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Roar Nets April 23 2006

Better propagation today though still very erratic.  K= 3,  Solar Flux on 10.7 cms 82.
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
I called and listened from about 0700z hearing nothing but noise about S6
0725z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1, up to 5/5 by 0735z
0725z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 2/7, up to 5/5 later.
0725z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/1, never came up.
0727z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie up to 4/5 at times.
0735z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders only 2/1 today.
0735z - DU9/G4UNL Roy from Mandanao up to 4/5 at times.
Signals very marginal here at best.  Many thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
A rather lively ANZO net this morning, but I realise that being further north, you may have 
had a different impression. Here is an extract of my log.
0732z  VK2GWK, Henk. 57-58 here. Got the same from Henk. Lost Henk due to supper call QRM.
0732z  VK4KYL / Mobile, Diane. 33 here. Henk did not fare any better, so we had to give up.
0734z  VK3KCD, Peter. 34 here. Heavy QRM from 14.295 at that time and I needed Henk's assistance
0735z  VK5CV, Bill. 45 increasing to 57 with some QSB. Stayed with us to the end.
0734z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 22 here. Then disappeared. Came back 30 min. later with 59 signal and then worked Roy and 5CV
0745z  DU9/G4UNL, Roy. 58 / 58. Fine signal almost to the end.
Abt. 0800z G4YZE, Bill and G3LUW, Brian had increased to 33, but then QSYed to 80 metres, according to Roy.
0807z  EA7/SM4RKS, Lars. East of Malaga. Delta loop. Not Rotarian.
0827z  CT1BJZ, Vitor. Fine signal. Mostly 58 here.
0833z  Net closed. Continued with Lars, EA7/SM4RKS (in Swedish).
0838z  Went QRT
Alizah, daughter of Bill, VK4ZD, and Diane, VK4KYL, and Alizah's friend Rob stayed with 
Karen and me from Wednesday to Saturday. Alizah is a Rotarian and she and Rob joined
me for our regular Friday noon Rotary meeting. Unfortunately, only 14 members attended.
The majority of our members were on a skiing weekend in Zermatt arranged by our club.
During Thursday and Friday mornings Alizah spoke with Bill and Diane on 14.270 MHz. 59/59 most of the time.
Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
Tony G4FTA in charge from Bicester.
Fourteen on the net in fading conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/9
1130z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos up to 3/4 at best.
1130z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1139z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal up to 5/8
1248z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/7
1152z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/3 at best today.
1158z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6 here
1202z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here
1212z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here but Jim got his call, just.
1227z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 here.  Jim did not copy him today due to high noise level.
1236z - Net ended. High noise and attenuation made it rather difficult but we coped.
Jim had very high noise level but copied the European stations fairly well.
Coos continues his Rotary activities. Reported some rain but needs more.
Coco reported 25c in Ploeste for their (Orthodox) Easter weekend.
Good copy on Nils today. He reported 7c and the snow all gone.
Pertti had 13c and "rain on the plain in Spain" today.
President Laszlo reported all under control now for Copenhagen.  Per/OZ5PD is dealing with it.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
Nine on the net in very good conditions.
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