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Roar Nets May 8 2005

(My apologies I missed all nets this day.)
Propagation :- Very bad. The K=index reached 8 at one time.
With acknowledgements to ARRL :-
"On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, a big blast of solar wind sparked a
geomagnetic storm, and the planetary A index went all the way to 64,
Alaska's College A index went to 80, and the mid-latitude A index
was 38. This provoked some nice aurora displays over the weekend.
Then sunspot 758 began to expand rapidly, and the sunspot count for
Monday through Wednesday, May 9-11 was 106, 106 and 117."
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Thanks to Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
We kicked off the net on-time at 0630z
Stations on the frequency were.
VK5CV Bill 5/9 here
VK7KK Reg 5/7 here
HB9CQS Klaus 5/8 here
G4HMG/P John 4/4 with VK5CV (3/1 here)
VK2IWT Noel 3/1 here
CT1ITZ Paulo (visitor) 5/9 here
W0LOU (visitor) from San Francisco 5/9 here
K6COL Tom (visitor) 5/9 here
WB4TWB Mel (visitor) was in Rotary when in Botswana years ago 5/9 here
VK2GWK 5/6 here
Good exchanges all round and had interesting propagation into the USA in their early morning.
Bill VK5CV relayed for Noel to John (G4HMG) that the ROAR members directory has gone to the printers.

When the net closed at 0730z propagation had improved between HB9CQS and VK5CV and so I left
them chatting on the frequency.

73 de Bill (VK4ZD)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3692
Some contacts were made by John G4HMG and Tony G4FTA from their mobile station at Dartmouth
- (where we had a great weekend and a good Roar-UK AGM)
1130z 1230z  International Net on 14,293
Thanks to Jim W1QUO for the following report :-
Dear Bill,

Hope the U.K. members had a great meeting 0n May 8th week-end. Found propagation 11:30 UTC May 8th very poor. 
Did manage VK5CV 2x2 and VO1NP at 5x5. WOTBC was in there but not readable.
1800 UTC transcontinental net K7LVC net control WOTBC, WB7RQG, KF5BD, KK4IX, W1QUO. 
Great news in that chairman Laszlo had arrived at the QTH of Bob Butler and took the mike for WB7RQG. 
Propagation was not at its best.                                                   

73 Jim  W1QUO
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3692.
Thanks to Don G0JWE for the following report :-
We made it (home from Dartmouth) just about 7pm and I had a quick chat with Brian (G3LUW)
John G4HMG, Mike G8LES, Tommy G2FUU and John GW4KVJ were also on.
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