WB9LYH 144.240 Net Tonight from EN54 — 7pm Central. Plus K8TQK 144.252 Net Report from Monday Night.

   7:45am central Wednesday — 

   Plan on WB9LYH calling the long-range net from WI tonight on 144.240 at 7pm central/8pm eastern.  Talking stacked 17B2’s and 500 W from a ridgetop QTH.  Mark gets out a long ways and DX is encouraged to give it a try.  WB9LYH’s QTH is EN54cl, right in the middle of WI.   He starts the net by looking NE into the U.P. of MI, then shifts clockwise a full 360 over the next hour or so.  Talking NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW and N to end the net.  
   WB9LYH will be net control on Feb. 20th and 27th, as well. 

   I want to post K8TQK’s check-ins from Monday night.  K8TQK calls a net on 144.252 from EM89je at 8:30pm eastern every Monday.  Bob has an outstanding signal, too and swings his antennas in the same pattern — N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW.  
   From reviewing the chat transcripts at the ON4KST.com ham chat site (use the IARU Region 2 chat for 144-432 MHz), I see Bob had 15 check-ins:  WB8AUK EN80;  W2UAD FN13;  WD4NMV EM85;  AA4DD EM86;  WA4REE EM65;  KY4MRG EM77;  KI4ROF EM55;  KB9RDS EM79;  W9SR and KB8TDA EN70;  KC9CLM EN52;  WD8LDL EN72;  N8AIA EN82;  VA3WU FN03 AND AC3L/M FN00. 
    What a great turnout in all directions.  Reached into ONT and W NY to the north, down into the southern Appalachians, far SW TN, and up into southern WI.  This is what can be done on 2m SSB at any time, with high-gain horizontal yagis and respectable power (at least 50-100w, and preferably more)
    OH YES… you need one more thing to make these 300, 400 mile contacts on 2 meters.  Stations to work.  That’s why I do this blog.  To steer hams to where and when the activity is.

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