K8TQK (and Others) Calling 222.100 Activity Every Tuesday Evening

   7:40am Thur. —

   Want everyone to remember that 222 Tuesday is still on.  The current status, best I can tell, is that K8TQK is calling CQ on 222.100 at 8pm eastern.  (If this is the wrong time, someone please correct me)   Bob’s efforts are augmented by N8WNA in EN82, K8GDT in EN91, and probably others.  If you’re interested I would 1)  get on 222.100 on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm eastern and 2) keep an eye on the ON4KST.com ham chat.  (Use the IARU Region 2 chat for 144-432 MHz.   If you want the 7 simple steps to get signed up for this active, free and no BS chat, click here:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072 ) 

    This 222 Tuesday activity is not a directed net.  Rather, the idea is to get as many 222’ers on as possible — across a wide part of the country.  So if you insist on simply “just listening”, you may not hear a thing and mistakenly conclude “what’s the use?  Nobody’s on 222.”  But think about this… what if everyone in your area is “just listening’?  On any band.  If everyone is “just listening” then nobody hears a thing!  So call CQ.  Spin your antennas in different directions.  Call CQ again.  Keep them short, and listen carefully to dig out any weak ones.

    I do hope that 222 Tuesday continues to grow.  One way you can help is to publicize it in your own area.  Spread the word to your ham clubs, buddies and email reflectors.  So many times, hams just don’t know where/when to enjoy weak-signal V/UHF activity.

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