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Roar Nets November 2 2008

Propagation a little better.  K=1,  A=1  Flux=67.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0740z - ZL1RD Rob from Auckland 5/5, up to 5/8 later, down to 3/4 by 0820z.
0740z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1 here did not copy me.
0740z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
0740z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here, Pertti got him 3/2.
0740z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
0755z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 3/2 here
0819z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here
0825z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9
0835z - EA/G4MVV Diana (xyl of G4HMG) 5/9
0945z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7
0857z - Net ended - with a 27 minute over-run !  Great stuff!
It was a wonderful surprise to switch on and find Rob belting in from New Zealand.
He has got a new mast up and temporarily using an extended double Zepp cut for
40 metres. It is 55 metres long and works well on 20 !  Rob is busy with school
duties but hopes to get a new beam up soon.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Lifton, Devon.
Present and correct - G3JJR John 5/9, M0BDI Ralph 5/9, G3TKK Peter 5/9+,
G2FUU Tommy 5/9, G4WRU Mike 3/4, G0JWE Don 3/7, G0SQH Derek 5/9,
G4MVO Jim 5/9 and Bill G4YZE.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+20
1125z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
1125z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/3 here
1130z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here
1130z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1  up to 5/7 later.
1136z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Jim.
1138z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1 here got 5/6 from Jim
1143z - IK6STO -  2/1 - no details, not listed.
1143z - PA3HVZ  Hans from Zaltbommel 2/1 here (relay by G4HMG)
1306z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/9 with qsb
1315z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7
1323z - OH2WT Esko from Helsinki 5/7
1331z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 5/7
1341z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 here (Pertti relayed)
1353z - Net ended. A very good net. No short skip so we had Pertti and John
busy with relay work.  Jim's signal was solid throughout exceeding +20 at times.
Great to hear Bert VE3BGG getting across the pond at last after a long break.
He had +1c, some frost but no snow yet. Been a very mild, "comfortable" fall.
Nils had 10cms snow in Falun. Temp was -8c earlier, now up to zero.
Also great to hear Esko, first for some time!  Temp +5c. No snow in Helsinki.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
1900z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon 5/9+
1902z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here.
1905z - Back to G3LUW 3/4 - down to my S9 noise in about 5 minutes.
1910z - Net did not end, it just vanished in noise !  This might be a winter feature.
We may have to do this net earlier.  Say 1800z ?
Messages Received.
From our (RIBI) Regional Vice-President Mike G8LES.
Michael has a problem with a continuous headache - for about three weeks now.
Also some loss of concentration and short-term memory loss at times.
He is awaiting a specialist appointment, currently set for mid-January but
he hopes to be able to expedite that. Good luck Mike. Hang in there !
                        That's all for this week,
                          73 de Bill g4yze
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