K8TQK and N9OLT Net Reports from Nov. 21st + This Wed’s Net Controls

    3:45pm Monday

    Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.   It was 63 F. here for a high on Thanksgiving, but it was down to 28 by the next morning, with a screaming NW wind all day and night Friday.   Now it’s supposed to be back toward 50 by this Saturday and into early next week.   This warmer air may make for periods of band enhancement, so keep an ear to the rigs and call some CQ’s, especially in the mornings and evenings. 

    I want to remind VHF’ers that N9OLT EN64am and K8TQK EM89je will be calling the long-range nets Wed. night.   N9OLT on 144.240 at 7pm central and K8TQK on 144.252 at 8:30pm eastern.  Both net controls start out looking north, then steadily rotate clockwise a full 360 over the next 45-60 minutes.   This means NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW.  All licensed amateurs are welcome and we appreciate you spreading the word.    
    K8TQK had 22 check-ins to his 144.252 net last Wed.  They were:  N8DJB EN81;  K8JA, N8AIA and N8WNA EN82;  W8BYA and K9MRI EN70;  W8SOL, KD8IME and KC8ZJL EN71;  NF8O and K8GDT EN91;  KD8DJE, WT8E, W8WG and W9PU EM89;  VA3ELE FN03;  AC3L/M FN00;  WA4REE EM65;  KI4ROF EM55;  N9JBW EN61;  W9EWZ EN52 and W9GA EN53.   
    Grateful for a strong turnout on the night before Thanksgiving.  
    N9OLT called the 144.240 net from EN64am, Green Bay, WI.  John had 6 check-ins:  KD8IME and W8SOL  EN71;  N8WNA EN82;  N9NDP EN62;  W9EWZ EN52 and KA9BXG EN64. 
    John will be calling the 144.240 net again this Wed at 7pm central.  Let’s get more check-ins in his net log this week. 

    Again — I wouldn’t be surprised if the bands are above normal at times during the next week.  Warmer air is forecast to gradually replace colder air in the Midwest.  This is generally a good pattern for making more miles on V/UHF.

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