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Roar Nets October 8 2006

Propagation much better this day.  K=1, Flux=77.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
Very fine conditions to VK4 and VK2 this morning, but European signals were not readable here until after 0700z when the skip allowed
me to work CT and EA. UK stations were too close. The report below is not complete. I heard a station being worked, but could not copy
the call sign and never found out who it was.
0635z  VK4ZD/P, Bill. 57 from Lockyer Waters, taking part with Diane in Oceania DX contest. 400 watts, 2 element beam. Fine signal.
0641z  VK4WIL, Bill. Sent 59001, received 59 596. Several QSOs on 10 metres during the contest. Also some Europeans on 40 and 80.
0703z  EA6/M0BDI, Ralph. 100 watts and dipole. Workable from Queensland, but not from HB9.
0711z  VK2BLZ, Len, 57 / 57. An old friend living near Coff's Harbour. 400 watts, 3 element beam. Good location.
0713z  CT/G4HMG, John. 59+ / 59+. QTH near Porto. Window leaking, some wet bed clothes, but enjoying the trip. ETA UK October 24.
0732z  EA5ALK, David. Signals varying, 44-59. Amazing signal from David's balcony antenna.
0740z  G4YZE, Bill. Never above 44. Pointing my beam towards NW made things worse. I probably got Bill on back-scatter.
0742z  VK4ZD/P, Bill back on frequency and able to work G4YZE and others.
0754z  CT/G4MVV, Diana. 55 here, but our net controller was unable to read Diane.
0800z  VK4KYL/P, Diane. 57 Steady good signals from Bill and Diane. Up to 59 shortly before net closed.
0806z  CT1BJZ, Vitor. 59+15 here. Got 59+. Vitor also worked VK4ZD/P.
0825z  Net closed.
Kind regards   Klaus, HB9CQS
Nothing heard here until 0700z.
0700z -  EA/M0BDI Ralph from Majorca 5/9 Gave 5/8 to VK4ZD who was 1/1 here.
0740z - VK4ZD/p Bill from Gatton 5/4 going up to 5/8 by 0810z.
Great to hear you again Bill, and Diane !
(This net will be 1 hour later from October 29.)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G4FTA Tony in Charge from Oxford.
Nine on the net in fairly good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1128z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9
1128z - CT/G4HMG/p John near Mirandella 5/8
1145z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 5/5
1249z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 3/4
1153 - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 2/1 here, got 5/5 from Jim.
1156z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here.
1159z - SM4CSF/m Nils in his car near Falun 1/1,  up to 4/5 by 1215z.
1215z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/9
1218z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1239z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 3/4 here but Jim got him alright.
1249z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/8 at the end.
1253z - Net ended.  A much better net this week though not too much trans-atlantic .
Jim reported 8c at that time.  Fall colours on trees.  Columbus Day tomorrow 9th Oct.
Coos had 6c, going up to 20c.  Thanksgiving Day in Canada tomorrow.
John CT/G4HMG/p doing well from his RV in a Service Area near Mirandella.
Laszlo still on his own.  Helga in Las Vegas for Green Card renewal.  Not gambling !
Bert did not copy Jim. Has very nice wx, expecting 20c and sunny later.
Coco got in some discussion with Jim and Laszlo about how to pay his sub.
A viable method seems to emerge once Coco gets Bank details from Bob (Butler)
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,696
Seven on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
From Cees PA2X along with a lovely musical "CQ Serenade" . 
File too big to include but ask if you want it.
Dear Bill,
It's was great to be able to participate in ROAR Net, after such a long time. Splendid conditions from The Netherlands.
Catch you all guys soon again I hope. See MP3 attachment, a nice song called 'CQ Serenade', which gives you the ultimate 'ROAR feeling'.
Regards and 73 from The Netherlands
PA2X - Kees - Bussum
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