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Roar Nets January 28 2007
Propagation fair. K=2 Flux=80 A=3.
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293
Nothing but contesters until 0825z
0825z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 here
0825z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/6, up to
5/9 by 0905z
0827z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/6, up to 5/9 by
0835z - OH6SM mMartti from Lapua 4/9 strong with
a bad echo
0840z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Rosas, Costa Brava
0848z - EA/M0BDI Ralph from Majorca 3/2. Got 4/2
0923z - Net ended. A very lively net. Not much
shiort skip but good sigs from Bill and Henk.
Coco YO9BC and Les PA0SDZ had been on earlier
but I did not hear them.
Henk enjoyed Australia Day.
He has some trouble with an infection but will
have treatment tomorrow.
Bill had a busy day mowing the grass. Nice job
for a hot day in Queensland I guess Hi.
John and Ralph got quite good contacts from
their /p locations in Spain and Majorca.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,694
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon.
Thirteen on the net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/7 with
1230z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 2/1 here, got 5/6
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1230z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Rosas, Costa Brava
2/1 here but Jim got him alright.
1236z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9
1239z - VO1NP Nate from St. john's NF 3/2 here
1240z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9 here but
Coos had no real copy
1240z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9 here
1250z - OH2WT Esko from Helsinki 5/8 here
1253z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here
1254z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here but Jim
got him well.
1254z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 4/5 with qsb
1256z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/9 here. Nick's
rotator is stuck 45 degs off bearing to Jim.
1315z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 4/3 here
1324z - Net ended. A very good net.
Jim had minus 7c, minus 15c overnight, an 5
cms of snow.
Jim's club had a talk about my old home, the
Orkney Islands this week. Well done !
Coco had "beautiful weather" plus 5c.
Sorry I could not copy Per at all. The skip is
seldom suitable for Denmark !
Coos came through very well but again he had no
copy. He reported minus 15 and nice sunshine.
Great to hear Esko, first contact for a long
time. He had minus 9c and a little snow.
Laszlo reported good progress with his
medication. Blood tests good and feeling very well.
Pertti had some severe lightning damage.
Working on ground plane - Yagi unserviceable.
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on
I heard nothing but noise and Euro-qrm.
There was no net - as far as I know.
From John G4HMG in Spain - on Saturday
After many alarms and excursions we stopped
at Sue and Marks home on Wednesday evening for a meal.
At 11.0pm we went out to the bus to drive to Portsmouth for a stop on
the Quay before the 8.45am sailing for Caen,
the Bilbao sailing having been cancelled. Problem!! the starter motor
was jammed. We called out our rescue service
and they had it freed up by Midnight. It was a cold night without a hook
up but we started alright in the morning leaving
10mins early and early on arrival. We have had 2 very cold nights and
days getting here with waste outlet and screen
washer frozen but with help from Diana we have arrived here at Roses on
the Costa Brava in only 2 and a bit days.
It is much warmer than in France and we have had a gorgeous sunset this
evening. We are going out for a meal in a few minutes.
Surprisingly this small site has Wi Fi, thus
the Email. I shall try the VK net in the morning but have no high
Maybe I will get Jim later. All the best for now and I hope we make it
tomorrow. If not please spread wishes around.
73 John and Diana