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Roar Nets September 3 2006

Propagation fairly good though K=4 and Flux=76
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Apologies !  I slept in - after a wedding in Liverpool on Saturday night. ! !
Thanks for the reports.
From Henk VK2GWK : -
G’day Bill,
Very poor conditions today. But there were a number of people on the net.
First I worked PA0SDZ (Leslie) and shortly after Bill, VK4ZD came on. Leslie managed a good QSO with VK5CV who was on briefly,
but could not get through to VK4ZD. EA7GSU joined us a little later but I was the only station this side he could work. Later he had
a very good QSO with Leslie PA0SDZ. This all happened between 06:30 and 07:00 UTC.
When I listened and called briefly later (07:15) I got a reply from CT/AD6XX Laszlo! He was about 4.3 with me and we had a chat and
confirmed that conditions were lousy. Not a whisper from the UK today….
Next week is WAE-DX contest and I might participate – not sure yet -. If so I will not be on the net.
Best regards
Henk – VK2GWK
From Les PA0SDZ -
Dear Bill, Amazing conditions this sunday
06.33z - VK2GWK Henk 5/3 here, gave me 4/2, sunny & 30C,fb QSO
06.36z - VK4ZD Bill 3/1 here, but didn't copy me
06.46z - VK5CV Bill 5/4 here, gave me 5/4, fb QSO
06.50z - EA7GSU Pertti gave VK2GWK 5/5-5/9 QSB
                           Pertti 5/5 here gave me 5/9 but we didn't hear any EU stns
07.00 - HB9CQS Klaus called, but he didn't copy Pertti or me. Meanwhile
           VK2GWK,VK4ZD and VK5CV were disappearing completely here
07.06 - Also Pertti disappeared in QRM and "went QRT for a while".
           I heard nothing but a few very weak signals, probably UK-stns until
07.23z CT/AD6XX Laszlo had QSO with VK2GWK. Both vy weak here
That is my experience with very interesting propagation today. 73 from Les.
From Laszlo CT/AD6XX
Bom Dia Bill
Astonishment for the day.....had QSO with the only station I heard on the morning net
VK2GWK Henk 7:20 UTC 5/6. I got 5/3 with my puny 100 watts...HI. Where have you G-Stations been???... and the rest???
73 ate logo de Bonita Algarve.
Laszlo AD6XX de CT
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon
Twelve on the net in good conditions.
Call-ins included John G2CJL from Cheddar, first for some time
and a new member? Philip G4DCI from Nottingham.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+ at first.
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1130z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8 .
1134z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 today
1138z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/7
1142z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Savinan a great 5/7 here
1150z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/5 today
1216z - Net ended due to falling signals and increasing splatter..
Jim and Coos both had 13c and heavy rain, tail-end of the hurricane.
Laszlo had heavy qrm from Italian stations using  "two million watts!"
John G4HMG doing very well from Spain (Savinan).  Had 31c.
Nils had been having much rain, better now and 14c.
We called for John Swartz G/WA9AQN several times but no reply.
John is currently at a convention in Oxford.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
Ten on the net in good conditions.
Call-ins included ON/GW4KVJ/p John from near Charlerois. Brian got him alright.
EA/G4HMG/p John from Savinan 3/4 here but Brian G3LUW got him 5/5.
We called for John G/WA9AQN, presently in Oxford, but nothing heard.
Messages Received.
From Coos/VE2GTI a correction to my last week's report : -
Wednesday morning 30 Aug.
Correction on the Australians.
They are here, in our District, under the umbrella of 'Rotary Friendship Exchange'.
There are six couples and two single men, all Rotarians from D9650, i.e. between Sydney and the Queensland border.
They were all billeted by Rotarians.   The visit lasts 2 weeks and they were in Montreal from Fri 25/8  till Tue 29/8.
Bill and his spouse Carolyn (our guests) were from Dorrigo. He was an ex-RAAF pilot and Carolyn a trained nurse. Jolly people,
all 14 of them. We had a BBQ on Sunday evening and they sang their hearts out singing Australian songs, including -of course!-
'Waltzing Mathilda' and their National Anthem. We had a great time.
They are currently in Northern State of New York, part of our District 7040.
And one from Pertti/EA7GSU.
A reasonably well off man of 76 years of age had just
married a stunning, good looking woman of half  his
age. A friend asked how he had managed to marry such a
" I lied about my age," he said.
"But anyhow...?"
" I said I am 96 !".
Smile !!
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