Propagation still fragile. K-0, A=1,
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293
0800z - ZL1RD Rob from Auckland 3/3 here
0800z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 2/1 here
0839z - ZL1RD Rob now 5/6 gave me 5/5
0839z - DK1II Franz from Lingen 3/2 got 5/6
0840z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/2 got
4/3 from Henk.
0842z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 1/1, up
to 5/5 by 0912z.
0842z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1, got 5/5
0902z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/8
0912z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa (also Mike
0928z - Net ended. Great to hear the signals
though not so good as last week. Thanks for
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood.
Attendees : - G4WRU Mike, G0PCF Bruce, M0BDI
Ralph, G4MVO Jim,
G3LUW Brian, G3JJR John, G2FUU Tommy, G0MMO
Norman and G4YZE Bill.
A good net in rather noisy conditions.
1230z - 1330z International Net on
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9.
Temp +12c, unseasonably warm!
1225z - EA/G4HMG John
from Benissa 4/5
1225z - SM0DMJ Karl
from Nyneshamn 3/2 here Jim gave 5/8
1234z - G8LES Mike (with G4HMG) 4/5
1238z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 4/3, got 5/9
1239z - PA2X Cees
from Bussum 1/1 got 5/7 from Jim.
1240z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 got 5/5 from
1242z - KF5BD Jack from Albuquerque 1/1 here,
Jim "not quite readable".
1302z - HB9CQS Klaus
from Sachseln 2/3 here, got 5/9+10 from Jim.
1308z - EA5ST Manuel from Valencia 2/1 here,
Jim got him with difficulty.
1315z - Net ended. We managed with
difficulty. Jim had high noise level.
and there was no useful short skip to let me
hear the Europeans.
Better Luck next year ! The solar flux is
still stuck at 69. I long for it to say 73 (or more)
From Coos after the net : -
For years I have known that I have a
'worn' disc in the lower lumbago area.
Generally it does not bother me but
sometimes (as in May) there is an 'attack'
with unbearable pain. Such an attack hit
me on Friday. Result: no movement. My height (6'6") does not
Slowly slowly I got out of bed this
morning but much too slow to go to the basement shack and
thus much too late for ROAR.
I hope you had a Good Christmas and I
wish you and all ROAR members a Happy and healthy New Year.
And from Cees
PA2X : -
Last sunday-net I was QRV from a holiday location in the
North Eastern part of the Netherlands.
I was using an Icom IC 706MK2G with just 100 watt into a
I was happy that Jim was able to copy me with 57 and
John HMG copied me with 59
Regards PA2X - Cees - Bussum
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre Net on
Ralph M0BDI and I had a rather scrappy net in
very noisy conditions.
Then I had the following from Brian G3LUW.
"Another noisy affair. EA/G4HMG John was loud and clear from
Spain, with season's greetings from Diana EA/G4MVV and Mike
EA/G8LES. G0JWE Don's signals were up and down. Mike G4WRU
was steady copy. G0PCF Bruce and G2FUU Tommy both came up
to 5&9 towards the end, but we were all troubled by the
Continental QRM. The net ended at 1927"
(Brian was only about 1kHz down from us but I heard nothing
from them. The joys of shortwave radio !)
From Jack KF5BD in
Albuquerque.on Xmas eve.
Merry Christmas To All and Best wishes for 2009.
The good news here is that The Tower Service crew came early
this am [9am] while it was still cold freezing and raised my
It checks out fine and on Sunday I will try to join the early
morning net work.
Jack Page, KF5BD, ABQ, NM. USA .
And from Brian G3LUW who is providing the
QSL cards for the Birmingham 2009 Convention : -
Have a look at GB2RI on www.qrz.com Any
suggestions on the content of the text ? I would be very happy
to change or amend it 73 Brian
That's all for
A Happy New Year
to you all,