WB9LYH had 26 check-ins on 144.240; KC9BQA had 14 on 144.250.

    Need to get this QST out ahead of time:   WB9LYH IS OFF NEXT WEEK.   I will take both nets, same time, same procedure.   I’ll start on 144.240 at 0100Z, looking NE into N Lower MI and will then swing clockwise from there.   Looking east at 0100-10; SE 0110-20; S 0120-30; SW 0130-40; W 0140-50; NW 0150-0200; N 0200-10.   All times approximate, give or take how busy it is.   Spread the word about next Wed. to any buddies you know who don’t look at this webpage.  
     IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A HELPER TO WORK THE GUYS WAY OFF TO MY W AND NW NEXT WED.     SEND ME AN EMAIL IF YOU CAN HELP FROM ABOUT 0130-0230.   We’ll discuss it.   Thanks.  

    Please use the www.on4kst.com real-time chat to see how we update in real-time.   You can use this chat to coordinate contacts with other guys playing radio.   7 simple steps to get signed up are at:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072   Everybody is welcome to follow along in there.    Don’t worry about the Europeans; they’re asleep during our evenings, so we have the place to ourselves.  

   Signals are better than I would have thought tonight.   I’m hearing a pair of EN22 guys off the side while they work net control WB9LYH in EN54cl.   N0PB Phil in EM39 is good copy.   WD0BGZ in EN10 Nebraska made it in tonight.   A pair of Indianapolis guys checked in — W9YZU and KB9RDS.    I’ll update if anything else happens.    K0SIX in EN35 is much better than he was this weekend in the contest.   W0ANH is now on from EN47, but I can only hear WB9LYH’s side of things.   Same with VE3KRP Eddie in EN58.   Now K9ZL is checking in from EN51, west side of Chicago with only 1 (one) watt.   He must have a great antenna, cuz he’s pretty loud.  

   Hope some guys are looking to create their own activity in various directions on 144.230 or lower.    WB9TFH and N9LB have taken the bait and are looking for VE3KRP up in EN58 Thunder Bay, ONT on 144.230.   W0ANH rechecked in with me at 0340 and was light but workable.   He does the heavy lifting with a box of 4 yagis and 900w.   I referred him to .240 in case he could work any Milwaukee stations.  

  Here’s WB9LYH’s 144.240 net report. 
   WB9LYH had 26 check-ins on 144.240, starting at 0100Z, looking east into MI and then slowly swinging clockwise. 
   N8WNA EN82;  N8FQ EN62;  KC9HBT and KC9FLU EN54;  KD8CQC EN73;  W9YZU EM69;  KB9RDS EM79;  N9LB EN52;  WD9ITJ, WB9TFH and W9GA EN53;  WA9BNZ EN40;  W1JWS EN50;  KA0OKM EN42;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22;  AB9TS EN43;  WD0BGZ EN10;  N0PB EM39;   K0SIX EN35;  N9KOR EN44;  W0ANH EN47;  VE3KRP EN58;  K9KHW and KC9BQA EN63 and K9ZL EN51 with 1 watt and a 13B2 up 45′.   
   This was all accomplished on a very cold night in January.   Great job guys.  

   Now let’s start my 144.250 net report.   I am on 144.250, starting at 0230Z.    Majority of check-ins on 144.250 are in the Milwaukee/Chicago region.   I get a list and then we say hello for a half hour or so.   After I say 73 with those guys, I swing clockwise, looking for night owls.   Found a few tonight.
   K9KHW EN63;  KC9NZR, WB9TFH, WD9ITJ and W9GA EN53;  W1MRK, KC9NJZ (relay only), N9NMS and N9LB EN52;   K9ZL EN51;  KA9BXG EN64;  N9JBW EN61;  KB8U EN71 and W0ANH EN47.

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