Last Week’s 144.240 and 144.252 Net Reports

7:30am Sunday

Before I get to the net reports, a friendly reminder.  The 144.240 Wed. net called by WB9LYH EN54cl starts at 8pm central/9pm eastern start time year-round.  Several years ago, we switched to an earlier start time in the winter, but most check-ins prefer we stay at the same time 52 weeks a year.  If anyone gets confused because of the time change this morning, please help them out or refer them to this post at kc9bqa.com.   AGAIN, the 144.240 net Wed. net from WI starts at 8pm central/9pm eastern year-round.

Wed. night, WB9LYH reported “the weather was bad, but that did not hurt propagation”.  Mark had strong winds, mid 30’s and a rain/snow mix, from his central WI QTH.  (and now it’s going to be in the 60’s for the first 5 days of November — hooray!)  WB9LYH had 17 check-ins to the 144.240 net:  WA8IPJ EN74;  N8WNA EN82;  K9CCL, K9ILU and N9JBW EN61;  KC9VHD EN62;  AC8GD EN71;  N9RXM, KC9OVD and WK7G EN41;  WA9BNZ, WB0SWQ, W9BBP, KD0TIN and KC9WOI EN40;  KE0MS EN42;  and KD0YIB in EM28 gets the DX award at 450+ miles from Missouri.

If you need more info about the 144.240 net every Wed. at 8pm central, called by WB9LYH in EN54cl, Central WI, near WI Rapids, consult any of the net reports below.   Mark does expect to be around the next few weeks.  This Wed. will be unseasonably warm, perhaps there will be some real enhancement.  Remember that WB9LYH loves pushing the propagation limits and we always ask you to spread the word far beyond the normal 300-500 mile range on 2m SSB.  In fact, I was seeing reports of signal enhancement already this morning (on the ON4KST.com ham chat).  I should make a separate post about that, because I suspect much of this warm week will see good propagation.   Spread the word to your VHF/UHF buddies to get on the air and enjoy the goodies.

Last Monday, K8TQK was back with the 144.252 net called every Monday at 8:30pm eastern from EM89je, south-central OH, near Chillicothe.  Bob had 20 check-ins:  N8AIA EN82;  KC8YJB en91;  N9PU EN60;  WA3EOQ FM09;  AC3L/M FN00;  W0LD and K4SAN FM05;  WD4NMV and KC4AAW EM85;  W4LES, W4IMD and WA4NJP EM84;  KI4ROF EM55;  N9RXM EN41;  KB8GUE and KA8IVJ EM89;  N8XA EM79;  WD8CHR EN90;  VE3ZV EN92 and WM8I EN80.

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