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Roar Nets August 12 2007

 
Propagation very poor all day.  K=2   A=12   Flux=68
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Reception poor here.  Many thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
I miss the contact with our ANZO friends and your able control of the net. Apart from this, I found it a rather lively net, 
since I was able to work all stations. Here is my report:
06:45z  EA5/G4HMG, John, from new house in Benissa using mobile station. Mostly 58, some deep QSB. Swimming pool weather, 24 C. 
06:55z  G4YZE, Bill. 55 plus/minus, always readable. Bill had trouble copying others. Yesterday Bill walked 1 mile. Congratulations!
07:00z  GW4KVJ, John. 59 most of the time. Sunny. Son, on visit from Canada, had taken some fine photos of the Swiss alps.
07:03z  G3LUW, Brian, good signal here. Rain, 25 C. Brian got two new island groups in the IOTA contest. Score is 500 plus.
07:10z  G4JVW, Bill, overcast. Unfortunately Bill had poor copy on the other station.
John reported that the 1000 miles trip down to Benissa was done in two days. From the house John is looking down on David, EA5ALK,
10 km away. John was hampered by music on the frequency and fears that this may be a permanent pain!  Flying back to UK on Tuesday. 
Returning to Benissa on August 24 to receive movers a couple of days later. Future antenna plans are a W3DZZ if space available.
73   Klaus, HB9CQS
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Thirteen on the net in fair conditions.
(John goes into hospital this week for major surgery.
A triple by-pass op. scheduled for Wednesday 15th. 
Our best wishes are with you John !)
 
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA generally 5/6 with qsb.
1130z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9 today
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7
1136z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall 4/3
1151z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here   Jim got him briefly.
1151z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here,  Jim gave 5/5.
1154z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 4/5 here. Busy week in Stockholm.  Up to 30c.
1205z - ON7HJA Johan from NW Belgium 3/4
1208z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 now
1210z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun up to 5/6.  Very fine day, but up to 30c during the week.
1222z - OZ/PA2X/p Cees from Jutland today 2/1 here
1230z - Net ended. Much qsb and short skip.  Transatlantic almost nil.
Jim had 15c, a little rain. Very good for cucumbers and tomatoes !
Coos got his linear back on, but only 500w hi. Club had Highland Games
"tossing the caber etc"  Sunny weather up to 22c or maybe 29c.
SM4FCX Rune needs info on how to pay ROAR dues. (Cees, Per and Nils will deal)
And from Pertti EA7GSU : -
I promised to be on air today but thunderstorm since morning is still going on.
The coming Sunday may be better as I am staying with my friend OH1KD.   Best 73's
 
 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
Only six on the net in very noisy conditions.
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