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Roar Nets October 15 2006

Propagation fair. Conditions rather disturbed.  K=4 at first, 1 later., Solar Flux 72.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Nothing heard here at workable strength from 0700z to 0820z.
Thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
Fairly good conditions this morning for working ANZO, but that was all. No Europeans.
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 will be
demonstrating the use of internet phone linking to supplement radio nets.
VE2GTI Coos had 10c and lovely colours too.  Only getting me 3/3 in heavy noise.
Laszlo did well with all contacts. Helga is still in Germany tending her mother who
is hoping to get into a care home soon.  Laszlo is invited to the Hungarian Embassy
in Lisbon on Monday 23rd October - 50th anniversary of  the 1956 Hungarian uprising.
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.
Messages Received.
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 day.
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 Friday.
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
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