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Roar Nets July 22 2007

Propagation very poor.  K=2, A=15  Flux=66
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0650z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9+
0655z - EA7GSU/p Pertti from Cabo Finisterre 4/5
0655z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here, Klaus got him well.
0655z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1   "        "       "    "    "
0655z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1     "        "       "    "    "
Pertti enjoying superb seafood and wonderful white wine at Cabo Finisterre.
Pertti is still en route to Finland, due there about 5th August staying for 3 weeks.
Klaus reminds us it is the big IOTA contest next Sunday.
The VKs should be re-appearing about mid-August so hang in there !
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon.
Eleven on the net in difficult conditions. Much noise and qsb
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
Blocked out by a German group on the frequency with signals S9+.
I heard Jim W1QUO once or twice about S6 and I think he heard me - not sure.
Also heard John ON6/GW4KVJ in the qrm but could not work him.
Likewise Klaus HB9CQS S6 but buried in qrm.
I gave up just after 1200z.
Thanks to Jim for the following report : -
Dear Bill,
International Net 11:30-12:30 UTC.  Very poor conditions.  Your signal came through briefly 12:01. 
Also heard PA2X briefly around the same time.  Then W0TBC-solid copy 12:10-12:30.  
                          73 to all who tried.     Jim  W1QUO
And thanks to Cees for the following report : -
Dear Bill / Jim,
Frequency 14.293 was occupied by a German station on holiday. No ROAR stations heard or called, during 45 minutes. When he finished at 12.15 UTC, only 3 stations were QRV. Very short skip, with a lot of QSB.
12.15     PA2X         Cees in Bussum    59
12.15     SM4CSF    Nils in Falun            59
12.26    HB9CQS    Klaus in Sachseln    59    with QSB
PA2X - Cees Bussum
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Only five of us in noisy conditions and long skip.
Great to hear Ian GM4JAE from Inverness again.
Messages Received.
From Tim/JH1NVZ
Dear Bill:
Thank you for sending ROAR Net report every week.  I'm transferring your report to ROAR-J net every time.
We had AGM in Hakodate, Hokkaido (JA8 area) on 7-8th July '07.  I'll send you the report and photos later but
as Teru/JM2HBO reported, we had big typhoon on 5-6th July. 
Several members who intended to join to the AGM had to cancel because of flight cancellation by the typhoon. 
After the AGM, we had big earthquakes in Niigata area (JA0 area).  10 people (all over 71 years old) died and
several hundred people injured by the earthquakes.  Very fortunately, none of ROAR-J members suffered by it. 
Best 73!  from Japan.  JH1NVZ  Tim Masuda
From Coos VE2GTI : -
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