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Roar Nets September 11 2005

No DX propagation really. Solar Flux 100,  K-index 6 at 0600z, 9 at 0900z,  6 at 1200z.
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened for the hour and heard Pertti EA7GSU 3/1 up to 4/5 at times.
John EA/G4HMG/p from Calpe up to 3/2, Klaus HB9CQS was there but I did not hear him.
similar for Bill G4JVW.  I did hear a few words from Brian G3LUW at times.
 
Following received from Klaus HB9CQS later : -
 
Dear Bill,
Your kind words about HB9CQS in The ROAR Communicator were much appreciated in
spite of being undeserved. My more southerly location did not help me this Sunday morning. 
I started calling CQ RI Net at 06:30z and continued to call every 5-10 minutes and to listen,
but to no avail until 07:25z when Pertti, EA7GSU, came back to my call. He was 33 increasing
to 54 short after, but we quickly gave up again. I went QRT at 07:30z without having heard any
other ANZO net stations. This morning (Monday) I called my Danish/Australian friend Len,
VK2BLZ, on sked at 06:00z and he came back 59+10. He was 57 when we closed at 06:30z.
Len lives half way between Nelson Bay and Gatton. It confirms your description of the conditions
which we may expect during the next few years.           

73     Klaus, HB9CQS   
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Klaus has had good contacts with VKs every morning this week from 0600z to 0630z with
signals falling soon after. This indicates a good opening to our more Easterly stations -
in addition to Klaus and Pertti it could benefit Coco YO9BC,  Nick UX4UA, Mario IK1HXN,
Franz DK1II  and David EA5ALK. (Pertti is away on 18th, back for 25th.)
Bill VK4ZD, Henk VK2GWK and Bill VK5CV have agreed to try it.
N.B.    Europe - Anzo Net re-timed to 0600z - 0730z for the next few weeks.
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
Brian G3LUW in control from Devon.
Twelve on the net in very poor conditions.
 
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 2/1 here.  He did not hear me.
I heard no other signals on the band. With propagation useless I closed at 1140z.
GW4KVJ later reported a good qso with Nick UA4UX at 1155z, about 5/8 both ways.
 
Following received from Jim W1QUO later : -
 
Dear Bill,   

Sunday 11:30/12:30 UTC 14.293 MHz International net - worst case ever experienced W1QUO QTH.
Nothing heard but bacon frying noise.  Transcontinental net 14.288 1800 UTC KF5BD net control with
6 check-ins. W1QUO acted as relay.  Was able to pick up WB7RQG near Omaha, Nebraska, west
bound heading for home in Medford, Oregon.
 
         73 Jim W1QUO
 
And from Coos VE2GTI : -
 
Sunday morning 7.50 AM local time (11.50 GMT)
Dear Bill,     Absolutely no propagation. Noise level awful. Ergo: heard nothing.
Temp. now 13 C. Will go up to 27. Beautiful sunshine day. No wind.
73's    Coos VE2GTI
 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695.
Ten on the net in much better conditions.
 
Messages Received.
 
From Pertti EA7GSU : -
Our club is back to normal again after the summer
vacation period. Here in Spain they take the whole
month to recover and it is in August. Activities start
with flying speed, the first event is a trip to Ceuta,
EA9-land on the 16th of inst. for the weekend. So I
will not be on the G/Ea net on the day, neither on the
ANZO and Trans-Atlantic ones on following Sunday.
Purpose of the visit is to aid and participate in the
program to get shoes and clothing to Morocco via the
Ceuta club. Will be on air again the week after

73's   Pertti/ea7gsu
 
From Nate VO1NP : -
Sept. 12, 2005 A rowdy sunspot cluster hurled a record-breaking flare into space on Wednesday,
blacking out all high- and low-frequency radio communications on both American continents, causing
power surges, blinding satellites and lighting up aurora, and more trouble is likely on the way, say experts.
A massive initial X-ray flare on Sept. 7 was immediately followed by an eruption of solar material that
broke free from the sun at a speed of 5.8 million miles per hour, the speediest seen in 20 years of CME
observations by the National Center for Atmospheric Research's High Altitude Observatory in Hawaii.
Earth and near-Earth space was first hit with X-rays, followed by an ongoing magnetic storm and hard radiation.

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