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Roar Nets August 26 2007

 
Propagation still very poor.   K=1  A=10 Flux=72.
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for this report : -

Greetings Bill,
A lively net, but still no ANZOs heard. Signals varied a lot this Sunday morning, with too many only occasionally 
readable or not readable at all. For once, the problem was not my poor hearing.
My temporary second operator, Pertti, HB9/EA7GSU, did not fare any better.
07:05z  G4YZE, Bill, 59, already in contact with
            EA5/G4HMG/P, John, from mobile home parked at the new mansion in Benissa. Fine signal, mostly 57-59.
07:15z  GOJWE, Don. Unfortunately only 44 at best here.
07:17z  PAOSDZ, Les, almost no copy.
07:21z  GW4KVJ, John, a surprising 59 after the weak signals from Don and Les.
07:26z  EA5LWF, John, visitor, living near John and Diane. 59 decreasing to 55. 2 meter sked John/John arranged.
07:36z  G3LUW, Brian, 59+. As usual loud and clear.
07:48z  G4JVW, Bill. Today only 33.
07:52z  Net came to an end.

This Monday morning we said goodbye to my temporary second operator, Pertti, HB9/EA7GSU after a very enjoyable visit.
Pertti left for northern Italy from where he will be going into France along the Mediterranean coast road.
We proposed that Pertti stayed overnight in Piedmont, famous for its Barolo wines.
On his way home, Pertti intends to visit John and Diana in Benissa later in the week.
73   Klaus 
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
Derek G0SQH in charge from Ringwood, Hants.
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
 
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9.  Has 20c getting warmer.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9, got 22c muggy, going up to 24.
1130z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here, Jim gave 5/5.
1130z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1. Jim had some copy.
1130z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 5/5 copying well, apart from qrm !
1146z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/5.
1146z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5
1146z - HB9/EA7GSU Pertti (with Klaus), got 5/9 from Jim.
1203z - MW3ZYE John from S.Wales 2/1 here
1203z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/2 here
1212z - OE5GWP Fredy from Frankmarkt, 30 E of Salsburg. 5/7
1223z - G8LES Mike from Alton 1/1 here. Jim got him alright.
1230z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here. Got 5/6 from Jim.
1235z - K2CEC Dennis from South Wales (30 miles S of Buffalo NY) 5/9.
 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695
Only John GW4KVJ, Tommy G2FUU and me. - in very noisy conditions.
 
Messages Received.
From Henk VK2GWK : -
Dear Bill,
Propagation is picking up and my new linear arrived (1.5KW now.) so hopefully we will be able to work the UK again.
I had a couple of UK QSOs this week so it is possible. But not this Sunday as we have a big fund raiser on Saturday
and some activities spill over on Sunday in the afternoon.
Hopefully see you all again the week after. Have talked to Klaus HB9CQS recently (my early morning) so there is hope!
Best regards from down under.
Henk VK2GWK
 
From Terunobu Hashimoto/JM2HBO with some nice pictures : -
Hi everyone, I have news.
1, My family take care a new dog, Japnese dog, 2 months old.
2, I will go to Saipan next weekend, with my son.
     I will depart from Chubu International Airport to Saipan Island. no radio.
3, Yesterday my daughter came back from Narita International airport,
    after few days she will come back to Narita for working.
Cu soon !   73 de Teru.
 
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