K8TQK EM89je Calls a Big Net Mondays @8:30pm Eastern on 144.252

10:30am Monday

WB9LYH also wants everyone to know that K8TQK’s rotor problems have been fixed and Bob is back on the air with his mammoth signal from south-central OH (EM89je).  Imagine this means K8TQK is back to calling his 144.252 net (Yes, 144.252) every Monday at 8:30pm eastern.  When I was on the air, I was able to hear K8TQK (when our horizontal yagis were pointed at each other) 98% of the time, sometimes as well as S7-S9.  This was a 392 mile path.  WB9LYH works K8TQK on a 460+ mile path.  This is what good stations are capable of on 2 meter SSB, anytime, without special band conditions.  Just good high-gain antennas up in the clear, fed with low-loss coax and at least 100W of power.  Remember that the standard on the SSB/CW side of VHF/UHF is to have horizontally polarized antennas.

So again, on Monday nights, you want to be on 144.252 MHz and turn toward K8TQK at 8:30pm eastern.  Bob’s in grid square EM89je, far south-central OH, near Chillicothe.  This is also a friendly, relaxed net with check-ins from many states, sometimes as many as 12, 15 or more.  K8TQK’s antenna pattern from EM89 is to look N first, then NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW over the next 45-60 minutes.  Please help spread the word and enjoy being able to work one of the best VHF/UHF hams in the USA, going back many decades.

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