6am Thursday –
Big thanks to Mark, Bob and Terry for sending along their net reports via email. You fellows are helping out 2m SSB so much.
WB9LYH said that propagation to the east last night was tough. Mark also said that there was lots of talk about AES Superfest (which is this weekend in Milwaukee — visit here: http://kc9bqa.com/?p=4225 for more info), and many guys are talking about antenna and tower work. Must be springtime.
Mark’s 23 check-ins were: N9NYA EN43; N9OLT EN64; KA0PQW EN33; N8WNA EN82; WB8AUK EN80; KC8ZJL EN71; KA9OMY and N9KOR EN44; K9CCL and KC9AZ EN61; W9YZU EM69; K9KHW EN63; WA9BNZ EN40; N0IRS and KD0FEI EM29; WV9E EN43; WB0YWW, KG0SJ and WB0YNA EN22; W0HXL EN21; K0NY EN44; W0VB EN34 and K0SIX EN35. I don’t recall seeing WB8AUK’s call in the 144.240 net log before. Welcome and thanks for being on 2m SSB.
K8TQK heard from 15 hams last night: KD8OEK, AC8IS, KC8YXA, KG8EK, KD8DJE, K1YAK, WT8E, and W8WG all EM89; N8WNA and K8JA EN82; WB8AUK EN80; K8GDT EN91; W2KV in FN20 takes the DX award again; W9YZU EM69 and W8NJR EN70.
We need the word to spread to many states out east and down south that K8TQK is back on 144.250, starting at 0030Z. A station like Bob’s can get out 400-500 miles, with normal conditions, to other strong stations. So draw a 500-mile circle centered on south-central OH, and enjoy the activity on Wed. nights.
KA0KYZ said that signals were relatively strong, but so was the QSB. He called it “interesting”. Sounds like what we’ve been hearing all winter. Guys will be S7 for a time, then fade to S1 or S0 before picking back up. Despite this, contacts in the 200-400 mile range are being made every week, all winter long. THAT’S why we need to spread the word about 2m SSB/CW. I bet less than 20% of hams know that this is even possible on 2m, with a decent yagi (horizontally polarized) good feedline, and at least 50-100w out.
Terry’s 13 check-ins were: N9NYA and WV9E EN43; K0NY EN44; N9OLT EN64; W8BYA EN70; WB0YWW, KG0SJ and WB0YNA EN22; N0IRS and KD0FEI EM29; W0HXL EN21; K0SIX EN35 and K9KHW EN63.