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Roar Nets April 15 2007

Propagation figures fair.  K=2 A=2  Flux=68.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path   NB this net 0630z - 0730z from April 27.
I listened from about 0700z without much success until 0755 when I got Klaus quite well 5/6.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
Very weak signals this morning, but the noise was also down and I often had R5 copy on S2 signals. This is unusual.
S2 signals are normally buried in noise at this QTH. The other good news is that in spite of poor conditions at least seven
ROAR stations did their best to keep the net going. As usual, Bill, VK4ZD, did a fine job as anchor man.
07:35z  VK4ZD, Bill, on peaks 58 both ways, dropping to 42 - 54. Tiina, Finnish ex-exchange student visiting the Main family
07:35z  VK3KCD, Peter, again only 33 here at best. Makes me sad. Thanks for trying, Peter.
07:47z  G4HMG, John, 43 here. No copy in VK-land and John left for 80 metres.
07:55z  G4YZE, Bill, poor copy, but quickly increasing to 55. Bill had to QSY to 80 m before conditions to VK had improved.
08:04z  PA0SDZ, Les, 42 - 52 here. Unfortunately no contact between Les and Bill in Gatton.
08:08z  OH6SM, Martti, 55 both ways. Martti had hoped to speak to Tiina in Gatton, but no copy. Bill equally disappointed.
08:23z  Net closed by VK4ZD, PA0SDZ and HB9CQS
73  Klaus, HB9CQS
And to Peter VK3KCD for the following : -
Dear Bill
Mixed conditions here last Sunday . Heard Klaus HB9CQS up to S9 briefly and got 3x3 from Klaus. Heard very little from you
but did hear John G4HMG working Coco YO9BC prior to the net. Noted good sigs from HB9 and DK around 0700. Perhaps it is
time to move the sked earlier again. Its still dry in Flinders and while the rest of the State has had a little rain it seems to have
bypassed us. So despite the cooler weather we are still watering the more precious plants when we are allowed.
73  YIR    Peter VK3KCD
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G3JJR John in control from Wolverhampton.
Fifteen on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 1/1 here
1130z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here
1238z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/7
1135z - KK4IX John from Marion NC about 3/3 here
1139z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here
1141z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun only 3/4 today
1150z - M1NTO Hugh from Tyldesley 5/8 here.
1156z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7
1215z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 4/3 here
1222z - Net ended.
Jim reported terrible weather. Minus 2c with ice on 2 inches of snow.
Severe North-Easter expected.  Concerned about his big log-periodic.
Jim's son Professor Jim is at a conference in Alice Springs to decide whether
Pluto is really a planet or just a planetoid (or maybe a planteissimal)
Coco doing fine with 25c and a beautiful day.
SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn had a fine day and 15c.

N.B. Karl is not in the new Directory.  He is a regular member on our nets,
a past District Governor and was an official at the Copenhagen Convention.
We need to get his position regularised.  Noel and Cees please note !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
Eight on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received.

From Coos VE2GTI
Dear Bill,
I have had a leak in a basement wall, right in my radio room. Water water water......The situation looks like a train smash. radio for me on Sunday. The radio equipment is lying all over the place in the basement. Come to think of it,  
I am not sure I remember how to put it all together again! (smile).
All should be fine the middle of the coming week,
73's   Coos VE2GTI
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