Propagation poor. K=3, Solar Flux
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on
14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0630z. Only space
noise S6-8 from SW until 0720z.
0720z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln
4/5. See Klaus's report below.
0728z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil,
0735z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here,
got 5/4 from Pertti.
0735z - F/G4HMH/p John from Hossegor
10miles North of Biarritz.
0757z - Net ended.
Thanks to Klaus who reported as
much net this morning.
Starting at 0630z, I called CQ RI
net at intervals of abt. 3 minutes.
Here are the resulting QSOs:
0635z: OZ5CK, Karl, 55 => 33. Karl (Karoly)
fled Hungary 1956. Knows our
0637z: VK2BLZ, Len, 56 / 56. Len is
my regular Monday - Friday QSO
Lives near Coffs Harbour, halfways
between Sydney and Brisbane.
Encouraging since it showed that HB9
- VK should be possible. It wasn''t.
0656z: Heard VK5CV, Bill, 33.
Answered Bill, but did not hear him
0719z: Heard somebody calling CQ RI
net, but unable to copy call sign.
0724z: G4YZE, Bill. Occasionally 57,
but more often 43. Got 56 from Bill
at one time.
We both tried to raise VK5CV, but no
reply. Lost our net
controller during his efforts to
work into EA5 and EA7.
0735z: Stopped trying to work the
net. Kind regards Klaus,
Pertti EA7GSU had a very good club
visit to Ceuta helping a local
Weather cooler, 13c at night but 30c
in day-time. Still serious drought
affecting chestnut crop.
John F/G4HMG/p had a great trip,
Only two wet days in seven weeks.
His XYL Diana/G4MVV
joined him in wishing all the best
to all members. They are due home on
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on
Tony G4FTA/p in charge from Pickering,
Fifteen on the net in rather difficult
1130z - 1230z International Net on
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA
5/6 at best down to 3/3.at times.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 3/5
1130z - VO1NP 1/1 here but Jim heard
him briefly - just.
1140z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas
5/7 here, and with Jim.
1146z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
1146z - F/G4HMG/p John from Hossegor
2/1 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1155z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil
1155z - LA5JB Tore from Hamar 5/9.
Back after 2 weeks holiday.
1155z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1
here. Got 5/7 from Pertti..
1224z - Net ended. Transatlantic
propagation poor at first, dismal.
Jim had fitful reception but held in
there to the end. He reported a "nice
fall day with 10c".
Coos heard nothing after our first
exchange. (See later message from
He had 11c going up to 24c later.
Trees not yet changing colour.
Vitor CT1BJZ reported conditions much
better than last Sunday.
He had 28c. Still no rain and great
problems with lack of water.
Klaus reported railways running for
first time since flood damage in
Pertti EA7GSU was enjoying a nice cool
beer in 30c.
Nate VO1NP had problems hearing
anybody and made his report
by landline direct to Jim. He is OK
and sending 73 to all.
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre
net on 3,703.
Eleven on the net including John
F/G4HMG 2/1 here. Brian G3LUW got him
Following from Coos VE2GTI. after
2 October 12.03 GMT UTC
I heard you this morning OK then,
after I transmitted, I heard
That was my last transmission till
I am leaving 7 Oct. to the New
Attend District Conference in Lake
Placid, NY 14-16 Oct.
Back home late PM 16 Oct. Leaving
again 22 Oct. for Brussels and then
Holland and other travels.
Back home between mid March - 1
I asked you this morning to ask Don
to send me one more copy of the
I am giving my copy today to the
ladies of the Breast Cancer Dragon
Boat Club. Thanks Bill. (Done)
Following from Bill VK5CV.
I came on air at 0630z Sunday.Now after 20 minutes
not one signal heard. Just noise !
I understand Henk is away.
( de g4yze -
Thanks Bill. You might have a
better chance about 0730z but
goes back to 0730z - 0830z from
I think Henk
is in Holland until about 23rd