Archive for July, 2018

144.240 Net Report for July 11, 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018

9:15am Monday

There was no 144.240 net on Independence Day.

On July 11th, last Wednesday, net control WB9LYH reported, “Some enhancement tonite.  Checkins were N9NAQ EN51;  K9CCL, N9IYV, N9KKF, N9JBW and K9ILU EN61;  W9YZU EM69;  KC9VHD EN62;  N9EM EN53;  WD9DCW and K9YR EN52;  KG9AP EM59 and WA9BNZ and WB0SWQ EN40.”
Mark also said, “There was great tropo over 3 days last weekend.  More stations on than in the last contest.  It’s been a long time.”

KC9BQA wants to add that the 144.240 net is called every Wed. at 8pm central/9pm eastern by WB9LYH, Mark, in EN54cl.  That’s central WI, near WI Rapids.   The net is informal and open to all licensed amateur radio ops.   The goal is to increase activity on 2 meter SSB.  Please help us spread the word in all directions.
From his central WI QTH, net control starts the net by looking east and then SE, S, SW, W, NW and finally N over the next 30-45 minutes.  Sometimes a busy net runs a bit long.   Patience and flexibility is always appreciated.
WB9LYH has long yagis and 500 watts from a ridgetop QTH.   Mark’s signal gets out a very long way and he enjoys pushing the propagation limits.   Again — please help spread the word in a large circle well beyond WI.

Happy to (finally!) get caught up with the net reports.  I hope we still have some readers who find this of use, despite my no longer being on the air (several years now) and my making less frequent updates to   The 144.240 net is doing great, and that’s the main thing.  Thanks Mark!  Thanks all you VHF’ers who keep checking in!


144.240 Net Reports for June

Monday, July 16th, 2018

9am Monday
Here are the Wed. 144.240 net reports for June, 2018.

On June 6th, net control WB9LYH reported, “Few stations but good signals.  Checkins were KC9RAP EN63;  WA9JML and N9ABR EN51;  WA9BNZ and WB0SWQ EN40;  N9RXM EN41;  AB9QH and N9NDP EN62.”

On June 13th Mark noted, “Good propagation, low noise.  Checkins were N9IYV EN61;  N8XEW EN71;  N9NDP, KC9VHD and AB9QH EN62;  W9YZU EM69;  WB9TFH EN53;  KG9AP EM59;  WA9BNZ and W9BBP EN40 and N9RXM EN41.”

The June 20th report said, “Great 6 meter propagation and strong signals on 2, but it did not extend very far.  Checkins were WA9JML EN51;  WA9HIR and K9CCL EN61;  W9YZU EM69;  N8XEW EN71;  AB9QH and KC9VHD EN62;  W9DEY EN52;  N0RWR EN42;  N9RXM EN41;  WA9BNZ, W9BBP and WB0SWQ EN40;  WV9E EN43 and KG0SJ EN22.”

June 27th continued the string of pleasant conditions, “Good propagation, low noise.  Checkins were WA9JML EN51;  W9YZU EM69;  K9CCL, N9JBW, KC9RIO and N9IYV EN61;  KC9VHD and AB9QH EN62;  KG9AP EM59;  KC9TNK EN44;  W9BBP and WA9BNZ EN40;  N9RXM EN41;  N0RWR EN42 and N8XEW EN71.”

144.240 Net Reports From 4/25 to 5/23

Monday, July 16th, 2018

8:30am Monday

I will get caught up with the net reports in segments.  Here’s the first one this morning:
Back on Wed., April 25th, 144.240 net control WB9LYH reported, “There were some guys on despite the 432 sprint.  Signals are better with the advancing season.  Checkins were WA6TMJ and N9XKH EN52;  WA9JML EN51;  KG9AP EM59;  WA9BNZ and W9BBP EN40;  AC0RA and N9RXM EN41 and N9JBW EN61.”

On May 2nd, Mark’s emailed net report talked about storms, “Severe static from storms in S WI and N IL.  Checkins were K9CCL EN61;  N9RXM EN41;  N0RWR EN42;  W9BBP and WA9BNZ EN40 and WB9TFH EN53.”

On May 9th, WB9LYH noted, “No storms tonite, better signals.  Checkins were WA9JML and N9ABR EN51;  AB9QH and KC9VHD EN62;  N9IYV, K9CCL, N9KKF, W9SUS and WA9HIR EN61;  KC9RAP EN63;  N9EM EN53;  WA9BNZ EN40;  N9RXM EN41;  KC9AP EM59 and KC9TNK EN44.
Mark continued, “The tulips are blossoming, grass is green, propagation hasn’t caught up to spring yet.”

May 16th brought more spring  — “Warm weather and with it better conditions.  Checkins were K9ILU and W9SUS EN61;  WA9JML EN51;  KC9VHD EN62;  WB8LNG EM79;  W9YZU EM69;  W8SOL EN71;  KG9AP EM59;  WB0SWQ and W9BBP EN40 and N0RWR EN42.”

May 23rd had even better news — “The season has begun.  Good propagation.  There was some tropo a few days ago.  Checkins were WA9JML EN51;  K9CCL, N9IYV, N9JBW and N9KKF EN61;  W9YZU EM69;  K8TQK EM89;  KC9VHD EN62;  W8SOL EN71;  N0RWR EN42;  KG9AP EM59;  W9BBP, WA9BNZ and WB0SWQ EN40;  N9RXM, K9EYU and NG9K EN41 and KC9TNK EN44.”
KC9BQA adds, I see 18 checkins here.  That’s a great group.  Glad so many hams are getting on 2 meter SSB.

On May 30th, N9XKH Dennis in EN52il filled in as alternate net control.  Dennis doesn’t send net reports, but I hope he had lots of checkins.