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Roar Nets December 20 2009

Propagation very unstable. K=1, A=1, Flux=82.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0755z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0755z - JM2HBO Teru from Nagoya about 3/3, no contact made.
0755z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here but Teru got him3/4.
0802z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5
0812z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
0824z - EA/G4MVV Diana, with John.
0842z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 3/3, gave me 3/2, Klaus got him 5/4
0850z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/6
0905z - Net ended. A very interesting net with good contributions
despite very erratic conditions with deep and sudden fading.
Thanks to all who supported us. 
See VK3KCD's report under Messages Received.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in fair conditions.
Supported by:_  G4WRU Mike,  G3LUW Brian,  M0BDI Ralph,  G0MMO Norman,
G6LXK Howard,  G7OAI John,  G0PCF Bruce,  G4MVO Jim, and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1228z - YO9BC  Coco from Ploiest 5/9+
1229z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
1242z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 2/1 here got 5/5 from HMG
1243z - LA5HE Ragnar from Telemark 5/5
1252z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here, got 5/9+ from Coco.
1305z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/9, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1315z - DL2FCG Gunter from Dresden 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1332z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC up to 5/9
1335z - Net ended. Even at this later time it seemed too early for
Transatlantic path.  Joe AF1E was just discernible at 1313z but up
to 5/9 ten minutes later. The Europeans did well though mostly
skipping me. Pertti had some good conversations in various
Scandinavian or Germanic languages.
As somebody said "What it is to be erudite ! "
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
I made several calls into a rather noisy band but heard no replies.
Messages Received.
From Peter VK3KCD :-
Good Morning Bill
Difficult propagation last Sunday and worked Teru JM2HBO with reasonable ease and Bill VK4ZD with difficulty. Also heard Klaus HB9CQS briefly at 3x2 and then 1x1 unable to copy yourself or Pertti EA7GSU but heard Martti OH6SM just before 0900 at 4x2 gave him a call but no response.
I noted some discussion regarding using attendance on the nets for a “make up.” I have inquired about this from those who should know and the answer seems to be that if it is an official advertised activity of the fellowship then it counts as a “make up”. I suspect it would be best not to go over board!
I would like to wish all those active on the ROAR nets a very Merry Christmas and good DX and prosperity for the New Year.
A high light of the year was the Birmingham Conference and special greetings to all I met and worked with at that time.
And finally many thanks Bill for your regular emails keeping us all informed of activity.
73 YIRS Peter VK3KCD
From Jim W1QUO with a big Ho Ho Ho !
Hello Bill,
                Best Wishes of the season.
                                                                           73   Jim   W1QUO
About G2FUU Tommy:-
Olive reports this morning (Thursday) that Tommy is making good progress in the
rehabilitation unit.  Still having some throat trouble, a result of the temporary pipework,
but he hopes to be home next week.
Meanwhile he is having a Merry Xmas "in dock."
                                       That's all for this week,
                                73 and Merry Xmas de Bill g4yze

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