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Roar Nets July 9 2006

Propagation erratic this day. K=0, Flux=77. 20% risk of major solar storms in mid-latitudes
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0545z.  Noise S8 at first falling to S5 by 0600z
0550z - G3LUW Brian 3/2, working hard on the contest.
0610z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8 calling VK4ZD..No reply audible here.
0640z - G3LUW Brian from Devon calling the net. 5/4 here.
0640z - G4HMG John from Devon also 5/4 here.
0725z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9.  Having had breakfast !
0748z - Net ended.  Not much to speak of,  but we keep hoping to hear the VKs.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3.693.
G4HMG John in charge from Devon
Fifteen on the net in very noisy conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
Commenced in murderous contest QRM.  Contest ended at 1200z but still much qrm on the channel.
1128z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 3/9 here in QRM but Coos had it even worse.
1128z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 4/9 in QRM
1128z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/9 at times in QRM
1128z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1
1135z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1135z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here
1155z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1155z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1
1200z - CT/AD6XX a very welcome signal from Laszlo in Lagos, Algarve. but only 3/7 in QRM
1207z - G8LES Mike from Alton 1/1
1207z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1
1223z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 5/8
1245z - TF3ARI Ari from Reykjavik 5/9
1250z - SM0NZY/p3 Patrick from Ornskoldsvik 5/6.
1254z - Net ended.  A rough old net. Fun if you like qrm !  Even Jim was struggling.
Coos and Nate were pretty well wiped out.  Coco had to quit early due to local thunderstorms
Nils did pretty well and reported 33c in Sweden last.week !  Now back down to 22c.
Vitor came bombing in from Portugal but - very frustrating - I could not read Laszlo at all.
Laslo is improving gradually after major surgery in June and a further spell in hospital last week.
Things should be better for you next week Laszlo both physically and as regards readability. 
We shall be listening for you !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Eight on the net in good conditions. Rather noisy.
Messages Received.
From Peter Lowe VK3KCD re the Copenhagen Convention.
Dear Bill
Have received this (see attachment) from Per OZ5PD and seems a fine card to confirm the event in
Copenhagen. Per has promised some more photos selected from the 250 he took at the convention.
There will be articles in Rotary Norden and the OZ magazine about the station.
There were 74 contacts with stations in 19 countries.
YIR   73   Peter VK3KCD <<...>>
(Also a nice picture of the QSL card.  Congratulations to Peter for a tremendous job there.
As I understand it Per OZ5PD will be sending the cards out to all contacts - g4yze)
PS A belated welcome to John Maier W8AUV on his elevation to President of Roar, as from July 1 2006.
And a belated correction to John's e-mail address : -
                                                                                      or  : -     (not dot org)
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