Hope you enjoyed the Edinburgh Tattoo. We were there in 1981 and it was fantastic.
It was not clear to me whether you would be back from Edinburgh in time for the International net, so I turned up there just in case.
It was great fun, but I was exhausted afterwards.
Conditions during both nets were pretty much as usual, i.e. not very good. Here is an abstract of my log.
06:31z EA/G4HMG, John. 59, peaking 59+20. Helped by calling the UK stations, but none turned up.
06:40z EA5ALK, David. 57, peaking 59+10. I still marvel at that balcony antenna of David's.
06:45z EA7GSU, Pertti, up to 58. Pertti drove the jeep back from Porto, 850 km, in one day.
07:10z G4MVV, Diane. 59. Nice to have Diane on the net.
07:30z PA0SDZ, Les. 11 here, but the EAs managed.
07:42z Net ended. Not a big net, but very enjoyable. No ANZO-stations. If you want to work them, around 21:00z - 22:00 is the time.
10:58z PA3AHC, Malcolm. 59, but 11 with Jim.
Malcolm, a keen yachtsman, was watching the Fastnet Race start on his computer.
11:00z EA/G4HMG, John, 59. Great support during the net.
11:00z W1QUO, Jim. It was a pleasure to be joint net controller with Jim.
11:00z VE2GTI, Coos. Mainly 54 here, sometimes disappearing. Coos expects to go to the Netherlands in October.
11:00z EA7GSU, Pertti. 56 here. Got 59 from John according to my notes.
Maybe I misunderstood this. In the morning it was 11. (That's just the way it is Klaus. Wierd ! )
11:09z VO1NP, Nate. As usual 11 here. Nate got 56 from Jim. I don't understand why I can never work Nate.
11:14z GW4KVJ, John. 56 from the whip antenna on John's car. Got 57. John got 44 from Jim.
11:18z W0TBC, Joe. No copy here, but Jim managed, - just.
11:20z PA2X, Cees. 59+10. Super signal. Very fine modulation. Good for my poor ears.
11:33z M0TCP/MM, Keith, maritime mobile from the Avon Canal. 57 here. Got 57. Visiting briefly.
11:47z EB5IRR, Vincente, Alicante. 57 - 58 here. Also a brief visit.
11:48z PA3GFA, Henk, with a 59+ signal. I forgot to get the QTH.
11:50z YV5CPT, Reinhard, working with a small station from his garden. Peaking 44 here
although I turned the beam towards YV5.
11:59z SM0DMJ, Karl. I swung the beam towards Nynäshamn and just managed to pull in Karl.
Not the same fine signal as last Sunday.
12:07z Net ended.
It was a fine net with many stations attending, but with the poor conditions it was not always easy.
I tried not to let anyone wait for too long, but probably did not succeed. To all of you: My sincere apologies.
73, Klaus, HB9CQS