Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.
Great to see the 144.240 net out of EN54cl, central WI, had a lot of activity last night. Numbers have been very strong and we appreciate all of you who are helping to keep 2 meter SSB lively.
The 22 check-ins were: K9UHF, KB9PSE and N9EM EN53; KD9BGY, K9ILU, N9JBW, W9SUS and K9CCL EN61; WB8LNG EM79; K8TQK EM89; AC8GD and W8SOL EN71; KC9VHD and AB9QH EN62; WA9JML EN51; N9RXM EN41; W9UIJ EN52; WA9BNZ and W9BBP EN40; W1JWS EN50; KA0SWR EM28 and W0HXL EN21.
Pleased to welcome KA0SWR to the net. EM28 is a long haul from EN54, so I imagine the bands were up a little last night. We used to have several check-ins from the KC metro area so it’s good to hear from MO again.
The 144.240 net is called every Wed. at 8pm central/9pm eastern. Eastern time zone is always looked at first.
Net control is WB9LYH in EN54cl, central WI, near WI Rapids, or a good hour+ west of Green Bay. WB9LYH has a big signal — stacked 17B2’s and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH. Plus Mark enjoys pushing the propagation limits so DX is encouraged to give it a try. Antenna pattern from central WI is NE and E to start, then SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45 minutes or so. All licensed amateurs are welcome. The net is informal and the purpose is to increase activity on 2 meter SSB. We always appreciate you helping to spread the word.
** Net control WB9LYH advises he will be OFF on Wed. Dec. 28th. The net will resume on Wed., Jan. 4th, 2017**