This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

9:30am  Thur

WB9LYH reported improving propagation last night with the 144.240 net.  Mark’s 9 check-ins were:  W9EWZ EN52;  VE3ZV EN92;  KD9BGY EN61;  N9RXM EN41;  KD0TIN and KC9WOI EN40; KA0PQW EN33;  K0SIX EN35 and KB0HNN EN25.  Nice to have multiple check-ins from MN.

The 144.240 net is called every Wed. at 8pm central/9pm eastern.  Net control is WB9LYH EN54cl, which is Central WI, near WI Rapids.  Antenna pattern from EN54cl is to start looking NE, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over the next 45-60 minutes or so, depending on activity levels.
WB9LYH expects to be on next Wed., May 13th, so make plans to get on and enjoy the activity.  All licensed amateurs are welcome, the net is informal and the purpose is to promote more signals on 2m SSB.   Remember that WB9LYH has stacked long yagis (horizontally polarized, as is the custom on the SSB/CW side of VHF/UHF) and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH.  He easily gets out 300-400+ miles to well-equipped stations, and enjoys pushing the propagation limits, so help us get the word out in a very wide circle.

Back on Monday night, K8TQK had 22 check-ins to his 144.252 net.  (Yes, 144.252, because Bob has a fat birdie right on 144.250).  Check-ins were:  WB7PMP and AK4KJ EM88;  W2UAD FN13;  K8GDT EN91;  VE3ZV EN92;  AC3L/M FN00;  VA3YCU FN02;  WA3EOQ FM09;  K4SAN and W0LD FM05;  W3IP FM19;  N4TLL EM87;  WB4IXO EM86;  WA4NJP, W4VAS and W4IMD EM84;  W4YZJ EM64;  KI4ROF EM55;  K9LQZ EM68;  WA9M and N8XA EM79;  WB9SJA EN60 and KB8GUE EM89.
The 144.252 net is called Mondays at 8:30pm eastern by K8TQK in EM89je, which is far south-central OH, near Chillicothe.   Like WB9LYH, Bob has a whopping signal from a hilltop.   K8TQK’s antenna pattern is to start out looking N, then go NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45 minutes or so.

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