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Roar Nets November 13 2005


Propagation quite good on 20 metres, vile on 80 metres.  K index 4, Solar Flux 83
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0732z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay a fine 5/9 signal.
0732z - EA7GSU Pertti from Fuengirola 5/5 here got 5/5 from Henk
0736z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here got 5/3 from Henk
0735z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1 here but Henk got him.
0735z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5 here, got 5/7 from Henk.
0744z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton up to 5/8 with 100w .
0808z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/9 here, got 4/5 from VK4ZD.
0818z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Pertti got him.5/5.
0822z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon 4/5 here, got 5/7 from ZD.
0835z - Net ended.  A very good net with encouraging signal strength from Australia.
Unfortunately nothing heard here from Bill VK5CV but he might come through later.
Henk had spent a great weekend on the river with their annual party. Back to nature,
doing their own open-air cooking and all. He had the bad luck to suffer a breakdown
of his outboard motor at the end and had a tow back. These things happen !
Bill VK4ZD was coming through well with only 100w from his car transceiver into
the delta loop. Bill is keeping better but Diane is still having some health problems.
Their weather dry and 30c but they have had some rain. They need more.
Pertti EA7GSU is arranging a great "Roof Raising Party" to celebrate the roofing of
his new house in about two weeks time.
Chairman Laszlo made good use of the opening to promote the RI Convention and
has achieved some good results.
We know of the following members who intend to go to Copenhagen : -
OZ5PD Per Dantoft, HB9CQS Klaus Dwinger,  EA7GSU Pertti Kause and VK3KCD Peter Lowe.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G4FTA Tony in charge from Oxford.
Fourteen on the net in very difficult conditions.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293.
I had to miss this one but John G4HMG reported : -
"It was a very good net with Jim W1QUO coming through very strong as always.
Contributors included John GW4KVJ, Don G0JWE, Nate VO1NP, Karl SM0DMJ
Klaus HB9CQS and Pertti EA7GSU  There was a lot of good discussion,
much of it about the possibilities of attending the RI Convention at Copenhagen."
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,703
Five on the net in near-impossible conditions.
The net was abandoned after about 30 minutes.
Messages Received.
From Bob Austin K7DVB :-
Dear Bill;
Please note I have changed my E-mail address to:
I have enjoyed your reports very much and hope my name appears more and more in the immediate future.
Bob, Kilo Seven Delta Victor Bravo
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