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Roar Nets December 30 2007

Propagation still poor.   K=2, A=1,  Flux 73
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I achieved a very nice contact with David EA5ALK and a very thin one with Henk VK2GWK.
Many thanks again to Klaus for his report.
Greetings Bill,
Again poor conditions, but by a joint effort we somehow managed to have a net.
Started calling CQ RI net shortly after 08:00z. No response.
08:28z  OH1TG, Pasi. 57 here, but I had to shift the beam to a more northerly direction. Got 59. Still no snow.
08:46z  EA5ALK, David. 54 - 57, QSB. David reported that John, EA/G4HMG, has got a new antenna. Called John, but no reply.
08:51z  G4YZE, Bill. 11 here increasing to 33. No contact, but David managed to work Bill and possibly other UK stations
09:05z  PA0SDZ, Les, mostly 53 here. 
09:05z  VK2GWK, Henk. 54. Got 52 - 54. Later Henk gave Bill, G4YZE, a 57 and Les a 33.
09:15z  EA5ALK, David, managed to work PA0SDZ, Les. David now peaking 59 here. Amazing signal with the balcony antenna.
09:20z  QRT.
Thank you, Bill, for your ROAR efforts during 2007. I wish you and all other ROAR members a happy and
prosperous New Year.  73   Klaus. HB9CQS  
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3.696
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Six on the net in very noisy conditions. Noise S7 here.
Tommy reported that G3LUW Brian is off the air with a bad throat.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/8.
1230z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/6
1239z - SM4EXM Erik from Sundsvall 1/1 here but Jim gave 3/3
1247z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 4/7 here
1252z - OE1EMW Markos from Vienna 5/7. (Non-Rotarian for a report)
1255z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7
1258z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 1/1 here but Jim got him 5/8
1303z - GW4KVJ John in S.Wales 1/1 here.  Jim had some copy.
1309z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here.
1317z - HB9OAY 3/2.  I only just got the callsign. Sorry.
1321z - Net ended with falling signals and increasing noise.
Both Jim and Coos had high noise level throughout.
Reinhart got a good contact with Coos and with Jim.
Pasi provided a timely relay from Markos in Vienna
A difficult net. Many thanks to all who took part.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3.696
I made a few calls.  Nothing heard but Euro-qrm.
Messages Received.
Jack W. Page KF5BD, Albuquerque, NM.USA.
(His name is not Jack Payne as I called him last week)
Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year in 2008.
                            73 de Bill g4yze
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