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Roar Nets July 23 2006

Propagation very variable.  K=2, Flux=74
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path
Band much less noisy this morniing, only S3 or 4.
0610z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7 here
0610z - VK2GWK 1/2 here but Klaus got him 3/3
0638z - G0JWE 1/1 here but Klaus got him well.
0657z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/2 here
0706z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
0720z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1
0732z - Net closed. Very interesting with signs of the VK path recovering.
Klaus did a good job as anchor-man as always. He is in the right place !
Pertti back in Spain is getting the windows put in his new house. 
They had 42.5c in Spain yesterday !  Some forest fires burning nearby.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
Brian G3LUW in control from Devon.
Sixteen on the net in fair conditions
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/6, up to 5/9 later
1125z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 2/3, up to 5/6 later.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7
1138z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/3 here
1155z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here
1156z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/2 here
1158z - HB9MQM Peter from Hausen a good 5/9 here
1206z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 3/4 at times.
1228z - Net ended. A very interesting net though transatlantic path still a bit thin.
Jim doing well. Had much rain in week but 19c this morming and going up.
Coos had much noise. Temp 18.6c. Entertained Dist. Gov. this week.
Coos has been appointed counsellor for a Youth Exchange student.
Gets him  "back into Rotary" as he says.
Laszlo "eating better" and growing steadily stronger. He is very pleased with
his "Blood Nurses" who obviously give him special treatment.
A special welcome to Peter Frey HB9MQM,  10 years a member of R.C Zurzach-Brugg
in District 1980 and his club's Public Ralations Officer. Peter has paid his Roar dues to
Noel..    His e-mail address is
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Seven on the net in good conditions.
Great to hear Alan G4BIZ after a long break. Alan has a long-term throat
problem and discomfort in speaking at any length. Join us when you can Alan !
Alan's e-mail address is now
Messages Received.
From Nate VO1NP
Sunday, July 23, 2006
The latest forecast from NOAA Space Environment Center puts the bottom of this solar cycle at
somewhere from January through April 2007 - slightly later than the previous forecast.
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