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Roar Nets December 10 2006

Propagation very volatile.  K=3,  Flux=93,  A=6.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Nothing heard here until 0820z.
John G4HMG got good signals in Devon from 0800z but he could not get in to the net.
0820z - VK4ZD Bill in Gatton 4/5, up to 5/8 by 0837z
0820z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here but ZD got him well.
0825z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9 here
0825z - John G4HMG from Devon 2/1 here.
0829z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/7
0829z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1 here
0900z - Net Ended. An interesting net after a slow start here.
Bill VK4ZD had 30c. Reported Diane busy with the Communicator.
Peter VK3KCD not heard here but sending 73 to all via ZD.
Pertti EA7GSU reporting only 6c in Spain, about he same as the UK !
Bill VK5CV is doing well and singing in a "candle-lioght concert" this evening. 
Not bad for a veteran pilot who will be 94 years old on Saturday 16th December !!
Henk VK2GWK was taking advantage of the volatile propagation to work some
European DX on 10 metres !!

0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G4FTA Tony in charge from Oxford.
Fourteen on the net in very variable conditions.
1230z - 1330z - International Net on 14,293.
1213z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1213z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1223z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 1/1 here but Coco got him
1228z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/4 now.
1228z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1232z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8 here but he could not read me.
1236z - CT/AD6XX  Laszlo from Lagos 5/6
1245z - PA2X Cees from Bussum only 3/3 here but Jim got him alright.
1249z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here.  Jim got some copy.
1249z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 2/1 at first, up to 5/6 by the end.
1258z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here but Pertti heard hm and Jim gave 4/4.
1312z - K1LLR Paul from N.H 4/5 here.  Jim had no copy.
1332z - Net ended.  A lively net despite fluctuating signals.
Jim W1QUO had one degree C and looking like a good winter day.
Coco YO9BC now having very cold weather.
Coos VE2GTI had a strong signal but could not really read anybody.
Laszlo had an enjoyable chat with John G4HMG by Skype phone.
Also he could report that the medication is shrinking his tumour and
working wonders for his state of mind and general well-being.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening Net on 3,693.
I missed this one due to a "Christingle Service" in the church,  and I have no reports.
Evening conditions are very bad at present so I guess there was probably no net.
Messages Received
From PA2X Cees from Bussum.
A message volunteering to take on the long-vacant post of Regional Vice President
of ROAR in the Cenaem (Continental European, North African, and Eastern Mediterranean)  Region.
Passed to President John, and Secretary Noel. 
Thanks and good luck Cees !  (Pronounced Kees)
See his entry in  and his web site
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