If you’re wondering about tonight’s 144.240 long-range net it is *ON*. Scroll down a bit for the net announcements for this week.
222 Sprint worked out really well here. Guys out east said few got on. Guys out west said few got on. I guess I was in the middle, because I think I worked just about everyone who was out there. Illinois was especially strong — half of my total Q’s were from the Land of Lincoln.
Propagation was not good. Again, deep QSB fades meant having to try multiple times to catch guys on a peak. Nobody was stronger than normal, that I can think of.
Here’s my log — note that for the 144 sprint report down the page, I used miles. For this report, I’m using kilometers, in accordance with the sprint sponsor’s preference. I had a claimed score of 10732 km in the 144 sprint.
K9EA EN71le 360 N8PVT EN64ve 137 N9NFB EN53va 68
W9RM EN52rb 178 WB0NQD EM29xd 710 N0IRS EM29ve 716
ND9Z EN54ug 79 WO9S EN61et 201 W9GKA EM58cp 572
WB8BZK/R EN52xc 167 WV9E EN43jv 264 KA0PQW EN33iu 431
WB9WKJ EN62cs 94 N9LAD EN62bv 79 W9GA EN53we 48
WB8BZK/R EN62ad 162 W9RVG EM57rn 673 K0PG EN61au 194
K0SIX EN35dj 499 N8WNA EN82jm 405 VE3ZV EN92vw 633
N9TF EN52xg 148 K9GY EN62ba 176 K9JK/R EN51xx 181
KO9A EN52xc 167 K9TMS EN52wi 140 KC8QAE EN91bf 566
WB8BZK/R EN51xx 181 K9JK/R EN62aa 176 K9MRI EN70iu 377
K8JA EN82ln 417 W3KWH EN90wk 738 WB8BZK/R EN61ax 181
WA9FIH EN61cu 195 K9JK/R EN61ax 181 K9JK/R EN52xa 176
Good to work reliable rovers WB8BZK and K9JK in each of their 4 N ILL grids. Rovers really boost overall activity.
Very glad for DX like W3KWH, VE3ZV, W9RVG, W9GKA, WB0NQD, N0IRS and KA0PQW.
There was some local FM activity on 223.500. N9NFB, WB9WKJ, N9LAD, W9GA, KB9Q and K9TMS all tried.
Remember the 432 sprint which is next Wed., April 28th, 7-11pm your local time.
Microwaves (900 MHz and higher) are Sat. morning May 1st, 6am-1pm.
6 meters is Sat., May 8th, from 2300Z-0300Z.