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Roar Nets August 23 2009

 
Propagation generally poor.  Very variable with much sky noise at times.  K=2, A=5,  Solar flux 67.
 
0630z - 0730z   Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0635z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0635z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0636z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/9+
0652z - EA/G4MVV Diana from Benissa 5/9
0655z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 3/3 here got 5/9 from John.
0704z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0725z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
0732z - Net ended. A very good net despite qsb.  John still finding it too hot in Spain.
Klaus's xyl Karen still in hospital but expected home in a day or two.
Pertti has set up a vertical array with yagi spacing in a ground plane beamed on VK long path.
He hopes to set the world on fire in Oz when the propagation returns.
 
Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report : -
Good Morning Bill
Had a good contact with Rob ZL1RD this week he was 5x9 and gave me 5x4-5 off the side of his beam.
He has been off the air for a few weeks with mechanical problems in the antennas.
After about 15 minutes the propagation changed and I went QRT at 06:50. Teru JM2HBO appeared briefly at 06:40 with 5x4 both ways.
He was very weak at ZL1RD. Unless there was further activity after I left the net frequency that was it for this week at this end.
73 to all   YIR   Peter VK3KCD
 
And thanks to Teru JM2HBO for this report :-
Hello everyone!
Autumn has come in early morning, but during day time 30 degree C. very warm at my QTH, near Nagoya.
We eat fresh grapes and I look at many vines at a field near my house.
1,Anzo Net
at 0630Z VK3KCD Peter talked with ZL1RD Rob. I listened but very difficult.
QRZ EU! but no reply.
VK3DJY was on the Net.
Net ended about 0650Z
and I called VK3DJY, Doug in Bendigo , 55 and 55, good contact
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,695.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in very bad conditions.
Supported by :- G3LUW Brian,  G4MVO Jim,  G2FUU Tommy, 
G0SQH Derek,  M0BDI Ralph,  G0PCF Bruce,  G0JWE Don,  &  G4YZE Bill.
 
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293.
1100z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8
1102z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 3/4 here.
1105z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here,
1110z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 3/2
1113z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/6
1120z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/4 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1123z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1142z - Net ended. Signals very much "in and out" as Coos described it.
Jim is still plagued with aurora-type noise from the Northeast.
Also having bad weather from hurricane "Bill". Nothing to do with me Jim !
 
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
A much better net with :- G0SQH Derek,  G3JJR John, G0JWE Don  and me.
Also EA/G4HMG 5/9 from Spain - on Skype via Derek's station.  It worked very well !
 
Messages Received.
From Jack Page KF5BD
Greetings:
We had a good day for it and it rained on and off AND Dr. Andy rode his beautiful Yamaha Motor Cycle to the meeting.
It was a good meeting and counting Jack there were three hams and one previous ham at our table of 8 . 
That was a [first] for our rotary club who is used to seeing only one ham ------ me  . It wasn't planned this way it just happened HI.
I did learn that Andy's tower is 70 feet high and he is working on a new antenna to be installed soon so he can join us on the 1800 net.
We discussed Directory a bit  and I said to him " i can't speak for anybody cept myself but i would like to see a 8x11 size directory
with type size that does not require a magnifying glass to read. you could arrange to get it on our web page and the members could down load it,
punch three holes in each sheet and put it in a 3 ring binder for easy access and use. It may be cheaper to do it this way also"
If any of you gents agree with me please let Andy know by e mail as soon as you can and add any comments of your own .
Attention John Maier:        John,  this writer lost or miss-placed Pres Pertti's e mail address. could you please forward this document to Pertti ? Thank you.  
Regards ,  73 to all.    Jack
ae5ea@arrl.net       will reach  Roar Secretary  Dr. Elwood [Andy] Anderson 
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Pertti is on  pikause@yahoo.co.uk   and on  pres@ifroar.org        (g4yze)
 
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                                    That's all for this week,
                                        73 de Bill g4yze
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