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Roar Nets December 6 2009

Propagation very unstable.   K=2, A=4, Flux=72.
0730z - 0830z  Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0753z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0753z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0819z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 3/2 on Short Path. No contact.
0822z - JM2HBO Teru in Nagoya 1/1 here but Pertti got him 4/2
0827z - G3TKK Peter in Lytham St.Annes 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
0840z - Net ended. No DX heard here but -
Many thanks to Teru/JM2HBO for this report :-
Hi everyone,
I finished our dinner at 5PM JST on the last Sunday.
and I went to my radio room.
VK4ZD Bill 59 , my report 57.
VK3KCD Peter 55, 43.
EA7GSU Pete 43, 43,  We had much QRM and QRN on 14.293.
On that QSO, this Sunday I will not be able to work radio.
I was wrong, My Komaki Rotary Club, Xmas Party will be held this weekend, De.12, at Nagoya Castle Hotel , start 6 PM, JST.
So I will be able to work radio this Sunday,
See you 13th of Dec. at 08:30 UTC.
Merry Xmas and best your family, I hope you will spend a good Xmas holiday with your family.
I am happy to work VK9XX, JY4CI, K2V,TL0A, T99CI and more.
Happy Xmas DE JM2HBO Teru 88 & 73
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694,
G3LUW Brian in control from Devon in fair conditions.
On Parade:- G4WRU Mike,  G0MMO Norman. G3JJR John, G7OAI John,
G0PCF Bruce,  M0BDI Ralph,  G0JWE Don,  G4MVO Jim  & G4YZE Bill.
(Brian did well with a temporary dipole, his big antenna having blown down in the overnight storm.)
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293.
1157z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
1157z - YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/9+
1211z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9
1225z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1226z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1234z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario. 5/7 with qsb
1247z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/6
1250z - Net ended. Transatlantic propagation very thin. 
Many thanks to all who tried, particularly Bert VE3BGG  and Coco YO9BC.
Better luck next week !
1900z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
N.B. This net re-timed one hour earlier 1800z-1830z from next Sunday.
G3LUW Brian in control from Devon.
Just John EA/G4HMG and me  in very high noise, S9 here.
To get clear of the evening noise we shall move this net to 1800Z-1830z from Sunday December 13.
Messages Received.
Re. Tommy G2FUU
Olive reports this morning (Thursday) that Tommy has been in the Rehabilitation Unit for two days now.
He is bright and cheerful, making good progress, and hopes to be home in a week or so.
From Secretary Elwood Anderson / AE5EA:-
I'll comment first on the net discussion.  Being a retired Lutheran clergyman you would think I'd have lots of time on my hands, after all, we have always been accused of only working one day a week, but having been granted Pastor Emeritus status, I still have Sunday morning voluntary responsibilities which has completely ruled out my trying to get on the net.  I endorse the recommendation that another net be set-up sometime during the week.
The antenna situation here is quite dismal at this time.  I have the 9 poles ready to put in the ground for a 500' NVIS and still plan to get that done before Christmas.  The ground here is cementatious so in order to dig a hole I have to bring in a back hoe.  I have a 200' G5RV at 70' but it's not worth the space it occupies when compared to the 3 element quad I used to have on the tower.  Next Spring I hope to put the Quad back on top. 
Back in the 70's when Eimac first came out with the 8877 tube, I designed and built probably the first amplifier using that tube.  With the power supply that I built to power it, I can run the amplifier at 4000 volts and one amp, slightly illegal.  I tried it once and melted the coax but before that happened I got one heck of a signal report.  About five years ago I decided to redesign the amplifier circuitry, so I tore the amplifier apart and started the rebuild process.  I plan to get it finished before Spring when I put the Quad back up.
All this leads up to this, next Spring I hope you will be able to here me on a net.  Until then, 73's, happy holidays, and may your lives be filled with good health, much happiness, and great enjoyment being a Rotary HAM!
Andy, AE5EA
                                     That's all for this week,
                                         73 de Bill g4yze

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