This Week’s VHF/UHF Activities

     This week we have 222/223 Tuesday.    We have a pair of long-range 144 SSB nets on Wednesday.   We’ll have the 146.43 FM net on Thursday.    

      Get on/near 222.100 SSB/CW and 223.500 FM any Tuesday night.   Try to focus on the 7-10pm timeframe, or 0100-0400z time.   (Remember that with us turning the clocks back, Z time is now 6 hours ahead of central time)    
      Get on 222/223 and call CQ.   Swing your beams in various directions — create activity.    Don’t wait for someone else to take charge.   Spread the word to anyone you know with 222.    We’re making good progress, so keep getting the word out. 
      Use that www.on4kst.com chat.   1000’s are using it already for 6m and for 160m.    Time to put it to use for 144-432 MHz.    7 simple steps to sign up are at:   http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072   I am using that chat now during every 222 Tuesday and the 144 nets on Wednesday.  

       Wednesday we’ll have the 144.240 and 144.250 nets as usual.   This week, we have WB9LYH Mark in EN54cl calling the 144.240 net at 7pm central/8pm eastern/0100 utc.   He starts out looking east into MI, calling CQ and listening for check-ins.   He then swings his stacked 17B2’s clockwise, looking into S MI, OH, IN, and then moving thru WI, IL, to MO, IA, MN.    Because he gets so many check-ins, this can take a while.     If you want to know where he’s pointing and who he’s hearing, then join the on4kst.com chat because I post updates there.      

      I call the 144.250 Badger Contesters net at 8:30pm central or 0230 utc.      I start out looking S thru Milwaukee/Chicago, and then swing clockwise, a full 360.  

     All are welcome to listen along or say hello to either net.    The only purpose is to create more activity on 144 SSB.   Both WB9LYH and I are eager to see the RF ripples spread out hundreds of miles in all directions.   We encourage net check-ins to slide down to 144.230 or lower and look around for others to work.    We encourage guys that are several states away to look toward WI because some of the guys we can work may turn around and try to work in your direction.  The chat room keeps everyone from all points of the compass connected.   I am in there anytime I’m playing V/UHF.

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