This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

    12:15pm Thur.

    With the 144.240 Wed. net from WI, WB9LYH reported great propagation to his east last night.   Mark had 14 check-ins:  AC8GD EN71;  N8WNA EN82;  K8CRD EN73;  KB9PSE EN52;  W8SOL and KC8ZJL EN71;  WB9TFH EN53;  K9CCL and K9ILU EN61;  N9XKH and KC9CLM/M EN52;  WB0SWQ EN40 and N0DQS and WB0YWW EN22.  
   Had 2 new callsigns to the net last night.  Want to welcome AC8GD and K8CRD, both from MI.  Thanks for stopping by, Larry and Paul. 

    The 144.240 Wed. net from WI is at 8pm central/9pm eastern.  Net control is WB9LYH EN54cl, right in the middle of WI, near WI Rapids.  Mark has stacked 17B2’s (horizontally polarized) and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH.  His big signal and can easily reach out 300-400+ miles to similarly equipped stations.   WB9LYH loves DX so help us spread the word beyond the normal 200-400 mile range on 2m SSB. 
    WB9LYH starts out the net looking NE, then is soon pointing E, then SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes.   All licensed amateurs are welcome.   The net is informal and the purpose is to increase activity on 2m SSB. 

    The 144.240 Wed. net was started by me back in June of 2008.  Things have evolved over time and if you are interested in the history, visit this link:  http://kc9bqa.com/?p=5363  Even though I am in the process of selling my station, I plan on continuing kc9bqa.com well into 2015. 

     K8TQK calls another excellent, long-range net every Monday night on 144.252 at 8:30pm eastern.  Bob’s QTH is on a small mountaintop in EM89je, which is far south-central OH.  His antenna pattern is N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.  K8TQK has a huge signal and also enjoys working everyone, local or DX.  Because K8TQK was on board with us on Wed. nights for several years, I still publish his net reports.   He has also been a consistently positive force for more activity on bands from 50 MHz clear on up thru the microwaves for decades.  Look Bob’s way on Wed. nights and say hello. 

    K8TQK had 17 check-ins Monday night:  K8CRD EN73;  KC8ZJL EN71;  KC8RRT EN81;  AC3L/M FN00;  VE3ZV EN92;  W2UAD FN13;  W3IP FM19;  W8WG EM89;  K4SAN FM05;  WD4NMV EM85;  WB4IXU EM86;  W4LES, W4IMD and WA4NJP EM84;  KY4MRG EM77 and WM8I and WB8AUK EN80. 

    There are many other fine nets and activity periods on bands like 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz.   Visit posts dated Oct. 13, 15, and 17th, 2013 at kc9bqa.com to read about many options, all 7 nights of the week.  If you have new info, or need to revise something that is no longer accurate, please email me directly.  My email is good at qrz.com.

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