Poor propagation this day. K-index 5, Solar
N.B. UK clocks go forward one hour to BST next
Sunday March 26
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo net on 14,293
This net re-timed 0730z - 0830z .
I listened from 0730z but heard only faint
voices in the S7noise.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report.
A very small net this morning in spite
of conditions being fairly good, - except
with UK perhaps.
Here is what happened, as seen from
08:10 Started calling CQ RI net. Much QRM
08:15 CT/AD6XX, Laszlo, called in. 56/56
for a start, increasing to 59/59. Discussed
CPH convention station.
08:30 VK4ZD, Bill. 54-56 both ways. Bill
had just returned from district conference
with 793 participants.
08:32 EA7GSU, Pertti, called briefly. 59
here, but he never came back when I returned
his call. Laszlo also disappeared.
08:34 DU9/G4UNL, Roy, with 56 both ways.
- - - Both Bill and I tried to
raise other stations, but replies, if any,
were not readable
08:57 Bill, VK4ZD, and PA0SDZ, Les, managed
to establish contact and Roy, DU9/G4UNL,
joined them. Les was 11 here.
09:04 Bill closed the gates and then
continued with Roy.
Understand from my talk with Laszlo that he
has not had any news about a possible
Copenhagen convention RA station.
We decided that I should try to obtain
a progress report from Denmark.
Bill, VK4ZD, explained that Peter,
VK3KCD, has obtained an OZ-license which we
may use as call sign if we do not get a
special event call sign. In fact, Karen and
I decided to get our Danish call signs back
after the Danes abolished the annual
fee system which cost them more than they
could collect. Now you pay once and for all
and in addition to our HB9 call signs,
Karen is again OZ8OD while I am OZ5SQ. So we
have sufficient call signs.
73 Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,694
This net re-timed 0800z - 0900z.
G3JJR John in control from Wolverhampton
Thirteen on the net in very difficult
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293.
This net re-timed 1130z - 1230z.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 down to
3/2 in qsb.
1230z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos,
Algarve 3/4 up to 5/6 at times.
1240z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here. Jim got
his call-in but nothing further.
1245z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here.
Laszlo got "a little".
1247z - LA5HE Rag from Telemark 2/1 here but
Laszlo got him quite well.
1303z - Net abandoned due to noise and qsb.
Thanks for trying. Better luck next week !
1830z - 1930z UK evening 80-metre net on
This net re-timed 1800z - 1900z.
Seven on the net in good condtions.
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From Dr. Miguel/LU3FMA
Hello Bill, I am Miguel Angel Milano,
LU3FMA, of Rosario Argentina
(Rotary Club Rosario plaza de la bandera
I am very happy for knowing of you.
Lamentably this year I will not use my
radios because I am
father of 3 children and between Rotary and
my works it is impossible to take care of
Greeting to all the radio hams, Miguel
Dr. Miguel Angel Milano
(Many thanks for the
message Miguel. Call us when you can.)
From Ian Miller GM4JAE in Inverness.
When I can, I listen in on the 80metre Sunday
evening net but in the past a
combination of poor condx and a clash of meal
times have made the results poor!
However, last Sunday 18th, I managed to hear
virtually all stations 5/9 on a
random length of wire in the loft of our
bungalow feeding my JRC NRD-525 Receiver!
It is still rather cold for erecting aerials but
I will get something up for
80metres in the neat future.
73 de Ian GM4JAE
From Coos de Vries VE2GTI
I am back as planned and arrived 16 March.
Had to make a trip Amsterdam-Vancouver
to spend the last 17 days with our son. He
died 25 January. A bitter blow. He was 45
We shall have to try this Sunday again. A
friend of mine, VE2DOH complained bitterly
about the conditions.
Till Sunday, I hope.
Late insertion from
Bill G4YZE (via webmaster VK4ZD)
I would just like to advise that
Sam, ZL1AOE, who has been a member
of ROAR for many years,
died on Sunday Morning, 19 March