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Roar Nets April 29 2007

 
Propagation poor..  K=4,  A=27  &  Flux=85
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I heard Henk VK2GWK 2/1 at 0700z,and Klaus HB9CQS 3/2 about 0710z.
I think Bill VK4ZD and John G4HMG were in there also but did not hear them.
 
Thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
Our electric power disappeared during the night Saturday/Sunday (rather unusual in this country) and we had to reset
all electric clocks in the morning. Quite a job these days. End result: I missed the first part of the ANZO net, because
my little CD-player alarm clock let me down. No Europeans heard, but good conditions to VK east coast.
 
07:10z  VK2GWK, Henk, 59 both ways, dropping to 57 over next 15 minutes. Henk also worked ZL1 station, but no copy here.
07:13z  VK4ZD, Bill, 57 here, slowly dropping to 54 and we decided to go QRT while it was still R5.
07:26z   Net closed    73    Klaus, HB9CQS
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Eleven on the net in good conditions.
 
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA just about making 5/8 today
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 1/1 here
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1136z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here. 
1138z - ON7HJA John from NE Belgium 3/1 here.  Jim got him alright.
1143z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9
1152z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim got him 5/7
1159z - SM4FQW Rolf from Vikarbyn 5/6 here.
1215z - I2LER Raoul from Lusanne, Italy 5/6 here
1218z - I8/IK2AHG Dave from Salerno 5/7
1236z - Net ended. A very interesting net.
Jim had heavy noise and qsb but we managed.  Jim had 10c and some showers
Coco expects to have his new 16-el beam up next week !!
Don got a good chat to Jim on his new antenna.  Unfortunately I can not hear him.
I2LER Raoul knows Boston.  He worked at MIT for 54 years. Jim also worked at
MIT in his early days so they had quite a chat.
 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,95
Six on the net in good conditions.
 
Messages Received.
 
From Coos VE2GTI
Dear Bill, this past week Helmi was sick, had to be be hospitalised for three days and ultimately was relieved from a gall stone.
I have done virtually nothing to my shack,  so, yet another week delay.
Helmi is totally recovered and is fine. That is the most important thing.
Oh, by the way>>>>Great Bolton! A draw with Chelsea! And in London. Wow! That plays right in the cards of MU who played an
exciting game, that I saw,  against Everton and won.
The Championship is getting nearer.....Good old Fergie!
73's
VE2GTI
 
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