V/UHF bands have been enhanced in the Great Lakes for
much of the last 3-4 days. It's been especially strong the last two
nights into the morning hours. Activity has been low.
Tonight, we take advantage of that enhancement by adding
strong signals to the bands. What good is enhancement without
widespread on-air activity?
Further details are always available at kc9bqa.com. It's your
VHF/UHF newspaper. Spend a minute or two reading the
paper and you're all caught up.
Tonight we have:
144.230 @ 0045Z or 6:45pm central/7:45pm eastern
KA0KYZ Terry in EN33 -- southeast Minnesota.
Starts out looking east, goes clockwise a full 360.
** MI/OH/IN stations note that KA0KYZ works W8BYA
in EN70 on a 440 mile path just about anytime.**
144.240 @ 0100Z or 7pm central/8pm eastern
WB9LYH Mark in EN54 -- central Wisconsin.
Starts out looking northeast, goes clockwise a full 360.
144.250 @ 0130Z or 7:30pm central /8:30pm eastern
K8TQK Bob in EM89 -- southern Ohio.
Starts out looking north, goes clockwise a full 360.
All 3 of these net controls make contacts in that 400-500
mile range, with flat bands. Very grateful that they've come on
board and are helping improve VHF.
Even if nets don't interest you, take advantage of the fact that
dozens of guys are on. We encourage you to look around on
144.220 and below, just like we encourage our net check-ins to
do the same. Wednesdays are becoming "can't-miss" nights to
be on 2 meters.
Of course, we also encourage you to visit the free, real-time
chat at www.on4kst.com. We use the IARU Region 2 Chat for
144/432 MHz, and it's a great tool for helping you make more
on-air contacts. 7 simple instructions for signing up are right on
my website -- front page.
Todd KC9BQA EN63ao 40 N of Milwaukee
www.kc9bqa.com For Frequent VHF/UHF Updates
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