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Roar Nets December 13 2009

Propagation brighter but still very fragile.  K=0, A=2,  Flux= 75.(up to 83 on Wednesday.)
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
N.B. This Net re-timed  0800z - 0900z to meet later propagation.
0800z - YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/9++
0818z - EA7GSU Pertti 3/4 up to 5/9 by 0830z
0820z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1, Pertti gave 5/1
0920z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here.
0823z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here but see his report !
0829z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/3, increasing steadily.
0830z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3 here,
0838z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 1/1 here
0850z - VK4ZD Bill on Short Path up to 5/9
0902z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham St.Annes 2/3 here, got 5/3 from ZD.
0905z - JM2HBO Teru from Nagoya 1/1 here but Bill got him.
0913z - VK6BJ Noel from ?? 1/1 here  (working VK4ZD)
0915z - Net ended. Band dead here until 0800z but then became very interesting.
Bill VK4ZD working on new multi-element delta loop. Hampered by very hot
weather. Been up to 42c in the last few days.
Peter VK3KCD is hoping to get his new Spider antenna up soon.
Coco YO8BC is still rebuilding his station after severe damage in a
ball-lightning event.
Thanks to Leslie/PA0SDZ for the following report:-
Hi Bill,
The Anzo-net last sunday was not bad. I had QSO with Henk, VK2GWK, after a long time. He gave me 42 and he was 51 with me. Trying to call Peter, VK3KCD in vain, VK4ZD, Bill, came back. He was 31 here at 08.27, but improved to 44 at 08.40! Later on the test to use the short path was not a success here, I could hear Bill, VK4ZD, but the band was very noisy and I even heard someone transmitting music! No QSO possible from Holland. Pertti was, as usual, 59 +20 and he said I was bending the needle of his S-meter, so I suppose he heard me.
Very nice to see your weekly news, Bill.
Rotary-greetings and 73 from Leslie, PA0SDZ.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
Mike G4WRU in charge from London. Conditions good.
On parade :-  G8LES Mike, G3JJR John,  G0MMO Norman, 
G7OAI John,  G0JWE Don,  M0BDI Ralph,  G3LUW Brian,
G0SQH Derek, G4MVO Jim  and G4YZE Bill.
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
N.B. This Net retimed 1230z - 1330z from next Sunday December 20.
!202z -  YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/9+
1207z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln up to 5/9
1212z - EA5ALK David from Calpe up to 5/6
1225z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/8
1228z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/6
1232z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/2 here, got 5/9+20 from Klaus.
1239z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/6
0848z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge, S.Ontario up to 5/9+10
1255z - WN5V Dave from Welsh LA 5/7
1302z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham St.Annes 5/4 here
1308z - Net ended. The European end doing well but again the net too
early for the transatlantic opening. It will be better at the later hour.
We are eagerly awaiting the appearance of Jim W1QUO with his new antenna.
Bert VE3BGG reported severe rainstorms and driving snow at times. Temp +2 now.
They are going West for Xmas, to Saskatoon where the temps will be down to minus 30c !!
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge in poor conditions.
I missed this one but there were three on the net.
1800z - 1900z  N.Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Thanks to Joe/AF1E for the following report:-
Hi Fellow Rotarians,
I called the net on Sunday 1 KHz down because of a DX station just above 14.288.  I worked him just before the net and heard him work a station in Oregon.   It seemed that propagation to Minnesota was unlikely.  I did hear a station on CW with a good sig before the net but Pertti did not come back to my call. 
In sum, I was the only check in this week.
Hope everyone has a great Rotary week.
Joe AF1E
Messages Received.
A very good Xmas Greetings message from Teru/JM2HBO.
Complete with some splendid pictures of Teru with his XYL and
also of their Xmas party at Nagoya Rotary Club.
Good material for the Communicator magazine !
Re. Tommy G2FUU :-
Thursday morning:- Olive reports Tommy doing well. Had his 89th birthday yesterday.
Enjoyed it, Chatting up the nurses well - and doing his exercises diligently.
Improving steadily and taking an interest in everything.
Olive expects him home in a week or two.
                                     That's all for this week,
                                          73 de Bill g4yze.

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