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Roar Nets November 16 2008

 
Propagation still moribund.  K=4 improving to 1 later.  A=3, Flux still 68.
 
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0755z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/3 up to 5/5 later with qsb
0800z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 -  up to 5/4 later.
0803z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9+20 but deep qsb.
0817z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0826z - GW4KVJ John from Caerphilly 1/1 here but John gave 5/3-7
0842z - Net ended.  A very interesting net though no VKs or ZLs heard here
Klaus and Pertti had heard Rob ZL1RD earlier, very faint, working VKs.
Les, normally inaudible here was up to 5/4 at times in strange propagation.
John EA/G4HMG heard GW4KVJ call with 10W from a whip on his car roof.
Well done!  John hopes to get his 30-foot vertical flexi-mast going soon.
Klaus had a great holiday in Denmark.  I wonder if he met our new friend Frank
Garbelmann 5P2BA. (Mentioned in my report of October 26.)
Pertti's yagi is down. He hopes to get it up soon, above the olive tree this time !
Meanwhile he is using a ground-plane and it is working well.
 
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G3JJR John from Wolverhampton in charge.
On the net : - G3TKK Peter 5/9, G4MVO Jim 5/9, M0BDI Ralph 4/7,
G0SQH Derek 5/7, G2FUU Tommy 5/9, G0JWE Don, G7OAI John 5/9,
G0MMO Norman 4/8. and Bill G4YZE.  Conditions rather noisy.
John G7OAI just had a big retirement party.  We hope to hear more of you now John !
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/5 down to 3/2 in qsb.
1232z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln up to 4/5 at times.
1236z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9
1246z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Jim
1246z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1, got 5/7 from Jim
1246z - PA3AHC Malcolm 1/1 got 5/5 from Jim
1255z - GM4JAE Ian from Inverness 1/1 got 5/7 from Klaus.
1303z - W0TBC Joe in Stillwater MN 1/1, Jim just heard him in the noise.
1303z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 1/1, Jim got him 5/6
1306z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1323z - Net ended. Signals falling and noise increasing.
Jim had it cold and rainy.  Coos also, 1c and rain. 
Coos attended memorial service on 11th. Down on the river, full ceremonials in bitter cold !
  
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
On the net:- G4YZE Bill, G3JJR John 4/9, G0SQH Derek, G2FUU Tommy
M0BDI Ralph 3/5, G8LES Mike 5/9, G0JWE Don 3/3.
Mike has recovered from Lyme Disease thanks to anti-biotics and back to
his usual activities with Interact videos and District activities.
He and John managed a good chat about the RI Convention station planned for : -
Birmingham next June 24 to 29. Registration fee $280 up to December 15.
The cost will increase considerably after that date.
 
Messages Received.
From Ian GM4JAE via Don G0JWE.
Ian reminds us that his e-mail address is : -  ian@millerzone.co.uk
Please delete earlier addresses.
 
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                                     That's all for this week,
                                        73 de Bill g4yze
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