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Roar Nets December 17 2006
Propagation very variable. K=1 falling to
zero. Flux=82, A=10, 35% chance of storms in mid-latitudes.
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293
Nothing heard here until 0830z
0830z - PA0SDZ Les in Zwolle 3/3
0844z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4, up to
0845z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/3, slowly up to
peak at 5/7 by 0920z.
0845z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here but
Bill got him OK.
0854z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 4/5, up to 5/9+
0858z - DU/G4UNL Roy from Mindanao 2/1, up to
4/5 by 0925z.
0930z - Net ended. A bit thin in the late
end-of-year propagation but
great to hear everybody trying.
Bill VK4ZD busy with Christmas functions. Might
not be on the radio next Sunday !
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
John G3JJR in control from Wolverhampton.
Fifteen on the net in fair conditions.
N.B. Our veteran member John Goldsmith G4KTX has
dismantled his antennas in preparation
for moving to a bungalow nearby on January
15th. It may be some time before he gets an
antenna up at the new location. His telephone
number will remain un-changed.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 4/5 with qsb.
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2
1237z - SM0FCX Rune from Hudiksdall 5/9
1246z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 3/3
1251z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 3/3 here
1258z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun only 3/4 today
but Jim got him well
1258z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1303z - 4X4FR Rafi from Tel Aviv 5/9
1327z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/3 here
1332z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/5 today
1339z - Net ended. Propagation fitful but Nate
came through well at the end.
Jim had zero Celsius but no snow.
Laszlo doing much better with 16.9c. And
feeling fine !
Coco had been to a great Rotary Ball celebrating
70 years of Rotary in Romania,
(apart from its interdiction during the
There is a brochure about it. Coco will make a
translation for the Communicator.
4X4FR Rafi is not in Rotary but knows several
Rotarians and will tell them about Roar.
I did not hear Coos VE2GTI but he sent the
following by e-mail :-
"Sunday 12.42 ZULU Dear Bill,
Was QRV but heard absolutely nothing. Pity.
I'll try again next week.
Temp. 2.8 C going up to 10. Grey sky. Rain
Forecast: no snow at Christmas. Unheard of.
73's to all Coos VE2GTI "
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on
Nothing heard here but noise and Euro-qrm.
From Peter VK3KCD
Unusually short skip during net times
these past 2 weeks reminiscent of Copenhagen in June!
As a result only signals from Europe in the noise except for Marti OH6SM
last Sunday who was copyable.
Did manage to hear a bit more the week before. It has certainly been a
terrific year and the Rotary Convention
was a highlight. I really enjoyed operating OZ5PD and wish to thank all the
organisers and hands to the wheel
who got the station set up. Per's organisation bore fruit.
May I take this opportunity to wish all members
of the ROAR nets a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
and may our sunspots be on the increase!
73 YIR Peter Lowe VK3KCD
From Berton Grapes VE3BGG in Cambridge, ONT
It's been six frustrating weeks since
propagation was good enough to allow me to QSO with the 12:30 ROAR
It was my hope this morning that we could exchange Christmas greetings
with everybody but unfortunately it was not to be.
Hopefully Santa will bring us some sunspots soon! The weather here has
been unusually mild - plus 10 deg. C.
and no snow at all! It looks as though we are going to have a "green"
Christmas which is too bad for the children
that were looking forward to a week or two of sleighing, skiing and
Margaret and I are flying out to Regina,
Saskatchewan on Friday next to spend the Christmas week with our
and her family, hence I will be unable to join with you all on Sunday
Allow me to wish you and yours a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Please pass those greetings on for me to the other members of the net!
73 to all! Bert - VE3BGG