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Roar Nets July 30 2006
Propagation still rather poor. K=2, Flux=73
0630z - 0730z Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293
0633z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 at best
in noise S6-7 here.
0633z - G4HMG John from Devon 1/2 here, got 4/5
0700z - Net abandoned at this time. Very heavy
qrm from IOTA contesters.
No chance of hearing Australia in these
conditions. Better luck next week !
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing Essex
Sixteen on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293
Murderous qrm at first from the contest which
fortunately ended at 1200z.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/9
in the clear.
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 1/2 here but Jim
got him quite well
1130z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/9
at first but 3/4 later.
1132z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 4/7 here but Jim
did not copy.
1132z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 3/9 in qrm -
then went qrt -see his message.
1133z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1142z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun up to 5/9 in the
1145z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 in the
noise & qrm today.
1150z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9 now
1150z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/7
1206z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 3/4
1216z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9 on 100 watts.
1239z - Net ended. A very good net after the
contesters went away.
Jim experienced very high noise level
throughout. but managed very well.
Jim reported a very good Transcontinental net
last Sunday including contacts
between Stan K2VY and Secretary Noel VK2IWT, at
present in Ontario.
Coos' signal was buried in the qrm and he gave
it up pretty soon.
Laszlo was reporting steady improvement and he
is now "nearly vertical".
David EA5ALK did not stay. It got better later
Coco reported much qrm and very heavy rainstorms
near his location.
Per OZ5PD had been very busy but had completed
and posted about 35 QSL cards
from the Convention station. About another 40
to do !
He would welcome QSL cards from those who made
Per will be sending on the Copenhagen
(temporary) log sheets, also the
temporary guest-book sheets to Laszlo for
incorporation into the permanent
Log-Book and Guest-Book. Many thanks for a
great effort Per !
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on
Eight on the net in good conditions.
From Coos VE2GTI.
I was at 11.25 on frequency at which moment G4HMG was in contact with
G4HMG spoke also to VO1NP but when I tried to "get in" (with 1,500 W!)
nobody heard me.
I guess in the corridor between Nfld in the north and MASS in the south,
there was, just at
that time, no propagation. G4HMG turned his antenna to speak to Laszlo
(whom I could
not hear) and also to an EA. I lost him completely.
As I have my two grandsons from Vancouver here, my call would have been
'check-in' check'-out only anyway, so it didn't matter.
Next Sunday better?? 73's de Coos VE2GTI.
From Communicator Editor Don Cliffe G0JWE
The latest Communicator is available on the ROAR web
in PDF format as a whole booklet or groups of pages.
It is Issue 2 2006
73 de Don (G0JWE)