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Roar Nets May 11 2008

 
Propagation still very weak.  K=1, A=4, Flux=67.
 
N.B. ROAR-UK. -  We shall be holding our AGM next weekend May 17/18.
at Cheltenham. Apologies for absence from the nets.
 
0600z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened through the hour, heard only HB9CQS briefly 3/2 at 0640z.
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
 
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/7 down to 3/4 in qsb.
1125z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7 down to 3/4 in qsb.
1132z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8 down to 3/4.
1135z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 at times, got 4/4 from Jim.
1145z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln up to 5/8 at times.
1207z - Net ended.  Jim had 5c and promise of some rain.
Coos had 9c and sunny. They have a Foundation Walk this week.
Pertti had 16c & some rain in last two days. ( We had 28c in England, and no rain !)
Pertti & Coos impressed us with a conversation in fluent Spanish !
Many Thanks to Klaus for the following report. : -
Greetings Bill,
No VKs this Sunday morning. We are still waiting for an upturn of conditions. During the week my skeds with VK2BLZ did not fare any better.
We only once had a brief 43 QSO before signals disappeared again. It was at 06:45z.
Unfortunately, I did not hear any European stations either, - possibly because the skip distance was too long.
After this disappointment, it was a pleasure to participate in the International Net and the contest QRM was bearable. 
11:45z  VE2GTI, Coos. Just in time for exchanging reports and greetings before Coos went QRT. Coos was 57 here.
11:45z  W1QUO, Jim. 57 here. Got 58.
11:45z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 56, when I was beaming towards New England and 59 when beaming south of west. 
11:50z  G4YZE, Bill. 56 here as long as I was beaming towards New England. Got 58. A welcome improvement over recent months.
12:06z  Net closed.
73, Klaus, HB9CQS
 
1800z - 1900z  USCB Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many thanks to Jim W1QUO for the following report : -
Dear Bill,
On the 1800 UTC, 14.288, 11,May,08, we welcomed the following attendees: W2LGF, Reuben, 5x5 to 5x7; KF5BD/mobile Ohio, Jack, 2x2 to 4x5;
WA8BOB, Jerry, Ohio( one of our newest Roar members);KC2KXV, Vinnie, New York; W8RPA, Ken and our blue ribbon DXer, EA7GSU, Pertti,
Genalguacil, Spain. Pertti had excellent contacts with WA8BOB,KC2KXV, W1QUO, light copy on W2LGF.  Great to have you on board, Pertti. 
Many thanks for excellent relays by W2LGF.
                                                                                                           73 All,  Jim W1QUO, Net Controller
 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge.from Devon.
Four on the net in fair conditions. Much Euro-qrm.
 
Messages Received.
From President John W8AUV re. LA Convention station.
It is looking very promising that K6R will be alive from the LA08 Convention.  W4ADU and XYL N5MUU will be supplying a computer to remote base
arrangement for the booth and other times during LA08 RI Convention.  See message below for a brief lineup of the equipment.
We plan a formal announcement shortly as we need to set up an operating schedule, set frequencies and have operators available.
Kermit KJ6DU, last we visited on this subject you indicated we will have wireless access to the internet.  Iím hoping this remains a valid assumption.
More later,  YIR and 73  John Maier, W8AUV
ROAR President 2006-2009----------------------
John,
We'll be using my IC-7000 and SG-500 to a Comet H-422 4 band dipole oriented E-W.  Should be available 24 hrs. Location will be the FairPlex at Pamona.
We should be in late Thursday and have it running on Friday morning if all goes well.
73   Van & Carolyn   W4ADU  &  N5MUU.
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                                 That's all for this week,
                                     73 de Bill g4yze
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