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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 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
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 Spain
who got 5/6 from Brian, though not audible in Bolton.
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 qsb
1250z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, got 5/5 from Jim
1253z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/3 now
1302z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/4 from Jim.
1310z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1, got "just audible" from Jim.
1315z - Net closed, all signals fading out at this time.
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 day.
Pertti had to close down due to thunderstorms !
All wishing everybody a super Merry Xmas.
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
I called several times. Band long skip with some weak Euro-qrm.
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.
Messages Received.
From Jack Payne
Merry Christmas,  Happy Holidays, and a Healthy 2008 to you.
Jack,.  KF5BD  Albuquerque,NM.  USA
From Bob Butler
                                  AND A
                         BOB  WB7RQG
And a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from me !
                     73 de Bill g4yze
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