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Roar Nets August 2 2009

Propagation still poor and unstable.  K=0, A=3, Flux=68.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0650z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0650z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/9 from John.
0708z - CT7/EA7GSU Pertti from Oporto 5/9
0718z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 3/4 here in qrm, got 5/9 from John.
0720z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Odivelas 3-5/6 with qrm.
0724z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0732z - GW4KVJ John from Caerphilly 1/1 here, got 5/8 from Klaus.
0750z - Net ended.  A very good net. Still no VKs or ZLs but they should be
making their presence felt here in a few weeks time.
John HMG reported very hot weather. Going out in air-conditioned car to cool off !
Pertti having very nice weather in Oporto.
I still need an e-mail address for Vitor. If he gave me one I lost it in the qrm.
My apologies for next week.  Edinburgh Tattoo !  Look for Klaus.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,692.
0750z - G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in very noisy conditions.
Supported by:-  G4WRU Mike from London,  M0BDI Ralph from Chichester,
G0MMO Norman from Derbyshire,  G2FUU Tommy from Essex,
G0SQH Derek from Hants,  G3JJR John from Wolverhampton,
G0PCF Bruce from Shoeburyness,  and G4YZE Bill from Bolton.
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293.
1100z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7
1100z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/7
1100z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/4
1107z - CT7/EA7GsU Pertti from Oporto 5/4
1108z - JM2HBO Teru from Nagoya 1/1 here, got 4/4 from Jim.
1115z - YV5CPT Reinhard from Caracas only 3/4 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1115z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 1/1 now, got 5/8 from Jim
1132z - PA2X Dees from Bussum 1/1 here, got 5/7 from Jim.
1148z - Net ended. Rather scrappy with qrm and qsb severe at times.
Jim had better weather 22c and gardens looking good !
Coos busy with their Highland Games to help the Scots.  Well done !
Teru did not make the trip to Bolton and Jim had turn his beam off Teru
due to polar noise.  Keep trying !
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,
Shortly before 12:00z I started up the 756 and my Australian linear to join what I had hoped was a highly active net.
All I found was S9 splatter from 14295. During a pause, I gave my call sign once, and John, EA/G4HMG came back,
only to be quickly covered by splatter again. I learned that you had gone off for lunch and that John had not been able
to raise Jim, W1QUO. The QRM was murderous so I signalled that I would go QRT.
Listening briefly before I pulled the big switch, I heard Malcolm, PA3AHC, calling me. Malcolm was 59+10 most of
the time and we somehow managed a QSO, our first. Then, an Austrian Field Day station called, OE6RLF, Ludwig, 
with a 58 signal. When signing off I heard a SM station faintly. I asked the station to QSY to 14292 and swung the
beam further north. It was Karl, SM0DMJ, calling from his summer house near Nynäshamn. 59 with some QSB so
we had a good chat - in Swedish! After several years on the International net this was our first direct contact and we both enjoyed it.
Before closing down, I called CQ RI net on 14292. No answers. I pulled the big switch at 12:21z.
73   Klaus   HB9CQS
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,692.
1800z - G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions.
Supported by:-  G4WRU Mike,  G3JJR John,  G0SQH Derek,
G2FUU Tommy  and G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
From Teru JM2HBO
Hi everyone,
0645Z  VK4ZD talked with DU9/G4UNL
0646  JM2HBO Teru called VK4ZD Bill , 59 and my report 57
0647  JM2HBO Teru called DU9/G4UNL Roy, 55 and my report 55 , last 59, 59
We talked with everyone on the table, talked and talked,
the net ended 0710Z
2, International NET
I could hear W1QUO James at 1115Z on 14.293.
His signal was 55 sometimes 43, but I could not contact with W1QUO James.
Net ended at 1145Z
that is all.
Yesterday Aug. 1
I could contact many Africa, 3DA0MM, 7P8CF and 4S7RO , HZ1MD
The condition on 20 meters is very good at 1200Z to 1400Z.
But the sun flux is very bad.
See you on next Sunday net. DE JM2HBO Teru
                                  That's all for this week,
                                     73 de Bill g4yze
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