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Roar Nets August 27 2006

Propagation very variable.  K=2,  Flux=76
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5
0630z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 1/1 here but Klaus got him 3/4 at times.
0642z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwollé 5/9
0648z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
0654z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos, varying 3/4 to 5/8
0704z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Laszlo.
0717z - G4HMG/p John from Blackdown Hills site near Rampisham. 2/1 at best.
0721z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here but John got him well
0746z - Net ended.  An encouraging net.  Klaus worked Henk - though
with some difficulty - for the first 15 minutes or so.
Laszlo reported he is improving steadily and Helga is now back home
though her mother in Germany is still quite unwell.   Laszlo mentioned a
new English Speaking Rotary Club being formed near Faro.  More later !
Les had a very strong signal here today. It is normally rather weak from Holland !
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton.
Fifteen on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9.  Jim had it  "very cool 13c".
1130z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+  had Beautiful weather !
1130z - G4HMG/p John from Devon up to 5/8 at times.
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8. They have GSE team from Australia. See below !
1140z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos up to 5/6. Laszlo put up the heat to 28c.
1144z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1, got 3/3 from Jim.
1145z - SM4CSF/m Nils near Falun up to 3/4 at times.
1149z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall 3/3 here
1150z - HB9MQM Peter from Hausen only 4/5 today
1155z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6. One over on temporary battery set-up.
1155z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON up to 5/6.  Very hot. Going back up country until later in September.
1159z - K2VY Dan from Adamfield NJ 5/6. Nice signal Dan. Join us when you can !
1210z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 here today.
1215z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/8. Still summer. 20c. Good golf weather.
1220z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 4/5. Looking for John G4HMG. Will e-mail him.
1235z - Net ended, signals going down into the noise.
VE2GTI Coos had Bill Bagget from Australia (NSW) on the mike. Sorry sigs went down at that moment.
VO1NP Nate also reported his club had a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to speak this week.
A student of Political Sciences.
G4HMG John is off on his travels again touring Northern Spain.
Leaving Portsmouth for Bilbao 29th August, home 24th October. He will call in when he can.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
Eight on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received.

From Bill Main VK4ZD

Hi Bill
Sorry, Diane & I weren't on frequency last Sunday.
Diane participated in the ALARA (Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association) contest during Sat & Sun.
It is possible that, with a score of 1169 (352 contacts), she may have got top score.
Diane and I also have joined RAOTC (Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc).
Hope the propagation does us proud this Sunday and looking forward to hearing you.
By the way, the ROAR web site is getting plenty of hits every week. It is great to see that it is being made good use of.


73's de Bill, VK4ZD
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