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Roar Nets June 4 2006
Propagation rather wierd though K=0 and
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293
I listened from 0530z for earlier propagation
but had only noise S7 here until 0630z
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8 today
0633z - VK5CV 1/1 here but Klaus gave him 5/7
0725z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/8
0744z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9.
0757z - Net ended.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report on
what was a very good net really.
Thanks for the good news on ROAR's
convention station in Copenhagen. I am sorry that I cannot be there.
Returned from Copenhagen somewhat exhausted on Thursday evening and not
going back again now.
It was an interesting net this morning. The
VKs were still workable when I started at 06:30z. According to John,
G4HMG, conditions had been even better shortly after 06:00z.
06:33z VK5CV, Bill. 56 here when in the
clear. I was hampered by heavy QRM from a German-speaking station on
14.295 until approx.06:45z.
06:36z VK2GWK, Henk. Heard here once with
55, but not worked since the QRM was 59+10.
06:40z G4YZE, Bill. Mostly 59+10 here
during the next hour. Unfortunately Bill had no copy on the VKs and most
of the G-stations.
06:43z G4HMG, John. Mostly 59+10 here and
able to work VK5CV until shortly before 07:00z when 5CV faded out.
06:45z YO9BC, Coco. Heard 55 here briefly.
The G-stations tried to work Coco, but he never came back.
07:00z M0BDI, Ralph. Back from EA6 and
enjoying the nice weather in South England.
07:00z G4JVW, Bill. 59 here. Fine signal.
07:08z G8LES, Mike. Our first QSO and a
fine one. Mike was frequently 59+20 here with his modified windom.
07:19z OZ8YW, Helge, very briefly. First
QSO with his new 3 el. SteppIr. Invited me to join the Danes on 14.296.
07:25z EA5ALK, David. 56 here. Gave me 59.
Unfortunately, not all G-station were able to copy David.
07:32z GW4KVJ, John, near Cardiff. 59/59.
07:46z QSYed to 14:296 to talk with Danish
73 Klaus, HB9CQS"
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,692.
John G4HMG in charge from Clayhidon, Devon.
Sixteen on the net in very noisy conditions.
1130z - 1230z International net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+ as
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/9
1130z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/4 here got
"great signal" from Jim.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9
1144z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9+ today
1244z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9
1244z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 3/7 - lost
in qrm at this time.
1152z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8
1155z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+ despite
1155z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/3 today.
1200z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos up
to 3/4 here
1213z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here but
Per got him well
1213z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here. Per got
1234z - Net ended. - A very interesting
net though I could not hear the UK stations.
Jim W1QUO in great form as always, was able to pick up and relay the G
Coos VE2GTI and Helmi got a great day for their
marriage on May 28.
Our best wishes from all members for a long and
happy union together !
On a sadder note they had interred the ashes of
Coos's son Mark on May 13.
There was a big gathering and a fly-over by a
Pitt Special to honour Mark's
aircraft enthusiasm. - Mark had a WWII
Spitfire in re-conditioning to make it
airworthy. The Vancouver vintage aircraft club
are continuing this task.
Per Dantoft OZ5PD, a great signal today,
advised changes to the Convention Station.:-
N.B. RI Convention June 11 to
June 14 at Malmo and Copenhagen.
The Station will be in the Bella
Convention Centre in Copenhagen
It will be equpped with a 60
foot crank-up mast carrying a 5 element
tri-band Yagi for 10m 15m and
20m also a 200 watt FT 1000, all provided by EDR,
the Radio Club of Copenhagen
They may procure a wire antenna for 40m operation.
Preferred frequencies will be
7,077.5 on 40m (if an antenna
14,293 on 20m,
21,403 on 15m
28,785 on 10m. (10m will be
great if the Sporadic E continues)
The call sign will be OZ5PD
They hope to commence operation
at 0700z on Saturday June 10.
Normal operating hours will be
in the period 0800z to 1600z daily
during the Convention depending
on operator availability.
Operators will include President
Laszlo AD6XX, Per OZ5PD
Peter Lowe VK3KCD, and possibly
Rune Andersson SM3FCX
(although Rune and Per will be
heavily involved in the Convention business)
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on
Ten on the net in good conditions.
We have a new member - Dan Holben K2VY in
Camden, New Jersey.
A very experienced and well-equipped amateur.
See his entry in QRZ.com
Welcome Dan, hope to hear you one of these days.