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Roar Nets October 14 2007

Propagation improving.   K=1  A=2  Flux=68
N.B. UK clocks go back to GMT at 0100z on October 28.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report.
Greetings Bill,
A vast improvement over last Sunday since I worked four (4) stations.
06:34z  Started calling CQ RI net while beaming.ANZO long path
06:40z  VK2GWK, Henk. 44 for a start and fading out. 24C and windy.
07:01z  VK2GWK, Henk, came back again, this time with a good 56 signal. Got 55-57. Henk worked other ROAR stations also.
07:11z  DK1II (ex ZL2III), Franz. 55-56. Franz is in Lingen again but travelling a lot. Will be spending some time in Manila.
07:19z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 57 - 59+20. Pertti worked some stations I could not even hear,
including GW4KVJ, John.
07:32z  G4YZE, Bill, 33. Bill was the only UK station I heard this morning.
07:47z  73 to Pertti and QRT
     73 Klaus, HB9CQ
I managed to get in on the end of the net but no copy at all on VK2GWK
I worked Franz 5/7,  Pertti 5/9  and John EA/G4HMG 5/8 on his new G5RV antenna.
Pertti worked Henk 5/7 both ways, though I still heard nothing of Henk.  Maybe later!
John reported severe flooding there with 12 inches of rain in 15 hours !
He said parts of Calpe had lost power and David EA5ALK had to walk the 19 floors
of his tower block down to ground level - and up again !
Pertti is visiting Paris this week with his painting group to study the works of the great artists.
He will be back by 28th Oct.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Eleven on the net in fairly good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8 soon up to 5/9+
1130z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/5 from Jim.
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 1/1 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1133z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 5/9 today.
1133z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9.
1133z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall (with Karl today)
1146z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 today, got 5/8 from Jim.
1148z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/6
1156z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/8
1200z - LA1EOA/m Roar from 120 SE Trondheim 5/9.
1202z - N1WDL David from Rhode Island 5/9
1206z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7.
1210z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9, got 5/9 from Jim.
1215z - I had to leave the net at this time.
Jim had 7c and some rain during the week.
Erik had zero degrees earlier in the week and a little snow.!
Great to hear Bert back in Cambridge after 4 weeks up country.
He had 10c and the fall colours developing nicely.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695
Eight on the net in good conditions. Much Euro-qrm.
Messages Received.
From Pertti EA7GSU    About the Intercontinental net on 14,288 at 1800z
Hi Bill,
I have noticed previously that propagations from this
corner often are good to US. So decided to try. Jim,
W1QUO was the strongest, but I copied several others
as well:
W1QUO 59/55   W8AUV 44/54   AF1E 44/--   VE3BGG 56/--  
W2LOP 58/59   W2RWA 53/--   KF5BD 43/--
Soon we might be able to build intercontinental net
also in the evening!
73's   Pertti, EA7GSU
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