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Roar Nets February 5 2006

Propagation quite good.  K-index = 0 at first, 2 later.  Solar Flux 77.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0800z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here. I recognised the voice but had no real copy.
0802z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/8 getting over the S6 noise here.
0804z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0807z - CT/AD6XX 5/9 on call-in but soon lost him in noise.
0811z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
0813z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 2/1 here at best.
0813z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/5 from Henk
0815z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay a very welcome 5/8
0817z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here but Henk got him well
0819z - DU/G4UNL Roy from Mindanao 2/1 here, got 5/4 from Henk.
0839z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9+ here
0900z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7 with qsb here.
0905z - Net ended.  A very good net thanks to Henk who was able to work
everybody pretty well.  Henk has a contest next weekend but may drop in to
the net just to say hello.  He wiil be away from base the following weekend.
He reported a beautiful day, 30c and low humidity.
Nick had minus 17 last night but up to zero this morning.
Martti took the prize with minus 28  -  but sunny !
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
Tony G4FTA in charge from Bicester.
Seventeen on the net in very noisy conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1226z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1226z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 4/7 here
1226z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/7 from Jim.
1232z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 4/3 with qsb.
1234z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Jim
1236z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF only 3/2 today.
1242z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7 here
1242z - N8NEQ Vic from Princeton WV 5/6 here
1302z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here but Jim got him well.
1307z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 here.
1308z - KF4QBE Joe from Bradenton FL 4/5 here with qsb but Jim got him well.
1314z - AH6NP/MM Harry from "Odyssey" in the Straits of Gibraltar 5/9 here
1320z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/4, up to 5/9 later.
1321z - K7DVB Bob from Dillon SC up to 5/7 here
1328z - PA2X Cees from  Bussum 3/4 here but Jim got him
1331z - IK8MQH Leo from Reggio Calabria 5/9
1335z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9+
1340z - PA3FVA  Jan from Ridderkirk 2/1 here but Jim got some copy.
1346z - KF5BD Jack from Albuquerque NM 5/4 here.
1351z - Net ended.  A very lively net indeed.  Great to hear Maurice. He is usually in the noise here.
Our new caller, N8NEQ, Vic from Princeton WV has been a Rotarian 25 years. PP in 2000/2001.
Bert VE3BGG reported wet snow in North, taking out the power supply to about 2000 homes.
Great to welcome Joe KF4QBE from Bradenton FL.  First contact in a long while !
A very interesting chat with Harry AH6NP/MM on the research vessel "Odyssey" passing
through the Straits of Gibraltar. Their activities are reported on the National Geographic TV prog.
See their web-site
Great to hear Joe W0TBC coming in strong again, also Bob K7DVB from Carolina.
Then rare calls from Cees PA2X in Bussum, IK8MQH Leo in Reggio Calabria, and first in a long time
from Jan PA3FVA in Ridderkerk, Sorry I could not hear him. The skip took him out and also Nils SM3CSF
We rounded it off with a delightful contact from Jack Page KF5BD all the way from Albuquerque.
It never gets much better !
1830z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3695
Nothing but Euro-QRM here. I called several times in a (relatively)
quiet slot about 3.703 but never got started. Better luck next week!
Messages Received.
From Coos de Vries VE2GTI
Dear families and friends,
    The reaction to Mark's passing away has been overwhelming and I am deeply moved by the responses to the obituary, from all of you.
    I thank you all very much for your messages, which were a great strength to me.
    With sincere greetings,   Coos de Vries
From Bill/VK4ZD - last Thursday.
Hi Bill
We love being able to spend time with our new grandson. There was a chance
that I may have been on air this coming Sunday from Perth but that wont be
possible. I will talk with you on Sunday week.
Best wishes to all.  73's de Bill (VK4ZD/VK6ZX)
From Sam/ZL1AOE
Please could you include Douglas Birt <> ZL1BFS on your weekly summary
He is our President this year, has just set up his beam & dipole and is keen to check in on Sundays.
I am in an awkward situation a far as antenna's go but do listen in most Sundays.
Keep up the good work Bill and 73 from the Rotary Club of Gisborne, NZ
(Many thanks Sam.  I look forward to hearing Douglas.)
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