Net Reports from Wed. and Mon., Plus 222 Tuesday Report

  12:30pm  Thursday

   I called the 144.240 net from WI last night.  Looks like 6m was open in multiple directions, so I’m sure that kept the 2m activity down a little bit.  Band conditions on 2m were no bargain, either.  Only direction that seemed even close to normal was south into Chicago. 
   I had 11 check-ins between 0100-0200Z.  N9OLT EN64;  W8SOL, KC8ZJL, N9YK and KB8U EN71;  KC9RIO, N9JBW and K9CCL EN61;  KC9CLM/M EN52;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22. 
   I don’t think W0WFH was able to get on 144.240 last night.   K9LQZ was not available; Lowell has a meeting every 3rd Wed. of the month.  
   We should be at full strength next week with WB9LYH calling the flagship net, from 0100-0200 and K9LQZ EM68 and W0WFH EM48 also calling around to their E, SE, S, SW and W, in directions we can’t normally reach from WI.  They do this from about 0115-0130/40, depending on how much activity they find.   We are looking for 2 meter SSB signals from W VA, western portions of PA, VA and the Carolinas.  All of KY, TN, MO, KS, OK, AR.  Plus parts of GA, AL, MS, LA and far downstate IL, IN and OH.  Please help us spread the word to those areas. 

   On Monday night, K8TQK had 9 check-ins to his 144.252 net.  (Called from EM89je, south-central OH, with an 8:30pm eastern start time)  Bob got tied up and started about 15-20 minutes late but his check-ins were:  KI4ROF EM44;  KB9RDS and WB8ART EM79;  WB9LYH EN54;  W8SOL EN71;  WB8CJW EN80;  WD8CHR EN90;  KB3TNZ FN10 and K8RYU EM99.  

   The 222 Tuesday summary only includes reports I can find online, via the ON4KST.com chat archives or the 220 Prop Logger.  I’m sure there are pockets of other 222 activity that I’m not accounting for and that’s OK, as this is not a nationwide V/U blog.   The main thing is to let VHF’ers everywhere know that 222 Tuesday is the nationwide activity night on 1.25 meters.   No net control, no single area of focus.  Guys get on/near 222.100 anywhere from 0000-0200Z, and call CQ in different directions and create their own activity. 
    Here’s what I can report from this Tuesday:  K8TQK EM89 worked W9ZIH EN51; K8JA, N8WNA and N8AIA EN82 and N8DJB EN81. 
   K5SW got on from EM25 and worked:  N5NET EM26;  W5LUA EM13;  KF0M EM17;  and W0RT EM27. 
   On the 220 Prop Logger, KE5JXC in EL39 reported working W5AAC EM10 and W5LUA EM13. 
   Want to give an “attaboy” to K5PHF who is trying to find activity from DM61, El Paso.

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