WB9LYH is ON With the 144.240 Wed. Net for Feb. 12th

   9:45am Tuesday

   Just got good news from WB9LYH.  Mark has confirmed that he will be able to call the 144.240 long-range net tomorrow night, at the usual winter start time of 7pm central/8pm eastern.   He also is optimistic about Feb. 19th. 

   Look toward EN54cl (near WI Rapids, in the middle of WI) tomorrow night and say hello to Mark and listen to how the bands are.  (Relatively) warmer air should be moving in and this could help propagation.  Thru the years, we’ve noticed quite a few winter nights where band conditions are better than you would think. 

    WB9LYH has stacked 17B2’s and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH.  His signal gets out a very long way.  His antenna pattern from EN54 is northeast to start, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next hour or so.  All licensed amateurs are welcome.  The net is informal and the goal is to stir up activity.   Another goal is to find DX.  WB9LYH is always looking to push the limits of propagation.   He wants check-ins in that 300-500+ mile range, so spread the word. 

    With our net, we’re very grateful for the regulars, but let’s face it, what makes SSB on the VHF/UHF bands so special is the superior range.  With normal band conditions, a station with a horizontal yagi of at least 7-9 elements up in the clear, plus a rig that has at least 50-100 watts out can work 150-250 miles.  That’s anytime.  Share that info with Joe Q. Ham.  Ditch the rubber duck, get an all-mode rig, good feedline and a decent antenna and start working hundreds of miles, not dozens.

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