Catching Up After Anniversary Getaway

    Well, I see the tropo opening certainly delivered.   Looks like bands were open pretty much every night from Thursday thru Monday.   And actually open during some of those days, too.   Glad we had a resource like the on4kst.com real-time VHF/UHF chat to help make more contacts.  

     Tonight is 222 Tuesday.   Hopefully the propagation will still be up.   Scroll down to the August 16th post on the “front page” here if you want more info about 222 Tuesdays.   Help spread the word and consider getting on with a buddy, so the two of you can yak a little bit — this lets others know there is activity.   From some of the email I get, I’m still a bit suspicious that some 222’ers are falling into the   “just listening” mode.   On a dead band, all the listening in the world isn’t going to create one db of RF.  

     Tomorrow night is long-range 2m SSB net night.   I’m not quite sure what the plan is yet.   I know we’ll have a net, one way or another.   It looks like KA0KYZ in EN33 has been doing better each week.   He gets on and calls CQ to his S, SW, W, NW and N, starting at 0100Z on 144.230  (yes, .230).   This doesn’t bother WB9LYH or myself one little bit on 144.240, as we’re looking E and SE during those times anyway.   We will still look SW, W, NW and N from WI after about 0030-0100Z on 144.240. 

     When I know who net control is tomorrow night for 144.240, I’ll advise here.

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