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Roar Nets October 12 2008

Propagation poor but promising.  Solar flux up to 71, best since April.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
The band opened here about 0720z bringing in Klaus and Pertti  and : -
0729z - VK4ZD Bill in Gatton 3/2 here, gave me 3/1 but great to get through at last Bill !
Thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
The net finally came to life at 06.50z, when the needle suddenly moved from noise 
level indication to S9 triggered by  - surprise - VK4ZD.
06.53z  VK4ZD Bill 59/59.  Alizah, the Mains' youngest daughter  married on Saturday.
Congratulations !  Still 56 when 73 at 0739z.
06.58z  VK6BJ, Noel (Bill's qso partner) 55 here after he changed beam direction.  No contact.
07.00z  VK3KCD Peter, 54 here Got 57, overriding Peter's power line noise.
Northerly winds and a hot day.  No copy VK3 / VK4.
07.07z EA7GSU Pertti, working Bill, VK4ZD. Not readable here until 07.20z.
Pertti spoke with Finnish exchange student in Gatton.
07.07z  EA/M0BDI Ralph, no contact but heard both Bill in Gatton and Bill in Bolton working Ralph.
07.17z EA/G4DCI, Philip 10km W Marbella. Home qth Nottingham, District 1210.
Mostly 56-57. Philip also worked VK4ZD.
07.28z G4YZE, Bill finally readable, up to 59+ both ways  Worked VK4ZD but hampered by being
too far north. Good copy in EA.
QSPing sked details between Pertti and Philip.
09.59z QRT.
73 de Klaus - HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex
On the net - G3JJR John, G4YZE Bill,  G0MMO Norman,
G8LES Mike and G4MVO Jim
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1122z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+ (Weather poor but Boston Redsox in the final. 
Ah well you can't win them all Jim !!)
1122z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1, working Jim well.
1130z - KD1OPV 4/5 (not listed)
1132z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/5, got 5/9
1138z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6
1156z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/3
1208z - DB9KW Karl, Kahl 2/2 here but Jim got him.
1212z - ON4WDL/p 1/1 but Pertti got him (just) Name Will, on a G5RV.
1221z - Net ended.  All rather quiet.  Everybody on holiday ?
Coos in Holland (as is Henk VK2GWK), Reinhart in Germany, Don G0JWE
on a cruise, Brian G3LUW at the H/F Convention. John EA/G4HMG out for a
break in the Rioja wine country.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
On the net - G4WRU Mike,  G2FUU Tommy, G4YZE Bill
and Derek G0SQH who again had some transmit problems.
Mike recovering well from his hip operation of last week.
                                  That's all for this week,
                                     73 de Bill g4yze
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