WB9LYH 144.240 — 20 check-ins and KC9BQA 144.250 — 12 check-ins

   WB9LYH reported flaky conditions tonight + he had local noise at times.   Still had 20 check-ins, plus a few other close calls.   On 144.240, from 0000-0130Z  I heard Mark work:
   KC8TJB EN72;  N8WNA EN82;  KB9RDS EM79;  W9YZU EM69;  KC9BQA EN63;  W9RWS, KC9CUK and N9TZL EN52;  WA9BNZ EN40;  N0IRS EM29;  KG0SJ EN22;  N0PB EM39;  W0FAY and N0RWR EN42;  KA0KYZ EN33;  WV9E EN43;   K0SIX EN35;  N9KOR EN44 and KC0TRX EN34 
   He had a close call with W1MRK EN52, and I also think W1JWS in EN50.   Somehow the W1JWS deal led to confusion with the callsign W1WJS who’s in EN90, Wheeling W VA.    Never one to turn down a good DX challenge, WB9LYH spun SE and called W1WJS several times, with no luck.   I looked up WJS on QRZ.com and seeing as they’ve only had 33 lookups, I seriously doubt they’re strong VHF’ers.   So anyway… we do look forward to working W VA some night, with the right conditions.   WB9LYH already has worked a bit east of Cleveland with flat conditions, so it’s just a matter of time + having the right stations looking our way.    (spread the word — you knew I was going to say that, right?) 

   I had 12 check-ins on 144.250, starting at 0130Z.
   N9TZL and KC9CUK EN52;  K9FI, W9FA, WD9ITJ and WB9TFH EN53;  KB5ZJU EN63;  WB9MXX EN62;  KB9WZJ EM69;  N9XUX EN61;  K0SIX EN35 and WV9E EN43.     Pretty sure it was N9XUX’s first time to the net, so welcome to Mike.   Wish we’d had more stable conditions.    QSB was something else tonight. 
   Picked up K0SIX and WV9E after 0200Z, when they pinged me via the on4kst.com chat room.      That chat room is still being put to good use tonight, at 0245Z.   Multiple guys in 5 states are making Q’s, testing amps, and whatnot.    
   Also good to hear 144.240 still being used by several locals, having a good ragchew about DX on HF they’ve worked lately.

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