Two Weeks of 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

   6am Thur.

   If you are looking for my updated “For Sale” list, scroll down 3 posts. 

   On to the net reports…

   Last night was the first 8pm central/9pm eastern start for the 144.240 net called on Wed. night by WB9LYH in EN54cl, Central WI.  We do this time change every year to “follow the sun”.  We’ve learned that we can get more check-ins by starting the net later, closer to sunset.   Plus we often get a nice bump in propagation as band conditions improve into the night. 
   Again, the 144.240 Wed. net from WI will be starting at 8pm central/9pm eastern until at least October.  
   Please help us spread the word — we don’t want anyone left out.   Antenna pattern from Central WI is NE to start, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes. 

   On March 26th, WB9LYH emailed to say that the net had “mostly difficult propagation and few stations on the air”.  Checkins were N8WNA EN82;  W9BBP EN40;  W1JWS EN50;  W0WOI and WB0YWW EN22;  KG9QT EN61 and KA9VDU EN53.  Glad to report that KA9DVU is a new callsign to the net.  Welcome. 

   Last night, WB9LYH’s emailed to say, “The band was somewhat better and the later hour is apparently more convenient”  Check-ins were:   W9EWZ EN52;  W0VB EN34;  K9LQZ EM68;  KA9VDU EN53;  K9CCL EN61;  WB0DGF EN63;  WM8I EN80;  N8WNA EN82;  WA9BNZ EN40;  N9XKH EN52 and KG0SJ and WB0YNA in EN22.    See another new call to this net last night — N9XKH — welcome. 

   I also have the net reports for K8TQK’s 144.252 Monday net from EM89je, south-central OH.  This net starts at 8:30pm eastern, 52 weeks a year and its range is superb.  Antenna pattern is first N, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW over the next 45-60 minutes. 
   On Mar. 24th, K8TQK’s check-in list showed N8AIA NE82;  KD8JQ EN91;  KB8GUE, KC8QDQ and W8PU EM89;  W4IMD and W4LES EM84;  WB7PMP EM88;  N3ASE FN00;  KB9RDS EM79 and WB9LYH EN54. 
   On Mar. 31st, Bob had 17 check-ins:  N8WNA EN82;  KD8JQ, NF8O and K8GDT EN91;  W2UAD FN13;  WD8CHR EN90;  W4LES and WA4NJP EM84;  N4TLL EM87;  KY4MRG EM77;  KI4ROF EM55;  WA7PMP EM88;  K9ZF EM78;  N8XA EM79;  WB0DGF EN63;  KC8QDQ EM89 and VE3YCU FN02. 

   There are many nets and/or activity nights on bands like 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz.   You can read all about them at posts dated Oct. 13, 15, and 17, 2013 at kc9bqa.com.  All 7 nights of the week are covered in those posts.  You are free to spread that info everywhere.   Get on the air and say hello.   Also, help support the bands by calling your own CQ’s at any time.  So many guys are “just listening”, but the solution for low activity levels is to call CQ occasionally.

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