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Roar Nets May 22 2005

Propagation much improved but still poor.
0630z - 0730z  Europe Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/4 at first, up to 5/8 later.
0630z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1.Henk signed soon after.
0630z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/4 here. Got VK5CV 4/3 at times.
0630z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here. Klaus got hinm 5/4
0630z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie up to 2/1 here., Klaus gave him 5/8
0649z - EA7GSU Pete from Fuengirola 5/6, up to 5/9 later.
0701z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/2 here, got 5/4 from Klaus.
0711z - G4JVW Bill from Barnstaple 3/2 here.
0732z - Net ended. Basically no propagation UK to VK but but it did seem
quite viable from VK to both Spain and Switzerland.  Very interesting !
I think Bill VK5CV also worked Noel VK2IWT.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Fifteen opn the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 4/3, copied me 50%.
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/6 here, got 5/5 from Jim.
1135z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1
1135z - SM4CSF/M Nils near Falun 4/4 on his vertical.
1145z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1
1149z - EA7GSU Pete from Fuengirola 5/6
1157z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1
1227z - Net ended. Signals very weak and variable. I switched to my dipole to
work Nils and Pete. That worked fairly well but added to the general confusion
of varying signals. Better luck next week.  Many thanks to all on the net !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
Nine on the net in fairly good conditions.
Messages received.
From Bill /VK5CV
Greetings to all.
Propagation on Sunday 15 May was the worst I have ever experienced.
Best wishes from Sunny South Australia.
Bill vk5cv
From Coco /YO9BC
1] Last Sunday, May 15, exceptionally I was in my "shack"; --I called and listened on 14293, at NET time,
   but propagation was so bad that there was no chance to contact anyone....Back noise was here "S"  6 ,
   and more !  This confirms your report for the same date .
2] My new station [out of town, rhombics 8 lambda on 80m] progresses well ! - Hope to be ready for next int.
   R.I  -Chicago ...Fixed over North pole / U.S.A. --
3] Just as info;- I will be out of Roumania for two weeks, [Belgium and France] therefore not available for NETS .
   As compensation, for sure I will meet with R.I. clubs and R.O.A.R. friends .
    Best regards, friendly  V. Duque  Y09BC
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