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Roar Nets November 27 2005

Long-distance propagation very good.  K-index =1, Flux 81.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Nothing but band noise until about 0750z.
This net re-timed 0800z to 0900z from next Sunday December 4.
0752z - G4HMG 2/1 here. Not much short skip today!
0753z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 3/2, up to 5/9 by 0825z
0753z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalgaquil 5/9
0759z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/3, up to 5/7 by 0820z.
0823z - OH6SM Martti from  5/7 here, got 5/9 from Henk.
0825z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1 here but Henk got him .
0828z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, VK4ZD got him alright.
0828z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 2/1, up to 3/4 by 0912z.
0835z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Pertti got him well.
0855z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle North 2/1 here, got 5/8 from Henk.
0920z - Net ended. Very thin at first but coming on very strongly
after 0800z. I think VK5CV would be best toward 0900z.
Great to hear Les/PA0SDZ a member of the Rotary Club of Zwolle North.
His e-mail address is  Do join us Les !
Pertti reported a great "Roof Raising" party at his new qth. See message!
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Lifton, Devon.
Fifteen on the net in deteriorating conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/4
1234z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here but got 4/5 from Jim.
1245z - N8DMW Jim from Fair Haven MI 5/8. Non-Rot'n for a report.
1251z - KK4IX John Cook from Marion NC 5/6
1309z - G4XBP Mike from Manchester 5/9. Non-Rot'n for info. about antennas.
1325z - M3SFM ? from Manchester 1/1 here but Jim gave him S7.
1343z - Net closed. A small net though Transatlantic signals very good.
Jim had two inches of snow and minus 2c.(John G4HMG beat that with 6 inches of snow)
Jim's club Leominster in collaboration with Fitchburg & several other clubs in the region
provided a charity breakfast with a mountain of pancakes for about 5000 people last
Sunday to raise funds for instruments and uniforms for school bands in that area.
Great to hear John KK4IX again. Good health and good luck John.  Join us when you can.!
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on
Band extremely noisy. I gave up after several calls.
Later I got the following from Brian G3LUW. who did much better.
"Good Evening Bill,
I ran the net this evening. Very variable and noisy conditions on 3690. Ralph apologised for
his absence this morning - he was supervising the erection of the Christmas tree in Chichester
town centre. 8 of us altogether.  73  Brian"
Messages Received.
From Pertti/EA7GSU on his "Roof Raising" Party
---------- the party was a success, even if I say so. Nearly 50 people came, we had "tapas"
(=cocktail bits), drinks and paella, made on spot and SO DELICIOUS that I promised to go to
caterers restaurant in the first occasion to have more. Entertainment included slide show of the
progress of the work, my ham radio station was on display and an opportunity was offered for
painting with acrylic, which produced no pictures. And an exhibition of my paintings, "market
research" of what people like indicated by giving points 1st, 2nd, 3rd and worst.
The score is presented down (not the worst though) and last one was the contester for winner.
I got the feeling everybody enjoyed, particularly those who left close to 2000hours when pressure was nil.
It was a good excuse to have fun, we'll invent more!!
Have a satisfying week and call the relative you last thought of a year ago.

From Peter VK3KCD.
Good Morning Bill
Most unusual propagation tonight. Heard all VK stations at 5&9 for most of the net with a small
"hole" around 0800. Europe stations first heard at about 0820 but no useful strength until 0900.
Have acquired an outboard DSP speaker with up to 35db noise suppression and without this would
not have copied anyone. When you heard me you were 4&4 and improving. PA0SDZ was also 4&4.
The suggestion of 0800z to 0900z would seem OK as my propagation programme shows a peak for 
this QTH at 0900z. If you want to check it out my grid square is QF21mm.

YIR    73     Peter VK3KCD   
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