Wed. 144.240, Mon. 144.252 and 222 Tues. Net Reports

  12:45pm Thursday

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  I ended up calling last night’s 144.240 net because WB9LYH had thunderstorms.   I was pleasantly surprised at how low noise levels were and how good a turnout we had.  Thanks everyone for getting on. 
  Our 16 check-ins included:  N9OLT and K9AAW EN64;  KA8FFM EN56;  VE3ZV EN92;  K8GDT EN91;  W8SOL and KC8ZJL EN71;  W8BYA EN70;  AB8GL EN62;  KC9RIO and N9JBW EN61;  W9WZJ EM69;  KC9CLM EN52;  W9BBP EN40;  WB9TFH EN53 and K0SIX EN35. 
  K9AAW is a new call to this net.  Welcome, Leon, and thanks for stopping by.  Nice signal from Sturgeon Bay.  
   
  Expect WB9LYH to be back on with the 144.240 net from EN54cl, near WI Rapids (central WI) next Wed. at 8pm central.   All licensed amateurs are welcome.  The net is friendly and informal; the purpose is to create more activity on the SSB portion of 2 meters. 

   K8TQK in EM89je (south-central OH) calls another long-range net on 144.252 (yes .252) on Monday nights at 8:30pm eastern.  His antenna pattern is to start N, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.  If there is one southern OH signal I will always hear, it is K8TQK’s.  Because Bob partnered with us on Wed. nights for several years, I still publish his net reports.  
   This Monday, K8TQK had a light turnout, undoubtedly because of Memorial Day.   His 7 check-ins were:  WD8CHR EN90;  VE3CKO FN02;  WB4IXU EM86;  N4TLL EM87;  WD4NMV EM85;  WA4REE EM65 and KB9RDS EM79. 

   222 Tuesday is the national activity night for the 222 MHz band.  No net control, no single area of focus.  222 ops get on and call their own CQ’s on/near 222.100.  Spin the yagis and see who all is around.  Best time to do this is between 0000-0200UTC.  Known concentrations of 222 activity are in MI and OH, plus TX and LA.  Sometimes the activity extends farther than that.   It depends on how many guys get on and start something.   I’m sure there’s 222 activity in many parts of the USA, I simply report what I can see via the ON4KST.com chat archives and the 220 Prop Logger. 
   This Tuesday, K8TQK reported working N8AIA and N8WNA EN82;  K8GDT EN91; WB4IXU EM86 and VE3ZV EN92.   I also saw where KE5JXC in EL39 worked W5AAC and K5LLL EM10, along with N5BA EL29 and W3XO/5 EM00. 

   I hope you will consider being part of 222 Tuesday when you can.  As with anything I post here, please spread the word.

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