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Roar Nets December 23 2007
Propagation bad this day. K=2, A=8, Flux
fallen back to 72.
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report
A small net under very poor conditions. It
called for a great deal of patience on part of the participants, - not
least after I felt obliged to step in as a kind of net controller.
08:09z Faintly heard what turned out to be
VK4ZD, Bill, in QSO with VK3KCD, Peter. Sadly, Peter's signals were
never heard in Europe.
Later Bill kindly conveyed
seasons' greetings to/from Peter.
08:27z Heard OH6SM, Martti, working VK4ZD,
Bill, short path. Tried short path myself, but it did not work for me.
08:30z OH6SM, Martti. 57, but only when
beaming towards OH-land. Surprisingly, no snow around Martti's QTH.
08:37z VK4ZD, Bill, in Gatton, Qld. 44/44,
slowly improving. Peaking 56 when net closed.
08:44z PA0SDZ, Les, 55. Les had no copy on
Martti and very poor copy on Bill in Gatton and vice versa.
08:50z G4YZE, Bill. 33. VK4ZD was unable to
copy words and PA0SDZ fared only slightly better.
09:04z OH6SM, Martti, back again after
temporary QRT. Now 56 from the side of my beam.
09:08z G4YZE and VK4ZD finally managed, but
only just. 42 in Gatton and 43 in Bolton.
09:15z PA0SDZ and G4YZE now also managed.
55 both ways.
09:18z VK4ZD now 54 in Bolton.
09:18z G4YZE closed the gate.
73 Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in change from Devon
Conditions fairly good here.
Ten on the net including John EA/G4HMG from
who got 5/6 from Brian, though not audible in
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 4/5 to 5/9
in unstable condx.
1230z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/9
1230z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7
1237z - CT1BJZVitor from Ordivelas 5/9
1237z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1248z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/6 with
1250z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, got 5/5
1253z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/3 now
1302z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/4
1310z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1, got "just
audible" from Jim.
1315z - Net closed, all signals fading out at
This one was hard work. I think the little ions
were closing down for Xmas !
Jim had Minus 1c and 1.5 metres of snow.
Coos had minus 1.8c amd 1 metre of snow.
Vitor doing better with plus 8c and a beautiful
Pertti had to close down due to thunderstorms !
All wishing everybody a super Merry Xmas.
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on
I called several times. Band long skip with some
I heard a German station, DK6?? I think,
calling Tommy G2FUU.
but no copy on Tommy.
Tommy did manage a bit of a net with Ralph M0BDI
but I did not hear them.
From Jack Payne
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Healthy
2008 to you.
Jack,. KF5BD Albuquerque,NM. USA
From Bob Butler
HAPPY NEW YEAR
And a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from me !
73 de Bill g4yze