Tonight’s Net Report — 19 Check-ins on 144.240

  9pm central, Wed. — 

  Had an enjoyable net tonight.  The heater out in the shed recently had a tune up and is working well.   Conditions were above average and noise levels were lower than they’ve been in quite some time.   Plenty of VHF’ers were out there.  
  I worked —  N9OLT EN64;  N8DJB EN81;  K8GDT EN91;  W8SOL and KC8ZJL EN71;  WD8LDL and KR8T EN72;  W8BYA EN70;  N9JBW and WB9WOZ EN61;  W9WZJ EM69;  WB9TFH and KY9E EN53;  KC9CLM/M EN52;  WB0YWW, KG0SJ and WB0YNA EN22;  K0SIX EN35 and W0ANH EN47.   I think there were at least two others who tried to check in, but faded away when I asked for repeats. 
   Tonight’s surprise happened when I was sorting thru 3-4 callers from Michiana.  I was lining them up when I heard someone else, a familiar voice.  It was W0ANH up in EN47, completely off the back.  I suppose Connie heard me and wanted to let me know he was there.  I quickly urged him and others to slide down to .230 and try for some direct contacts, while I continued with the net on .240.  I hope that some of the guys from MI/IN/OH worked EN47. 
    WB9WOZ in EN61 was particularly loud.  Sounded like a late summer night when Lake Michigan turns over at night and signals come up several S-units all around the lake.  W9WZJ was S7 at times, but with deep QSB.  All the EN22 guys were up a few S-units.  K0SIX in EN35 said I was as loud as he’s heard me in quite some time.   Called multiple times into the Twin Cities/Eau Claire/Duluth/EN37/47/58 but I couldn’t get up that way until 8:05-8:15pm.  It’s been a long time since I was done before 8pm.  

     Expect WB9LYH to take the 144.240 net from WI the next 3 Wednesdays.  Check the website later Tuesday or Wednesday, just to confirm.

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