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Roar Nets September 30 2007

Propagation dismal.  K=4 A=26  Flux=68
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path
We missed Klaus this morning.  Hope he enjoys Riga.
I called several times but heard nothing.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in control from Devon.
Eleven on the net in very unstable conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8.  Having high noise and qsb
1130z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 1/1 here
1130z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9 today.
1140z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1155z - DL6WC Werner from Frankfurt 3/4 here
1201z - LA3XT Per from Trondheim (looking for Joe) 2/1 here today.
1208z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 2/1 today got 4/4 from Jim.
1212z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here.
1220z - PA3HVZ Hans from Zalt Bommel Rotary Club. 2/1 here
Conditions rather tricky but Pertti and Per OZ5PD did well.
Jim still getting up to 5/9 at times despite bad trans-atlantic conditions.
(Don G0JWE and I had a wonderful meeting with Jim's son,
Professor Jim Moran and his colleague in the top level of radio astronomy
Professor Ken Kellermann on Tuesday evening.
Together with Josee and my friend, nuclear physicist Joe Shepherd, and
his wife Susan we had a nice meal and great conversation in the
Cafe Rouge in Manchester.  A great pleasure and privilege.)
We wish them a safe return home to the US after attending the 50th
anniversary celebration of Jodrell Bank radio telescope at Manchester University.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,691
Eight on the net in noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
From John EA/G4HMG/p

Hi Bill,
First the good news.
We have reached the stage where we are having our first lunch party tomorrow for Diana's Cousin Carol and Hugh.
We are more or less organised in the house and have the new car, a Toyota.
Next the bad news.
Although I am hearing stations from the UK nobody seems to copy me and the bracket for the vertical on the bus has broken.
I am ordering a new bracket which may help. The current wire aerial seems worse than usless where I have it at the moment.
I am hoping when Mike G8LES visits we can cobble something up which will work. I am about to order a multiband vertical from
Martin Lynch which should help. I have considered a Mini beam but it would be between our neighbours and their view down to
the coast so am reluctant to rock the boat.
In the present situation I am not likely to be heard on the nets for a while but may have a try if conditions are good.
Please pass my greetings to all on the International and local nets.
Best wishes to all,
Diana and John
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