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Roar Nets September 21 2008

Propagation poor.  K=1, A=3, Flux=68
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
No antipodean signals at this time.
0700z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9 but severe qsb
0710z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5
0714z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/7
0719z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
0730z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 1/1 here but John had some copy.
0745z - Net ended. A good net despite much qsb.
John and Diana going on a visit to Riocca area with local Spanish Rotary Club.
Klaus enjoyed his visit to contact club Solingen and to Cologne Carnival and Cathedral.
David EA5ALK reported all well. Valerie now walking well after her knee operation.
Pertti reported some rain, first in months.  The bottom of his sauna now "a little damp."
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex
Only four in all G4YZE, Peter G3TKK and Jim G4MVO.
A very interesting net despite rather noisy conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1126z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9,  Some night frost. Now +10c.
1127z - EA5ALK David from Calpe up to 5/7 here but Jim had no copy.
1129z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6, got 4/4 from Jim.  (Just swam 30 lengths of pool.)
1134z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7, got 5/8 from Jim
1136z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 5/5 here on groundwave. Got 5/7 from Jim
1138z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9. All well.  Temp +19c.
1150z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here, Jim had some copy.
1159z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1, got 4/2 from Pertti.
1203z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln only 4/2 now.
1213z - K2RKB Richard from New.Jersey 5/3. (For a report)
1217z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here, John got him well.
1335z - Net ended.  European signals very variable  Jim held up very well.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G4YZE, G2FUU and Mike G8LES.
A good net in very good conditions.
Messages Received.
From Klaus HB9CQS on Thursday morning.
Greetings Bill,
Just for your information , I spoke briefly to Henk this morning on 14,274 and for half an hour with my friend
Len VK2BLZ, - all between 0630z and 0700z.
73 de Klaus HB9CQS
Re Birmingham Convention station.
Thanks to Peter VK3KCD, Bill VK4ZD and Pertti EA7GSU for comments.
Agreed you would not want to try a vertical there, much too noisy!
My view?  I think you must use the tri-band beam on a rotator with a linear capable of
delivering our maximum permitted 400 watts to the aerial terminals.
On 20m it will be OK with regular propagation to Europe, East coast America - and VK on a good day.
Also there might still be a few patches of sporadic E on 10m to keep you interested.
                                That's all for this week,
                                73 to all de Bill g4yze
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