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Roar Nets September 17 2006
Propagation very variable. K=1, Flux=79.
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo net on 14,293
I listened for the hour in noise decreasing from
S7 to S3 at the end.
Many thanks to Henk for the following report.
Poor conditions this morning on 20M (although I had S9 QSO’s
on 30M into EU)
This side were on VK4ZD/P, Bill from his block of land ,
sitting in the car with the mobile rig (and Diana) and also Peter, VK3KCD.
Between 06:30 and 07:00 UTC we heard PA0SDZ, Les peaking 54.
We had a good QSO and so had Peter Vk3KCD.
Later we were joined by HB9CQS. Klaus had to leave early
because of a brunch meeting with his friendship club from Solingen (DL).
Klaus worked Peter but had no copy on Bill. After Klaus left Coco called
YO9BC. However, he had problems copying me and did not hear any of the
I think Brian G3LUW was on and also Laszlo. About 07:00 I
heard DK1II, Franz 52, working Laszlo but I had no copy on Laszlo.
Franz did not come back to my call.
That’s it for today Bill. Hopefully better next week.
Best regards Henk – VK2GWK
And to Peter for his further report : -
Thought I would touch base now I have returned
from my trip to the high Arctic. Conditions are somewhat improved and last
week, the 10th, heard Brian G3LUW at 3x3 and yourself at 4x3 but I note you
heard very little of me. Below is an extract from my log for yesterdays net.
0627 VK2GWK 5x6
0636 HB9CQS 5x7 peaking S9
0636 PA0SDZ 5x6 and remained audible until 0700
0643 VK4ZD 1x1 but no contact
0647 YO9BC 5x7 but no contact
0649 DK1II 5x7 but no contact
I went QRT just after 0700 and heard nothing of
any G stations. It was commented how often we have good signals from Europe
and are not heard but having experienced the QRN in Copenhagen I think we
have a difficult job to get through.
Otherwise not much news from here we are of
course hoping for some rain but our developing indigenous garden is
surviving the dry condition quite well which is what is supposed to happen.
YIR 73 Peter VK3KCD
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Thirteen on the net in fairly good condtions.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA soon up to
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/4 here
1130z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos up to 5/7
1130z - CT/G4HMG/p John, about 20Km east of
Laszlo, 5/7 here.
1148z - EA8AZC Bill from Tenerife 2/1 here but
John got him 5/9
1152z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9
1152z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun only 2/1 here
1308z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 here
but no contact made.
1227z - Net ended. Not much Transatlantic
traffic today. Even Jim was struggling
Jim will not be on air next
Sunday. Party weekend.! (Jim is 90 on Monday 25th.)
Many Happy Returns to Jim !
Jim has posted details of his super
log-log-periodic antenna to Coco.
John CT/G4HMG/p was on his way to visit Laszlo
for a few days and looking forward
to some of that bottled Portuguese Sunshine !
Hi Hi !
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on
Brian G3LUW in charge from Lifton.
Eight on the net in rather noisy conditions.
A summary of recent Anzo nets from Les PA0SDZ
Considering my QSO's with Australia over
last weeks I think the best time for contacts is at the beginning of the
3/9 06.33-VK2GWK Henk, 5/3 here, gave me
06.36-VK4ZD Bill, 3/1 here, didn't
06.46 VK5CV Bill, 5/4 here, gave me
06.50 EA7GSU Pertti, gave VK2
07.00 Australians disappeared here
07.23 CT/AD6XX Laszlo, had QSO with
10/9 06.38 VK3KCD Peter, 5/5 here, gave me
07.14 VK5CV Bill, 5/5 here, gave me
07.17 VK2GWK Henk heard me 4.1
Then Australians disappeared
17/9 06.36 VK2GWK Henk, 5/4 here, gave me
06.40 VK4ZD/p Bill, very weak,
couldn't make QSO
06.50 VK3KCD Peter, 5/4 here, gave
After 06.50 I didn't hear Australians
anymore. Looks like we have to wake up early when wintertime comes
I am sorry not to be able to join the net
next sunday. 73 Leslie PA0SDZ