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Roar Nets June 15 2008

 
Propagation still very poor.  K=5, A=12, Flux=67.
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
An elite net with John EA/G4HMG, Pertti EA7GSU and John GW4KVJ -
and me.  Spain 5/9,  Wales 1/1 here.  --  Pertti thought he heard Henk last week !
Following confirmation received from Henk. : -
Dear Bill,
Pertti was right... he may have heard me around the time he mentioned. (0630z)
I was on the band and had a QSO with Diane VK4KYL and Peter VK3KCD.
I pointed the beam to EU for a couple of minutes and called CQ Rotary especially looking for Klaus -. But no response....
The short path is open around 21:30 UTC but that is a different story.
Best regards    Henk VK2GWK
(N.B. Klaus is still in Maryland USA.  Back by June 29.)
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Nine on the net in marginal conditions.
 
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1115z - We started early hoping to catch better propagation earlier.
1115z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/7 with qsb - Calling VK2GWK and VK4ZD, no reply.
(Ed: Great minds think alike - I was there hoping to contact Jim also - VK4ZD)
1116z - W1QUO Jim reported 14c with heavy rain.  They had a gala PP's dinner with 38 present.
This weekend they will have a big dinner to celebrate 90 years of the Fitchburg Rotary Club.
1120z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6 here,  Jim had poor copy in heavy noise.
1122z - OH2TO Seppo from Orimatilla 5/8 at first, soon lost him. (Friend of Pertti.)
1124z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa up to 5/5 "on the beam"
John said Diana had a rash after swimming in their re-filled pool.  Too much chlorine ?
1138z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7 but qsb.  Still suffering severe back pain. 
Not able to go to Rotary - but their club ran an auction which raised $15,000 for charity.
1141z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 5/7, got me 5/4 and Coos 5/6.
1145z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here but John got him well.
1154z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here but Jim got him quite well.
1200z - I left the net at this time, signals going down in the noise here.
 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Nine on the net in fair conditions.
 
Messages Received.
Nothing at this time.  We await news from the AGM at Los Angeles.
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N.B. My apologies for this weekend.  We shall be in France.  Back 28th.
                                 73 de Bill g4yze
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