Last Night’s Net Reports

   KA0KYZ stepped in when WB9LYH hurt his arm, in the 2nd inning…  
   OK, Just wanted to make sure you’re really paying attention, LOL.  

   The 144.240 net was part-WB9LYH and part-KA0KYZ last night.  Mark noticed his SWR was very high, and he handed the net off to Terry about halfway thru.   Static from thunderstorms was also a big factor.   WB9LYH reported little luck to his east and KA0KYZ said his static level to the east and south made those directions unusable.    Before Mark pulled the plug, his 9 check-ins were:  N9OLT EN64;  N9JBW, K9CCL and WA9HIR EN61;  N9NDP EN62;  W9YZU EM69;  KC9TVG EN54;  KB9YDE EN52 and WA9BNZ EN40.  I believe it’s KC9TVG and KB9YDE’s first time saying hello to our nets.  Thanks Jacob and Fred for getting on the air.  Welcome.    

   KA0KYZ took over for WB9LYH on 144.240.  Terry reported, “I had a wall of static and crashes from east to almost straight south, so never called that way on either frequency (.240 or .230).”   Once Terry got pointed away from t-storms in WI, MI, and IL, he did a lot better. 
   With the remainder of the 144.240 net, Terry heard from:  N0TTW EN32;  N0IRS and KD0FEI EM29;  N0WJY EN10;  WB0YWW, KD0BQK and KG0SJ EN22;  KB0UCO EN33;  W0MTW EN24;  KC0RQH EN35 and WB0ULX EN04.  Terry said the .240 net went a bit overtime, but he still got on .230 to call his own net.  Again, not even able to call from east to southeast.  Wall of static. 
   I believe it, because we had an amazing lightning storm at my QTH (40 miles north of Milwaukee) from about 9-11pm.   I love it that my wife loves weather, but I thought she was taking it a bit too far when after we had a shotgun blast of thunder right outside our front door, she rushed to the window, saying, “Hey, that was close!  I bet it was your tower!  Does it light up and spark after a good jolt like that??” 

   Terry’s 144.230 check-ins were:  K0SIX and KC0RQH EN35;  W0ANH EN47 and KB0LBS in EN36.  I’m quite certain that KB0LBS is a new check-in to the net.  Welcome Cletus and thanks for keeping EN36 alive.

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