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Roar Nets August 20 2006

Propagation very erratic.  K=6 at first, 2 later.  Flux 82.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0645z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/6 at first rapidly down to 3/4 in deep QSB
0645z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4 here, could not really read me.
0655z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3 here.
0730z - Net ended. 
The following from Henk/VK2GWK sums it up well : -
Dear Bill,
Absolutely nothing, nada, niente today……  The K index was 5 and there were no signals on 20 M for most of the afternoon.
Hopefully better next week.
Best regards
Henk – VK2GWK
0800z - 0900z  UK 80 metre net on 3,693.
John G3JJR and Brian G3LUW shared control in changing skip.
Thirteen on the net in very unstable conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 down to 2/4 at times.
1130z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9
1130z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/6
1135z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/2 here, got 5/4 from Jim.
1138z - W8AUV President John from Dallas TX up to 4/5 at times.
1140z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal PQ 5/6
1157z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/2 here
1201z - KF4QBE Joe from Bradenton FL 1/1 here, Jim had no copy either.
1210z - Net ended by all signals just fading out.
Jim was in good voice. Reporting 20c and rain. Jim has posted details
of his Super Log Periodic antenna to Coco as requested.
(Secretary Noel phoned Jim. Noel has bought a Summer Cottage in Ontario.
Meanwhile he is visiting his daughter in Pittsburg, then going to San Diego and
flying back to Australia on August 28th for the summer "down under".)
YO9BC Coco reported "terrible hot" wx, 40c in the shade.  He had very severe QSB.
VE2GTI Coos had 19c and rain forecast for all day.  Off to church !
President John W8AUV was not really readable here but Jim got him alright.
Hope we get good copy one of these days John !
1800z- 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Ten on the net in good condtiions.
Don G0JWE was able to report that Laszlo continues to make good progress.
Still taking the tablets and returning to hospital for a check-up in two weeks time.
Messages Received.
From Dave Glas W0OXB in Stillwater IL.
Hi and thanks for the note.
I'll be traveling for a while and may not have access to e-mail.
My plans are to return home about Aug. 24.-----
73 es CUL,
Dave Glas (WŘOXB)
President, Stillwater Amateur Radio Association
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