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Roar Nets April 26 2009

Propagation poor and unstable.  K=1,  A=2,  Flux=69
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
No antipodean contacts here. Klaus HB9CQS was away in Duisburg. We had EA/G4HMG John up to 5/9
G0JWE Don 2/1 here but OK in Spain,  EA7GSU Pertti 5/9 - Pertti had heard
some VK activity including VK4ZD but "not to speak to", and at the end
PA2X Cees on holiday on Vlieland island, 1/1 here but Pertti got him.
Many thanks to Bill VK4ZD for the news from "down under":-
"Hi Bill
We had absolutely no sign of propagation to Europe once again.
Peter VK3KCD advised me that he contacted Teru JM2HBO at 0629z.
Next Rob ZL1RD checked in.
As I was laying tiles in the shack's bathroom, Diane VK4KYL then checked in and made contact with all 3 stations.
I was able to gain control of the mike at around 0645z.
Teru was having problems copying most stations due to Japanese contest QRM.
Noel VK2IWT called in around 0700z, followed by Bob VK2SOB (a friend of Noel's and a Lion).
Peter VK3KCD advised that he would not be on next week as he would be in Melbourne and was preparing to travel to Birmingham to the International Conference.
Bob VK2SOB was very familiar with Birmingham as he had attended a Lions Conference there a few years ago.
Noel VK6BJ called in to say hi. Noel is located in Kalgoorlie, my old stomping grounds.
By 0715z all stations had left the frequency except Teru san who advised that he was still copying me ok and wanted to exchange reports with Diane VK4KYL.
Teru is a First Class Architect and a Land Surveyor.
YIRS   73's   de Bill, VK4ZD"
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood, supported by :-
G4WRU Mike 5/9,   G0JWE Don 4/8,  G2FUU Tommy  5/9  G7OAI John 5/6
M0BDI Ralph 5/9  G4MVO Jim 5/9  and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1115z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 with qsb.
1115z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/5
1115z - PA3AHC Malcolm from  Naarden 1/1 here but John got him OK
1126z - PA2X Cees on holiday in Vlieland Is with 100w.  1/1 here. John got him well.
1126z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 4/4
1132z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/8
1138z - YV5CPT Reinhard from Caracas 5/9
1142z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 4/4
1155z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here got 5/6 from Jim.
1158z Net ended. Jim enjoying warmer weather.  20c yesterday.
Karl also had it very nice in Sweden.  16c today.
Reinhard looking for an old friend who was in Barcelona R.C.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
1800z - G4WRU Mike in charge from London supported by :-
G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy, G0SQH Derek and G4YZE Bill.
1835z - Net ended.
Messages Received.
From John EA/G4HMG -
John and Diana are returning to the UK (Plymouth) on Friday
returning to Spain on 25th May.
Some more spectacular pictures from Reinhard YV5CPT.
His location, his shack,  himself and XYL Helga YV5FCX
Files rather too big for the newsletter but ask if you want them.
I am sending them to Diane VK4KYL for the Communicator.
                                 That's all for this week,
                                      73 de Bill g4yze

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