This Week’s Wed. Net Controls — KC9BQA EN63 on 144.240 and K8TQK EM89 on 144.250

   6pm Monday —
   WB9LYH is unavailable this Wed. so I will gladly step in and take the 144.240 net.    
   I also start at 7pm central, or 0100Z.  I’m 40 miles north of Milwaukee, grid EN63ao. 
   Like Mark, I start out looking north, into the U.P. of MI and I then go clockwise a full 360 from there, over the next 60-90 minutes.  Because I haven’t said hello to check-ins for a few months, I suspect I’ll be running late Wed. night.  This is more noticeable for those to my SW, W and NW.   Roughly expect me to point S about 7:30, SW about 7:45, W about 8 and NW and N about 8:15-8:30.  Those are central times. 

   K8TQK will also be calling his 144.250 net from south-central OH, grid square EM89je, starting at 8:30pm eastern, or 0130Z.  Bob starts out looking north, then turns clockwise a full 360 over the next hour or so.   Our start times are deliberately offset so stations can look for either one of us, without worrying about missing the other. 

   The nets are informal.  The goal is to encourage more activity on 2m SSB.  All are welcome to listen along or say hello.  DX is especially welcome and both these net controls have the stations to make 300, 400, 500 mile contacts, even with flat band conditions.  Please help us spread the word, and help keep 2m SSB active.   I will admit that WB9LYH is usually several S-units stronger than I am, past that 200-300 mile range.  That’s a big reason why I was so pleased when he agreed to be the primary .240 net control back in 2010. 

   If you’re new to this website, or would like more info about the Wed. night nets, click here:   http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5412  There are several details worth reading about in that post.  

   If you’d like a detailed listing of long-range V/UHF activity and nets across a wide area of the Midwest and Great Lakes, click here:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5017  There are nets available 7 days a week, plus listings for activity on other bands like 50 and 432 MHz.

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