Activity on 2m Every Thursday — SSB and FM

    Long-time readers have this info already.  But I know we get newcomers all the time.  Thursdays are a good night to enjoy activity. 
    On the FM side, you have a long-running Simplex net hosted by WV9E in EN43,  in Onalaska, WI, just north of La Crosse.  This is a friendly ragchew net, and all are welcome.  The freq. is 146.460 and they get started at 0130Z, or 8:30pm central.   They do have a vertical beam they can put to use if they know ahead of time where to look.  Contact Dave thru his website www.wv9e.net if you want them to look your way.  They’ll be happy to help. 
   Tonight — July 7th — they will try out a 6m frequency, too.   You’ll have to tune into the 146.460 portion to find out where they will be headed on 6m. 

    On the SSB side Thursday nights, you have two good, established nets you can count on.    
    N9JBW has been calling the friendly Q5 net on 144.220 for many years now.   John starts up at 0000z or 7pm central from EN61, south side of Chicago.  He starts out looking east and then goes clockwise from there.  
   AB8XG calls a SWOT net (SideWindersOnTwo — see www.swotrc.net) on 144.250 from EM89, SE Ohio.   Kenny also starts at 0000Z, every Thursday evening. 
   That’s the short story.   For those who enjoy more detail, click on this link:   http://kc9bqa.com/?p=4002

    Help spread the word about these nets, and help create more RF on the bands.   We can attract new weak-signal VHF ops if they know where and when to tune their rigs for activity.

2 Responses to “Activity on 2m Every Thursday — SSB and FM”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Todd, great job on this blog. I like how you keep me up to date. So keep the updates coming, so we know whats going on. I’m sure I speak for many.

    Patrick KI8UM North Muskegon, MI.

  2. Linda Day Says:

    I am net control for one of the few Ladies nets. Ladies Net Out is conducted every Thursday night at 20:00. It is on the Sherman, Texas repeater at 147.00 FM with a 100mc tone. I know it’s a long haul for most of Yall Northern folks, but you reach a lot of other people. I have 18 ladies listed and at any one night can expect about 10 check ins including one from Hawii via EchoLink.
    Thanks, Linda KE5YUC