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Roar Nets July 8 2007

Propagation poor.  K=1  A=5  Flux=73.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Again thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for his report : -
Greetings Bill
No VKs this morning and only a small European net. Here is an extract of my log:
06:20z  CQ RI Net. No replies. The band was almost dead.
06:50z  PA2X, Cees. 59. Fine signal, but Cees quickly dropped to my noise level and then disappeared entirely.
07:00z  OK1XFL, Librec, 54 - 59 with me. Visitor, living N of Prag. Asked for QSO in German and Cees and Klaus complied.
07:08z  OZ1JK, Jörgen. 59 / 59. Visitor, old friend of Klaus. QSO this time in Danish.
07:15z  G4YZE, Bill, 56 - 59. Interesting chat about history of the Orkney Islands, - interrupted by our CQ RI Net calls.
07:22z  G4JVW, Bill. 56 - 59. I am sad that we could not make it a triangle QSO. Thanks for calling in, Bill.
07:30z  Net closed. Continued with Bill, G4YZE, until 07:39z when Bill QSYed to 80 meters.
During the past week, I worked VK2BLZ, Len, regularly around midnight (22:00z). On poor evenings only 55 / 55 or even 45.
It is difficult to get through the US East coast / Central America QRM curtain. Looking forward to our morning QSOs being possible again.
73   Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G4FTA Tony in charge from Oxford. 
Twelve on the net in poor conditions
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA about 5/7 throughout.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/5, running barefoot.
1133z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9 today.
1139z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5
1143z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 today
1147z - W4BJC Jim from Alabama 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Jim.
1150z - PA2X Cees from Bussum skipping me today. Got 5/4 from Jim.
1152z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun up to 5/7
1157z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Jim.
1159z - TF3ARI Ari from Reykjavik 5/9
1211z - G8LES Mike from Alton 2/1, got 5/9 from Nils
1230z - Net ended.  Jim had 20c and a nice day coming up.
Coos still waiting for a tube for his linear.  Had Presidents change-over this week.
Per greatly enjoyed Salt Lake City. He and his long time partner Anita celebrated by
getting married in the Courthouse, "somewhere in Utah".  Very Romantic. Congratulations to both !
W0TBC Joe was up with the lark in Minnesota and going off to play golf !
G8LES Mike had a good session getting good reports from everybody.
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Six on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Great to welcome back Don G0JWE after his cruise up to Norway, North Cape and Spitzbergen.
Messages Received.
From our Finnish friend Pasi, responding to a query about his name.
"My Official name is Paavo but I prefer Pasi and all my friends call me Pasi"
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