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Roar Nets February 25 2007
Propagation improving. K=1, A=2 and
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo net on 14,293
0800z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/6, down to 3/3
by 0830z then up to 5/8 by 0900z.
0800z - VK5CO Brian from Port Pirie 5/9, down to
4/5 at the end.
0808z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Los Madriles up to
5/7 here, got 3/3 from Bill.
0833z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 here, got
5/7 from Brian.
0838z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0903z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here but
John got him in Spain.
0905z - Net ended. The "double hump" in
propagation more evident now, first before 0800z
and the second after 0900z. The later one will
From this weekend try 0730z -
0830z then into the "summer" schedule 0630z - 0730z from 25th March.
Bill VK4ZD and Diane had been to a Rotary
celebration (ed) in Brisbane attended by ex RI President Glen Kinross
Great to hear Brian VK5CO again. Brian and a
group of ten family and friends are doing a Mediterranean
cruise in July. Fly to London 30th June then a
week in Paris then fly to Barcelona to join Med. cruise.
HB9CQS Klaus will be back to his old home
in Denmark next weekend.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing in charge.
Fourteen on the net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z International net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8 today.
Got more snow and minus 9c !
1230z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here but Jim
got him well
1230z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Los Madriles 5/8 at
times. Moving to Calpe on Thursday
1230z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/5 here
but Jim had no copy.
1230z - CT/AD5XX Laszlo from Lagos up to 5/8 at
times. Going for a scan this week.
1230z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 1/1 here but Jim
got him well.
1230z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8 briefly
1230z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4, got 5/9
1245z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+. Very
cold. Down to minus 25c at night.
1247z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1here but Jim
had some copy.
1247z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim
gave "beautiful signal".
1256z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/9 here
today. Spring coming. Almost up to zero !
1310z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 4/6 here.
18 inches of snow and very cold !
1320z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 4/5 here. Nice
and cool. Minus five.
1327z - Net ended. A good net despite marginal
signals . Thanks to all who took part.
1900z - 2000z UK evening net on 3,694
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon.
Eight on the net in increasingly noisy
but we managed to keep it going until about
I asked Bill VK5CV how he was as we had not
heard him since December.
He sent a great reply including a sort of "Life
History" which will appear in a future Communicator I am sure,
but I give you all the following extracts for
now ; -
Thanks for your
thoughts. I do appreciate you keeping in touch with me.
I am as well as my 94
There are 15 in our mens'
choir. I enjoy practice on Monday mornings and we sing regularly to
people in the
groups, as well as at various community and church functions.
On Thursdays I take my
portable keyboard to Day Care - a community health service for the
I play and we all sing
the music we loved years ago. On Tuesday evening, Shrove Tuesday
we sang "Don't Have Any
More Mrs. Moore". The music of old England is still popular.
I have a problem
maintaining my ham radio equipment, there is not another licensed
ham within 40 kilometers
of me and the rotator on
top of the 32 meter high mast is a problem.
will improve soon and I will be there.
73 for now,