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Roar Nets June 26 2005

Propagation.  Poor.  K-index 3,  Solar Flux 77.
0630z - 0730z  Europe Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path
(I listened from 0500z in hope of earlier propagation but nothing doing.)
0610z - EA7GSU Pete from Fuengirola up to 5/7 at times.
0610z - G4HMG John about 2/1 here at times.
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 4/4 here
0630z - EA5ALK David from Moraira 5/7
0655z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1
0659z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1 here but Klaus got a 4/4 report.
0724z - CT1BJZ Victor from Ordivelas up to 5/7 with qsb.
0730z - SM4FQW Rolf from Stockholm 4/4. (Friend of John G4HMG).
0735z - Net ended.  I could read Pete and David - with some words from Klaus.
Again the southern stations did best. Klaus, David and Pete got contacts VK5CV
and John got a light contact with him from Devon about 0715z.
Klaus reported he had a pacemaker fitted two weeks ago and feels the better for it.
Victor reported very hot weather in Portugal with resultant forest fires.
David was dismantling his antenna after the net. He hopes to join us from his new
location in a few weeks time.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
Brian G3LUW in charge from Lifton, Devon.
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA.  5/7 mostly but dropping to 4/2 at times.
1133z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim heard him faintly.
1135z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 4/5 here, getting UK st'ns about 4/4.
1135z - EA7GSU Pete from Fuengirola 4/3 on his ground plane.
1136z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/2 here. Copying Jim only.
1136z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here but Jim got him.
1146z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall 4/2 here, gopt Jim 5/7
1146z - SM0DMJ Karl (of Nyneshamn), visiting Rune at Hudiksvall.
1146z - KK4IX John from Marion NC just 3/2 here but Jim worked him alright.
1148z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here. Jim could not quite read him.
1215z - Net terminated early due to falling signal levels and increasing noise.
Jim reported very hot weather. Up to 30c at 0730 local time.
Joe got a contact with W9R on the Sunday on 40m. They had 38c that day !
Rune and Karl were enjoying beautiful weather in Sweden.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
GW4FTA/p Tony in charge from a caravan site in Wales.
Ten on the net in fair conditions.
Messages received.
From John Maer/W8AUV re the Rotary Convention Special Event Station W9R.
John's full report will appear in Don's next "Communicator."
......................All went well in Chicago except for propagation...............
.....We labored through poor signals and noise on the band..........
We were able to conduct the 1800 Sunday, 19 June, net with W9R as Net Control Station.
We had 7 stations check in with 3 more listening at W9R.....We contacted several other
Rotarians on the air but will have to wait for a really great experience for some future convention.
Propagation was a disappointment but not totally unexpected.
Certificates and QSLs will be mailed later in July when I get back to my home QTH.
I hope this finds you all in good health and enjoying the ham bands.
73 de John W8AUV.
John, our thanks to you and all who helped with the Chicago station.
You all worked very hard and deserved better luck but I guess the sun rules the game in H/F radio.
Thanks again John !
N.B. John G4HMG.  John's e-mail address has changed to
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