Fairly good conditions this morning for working ANZO, but that was all.
Here is an extract of my log.
06:32z First CQ Rotary net call
06:44z VK4ZD, Bill. 55/55. Ragchewing with frequent CQ net calls from
us both. Nothing heard.
07:04z VK2GWK, Henk. 56/55. Unfortunately no copy Henk / Bill and vice
versa. Henk left for 80 metres at abt. 07:24.
07:20z DU9/G4UNL, Roy. 43 here. Simultaneously QRM from noise
transmitter, - up to 59+20 at 14.290.
07:32z QRT due to QRM and breakfast.
07:58z EA6/M0BDI, Ralph. 33 here, but heard Ralph work DU9/G4UNL, Roy.
08:00z DU9/G4UNL, Roy. 57-8 here. Fine signal and my QRM had gone. Got
56 from Roy.
08:00z VK4ZD, Bill. Now peaking 58 here. Got same report from Bill.
08:07z Closed down. No Europeans heard. Pleasant memories when taking
down the time 807. Have sent a few of those to tube heaven
Kind regards Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Twelve on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1225z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 here, Jim got him alright.
1225z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here. Jim got most of it.
1232z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos up to 5/6 here
1232z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9+, not copying Jim.
1142z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1154z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/3 on call-in. Not heard later.
1205z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here, Jim had solid copy.
1231z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/2 here, Jim got him 5/9+
1243z - Net ended.
A better net though I could only read Jim and Laszlo.
Jim had 3c and heavy frost but fall colours superb. Snow in Buffalo !
Jim's club Fitchburg are having a Japanese group on Tuesday 17th.
They include Max JR1JCU director of Roar Japan International net. They
demonstrating the use of internet phone linking to supplement radio
VE2GTI Coos had 10c and lovely colours too. Only getting me 3/3 in
Laszlo did well with all contacts. Helga is still in Germany tending her
is hoping to get into a care home soon. Laszlo is invited to the
in Lisbon on Monday 23rd October - 50th anniversary of the 1956
A well deserved honour Laszlo ! Stay vertical !
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
Seven on the net in very noisy conditions.
From John EA/G4HMG/p in Spain
Hi Bill and all,
First Internet cafe in some time so a quick note to advise that we
have reached Potes in the Picos de Europe.
It is a great spot and we have been out on the scooter most of the
We tried the VK net but heard only the slightest sniff of Klaus. Not
surprising as we are surrounded by mountains.
We were out at lunchlime. We leave here for the coast next Sunday so
contacts will depend where we get to by lunchtime. Not a hope for
We are looking forward to getting back with full power soon.
Incidentally we leave on 24th but arrive Portsmouth 7.0am on 26th.
Please pass best to all.
Diana and John