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Roar Nets September 24 2006

Very poor propagation this day.   K = 5 and Flux = 70.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
No voices heard during the hour. Noise S5 from the South. 
falling to S3 by 0730z.  Noise zero on North signifying nil propagation I guess.
No beacons heard on 14,100 - though some faint packet stuff at times.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692.
Tommy G2FUU in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1125z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 3/4 up to 5/7 at times.
1125z - CT/G4HMG John with Laszlo at Lagos.
1136z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 but John got him OK
1140z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1./1, again John worked him OK
1145z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/6
1200z - SM4CSFf Nils from Falun 5/5 here
1200z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7.
1206z - I had to go QRT at this time but I had  called several times
for VE2GTI,  VE3BGG, VO1NP and K2VY but absolutely
nothing from the transatlantic path here. 
The following note from Coos says it all
Subject - Bah !
Sunday 24 Sep 11.45 Zulu
In my little world the band is as dead as a door nail.
W1QUO Jim.  Hope you had a great 90th birthday party Jim.
You picked a good day for it !
We missed you !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,697.
Seven on the net in good conditions. Rather noisy.
Messages Received.
From John Betts CT/G4HMG.
Hi Folks,
We have now spent a week here in Lagos and dispite preasure to stay longer we are reluctantly moving on in the morning.
It has been great seeing Laszlo and Helga and we hope we have been able to distract them a little from their current problems.
We had a trip with them last Thursday to Lisbon for Laszlo to see his consultant and to get the next stage of his treatment approved.
Test results have been good and all seems to be going well, the drugs however make him very sleepy.
We have been about a bit in the area and have eaten out several times.
We have also enjoyed another excellent goulash made by Laszlo and some other Hungarian dishes produced by Helga. All very good.
From here we will be making our way up the West Coast with two stops South of Lisbon and stopping again near Porto.
After that we will be striking out across the mountains of Northern Portugal to pick up our original planned route in the Picos de Europe
before getting the ferry home.
We will continue to look for the nets including the Tuesday morning schedule but at the moment it is 8.30am BST and I have been
listening to white noise on 14.293 Mhz for nearly an hour. I hope somebody else has done better.
Very best wishes to you all
Diana and John + Laszlo and Helga I am sure when they wake up!
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