Far as I Know, All Nets are ON Wed. Night

   Trying to get the net announcement up a little earlier this week.   At this time, I believe all our net controls will be on.  So you have 3 options, plus other nets out of EN91, EL99 and EM15.  I’m confident that Wed. night is the most active one across the Eastern half of the USA on 2m.   We encourage all VHF’ers to not only say hello to the nets, but especially to slide down the band a little, and call their own CQ’s.  Spread out across the band (144.150-144.220), rotate the beams, see who all is out there.  All it takes is a few dozen motivated ops in different grids and you have lots of activity on 2m SSB/CW. 

   “Our” net controls: 
   K8TQK has a whopping signal from EM89je, south-central OH.  Draw a 500-mile circle around his QTH, and you take in at least two dozen states and Canadian provinces.  Bob is on 144.250 every Wed. at 0030Z/8:30pm eastern.  He starts out looking north and calls CQ, going in a clockwise circle. 
   WB9LYH also has a whopping signal from EN54cl, middle of WI.  Mark is on 144.240 at 0100Z/8pm central.  He starts out looking NE into the U.P. of MI and then goes clockwise a full 360 from there.  We are actively looking for more stations to say hello from downstate IL, MO, plus KY, TN, AR and beyond.  See if you can hear WB9LYH on tropo, as he looks south about 8:15-8:40pm central time. 
   KA0KYZ also gets out a long ways from EN33qw, far SE MN.  He keeps making improvements and working farther every month.  In fact, I was delighted to work him yesterday on 6m for the 1st time.  Terry was an easy S3-5 on a 230 mile path to me, and he claimed he was only putting out 25 watts.   Hmmm….
   But back to his 2m net — Terry’s on 144.230 at 0200Z/9pm central.  Because he’s on later, he’s a natural option for working via tropo.  Terry starts out looking east, and then goes clockwise from there, a full 360.   
   Get in the habit of using the ON4KST.com real-time chat for all VHF’ers.  Over 2300 hams have now registered.  Using this chat is free, easy and fun.  If you have internet near your rig, give this a try.  It’s open anytime, but is most active in the early mornings, evenings and weekends.   Stop by, say hello and most of all, post what you’re hearing and who you’re working on the bands.  If everyone would do this, it would increase activity greatly. 
   The specific room I’m referring to is the IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz.  Some additional comments about this resource are at this post:   http://kc9bqa.com/?p=4411   If you need instructions about how to register, click on this post:   http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072

    Up top, I did mention 3 other nets that I know about on Wed. nights.  Here are those details:
   Wednesday has to be the busiest 2m night in the Eastern half of the USA.   There are other nets called from
  1)  EN91kk, Cleveland OH, K8ZWY starting at 0100Z/9pm eastern on 144.230.   
  2)  EL99ld, Daytona Beach FL, W2RAC/W1LVL, starting at 0000Z on 144.250.
  3)  EM13, near Ft. Worth, TX, W5FKN, starting at 0200Z on 144.250.    Starts south, goes counter-clockwise.

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