Poor propagation this day. K-index = 5,
Solar Flux = 87
0630z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln only 2/1, up
to 5/8 briefly about 0700z then faded out.
0630z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1, up to 5/7
momentarily then nil.
0708z - VK4ZD 3/4 briefly then lost him.
0718z - I had to leave the net at this time, but
Klaus did well. Thanks again Klaus. Well done!
Conditions were peculiar during our ANZO
net with the European signals rapidly coming
06:55z G4YZE, Bill, quickly increasing to
59/59, only to disappear again
07:07z VK4ZD, Bill. Initially 57. Got
58. Good copy here until the end, but few
others were able to hear Bill and vice
07:10z G4HMG, John, increasing from 11 to
59/59, but disappearing again. John arrived
back from continent on Saturday
07:16z SM4CSF, Nils. 56/56, but only after
I had swung the beam up north and away from
VK & ZL.
07:16z G3LUW, Brian. 56 here. Fairly steady
signal during the rest of the net.
07:28z OH6SM, Martti. Variable, up to
59/59. Also heard by Bill, VK4ZD
07:35z CT/AD6XX, Laszlo. 11 for a
start, increasing to 57 here. Laszlo
confirmed that he will be attending the
convention in CPH.
07:55z Net came to an end, Brian closing
73 Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,694
John G4HMG in charge.from Devon.
Sixteen on the net in very unstable conditions..
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9, down
to 3/4 at times.
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here
1139z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos up to 5/6 at
1142z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/9. Nick's
birthday, Happy 55th Nick !
1145z - KF4QBE Joe from Bradenton FL up to 5/6
1149z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1200z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, Nick got
1209z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9
1221z - Net ended. Very scratchy today. Both
Jim and I were struggling a bit.
From Bert VE3BGG after the net : -
Again today I tried vainly to joint the
International net at 11:30 Z but to no
avail. Although I heard
your station dimly once or twice and called
several times in the first half hour there
was no response
from anybody. Of course, the K index was 5
and I shouldn't have expected any results.
has been as bad as I've ever experienced.
Margaret and I were in Spain most of the
month of March so of course were out of
touch. Since returning
home I've attempted to join the net nearly
every Sunday without any luck. Guess I'll
just have to keep
trying and hoping!
Our weather has been fine for the past
three-four weeks with temperatures up to 25
degs. Last weekend
we drove to our cottage near Ottawa (a 300
mile drive) to clean up the gardens, sweep
the lawns, check
the bass to see if they were spawning, etc.
We will return to the cottage the first week
of June and spend
the summer there with occasional trips home
to see if the house is still standing!
My rig at the cottage is an old Icom that I
bought second hand in 1987 but it still puts
out 100 watts. The
antenna is a G5RV strung between two pine
trees, about 30 feet above the ground. With
no amplifier I doubt
if my signal will cross the "pond",
particularly with the present lack of
cooperation from the sun.
As a matter of fact, I'll be somewhat busier
than usual at the cottage this summer as my
Surgical Society is
having it's 53rd. annual reunion in Ottawa
this September. Margaret and I will be busy
helping to organize
Earlier this Spring I retired from Rotary
International after 50 years as a Rotarian -
now I'm an "Honourary"
Rotarian. However, I've joined our local
Probus Club and am enjoying the fellowship
there. As a matter of fact,
our Rotary club started and sponsored the
Cambridge (Galt) Probus Club in 1987 - the
first Probus club in
Hopefully the sunspots will start to
reappear in sufficient numbers soon and my
contact with the 11:30 net will return.
'Til then, 73
From Coos VE2GTI : -
Sorry Bill, that I wasn't there this
I am member of a large choir and last
night we gave a concert in a cathedral
with among others Shubert's
mass in E-flat Major D.950. We were
home very late last night and I slept in
a bit, also because the church
did not require me there early this
morning as in other Sundays.
This afternoon we sing again in another
part of Montreal.
Next week I shall be in SW Ontario for
the internment ceremony of our son and
the week thereafter is our
wedding day as you know.
So, I guess I shall be QRV again on June
73's to all and you.
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on
Seven on the net in rather noisy conditions.
From Joe Simonet W0TBC via Don G0JWE
I have received notification
from Joe Simonet (W0TBC) that George Adam
WB1GAQ died on 18th April.
Joe asks that George's
details are deleted from the directory.
Obituary includes the
following : -
George F. Adam III, 82, ---
died Tuesday April 18 2006 at Roxbury VA
hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Adam had served in the
Army Air Corps 314 bomb wing, 29th Bomb
Group during WW II.
He was an active member of
Rotary International, a Paul Harris Fellow
and recipient of Rotarian of the Year.---
From Henk VK2GWK, received on May 4.
From today we have changed our e-mail addresses
and our web pages.
Please change your e-mail address book.
With best regards
Agnes and Henk Tobbe
N.B. Next weekend
May 13 is our AGM of Roar in the UK. We look
forward very much to a great get-together
when we shall be
honoured with the presence of President Laszlo
and xyl Helga.
But we may not be
able to have a presence on the nets next Sunday.
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze.