This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

   7am Thur.

   REMEMBER THE FALL SPRINTS ARE UNDERWAY.  NEXT ONE IS 432 MHz on Wed., Oct 8th, from 7-11pm.  
   Fall sprint info is 2 posts down, dated Sept. 18th. 

   Light rain but mild this morning.  Was low 50’s when we went to bed, and now it’s 59.   Tonight’s forecast is for plenty of showers and storms across the Midwest.  The Vikings/Packers game tonight could end up being a real sloppy one; should be fun.  🙂 

   WB9LYH emailed his 144.240 net report.  Mark reported lots of noise on the bands last night.  He had 10 check-ins plus a near-miss.  Check-ins were:  KC9PEG EN45;  K9CCL and N9JBW EN61;  WM8I EN80;  KA9VDU EN53;  N9NDP EN62;  KC9CLM/M (presumably EN52);  N9KOR EN44;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22.  WB8AHT in EN72, Central MI was on board via the ON4KST.com chat, and heard bits and pieces but Mark didn’t have quite enough to make a valid contact. 
    Appreciate WB8AHT giving it a try and want to acknowledge new check-in KC9PEG.  Always glad for the new signals. 

   Back on Monday night, K8TQK had 17 check-ins to his 144.252 net.  This net is called at 8:30pm eastern, look toward EM89je, or far south-central OH.  Bob has a whopper of a signal and works well-equipped stations out to 400+ miles.  His antenna pattern is north to start, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes. 
   I type up K8TQK’s check-ins because a few years back, he helped expand our range greatly when we ran coordinated nets on Wed. nights.   If you’re interested, our Wed. night net history goes back to June, 2008 and the full story is at this post:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5363

   Bob’s 17 check-ins from Monday night were:  N8WNA EN82;  W8SOL EN71;  KC8RRT EN81;  K4XXX EN91;  KB3TNZ FN11;  W3IP FM19;  W4LES, W4IMD, W4VAS and WA4NJP EM84;  N4TLL EM87;  WB4IXU EM86;  WB7PMP EM88;  KI4ROF EM55;  KB8GUE EM89;  W9CWG EN61 and KJ4ZYB FM07.

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