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Roar Nets September 17 2006

 
Propagation very variable.   K=1,  Flux=79.
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened for the hour in noise decreasing from S7 to S3 at the end.
Many thanks to Henk for the following report. : -
Dear Bill,
Poor conditions this morning on 20M (although I had S9 QSOs 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 others.
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.
Thats it for today Bill. Hopefully better next week.
Best regards  Henk VK2GWK
 
And to Peter for his further report : -
Dear Bill
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 5/9
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 today.
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 3,693.
Brian G3LUW in charge from Lifton.
Eight on the net in rather noisy conditions.
 
Messages Received.
A summary of recent Anzo nets from Les PA0SDZ
Hello Bill,
Considering my QSO's with Australia over last weeks I think the best time for contacts is at the beginning of the Anzo-net.
3/9    06.33-VK2GWK Henk, 5/3 here, gave me 4/2
        06.36-VK4ZD Bill, 3/1 here, didn't copy me
        06.46 VK5CV Bill, 5/4 here, gave me 5/4
        06.50 EA7GSU Pertti, gave VK2 5/5-5/9 QSB
        07.00 Australians disappeared here although at
        07.23 CT/AD6XX Laszlo, had QSO with VK2GWK
10/9  06.38 VK3KCD Peter, 5/5 here, gave me 4/4
        07.14 VK5CV Bill, 5/5 here, gave me 4/2
        07.17 VK2GWK Henk heard me 4.1
        Then Australians disappeared
17/9  06.36 VK2GWK Henk, 5/4 here, gave me 5/3
        06.40 VK4ZD/p Bill, very weak, couldn't make QSO
        06.50 VK3KCD Peter, 5/4 here, gave me 5/6
After 06.50 I didn't hear Australians anymore. Looks like we have to wake up early when wintertime comes again.
I am sorry not to be able to join the net next sunday.  73   Leslie PA0SDZ
 
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