This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

   3:30pm Thursday

   IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT THIS WEEKEND’S CONTEST, it’s right below this post. 
  Make sure to take note of the “rover” tab at the bottom of that Google spreadsheet.  AC0RA will be out roving, activating many grids in IL and IA.  Wyatt did a great job in June; he has a nice signal plus enthusiasm.  Return the favor and get on this weekend and hand out points. 

   Let’s get to those net reports.

   WB9LYH called the 144.240 Wed. net from WI.  Mark is in EN54cl, central WI and start time is 8pm central/9pm eastern.  Antenna pattern is NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over a roughly 45-60 minute span.  All licensed hams are welcome.  The net is informal and the goal is to increase activity on 2m SSB.   We appreciate you spreading the word.  
   Mark emailed his net report to me and he had 14 check-ins this week.  W8SOL  and KC8ZJL EN71;  KF6A EN73;  N8WNA EN82;  WA9BNZ and WB0SWQ EN40;  W1JWS EN50;  W9CWD EN52;  KM0T EN13;  W0HXL EN21;  KG0SJ and WB0YNA EN22;  N9KOR EN44 and WB8GUE EM89 was in there briefly. 

   WB9LYH EXPECTS TO BE AROUND NEXT WED. to call the 144.240 net @ 8pm central/9pm eastern.  Hopefully by then we’ll have some real summertime conditions.  Remember that WB9LYH has 500 watts and stacked 17B2’s from a true ridgetop QTH.  His signal gets out forever and he loves it when DX gives it a try.   Help us spread the word far beyond the normal range on 2m SSB (200-500 miles, depending on one’s station). 

   
    THE 144.252 MONDAY NET (called by K8TQK, EM89je, south-central OH, start time 8:30pm eastern) had 18 check-ins this week.  Bob also has a hilltop QTH and an enormous signal.  His antenna pattern is north to start, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes. 
    K8TQK’s 18 check-ins were:  N8AIA EN82;  W8SOL and KC8ZJL EN71;  KD8JQ EN91;  KB3TNZ FN11;  W3IP FM19;  AC3L/M FN00;  KJ4ZYB FM07;  WB4IXU EM86;  W4LES, WA4NJP and W4IMD EM84;  KA2KQM EM74;  WB0SWQ EN40;  N8XA EM79;  KC9CLM EN52 and W8BYA EN70. 

    REMEMBER YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG WITH BOTH THESE NETS (and connect with other VHF/UHF’ers) via the ON4KST.com ham chat.  Talking the IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz.  This is a free, no-BS program available to all hams.  (There are many chat rooms for different bands, check it out)  
    Learn how to register for the ON4KST.com ham chat at this link:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1072

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