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Roar Nets July 2 2006

Propagation quite good for this period. .  K=0,  Flux=86
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0600z. Noise S8 falling to S3 by 0700z.
0620z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/6 here,
Heard him call VK2GWK, G0JWE, G4HMG/p and G3LUW  (none heard here)
0720z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6 up to 5/9
Klaus also worked G0JWE, G4HMG/p and GW4KVJ.  (none heard here)
0754z - Net ended.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
Tony G4FTA in charge from Bicester.
Sixteen on the net in rather difficult conditions.  Much qsb.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
I had to miss this one due to family commitments.
Thanks to Jim/W!QUO for the following report.
Dear Bill,
A good number of check-ins despite high noise conditions.  G3LUW(Brian)
led the list with a solid 5X7 to 5X9; VE2GTI(Coos) 4X4 to 5X6; G0JWE(Don) 4X4 to 5X5;
YO9BC(Joe) 5X7; WA9AQN(John) 5X9.
Canada and USA both celebrating big week-end holidays.  Most people experiencing
good summer weather.  Everyone hoping for better propagation.  Meantime, keep the spark alive.
                                                                                          73 Jim W1QUO
And also to Brian for the following report.

Hi Bill

The net started at 1225

W1QUO  Jim      5 & 8

VE2GTI  Coos    5 & 7  Canada Day holiday

VO1NP  Nate     No copy here, but 5 & 7 from Jim and Coos

G0JWE   Don      4 & 4 initially from Jim, but 5 & 6 later

W0TBC  Joe       5 & 5 here but  not able to copy me

WA9AQN  John   No copy here

YO9BC  Coco      5 & 9 here, 5 & 7 with Jim

                             Coco suffering from very heavy QRN

Coos has received his ROAR Directory, and his club has sent books to Swaziland

for the Rotary Literacy Programme.

Conditions were not easy, but Jim battled on and the net closed at 1215

Wishing all our American members a very happy 4th.July

73  Brian G3LUW.

1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon.
Eleven on the net in good conditions.
(I missed this due to thunderstorms - and 70mm of rain!)
Messages Received.
From Coco/YO9BC in Ploeste.
Dear  Jim and Bill,
First to you , Jim - many thanks for promised info on antennas .
Secondly, sorry , sorry to have to quit so sudden the Roar net, last time June 25 , and again
today July 02 !  Both times, at once, without notice, out of "the blue" black clouds and  lightings
obliged me to put in a hurry, all antennas to ground !!!    The 26 meters high antenna was to much
risk to my transceiver ....
    We had two weeks really hot weather, and last week suddenly changed in to stormy ,  strong
winds, black clouds, and rain .... Temperature is continuing to be high for the situation ....27 to 30
degree C.... The QRN level is abnormally high ....
    Any-how , aren't we not in the lowest part of the Cycles 23 ? Looking forward to enter in Cycle 24 !!!!   
Hope to have better conditions next time ....
    Best Rotarians  regards  and,
   73's   Vince  [ Coco]  YO9BC.
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