This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

8:15am  Thur

WB9LYH reported good activity to the east last night with the 144.240 net.  The 12 check-ins were:  W8IO EN63 (MI side);  N8WNA and N8AIA EN82;  KC8ZJL and W8SOL EN71;  K8GDT EN91;  KD9BGY, K9CCL, N9JBW and KC9RIO EN61;  N9NDP EN62 and WA9BNZ EN40.  VE3ZV in EN92 reported hearing WB9LYH (via the ON4KST.com real-time ham chat, I presume) but WB9LYH couldn’t hear him.

The 144.240 net is called every Wed. at 8pm central/9pm eastern by WB9LYH in EN54cl, central WI, near WI Rapids.   Mark has stacked 17B2’s (horizontal polarization, per the custom on SSB) and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH and can easily work out to 300-400+ miles to stations with longer (horizontal) yagis up in the clear.   All licensed amateurs are welcome.  The net is informal and the goal is to promote activity on 2m SSB.  DX is always encouraged to listen along and give it a try.  We never know when there may be a night with band enhancement and those 500-1000 mile surprises pop in.  It’s a real thrill when that happens so help us spread the word in a very wide circle surrounding EN54.
The antenna pattern from EN54 is NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes.  Exact times can’t be pinned down; it depends on activity levels.   Eastern time zone is always targeted first.

There is a chance that WB9LYH could be called away next Wed.  If this happens, and he can find an alternate net control, I will post that info here when I get it.  Either way, plan on the 144.240 net next Wed at the usual time of 8pm central/9pm eastern.

The 144.252 net is called by K8TQK in EM89je, south-central OH every Monday at 8:30pm eastern.  I still publish Bob’s net reports because a few years back, he partnered with us on Wed. nights.  The 144.252 Monday net’s antenna pattern from EM89je is N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes, depending on activity levels.   K8TQK also has a big signal and is always looking for more check-ins in a wide circle surrounding EM89.

K8TQK also had 12 check-ins this week:  N8WNA EN82;  WB8AUK EN80;  W3IP FM19;  KB3TNZ FN11;  K8OY EM88;  K4SAN FM05;  WB4IXU EM86;  WA4NJP, W4LES and W4IMD EM84;  WB8ART EM79 and KB8GUE EM89.

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