Propagation still very fragile. K=3, A=20,
0800z - 0900z Europe -
Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0800z - ZL1RD Rob in Auckland 3/4 to 5/6 throughout.
0800z - VK3KCD Peter in Flinders 1/1 here, Rob got
0800z - VK4ZD Bill in Gatton 1/1, up to 4/4 by
0825, & 5/5 by 0845z
0815z - EA/G4HMG John in
Benissa 3/4, up to 5/9 later.
0825z - G3LUW Brian from
Devon 2/1 here,got 4/5 from Bill ZD
0825z - EA/M0BDI Ralph from Majorca 5/9. (Back to UK
next Sunday Dec.14.)
0832z - EA7GSU Pertti from
Genalguacil 5/9 here.
0832z - HB9CQS Klaus from
Sachseln 5/6, got 5/5 from Bill
0850z - VK2GWK Henk from
Nelson Bay up to 5/7.
0854z - M0VVV Tony from
Fareham 3/2 here, got 5/7 from Henk.
0908z - Net ended. A very interesting net. Rob came
in well but could not get me very well
Bill ZD reported evidence that the new sunspot cycle
"A Thousand Welcomes Cycle 24. Where have you been?"
He also reported they had a good trip to a local rum
Henk also had a visit to a rum distillery down there.
Henk is planning a trip to Europe in spring
commencing in Finland.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from
Lifton, Devon. In very good conditions.
On the net :- G3JJR John 5/9, G2FUU Tommy 5/9,
G0SQH Derek 5/8,
G0PCF Bruce 5/9, G4MVO Jim 5/9 and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+. 2 inches
of snow and -4c.
1234z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/7. Some snow and
1243z - HB9CQS Klaus from
Sachseln 3/2 here, Jim got him well.
1245z - PA2X Cees from Bussum
1/1 here, Jim gave 5/7
1254z - EA7GSU Pertti from
Genalguacil 5/6, Jim got him quite well.
1300z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden
1/1 here, got 5/7 from Pertti
1302z - M0HKB 1/1 no
details. Pertti gave 5/9
1320z - Net ended. Not the easiest of nets. Even
Jim was going down at the end.
Coos was quite good here but had little copy on me.
He was trying - not too successfully -
to tell us about his birthday party on Friday 5th,
but see his e-mail below.
Jim having trouble with his unsighted computer
programme. Auto check-in needs restoring.
Alan Rogers, a colleague of "Young Jim" from Harvard
Radio Astronomy faculty is coming to fix it.
"Young Jim" , Professor James Moran, is currently in
Chile working on a 600Ghz-800Ghz
(0.5 to 0.375mm wavelength) radio telescope on a
mountain location 16,500 feet above sea level.
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
Not much here except noise
and general Euro-qrm then Surprise-Surprise :-
1900z - EA/G4HMG John from
1906z - G2FUU Tommy from
Nazeing, Essex 1/1 here, John gave 5/9+20.
1928z - Net ended. In such long skip conditions it
would be perfectly viable
for John to run an 80-metre net from Spain into the
UK during the dead of winter.
Propagation is very variable of course but it's worth
Many thanks John!
From Coos VE2GTI : -
Recap of what I said this morning under pretty
Temp -10C A sprinkling of snow on the roads but
not on the grass.
Thursday we witnessed the opening of a brand -
new supermarket. Really 'super' They support our Club with presents
for our annual golf tournament. We advertise their name at each
birthday) we were the guest for dinner by an ex-Rotary Foundation
Ambassadorial student and her husband. The couple are from Ghana.
Very intellectual. I was her counsellor 1989-1994.Why so long? Well,
she was studying under the RF three year 3-H program.
In her second year, liver trouble manifested itself. (cause:
anti-malaria pills while living in Ghana). So bad that she needed a
transplant! That was successfully performed in the Royal Victoria
Hospital, Montreal and financed largely by the Quebec Government and
a small portion by our Rotary District.
She survived and not only finished the course but
ended with a PhD in Chemistry!! She could not return to Ghana; too
dangerous. Now she has a superb job with the Canadian Government and
is doing very well.
Her husband is also no slouch because he has a
PhD too, but in another division of chemistry.! He is employed in
It was a fantastic evening.
(Something now rings a bell above my eyes. Did I
write this story before?????Hmmm I'm not sure.)
(I think I' ve heard about it before
but it is well worth repeating. Congratulations Coos! - g4yze.)
That's all for
73 de Bill g4yze