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Roar Nets March 18 2007
My apologies. I missed all nets this day. I
must have eaten something ! Propagation figures fair. K=0 A=8 Flux=69.
Clocks : - UK and
Continental Europe clocks go forward 1 hour on Sunday March 25.
0730z - 0830z Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long
Thanks to Bill VK4ZD for the following : -
A pity that propagation did not allow us to
hear your dulcet tones.
When I got to the frequency, Henk (VK2GWK)
and Peter (VK3KCD) were attempting to communicate with each other and
I could barely hear Peter. Henk was peaking 5/8. I eventually turned my
antenna south and addressed Peter.
He came back to me at 5/9 +10 (gave me 5/9 +80). Peter and I ended up
having a great chat.
Diane (VK4KYL) also chatted with Peter. Klaus called in late in the hour
but was unable to hear us q5 due to contest qrm.
He briefly peaked 5/7 with me. This last weekend was our district 9630
One of our keynote speakers was Tom Henderson of Shelter Box fame. As a
result of his presentation, over 40 shelter boxes
were immediately purchased by clubs (including Gatton & Lockyer) in our
district. A number of clubs also purchased shipping
containers for our Donations in Kind facility near Brisbane.
73's de Bill, VK4ZD
And from Peter VK3KCD
Had excellent propagation to Bill VK4ZD last Sunday and fair propagation
to Henk VK2GWK . Heard Klaus HB9CQS at
around 0830z and he peaked at 5&9 but due to the QRM in Europe we were
unable to have a good contact and he gave me 3&4.
It seems the band is still opening after 0800 from
here to Europe and it may be wise not to go onto
the summer/winter schedule just yet.
Apart from the lack of good rain all is well in
73 YIR Peter VK3KCD
Agreed:- We shall have to
keep this sked on 0730z - 0830z until the ions decide to wake up a bit
earlier. (Bill g4yze.)
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,693
(0800z - 0900z from next Sunday 25th.
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Thanks to John for the following report.
......There were 12 on the net including a visitor who thought we were the
RAOTA net! He did stay for a short while.
Conditions were rather poor .....signals were much weaker than usual with a
fading. So much so that some members fell out of the net! (Pun intended)
We were sorry to learn from Derek (G0SQH) that Marie had been taken
into hospital with more cardiac trouble although he was not more specific.
In addition she has considerable psoriasis and when her present stay in one
hospital ends she is to be transferred to another hospital for four weeks.
Derek was asked to convey the very best of wishes for a speedy recovery from
all of us.
Gordon (G3HMG) has also been hospitalised with a respiratory
infection. He too was transferred to a second one and his daughter is
awaiting their opinion on whether he can be allowed home to fend for
himself, (Report from Alan G4BFM)
On the credit side Tony has had a satisfactory report from hospital
until his next appointment.
73, John, G3JJR (QTHR)
1230z - 1330z International net on 14,293
1130z - 1230z from Sunday 25th.
Thanks to Jim for the following great report.
With Patience and perseverance we overcame
heavy QSB and noise. Special thanks to F/G4HMG, John, portable from
France with consistent 5x4 signal starting at 12:20 UTC. John and Diana
expected at home QTH Wed., March 21- first day of spring.
Signal levels reported here represent best
readings of the day.
12:25 PA2X Cees, 5x9 Strong and steady
12:30 EA7GSU Pertti 5x7 Warm greetings.
12:31 GW4KVJ John, 4x4 Just got through the
12:36 LA5HE Rags, 5x8 Great to hear from
12:42 OH1TG Pasi, 5x8 On top of the noise.
12:52 OH6SM Martti, 5x8/9 I remember
Helsinki and Lapland.
12:57 SM4CSF Nils, 4x6 Thanks for your
13:01 SM0DMJ Karl, 4x4 Was very glad to hear
13:14 PA0SDZ Les, 5x8 Tulips in spring time.
13:24 HB9CQS Klaus, 5x9 Solid signal, warm
13:27 G8LES Mike, 5x9 Great report on Rotary
13:35 KF5BD Jack, 5x4 Congratulations on
getting up so early.
13:45 KG4VOE Albert, 4x6 Sunny Florida.
Second and third round transmissions continued until closing QRT 13:54.
73 All de Jim, W1QUO
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on
3,693 1800z - 1900z from Sunday 25th.
And thanks to Brian G3LUW for this one.
Sorry to hear about your tummy bug, Bill. I
had the family here this week-end, so I made only a brief appearance on
the 80m net
and missed the lunchtime net altogether. I did listen on the Australian
net earlier, but heard nothing. I ran the 80m Evening Net
and we had good conditions with F/G4HMG/P, G4WRU and GW4KVJ. Both Johns
confirmed that the VK net was a non-event
this morning, but HMG in Poitiers says that he will ring you from home
on Wednesday to give you the details of the lunchtime net.
Again wishing you a speedy recovery 73 Brian
From President John W6AUV
I have been in communication with our point man
in Salt Lake City. He is Brett Sutherland, N7KG, a member of the host club,
the RC of Salt Lake City. He told me that he has secured a special call
sign for the convention activities, “W7R”.
He continues to work on getting the station assembled and has several great
prospects for its accomplishment.
In preparation of the event and getting the word out, he and I were
wondering what would be the best “calling frequency”.
In Chicago we used 14,293 as that seemed to be a very popular ROAR calling
frequency. Should we use that frequency in SLC?
Just for your information Salt Lake City is in the Mountain Time Zone, two
hours later than the US east coast.
Please let me know what you think about a Europe
to US calling frequency. Anything on 15 or 10?
73 es YIR, John, W8AUV
(For June 17/20 the only good prediction to
Europe is 14,293 from 2100z to 2300z
(1400 to 1600 SLC time.) It will be sporadic-E
or nothing on 15 and 10 - Bill/g4yze.