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Roar Nets October 5 2008

Propagation still fragile.  K=2, A=14, Flux=67.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0640z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/3 up to 4/5
0640z - VK2GWK Henk in Nelson Bay 1/1 here, Klaus got him
0640z - VK3KCD Peter in Flinders 1/1 here.Again Klaus got him.
0651z - EA7GSU Pertti in Genalguacil 5/8 here. He  "nearly heard" Henk.
0700z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa up to 5/7
0702z - EA5ALK David from Calpe up to 5/9 at times.
0710z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here, up to 3/2 by 0728. Pertti got him up to 5/7
0715z - PA0SDZ Les in Zwolle 2/1 here.  John got him 5/5.
0717z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here.  Got 5/5 from John.
Well that was interesting !  The long path from Australia is reaching Spain and Switzerland.
Another 300 miles or so and it might reach Devon.  Maybe next week ?
Following received from Klaus HB9CQS
Greetings Bill,
I heard you mention to Jim that I had worked Henk this Sunday morning.
In fact I started out working Peter. I again had great difficulties copying the European stations.
06.31z VK3KCD Peter 45 here, got 57. Unfortunately signals were on their way down and I lost
Peter after 10 minutes.
06.44z VK2GWK, Henk 5/5 both ways and fairly steady.  Henk has now left for Europe.
06.51z EA7GSU, Pertti, 59/59 but after a few  minutes signals started fading out and I
eventually lost Pertti  After this I heard weak stations coming and going , none of them
reasonable long enough to give them a call.
07.45z EA7GSU Pertti back again with a strong signal.
07.51z QRT    73, Klaus HB9CQS                  
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Ten on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9.  Had lots of rain. Temp 5c.
1130z - G3LUW Brian in Devon 3/2, got 5/7 from Jim
1136z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9. Beautiful day, 23c.
1137z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 5/9 Nice morning, 25c.
1143z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/5 here. Jim had poor copy.
1145z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here, got 5/7 from Jim.
1147z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
1152z - KB1OUG Tom from Monmouth ME 5/5. (His first European contact ! )
1157z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 5/6 in back-scatter.
1203z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 3/2 here got 4/4 from Jim.
1217z - EA3GMH   3/2.  No effective contact. (Not listed)
1224z - Net ended. Great to hear David EA5ALK on the net.  Keep trying David !
Apologies from Coos VE2GTI, away in Holland, John EA/G4HMG and Don G0JWE
both out to lunch.  Reinhart YV5CPT had postponed his Germany visit but will be going
next week - for a month.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon
G2FUU Tommy, G4YZE Bill and G0SQH Derek on the net.
Also John EA/G4HMG through Skype via Derek's station.
Unfortunately Derek had a transmit problem so we did not hear John
                                  That's all for this week,
                                     73 de Bill g4yze
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