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

     12:45pm Thursday

      Last night I had 15 check-ins with the 144.240 net.  Conditions were OK, to slightly better in some directions.  It seemed like things were improving as the nght went along.  Check-ins were:  N9OLT EN64;  WD8LDL and WJ8L EN72;  KB8U and W8SOL EN71;  N9JBW, K9CCL, N9LAZ and KC9RIO EN61;  KC9CLM EN52;  KE0MS EN41;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22;  N9NYA and WV9E EN43.  
   Actually we had a 16th check-in… WA4REE and KI4ROF were monitoring via the ON4KST.com VHF/UHF chat room from western TN.  They said they were hearing pings on me while I was pointing at Chicago.  I heard one clear “R-E-E”  during a break, and that’s good enough for me.  Not for a contest or a grid-chasing QSO, but enough to say that WA4REE  checked into our friendly net. 
   We also had a new all-time check-in last night.  N9LAZ made the trip from the Schaumburg, IL area.  Welcome to the net, glad you’re using 2 meter SSB. 

   Back on Monday night, K8TQK called his 144.252 net from EM89je, south-central OH.  Start time of 8:30pm eastern.  Antenna pattern is N, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW. 
   Bob had 19 check-ins:  N8WNA and N8AIA EN82;  W8SOL EN71;  KC8YJB and K8GDT EN91;  VA3VEC FN14;  W2UAD FN13;  AC3L/M FN00;  WD8CHR EN90;  KD8DJE and W8WG EM89;  WB4IXU EM86;  WD4NMV EM85;  N4PPG EM76;  KI4ROF EM55;  WA4REE EM65;  KB9RDS and WB8ART EM79 and KC9CLM EN52. 

   Every Tuesday is 222 Tuesday.  This is the national activity night on the 1.25 m band.  Get on/near 222.100 about 0000-0100Z, call CQ, spin your beams, see who all is out there.   I take a few minutes to go thru the ON4KST.com chat archives and the 220 Prop Logger.  Here’s what I saw reported:  K8TQK EM89 worked WB4IXU EM86; N8AIA EN82;  VE3CRU FN04;  and W9ZIH EN51. 
   At the 220 Prop Logger, I see that KE5JXC EL39 worked W5AAC EM10 and W3XO/5 EM00.

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