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Roar Nets April 19 2009

Propagation still very poor.  K=2, A=8, Flux=70.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0650z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/3
0658z - EA7GSU Pertti, with EA/G4HMG,
John had been entertaining Pertti and Helga Racz, Laslo's widow, this week -
including a visit to David EA5ALK and to their Rotary fellowship club. They leave today (Sunday).
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report:-
"Good Morning Bill
Again no European propagation but quite an active net at this end. Stations heard and worked from this QTH in order were:-  
JM2HBO Teru,  ZL1RD Rob,  VK2GWK Henk,  VK4ZD Bill,  VK2IWT (Secretary) Noel, and DU9/G4UNL Roy.
Signals were of consistent reasonable to good strength
Secretary Noel advised that the directory for 2009/2010 is completed and the distribution process will commence in the next few days.
The net ended here at 0735z
73   YIR   Peter VK3KCD"
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,695.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon. Poor conditions.
On parade were:-  G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy, 
PA/G3JJR John from "Somewhere in Holland". G0MMO Norman,
G0PCF Bruce, G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1115z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/9
1115z - GW4KVJ John from Caerphilly 1/1 here, Jim got him 4/4.
1115z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
1121z - YV5CPT Reinhard near Caracas 5/7. Left early to go to church.
1123z - SM3DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 3/4 here, Jim gave 5/7
1138z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/3, Got 5/9+20 from Jim.
1140z - DK1II Franz from Lingen 3/3 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1156z - G8LES Mike from Alton 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1206z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 4/4 from Jim.
1212z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here, got 5/7 from John in Spain.
1216z - Net ended. Jim was well.  His weather plus 5c and raining.
John EA/G4HMG did very well linking the European stations I could not hear.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon - Supported by:-
G0JWE Don,  G0MMO Norman,  G4YZE Bill and
EA/G4HMG John 3/4 all the way from Spain - in very noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
From John GW4KVJ.
Hello Bill and Josie,
   We are so glad we will see you all at Cheltenham.
   My main reason for writing is that I had an amazing chance to speak to Jim this morning.
We have lunch at 1230 so cannot get on to the 20m net then unless I forsake food, which I might do one day? 
So I listened at 1210 and guess what/ Jim W1QUO came up 58!! . 
I raised power to 40w in my bedroom and sent my call to him via the whip on my car and lo and behold he came back with 33.
We had short QSO. We were both delighted to contact each other after so long on what must have been a freak path because
nobody else seemed to be on that net.  I thought I would confirm it with you although he did say he would pass it on.
   He sounded in good voice and it was so nice to speak to him again
                       Best wishes to both from us.
                             John and Peggy
From Bill VK4ZD.
Hi Bill,
Where are the Sunspot Gods :) 
73's  de Bill, VK4ZD
(Well there have been several sun-gods like Helios and Apollo and Ra, and I believe none of them were
spotless. So maybe we should call them back Hi.  Bill g4yze.)
------------Original Message------------
From: "Terunobu Hashimoto" <>
Date: Wed, Apr-15-2009 9:19 PM
Subject: next Sunday
Hi Bill!
I came back from Seoul day before yesterday, Monday evening.
Next Sunday, I must attend the 2009 to 2010 district 2760 conference at Nagoya Congress Center.
I will be a Vice president of Komaki Rotary,
and I must attend that conference, so I will not be able to work radio on this Sunday, April 19.
See you next Sunday and sometimes I work radio on lunch time , 0300Z to 0400Z.
If you hear my voice. I want to meet you soon.
QSP this message to Henk, or other roar members.
73 and Best regard!
                                                     That's all for this week,
                                                         73 de Bill g4yze

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