Propagation fair. Nothing from VK-Land, as per
prediction. K=1, Flux 80.
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 3/5, up to 5/9
0630z - EA5ALK David from his new location in Calpé.
0640z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here, got 5/6 from
0709z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/3 from
0717z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here, got 5/6 !
0737z - Net ended. Sadly no chance of any VK stations
but still a very pleasant net. It was great to hear
David on his new compact
antenna - a Cobra 20m job. (A cylinder 107cms long and
mounted on a short pole and supported in an
umbrella-stand on the
verandah of his 19th floor flat in Calpé ! Hope it
can get to the VKs David !
Klaus is in very good form and getting accustomed to
his pacemaker which
is working very well and is not at all affected by his
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G4HMG John in charge from Clayhidon, Devon
Fourteen on the net in rather noisy conditions.
1130z - 1230z International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1130z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here but Jim got
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8
1130z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1 here
1130z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here
1142z - EA2LU Jorge from Pamplona 5/9 for a report.
1151z - DL1MHU Willi from Munich 5/9 for a report.
1200z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun only 3/1 today.
1223z - Net ended. Signals rather poor and "up and
down" as Jim put it.
Jim in good spirits and having sessions with the "opthalmics"
find a sensitive area in his eye which can be
developed to give him some sight.
Jim is going up to Ogunquit (Maine) to soak up some
sun and sea air
for a few days this week. Hope it keeps fine for you
Had much rain but now enjoying nice weather and good
Coos reported beautiful weather. 22c already. He is
feeling OK and swimming each day in the pool. His son
is not so well now.
( There were many tributes to the memory of Hugh
Archer, for his great company
and for all he did for Rotary and for Roar. He will be
sadly missed by many.- )
1800z - 1900z UK evening net on 3,695.
Eight on the net. Good propagation but rather noisy.
Ref. the report on July 3 - the item about the planet
Mars was a bit of a hoax,
- forwarded by Max in good faith. I should have
spotted it !
The astronomers amongst you will know that there will
be an opposition of
Mars this year 2005, but on 7th November, and viewed
through a x100 telescope
at midnight it will look about as big as the moon. It
will be quite
spectacular for a week or two around that date.