tropo on bands like 144, 222 and 432 MHz. Microwaves, too.
Want to know how good propagation is? I saw on the ON4KST.com chat that W9RM in EN52 made over 110 contacts in the 2m sprint Monday night, including 55 grids. That’s a big night on 2m, and that’s what can happen when the band is open and a lot of stations are on the air.
The ON4KST.com chat was very active Monday night, maybe the most active I’ve ever seen it. It would have taken me a half hour or more to properly go thru it. If you’re newer here and have no idea what I’m talking about, click on this link: http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072 That post will explain about the free and no-BS amateur chat rooms that so many of us now use.
Back to the net report…
WB9LYH’s 20 check-ins last night were:
N9OLT and KA9BXG EN64; N8WNA EN82; K8GDT EN91; N8PUM EN66; K9CCL, N9JBW and WA9HIR EN61; W8SOL EN71; N9GUU, KC9CLM and W9EWZ EN52; K8TQK, W8PU and KB8GUE EM89; WA9BNZ EN40; W0WOI and KG0SJ EN22; W0ANH EN47 and WB0ULX EN04.
**Please note that N9OLT EN64 will be the 144.240 net control on Wed., Oct 2nd and Wed., Oct 9th. Look toward EN64, Green Bay, WI, at the 8pm central start time. N9OLT’s antenna pattern is also N to start, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next hour or so.**
K8TQK did call his 144.252 net from EM89, south-central OH on Monday night at 8:30pm eastern. But Bob didn’t type his check-ins to the ON4KST.com chat so I don’t have the list. I bet with the sprint also going on, K8TQK was busier than busy.