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Roar Nets February 3 2008

 
Propagation rough with a few bright spots.   K=3, A=21,  Flux=72
 
0800z - 0900z  Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I did not do very well on this net. Thanks to Klaus and Henk for the following reports.
Greetings Bill,
After extremely poor conditions over the last month and more, last Sunday included, the ANZO net on this Sunday morning was a pleasant surprise.
08:16z  VK2GWK, Henk. 56 increasing to steady 59 and peaking 59+15. Henk did a fine job as net controller and as far as I could judge, Henk was able to work all stations calling in, including ZL1MJG who was 11 here.
08:19z  VK4ZD, Bill, 56 increasing to 59 then back to 56 as the net came to a close.
08:22z  EA7GSU, Pertti, mostly 58. Pertti had no trouble working Henk and Bill for a start but almost faded out in VK-land later.
08:33z  G4YZE, Bill. Too close for me. Only 43 here. Got 53 from Henk shortly before closing time. Today 5C, but had snow yesterday
08:37z  EA6/M0BDI, Ralph. Managed to work the VKs and Gs but only 22 here.
08:43z  EA/G4HMG, John. Managed to work some participants, but unfortunately only 22 here.
08:44z  PA0SDZ, Les. 33 improving to 44, but Les got fine reports from VK2 and VK4.
09:07z  OH6SM, Martti. 58 here. Good copy in VK-land, but this Sunday long path worked best. Snowing and minus 1C.
09:26z  Last participants, OH6SM, VK4ZD and HB9CQS, closed the net.
73   Klaus, HB9CQS
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Dear Bill, 
Conditions were reasonable today with Europe coming through with weak but readable signals.
I did not make note of the exact times I heard stations but on frequency were:
We started around 08:10 UTC
VK4ZD Bill - 57 here consistently on the back scatter.
HB9CQS Klaus - at first a 53 and getting stronger until 08:30 (59+) and then fading out again.
EA7GSU Perti up and down 5.3 average but good copy
ZL1MJG Ralph with poor audio (59 but he has got a lot of work to do)
EA/M0BDI Ralph pretty constant 5.3 here all the time
G4YZE Bill at first 3.1 but coming up to a 5.4 (08:50) and then going down again
EA/G4HMG John at first no copy but gradually coming through 4.3 peaking at 08:40.
PA0SDZ Leslie Pretty good 5.4 all the time
OH6SM Marti called only close to 09:00 and was 5.7 with me.
Someone mentioned G0JWE (Don) but I did not hear him.
Best regards  Henk VK2GWK
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0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Eight on the net in fair conditions.
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA only 5/8 today
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here got 5/6 from Jim
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8 here
1234z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal up to 5/9 here, Jim gave 5/4
1237z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1, got 5/3 from Jim
1237z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 got "solid copy" from Jim.
1242z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1, got 5/8 from Jim
1243z - YO8WW Gabi from Str Bistriti, Romania 5/9, got 3/5 from Jim
1250z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1250z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 5/7
1310z - I had to leave the net at this time. It was working fairly well though
Jim was experiencing "tractor noise" towards the end. He had 0c and a nice day.
Coos reported minus 3 and "tons of snow". Club had a Swiss G.S.E student.
Pertti reported 16c and cloudy. Building 80-metre ground plane for ARRL contest.
Vitor reported some "very welcome" rain, then off to lunch with family.
 
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
I heard nothing but euro-qrm.
 
Messages Received.
Nothing this week so here is one of Pertti's gems : -
    A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While
attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your
last known position?"
    Student: "When I was number one for takeoff."
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                    That's all for this week
                      73 de Bill g4yze
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