HF propagation very poor. 2.8GHz Solar
Flux = 74. Geomagnetic K-index = 4.
0630z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on
14,293 Long Path.
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 2/1
here. (Noise S5 here.)
0630z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Calpe 2/1, up
to 4/3 later.
0630z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 2/1, up to
0630z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1,
up to 3/2 later.
0630z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 but
John got him 5/5
0642z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 but John
got him alright.
0700z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
got Henk alright.
0711z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 2/1 here
but got David and Pertti alright.
0715z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil,
near Fuengirola,4/5 here.
0730z - Net ended. No real contact here,
much noise from SW into
my beam on Long Path and my northerly
location did not help.
Our worst day yet and perhaps a taste of
sunspot minimum conditions.
A special welcome to Martti OH6SM, first
time on the net.
It is seldom so bad Martti so please keep
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on
G3LUW Brian in control from Lifton, Devon.
Fifteen on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z International Net on
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8
1130z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2
1135z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/3 but
did not get me.
1135z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1138z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1138z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn up to
1145z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun only 3/4
1150z - WB7RQG Bob from Virginia 2/1 here.
1152z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1
today but Jim heard his call.
1205z - Net ended - or rather abandoned
- due to falling signals and qrm/qrn.
Jim W1QUO came in well at the start.
Reported a "happy two days" visit
from Bob Butler WB7RQG. Bob has now moved
on to Virginia.
Nate and Coos sounded viable initially and
I thought I also heard VO/GW4KVJ/p
call in. Maybe I imagined that ! Pertti
opened with 5/7 but I did not hear much
of him later. Karl SM0DMJ did pretty well.
Bob WB7RQG came on the land-line to Jim at
the end saying he could just
about hear us and wishing best 73 to all.
Not the best of days !
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre Net
Seven on the net in good conditions.
From Coos VE2GTI
Sunday 11.50 GMT
Could hear the voices of you, Bill, and
Jim and LUW but nothing intelligently.
Also could not make myself heard, not
even with 1,500 watts.
Ah well...... Signed off at 11.45 as it
Next week???? VE2GTI
From Jim W1QUO
September 4,2005 11:30 net high noise
and rapid QSB but did manage to copy
Varying from 3x3 to 5x7. G3LUW good
5x7 most of the time. Vo1NP readable
the time, VE2GTI call sign only
readable, SMODMJ 5x7 down to 3x3,
SM4CSF call sign
readable only. WB7RQG, Bob Butler and
Alpha Jane, at W1QUO QTH. Eyeball QSO
Aug. 30-31. WB7RQG tried to join
Sunday 11:30 UTC net but no
propagation from his
mobile Fredericksburg, Va. QTH.
From Bert VE3BGG Still up in the
North. West of Ottawa.
Your weekly reports on the Sunday nets
have been very welcome, keeping me up
on our fellow Roar mates. I look
forward to them, isolated as I am at
the cottage. My rig
here is an old Icom 745, putting out
100 watts (or thereabouts) into a G5RV
at 30 feet
above the ground -strung between two
With propagation the way it currently
is, my setup here rarely receives
North America ; much less reaches
However Margaret and I will be
returning to Cambridge later this
month and I look forward
to joining in on the Sunday 12:30 net.
We've had a marvelous summer although
very hot at times. Thank goodness we
an air conditioner in June! The 6
grandchildren were all with us for
three-four weeks and
we had a great time with them.
Take care of yourself and I look
forward to talking to you soon.