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Roar Nets July 27 2008

Propagation still poor.  K=0. A=4 and Flux=66.
But see this from Brian G3LUW our DX expert.: -

Hi Bill,  This is comment from Weekly DX which I receive every week. Brian
July 16th. The 10 cm Solar Flux observed number hit a new low.  It was 64.2
at 1700Z on Wednesday.  The previous record low was 64.4 on July 2, 1954.
Shortly after that last record we went through one of the best Solar Cycles
(19) ever recorded.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0640z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0640z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/8
0703z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Klaus.
0737z - Net ended.  No sign of any VKs or ZLs
Klaus reported his VK2 sked worked quite well at 2130z.this week.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net one 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon
Ten on the net in good conditions.
Derek G0SQH had an appendectomy Thursday. Surgery at 1900
discharged 1000 next day !  Hopes to be on his bike next week !
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/7 at best down to 3/4 at times.
1125z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here, Jim got him well.
1125z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/5
1125z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 3/3, up to 5/9+20 at times.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/8
1134z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 4/4 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1138z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 4/7. Jim had no copy due heavy qrm.
1151z - G8LES Mike from Alton 1/1 here, got 4/4 from Jim.
1210z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8
1215z - I had to leave the net at this time with G8LES and HB9CQS still in QSO.

From Jim after the net : -

Dear Bill,
 Conditions generally poor. 
Very strong growlers and high static most of the time starting at 11:20 UTC through 12:30.  ---  (Jim's report log also)  :---
From Jim, W1QUO - Rotary Club, District 7910, Fitchburg, Mass., USA visited by the Mayor of Kiev, Germany and 4 associates. 
Also hosted District Governor at same time.  I am looking for ROAR contacts in Kiev, Germany or vicinity.  Can anyone help?
73   Jim   W1QUO
Also from Coos VE2GTI after the net : -

Hello Bill,
Conditions were bordering on annoying. this morning.
Temp. 20 going to 24-25 --sunny, some cloud. Strong W. wind
1. My e-mail address in the Roster, I have just discovered, has a mistake.
Correctly it is:
Could you mention this in your round-robin e-mail this week? Thank you!
2.   24 September we fly to Europe and land in Madrid 25 September. I sent John G4HMG an e-mail according the ROAR Roster
but last week I heard that he had not received it. Could you please obtain the correct e-mail for Spain or does he get it directly from
from the e-mail according to the roster? Perhaps you could ask him to send me from Spain so that I see his e-mail address. 
(John still gets his e-mail on  even though he is in Spain - but he will be in the UK for the month of August.)
We return to Montreal 1 November.   73's  Coos, VE2GTI
1800z - 1900z - UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon. Eight on the net in good conditions -
 - including John EA/G4HMG via a Skype link through the station of Don G0JWE.
Messages Received.
Many thanks to Jim, Klaus and Brian for reports on the nets during my absence up north.
While in Kirkwall I met our veteran member Bill Wright GM3IBU.
Sadly Anne, his xyl, is now in a home afflicted with Altzheimer's Disease.
Looking on the bright side Bill now has more time for radio and has got himself an FT2000D.
If he can get a 20m wire in the air - one which can withstand the Orkney gales - we might hear
him on the nets one of these days.  I look forward to that Bill !
                                            That's all for this week,
                                                73 de Bill g4yze
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