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Roar Nets October 16 2005

Propagation quite good on the later nets.  K index 2, Solar Flux 80.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0630z but heard only occasional faint signals from
Klaus HB9CQS and John G4HMG. Not enough to work them.
Thanks to Klaus we have the following report. : -
Greetings Bill,
QRM from the Jamboree activity weekend and the Worked all Germany contest was murderous.
S9 on the meter over long periods. For once I would have liked some heavy QRM from the UK
stations to show me that at least the band was open between us. What I heard was 9A, 9H, HA, I, UA, YU, YO etc.
0633z - VK4ZD, Bill. 57 when in the clear. Bill disappeared entirely for a while, but came back 55.
0639z - VK2CAP, Henning. 56 here. Lives south of Sydney. Not Rotarian.
0641z - VK5CV, Bill. 56 here. Got 44, later 55. Bill tried to raise other RI net stations, but did not succeed.
0707z - Signed off with VK4ZD and VK5CV since band was closing. Both stations now 44 => 43.
0727z - My last CQ RI net call. No readable answers.
Kind regards
Klaus, HB9CQS
PS. Worked VK4ZD, Bill on Tuesday Oct. 12, 0644z - 0700z. RS 56 for at start, 43 when signing off.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,620
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhamp[ton.
Seventeen on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1138z - SM3CSF Nils from Falun 5/9
1138z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON up to 5/9
1141z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9
1148z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here. Jim got him well.
1153z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9
1154z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1, shot up to 5/9 at the close.
1154z - GW4KVJ John from Ystrad Mynach 4/5 here.
1200z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 4/6
1220z - W0OXB Dave from Stillwater MN 5/5. Great to hear you again Dave !
1230z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/8.
1250z - Net ended. Much qrm. As Jim put it "too many goldfish in the bowl".
Jim reported a dry day after eight terribly wet days. Ten inches of rain !
Nils and Karl reported colder weafher, 6c or 7c in daytime.
Bert VE3BGG had experienced the rare presence of black bears in the vicinity
of their summer home up in the lakes.  First time in ten years.
John G4HMG reported on a most enjoyable visit to Spain, including a
visit to David EA5ALK in his new 19th floor apartment in Calpe.
Per OZ5PD had attended a meeting with 32 other Rotary Magazine Editors
planning for the 2006 RI Convention in Scandinavia.  He was able to tell us that
they intend to have a Roar Special Event Station in Copenhagen, where the plenary
meetings will be held.  (Not Malmo).
Any assistance from Roar members will be very welcome.
The Convention will run from Sunday June 11 to Wednesday June 14 2006.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,701.
Five on the net in good conditions.
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