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Roar Nets October 9 2005

Propagation quite good.   K=0 Flux=78
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0630z. Only noise S7, going down to S5 by 0650z
0650z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/1 going up to 4/5 later.
0705z - VK4KYL Diane from Gatton a good 5/9.  Had 39c during last 2 days. Very hot & dry !
0715z - VK5CV   Bill from Waikerie 2/1 at first, up to 4/5 later but Bill had high noise level.
0715z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Diane.
0725z - IW8CEL Enzo from Naples 5/9. Non-Rot'n for a report.
0733z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 1/1 here but Klaus got him.
0740z - Net ended.  Great to hear Diane with a great signal. Diane reported that Bill VK4ZD
is very busy with building a new house. plus Rotary and Radio Club activities.
They have the parts for a beam (a VK2ABQ) ready to put up but no time to do it.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report received later :-
"(Glad that we managed to have a few R5 exchanges on Sunday afternoon.
Jim is really doing a fine job as net controller on the US east coast. I admire him greatly)
Here is what the ANZO net looked like in Switzerland this Sunday------------
At start-up there was heavy QRM from an ongoing QSO around 14.291 and from a teleprinter-station.
0633z - VK2IWT Noel answered my CQ RI net call. Gave him 33. The QRM was overwhelming.
0638z - VK5CV Bill overriding the QRM. 57 / 55. When net came to an end Bill was 54. 
0647z - VK4KYL Diane. 59 / 59. Fine signal. Diane was able to work some UK-stations.
0711z - G4YZE Bill. Only 33 and not improving.
0720z - OH6SM Martti called in briefly. Marti was unable to work the VK and UK stations.
0728z - G3LUW Brian 44 here.
0730z - Silence
0731z - Called Martti, OH6SM, and had a fine 59 / 59 QSO.
0742z - Signed-off with Martti
Correction: Martti is still using his old tower. Last Sunday I heard Martti discussing the new tower.
However, it will be Bill, VK4ZD, and Diane, VK4KYL, who will be benefiting from the new tower.
I apologize for the mistake.
73  Klaus, HB9CQS"
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
Tony G4FTA/p in control from a caravan location near Hull.
Fourteen on the net, including John F/G4HMG/p from Nantes
Conditions quite good.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA a good 5/9 throughout.
1140z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 5/7 here
1140z - OH2WT Esko from Helsinki 5/9 here,got 5/6 from Jim.
1140z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 5/7 at times.
1146z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7 on his G5RV antenna.
1151z - OH2TO Seppo from Orimattila 5/8 got 5/5 from Jim.
1154z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 5/8. Sun not up yet !
1220z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here today. Jim got him well.
1229Z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8 here, got
1241z - Net ended. Jim reported very wet weather. 2 to 3 inches of rain yesterday..
Jim is still learning new blind-operator software. Having mastered Jaws and Jawbone
he is now learning the Dragon programme.
Vitor CT1BJZ said they just had a little rain these past two days. A great relief
after a severe summer drought and widespread forest fires. Needs some more rain.
Esko OH2WT had a beautiful day, warm and sunny in South Finland
Nate VO1NP was reminding us it was Thanksgiving Day in Canada.
Great to hear Seppo OH2TO from Orimattila.  Seppo is a member of the Rotary Club
of Orimattila which is "15 minutes South of Lahti". See his entry in 
Seppo was born in Kokemaki and knows Pasi well since 25-30 years.
Joe W0TBC was coming in well today and we were able to complete some
business about the membership list for Don.
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
I missed this net. Many thanks to Brian G3LUW for the following report.: -
"Hi Bill,  Members on the net:
John & Diana from St.Malo, Tommy G2FUU, Don G0JWE, Norman G0MMO, Bruce G0PCF,
John KVJ and myself. Don and Daphne are off to New England (on October 13) and plan to
telephone Nate and Jim while they are there.
Take care   Brian"
Messages Received.
From Secretary Noel VK2IWT. : -
"Thanks Bill for the net reports.
They tell me what I am missing. I think the band may be improving as I heard stations down
in the bottom region of 20 metres about 0000Z this morning. (Saturday)
Please pass this info on to interested parties that my daughter in California is moving so I
will have a new address for those in the northern hemisphere for snail mail. When I get all
the details I will forward them to you.
I do miss the net.   73   Noel."
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