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Roar Nets April 6 2008

 
Propagation blighted by magnetic storms.  K=5, A-16, Flux=71.
 
0700z - 0800z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened for the hour but heard nothing.. Klaus had even more trouble.
Greetings Bill,
Sorry, no report for this Sunday. My linear amplifier cut out instantly when I tried to call CQ ANZO Net and the red SWR lamp lighted up.
We had heavy snowfall at the time, - big wet snowflakes, and when I checked the antenna, the resonance point was at 13.800 MHz. 
At 14.293 MHz the SWR was around 4. Today we had beautiful sunshine and every thing worked fine again.
73   Klaus, HB9CQS
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in control from Devon.
Ten on the net in poor conditions.  Long skip and qsb.
 
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
This message from Coos just about says it all.

Dear Bill: 

11.55 UTC.

  At 11.30 I had an ever so brief contact with W1QUO thereafter nothing. He came through thereafter in ever so brief fits and starts  but Europe was dead.

Beautiful day. -1C but going up to +12. No clouds nor wind, brilliant sunshine.

73ís  Coos VE2GTI

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In Bolton I heard fitful snatches of Jim's voice at first. Cees PA2X, Les PA0SDZ got brief contacts

also John EA/G4HMG just about made it from Spain.

Jim finally came through 4/5 about 1200z and was able to congratulate me on making 3/3 !

We kept it going until 1218z at which point Jim decided we could not stretch the rubber band

across the pond any further and we gave up.

 

1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Eight on the net including EA/G4HMG john from Spain.
Conditions noisy and long skip.
 
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             That's all for this week,
                 73 de Bill g4yze
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