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Roar Nets April 12 2009

Propagation not really improved yet.  K=3, A=10, Flux=69
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0707z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5, gave me 4/3
We had the band to ourselves until 0724z when we were joined by Brian G3LUW.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report from Down Under :-
Good Morning Bill
No European propagation this week but did work Henk VK2GWK at 0620 and Bill VK4ZD at 0720
I have noted that when I have East coast propagation DX propagation is unlikely. Trust you had a pleasant Easter.
73   YIR   Peter VK3KCD
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,692.
G2FUU Tommy in charge assisted by:-
G0JWE Don, G4WRU Mike, G3JJR John, G3LUW Brian, G0SQH Derek, 
M0BDI Ralph,  G0PCF Bruce, G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
More discussion about the Rotary Convention radio station.
What to do for the best in the face of mid-summer doldrums and an endless sunspot minimum.
We shall come to a decision soon but do not expect any DX records from Birmingham.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1110z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1110z - G8LES Mike from Alton 2/2 here but Jim got him OK
1110z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa up to 5/5 at times
1110z - EA5ALK David from Calpe up to 4/5 at times.
1131z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7 now.
1153z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 1/1, got 5/6 from Jim.
1203z - Net ended.   It started early and got worse as time went on !
Jim had minus 1c and cloudy. Going out to Concorde for Easter Lunch.
He was interested in Mike's Brazilian adventures.  Brian sent him the pictures.
John in Spain was awaiting the arrival of Pertti along with Helga Racz, widow of Laszlo.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,692.
G3LUW Brian in charge assisted by :-
G0PCF Bruce,  G0MMO Norman,  G3JJR John,
G0SQH Derek,  and G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
From Brian G3LUW
Dear Bill,  Here are four pictures that Mike G8LES sent me. He went to Brazil with Rotary International, and ended up swimming
when the boat capsized after hitting an object in the water. He seems to have survived.   73  Brian  G3LUW
(The pictures are very graphical but rather big for the newsletter.  If you want copies please ask.)
                            That's all for this week,
                               73 de Bill g4yze

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