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Roar Nets September 18 2005

Propagation quite good, though much flare trouble.   K-index=3, Solar flux 104.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0600Z but heard nothing until 0645z when Klaus became discernible.
Space noise on the band was S7 here, falling to S3-4 by  the end of the net.
0645z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 2/1, up to 3/4 by 0700z.
0648z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 1/1, up to 4/5 by 0700z.
0648z - VK4ZD/p Bill, near Gatton 1/1, got to 2/1 at best by 0710z
0648z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here.
0719z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 1/1 here but got 5/5 from Henk.
0727z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 2/1 here, got Henk 5/7
0736z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Los Madrilles, 2/1 here, got 4/4 from Henk.
0745z - Net ended. Contacts rather scrappy but several were made so it
was worth-while.  I got a rather thin contact with Henk and learned that
Henk will be on next Sunday but then away in Europe for some weeks.
Klaus did better early in the net but concluded the earlier start was not successful.
Klaus sums up as follows : -
"Today's net showed that it was a blunder on my part to suggest that we should start earlier. 
I should have trusted my propagation program prediction which has a maximum for HB9 / VK2
and VK4 contacts at 0700z. It appears that the fine HB9 / VK2 conditions experienced at 0600z
during the past two weeks must have been fluctuations on the general pattern.
This morning I was unable to raise Henk until 0635z, when he was 55 / 55. Bill, VK4ZD/P was
33 / 55 at that time and Peter, VK3KCD was 44 / 57-59. At 0700z Henk was 59+10 / 59+10 and
Bill, VK4ZD/P was 55, working portable from the station of VK4SN, Alan, in Glenore Grove. I did
not hear Bill, VK5CV, or hear other stations working him.
I recognized your voice when you called in at 0704z, but that was all. Brian, G3LUW, was 33 at
0712z and 56 shortly before the net closed at approx. 0742z.
Henk worked OH6SM, Marti, at the end of the net, but Marti was not readable here. Neither was John,
EA/ G4HMG. I did not hear anything of David, EA5ALK, and Pertti, EA7GSU.        

73 Klaus, HB9CQS"
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton.
Fifteen on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1128z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 with qsb.
1128z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7.
1135z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9 with his new mast and beam.
1135z - DL2DSL George from Dresden 5/5. Non-Rotarian for a report.
1135z - EA6/DL5XO/m Otto from Majorca 5/5 with 50w from a small antenna.
1145z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here, Jim got "a little"
1146z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/6, got 4/3 from Jim.
1146z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/3 from Nils.
1156z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON only 3/3 today
1210z - Net ended due to falling signals. Much better than the VK net but 
contacts still marginal apart from Jim whose big signal came in 5/8-9 throughout.
Coos will be absent next Sunday at a memorial service in Chatham Ontario.
Bert VE3BGG is back in Cambridge ON. after the summer break.
Great to hear Per back on the air after his mast disaster in the winter gales.
Per attended the Chicago Convention and is on the organising committee
for the next RI Convention in the joint venue Copenhagen-Malmo. in 2006.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,703
Nine on the net in good conditions.
I shall be absent next Sunday 25th, back the following week.
                                      That's all for now,
                                      73 de Bill g4yze.
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