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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 Long Path.
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 0905z
0835z - OH6SM mMartti from Lapua 4/9 strong with a bad echo
0840z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Rosas, Costa Brava 2/1 here
0848z - EA/M0BDI Ralph from Majorca 3/2. Got 4/2 from Bill
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 qsb.
1230z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Jim
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 3,697
I heard nothing but noise and Euro-qrm.
There was no net - as far as I know.
 
Messages Received.
 
From John G4HMG in Spain - on Saturday evening.
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 hopes. 
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
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