144.240 long-range SSB net is at 9pm eastern every Wed. For best results, use horizontally polarized antennas, as this is the standard on SSB portions of VHF/UHF bands. Your 144.240 net control is WB9LYH Mark in grid square EN54, or right in the middle of WI.
For more detail, including helpful tips, visit this post to kc9bqa.com http://kc9bqa.com/?p=2974
Every Thursday night you have a friendly, active FM simplex net you may be able to hear, especially with better summer propagation. KC9BQA is on 146.430 at 9pm eastern. All are welcome, please spread the word. We use vertical polarization, as is the norm on 2m FM.
More detail about the FM nets is at http://kc9bqa.com/?p=2985
Todd KC9BQA EN63ao 40 N of Milwaukee
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