K8TQK Deserves a Net Report of his Own; 24 Check-Ins. Plus ARRL UHF Contest is Next Weekend.

  Early Sat. am —
  Just got a nice email from K8TQK with his net report from Wed. night.  He had great conditions and a ton of check-ins.  They were:  KD8OEK, KG4HNI, KB8JNE, W8WG and N8ERC all EM89;  VE3LPY and N8TUH EN82;  W8AC, K8GDT, KD8JRH and WA8RJF EN91;  WB8AUK EN80;  KI4ROF EM55 (Off the back of the antenna, no less);  K3SZY FN10;  AC3L/M FN00;  WB4JGG EM75;  WA4REE EM65;  K4QH EM66;  K4XR EM64;  WB8ART and W8JAT EM79;  KB8TDA EN70;  KC8ZJL EN71 and K8OY EM88. 
   Bob thinks 24 check-ins is the most ever for his 144.250 net.

   EARLY HEADS-UP FOR NEXT WED…  I will be taking WB9LYH’s 144.240 net.  I start out same time as Mark — 0100Z/8pm central.  I start out looking to my north, and then go clockwise (meaning NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and back to N at the end) a full 360 over the next 60-90 mins, calling CQ twice every 20-30 degrees. 

   REMEMBER — ARRL UHF CONTEST IS NEXT WEEKEND — AUG 6/7th.  1800Z to 1800Z.  More details available at this post http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5010.   Make plans to get on the air.  If you have a poor QTH, go roving.  The UHF contest is the easiest to rove in, due to the smaller size of respectable yagis on bands like 222, 432, 902, 1296, 2304, 3456, 5760 MHz and 10 GHz.  

    If you’re new to V/UHF contesting remember my series of articles called VHF Contesting School.  The direct link to those is http://kc9bqa.com/?p=4676  I wrote those articles to help any ham feel comfortable with sitting at the mic and calling “CQ Contest”.  You are free to share that info with hams everywhere.

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