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Roar Nets November 25 2007

Propagation poor, generally unstable.  K=3, A=13, Flux=71.
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
The following report from Klaus says it all !  Maybe we should think of a back-up channel  Say 14,287 ?
Greetings Bill,
I believe this is the first time I have attended the ANZO net without getting any QSOs. Started listening around 07:30z. 
A noise transmitter started up on 14295.3 a few minutes later and was still working when I closed down 1 hours later. 
The signal was about S6 on 14293 and sounded like a circular saw. 
Since I would have been able to copy a strong signal through the noise, I called CQ RI Net several times but it did not work. 
At around 08:58z I heard Bill, VK4ZD, with a signal  which was distorted, - possibly due to the noise. 
Gave Bill a call, but no answer. I got the impression that Bill was taking part in a contest.
Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,695.
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood.
Eleven on the net in dreadfully noisy conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 1/1 here but Jim got him OK.
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/4 from Jim.
1235z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 4/5 here
1239z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here
1242z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 3/4 here, got 5/8 from Jim
1249z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 5/9 - from his "Summer Cottage".
1255z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1
1259z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1. Jim got "a couple of words"
1306z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 2/1, got 5/6 from Jim.
1315z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 1/1 here, got a good 5/7 from Jim.
1319z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 4/3, gave me 2/3
1321z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here and Jim lost him.
1330z - Net ended.  Not our best day. It can only get better.
Jim had minus 1c but warming up.  He had high noise intermittently.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695.
Band full of Continental qrm.  No G stations heard.
Messages Received.
From Coos VE2GTI
Sunday morning 13.08 GMT
Dear Bill,
Today was N O T a good morning to go down to the radio shack in the basement.
I have had a terrible cold this past week and my voice is still far from normal.
So....I passed (as in Bridge). I missed my Rotary meeting also last Tuesday.I am not going to church either this morning.
Sky this morning lead grey, windy. We had 15cm snow last thursday. Temp this morning plus 1.7 C. 
"BCNU" 2 Dec.      73's     Coos, VE2GTI
N.B. Our old friend in Roar-UK Tony Earle G4FTA passed away on Tuesday 20th November.
Tony had been one of our staunchest members for many years.
He was a regular net controller on 80 metres and took part in all our activities with infectious enthusiasm.
He was an equally enthusiastic member of the Rotary Caravanners fellowship and assisted many of our members to take part in that activity also.
A long term diabetic he finally developed sores in the feet and legs and spent five months in hospital in Oxford.
He was allowed home under special nursing care on 29th October.
His funeral took place today 28th November. Thanks to Secretary Brian for this report : -
"Tony's funeral, which was held at a very picturesque Banbury Crematorium, was attended by John G4HMG & Diana G4MVV,  Jim G4MVO & Peggy, 
John G3JJR & Pauline, Brian G3LUW & Margaret, Mike G8LES and Jill Sparrow (Widow of Malcolm G3KQJ)  who arrived with John and Pauline.
There must have been another 45 or so others including  family, Rotarians and ex-professional friends. 
The service which included three hymns, was presided over by Mrs Paddy Hall, and was non religious, although we did say the Lord's Prayer.
A beautiful and moving service. Afterwards we all gathered at a hotel in Bicester. "
Our sympathies go out to Elizabeth and all Tony's family.
We shall miss him !
                                       That's all for this week,
                                           73 de Bill g4yze
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