This Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

4:15pm  Thur.

Last night, WB9LYH reported good propagation to the east and west with the 144.240 net.  The 14 check-ins were:  N8WNA EN82;  KB9PSE EN52;  VE3ZV EN92;  N9YK and W8SOL EN71;  N9JBW EN61;  W9BBP, WA9BNZ, and WB0SWQ EN40;  WB0YWW and KG0SJ EN22;  W0MTW EN24;  KA8FFM EN56 and WD9BGA EN53.
WB9LYH expects to call the net on Sept. 2nd.  Start time is always 8pm central/9pm eastern.  All licensed amateurs are welcome, the net is informal and the goal is to increase activity on 2m SSB.  WB9LYH is located in EN54cl, which is central WI, near WI Rapids.  Antenna pattern is NE to start, then E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and N over roughly the next 45-60 minutes.

K8TQK was back with the 144.252 net on Monday night.  Bob had 20 check-ins:  N1GC EM95;  K3WAS and KB8GUE EM89;  KA2KQM EM74;  WA4NJP and N4QH EM84;  KI4ROF EM55;  N8GCP EM88;  N8XA, KB9RDS, K9UT, WB8ART, KD8JZR and WB9LNG EM79;  N7CZ EM69;  WB9LYH EN54;  KA9VDU EN52;  VE3YCU FN02;  W8SOL EN71 and KO4YC FM17.   I see multiple new calls (to the net) in that list — great to have more signals on 2m SSB.
K8TQK calls his 144.252 net at 8:30pm eastern Monday.  His location is EM89je, which is south-central OH, near Chillicothe.  Like WB9LYH, K8TQK has a very big signal on 2m SSB.  He routinely makes contacts out to 300-400+ miles to stations with medium to long yagis (horizontally polarized, as is the custom on the SSB/CW portions of the VHF/UHF bands) up in the clear.   That’s under normal band conditions.

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