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Roar Nets September 23 2007

Propagation poor.  K=4  A=12  Flux 67.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long :Path.
I listened from 0600z. The band was dead here until about 0630z when I heard Klaus
faintly - and some European contesters - no trace of the VKs.
Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for this report.
Greetings Bill
As promised last week I started listening at 06:30z and rising early (!) was really worthwhile. There were good signals from
VK-land, but unfortunately I was unable to copy the single European station believed to have answered my CQ RI Net calls.
06:31z  Heard VK2GWK, Henk, 43 here, in QSO with VK3KCD, Peter. No copy here on Peter at any time - and vice versa.
06:32z  VK2GWK, Henk, quickly increasing from 43 and peaking at 58. Henk was 55 here at 07:12z when he went QRT. 
06:49z  VK4ZD, Bill. 55/55, later peaking at 57-58 here - and there. Fine triangle QSO until contact lost between Henk and Bill. 
07:00z  VK4KYL, Diane, came on briefly to say Hello. Nice to hear Diane again.
07:12z  EA7GSU, Pertti, reading VK4ZD 43. Shortly afterwards Bill lost Pertti altogether. No copy on Pertti here.
07:30z  Signed with VK4ZD, now 54 here. Gave a last CQ RI net call. No answers. Closed the net.
Bill expects to have his and Diane's new radio shack completed within a couple of weeks and will then concentrate on the antenna
farm which will have 60 ft towers. Please note the plural. All in order to be in good shape when the sun starts getting spotted again.
RI-wise, Bill has been appointed assistant district governor. 
Henk does not expect to be QRV on the coming Sunday and I will be away myself also.
73  Klaus, HB9CQS 
(Congratulations on the ADG job Bill. Hope you enjoy it ! - g4yze)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Ten on the net in rather noisy conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/6
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/5
1140z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1140z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/7
1140z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1140z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Benissa 2/1 here
1140z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here
1148z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1
1152z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1
1158z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here
1208z - LA3XT Per from Trondheim 5/6
1234z - Net ended. Difficult due to high noise and signal attenuation. 
Strong contest qrm until contest ended at 1200z.
Jim and Coos reported 20c going up towards 30c.
Pertti reported 7 hours of very heavy thunderstorms on Thursday. Better today, 27c.
Klaus was able to relay that John EA/G4HMG had cool weather. Only 20c.
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,6
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing.
Six on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Messages received.
From John G4KTX by telephone. 
John had been up to the big dealers place but did not find a suitable rig.
He is suffering from vertigo and his driving is severely restricted.
He sends best wishes to all members.
e-mail address amendments : -
UX4UA Nick is now on
G4JVW Bill is now on
Jodrell Bank 50th anniversary.
An anniversary convention will take place at Manchester University October 1,2,and 3.
Many world leaders of radio astronomy will be there including Professor James Moran,
son of Jim W1QUO and his colleague Professor Ken Kellerman K2AOE.
I am very happy to say that Jim has agreed to join us - Josee, myself and
Don Cliffe G0JWE, - for a meal in Manchester on Tuesday evening, accompanied by Ken.
I am sure we shall learn a lot. It will be great to meet them.
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