WB9LYH Has a Big Net with Propagation to FM09

6:15am Friday

Don’t forget the CQ WW VHF starts tomorrow at 1pm central/2pm eastern.  Full details are available right below this post at kc9bqa.com.  With fog this morning and warmer, humid weather moving in, I suspect band conditions are still enhanced.  Get on the air and enjoy the possibilities this weekend.

WB9LYH reports “Finally propagation on a net night.  The propagation seemed shorter than the red on the map indicated.  Nevertheless, a remarkable night.”  (The map Mark is referring to can be found here:  http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ )
There were 22 check-ins to the 144.240 net on Wed. night — N0TTW EN32;  N8WNA and N8IEZ EN82;  K9ILU, K9CCL, N9JBW and K0PG EN61;  W8SOL and N9YK EN71;  WJ8L EN72;  N9NMS and KB9PSE EN52;  WB8ART EM79;  WB9TFH EN53;  W0KWZ EN34;  WA3EOQ in FM09 gets the DX prize, located in FM09, western MD;  KA9DVX EN51;  W9BBP and WA9BNZ EN40;  KC9OVD and N9RXM and KG0SJ EN22.

WB9LYH also reports that he won’t be around the next two Wednesdays.  It’s possible that N9XKH in EN52il (WI/ILL state line, south of Madison, WI) may be able to pinch-hit.  If/when Dennis lets us know his plans, I will rebroadcast them here.  (EDIT, 6am July 20th, N9XKH plans on calling the 144.240 net on July 22 and 29th.  Details are in a July 20th post at kc9bqa.com)

K8TQK was unable to call his Monday night 144.252 net on July 14th.  Severe weather knocked out his power.  Weather permitting, expect Bob back on next Monday at the usual time of 8:30pm eastern.  For full details about the 144.240 Wed. net and the 144.252 Mon. net, scroll down to the 2nd half of a July 14th post at kc9bqa.com.
Please also remember that there’s plenty of scheduled activity on bands like 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz.  For instance, you have the 432.110 group on 7 nights a week at 8pm central, led by N4PZ in EN52gb, a good hour west of Chicago, and joined by 15-20 stations in a multi-state area.  They use the ON4KST.com ham chat extensively, so watch what’s going on and check in when you are ready.  (Talking about the IARU Region 2 Chat for 144-432 MHz)
To see all your options, 7 nights a week, consult posts dated Oct 13, 15 and 17, 2013 at kc9bqa.com.  I discuss multiple nets and activity nights there.

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