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Roar Nets March 4 2007

 
Propagation quite good this day.  K=0,  A=2, Flux=73
 
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path
0735z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay up to 4/4 at times.
0735z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 at first up to 4/5 later.
0735z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here.
0745z - EA7GSUm Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0745z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here
0745z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Calpe 5/8 at times (also Diana EA/G4MVV)
0815z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here, got 5/9 from HMG.
0820z - G7VNP Kevin from Devon 1/1 here, John gave 4/4.
0828z - DU9/G4UNL Roy from Mindanao 1/1 here today.
0832z - Net ended. Australia path very thin today.  Henk was reduced to CW at the end.
Bill ZD has a new receiver and very pleased with it. Also been installing a local repeater.
John EA/G4HMG in Calpe but moving on this week. Had a visitor who spilt a cup of tea
over the keyboard of his laptop, and over the mouse !
 
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Fourteen on the net in good conditions.
Tony G4FTA still having trouble walking  Attending hospital three times a week for dressings.
Dr. Alan M0BCE had a fainting turn. Had a pace-maker installed and fine now.
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9  Cold and snowy !
1230z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9+. Has minus 4.2c and 30cms snow !
1230z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here but Jim got him well.
1240z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9. Nice weather.  Much qrm.
1240z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 4/5 in qrm
1240z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here
1240z - VO1NP Nate from St. John's NF 1/1 here
1254z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 4/5 here
1300z - Net ended.  An early finish due to severe contest qrm.
Coos reported that the next President of RI is a friend of his,  Wilf Wilkinson, a Canadian.
Laszlo CT/AD6XX had a scan this week but has to wait until Wednesday 7th. for results.
Bert VE3BGG reported heavy snow and very high winds Thursday and Friday.
Some areas still without power due to wind and/or tree damage.
 
1900z - 2000z  UK eveniong 80-metre net on 3,696
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Eight on the net in rather noisy conditions.
 
Messages Received.
From Coos VE2GTI
I don't know whether you have already been alerted, but the USA decided to advance the clocks one hour on March 11.
As Canada is of course heavily tied to the USA (air line schedules alone) Canada is following suit.
I have not heard or read (yet) what Europe's stand is in this.
 
Regards  Coos VE2GTI.....
 
(I replied "UK clocks, and Continental Europe clocks as far as I know,  go forward on March 25")
Coos returned...
..... it would be 8.30 AM instead of customary 07.30 AM local time here. I can't handle that in view of Church.
Therefore, dear Bill, I shall skip two Sundays 11 and 18 March.  Sorry about that!.....
 
From Bill VK5CV
Greetings Bill.
Thanks for mentioning me in your weekly report.
I have nearly 20 scanned pages of local history to send to you.
I would like to send this to you by "air mail", but I do not have your postal address.
I will appreciate you sending your postal address to me by email.  (Done)
There was absolutely zero  propagation for the ROAR net here this Sunday.
I continue to be in good health for my age.
Being a veteran with war caused problems I get the very best of medical care. 
However I become confused at times - I am well cared for. 
73       Bill         vk5cv.
 
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