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Roar Nets January 18 2009

Propagation still poor.  K=0, A=4, Flux=72.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0816z - ZL1RD Rob from Auckland 2/1, up to 5/5 by 0835z
0816z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 up to 4/6 by 0900z.
0816z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders, sorry nothing heard Peter!
0820z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0823z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln up to 4/4.
0836z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 3/3 up to 5/5 later.
0843z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa up to 3/4
0907z - Net Closed.    It was good to make contact even though not
with enough signal to have a good conversation.  Better luck next week !
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton.
Supported by :-  G3LUW Brian,  GW4KVJ John,  G3HWQ Jack,  M0BDI Ralph,
G8LES Mike, G0JWE Don, G2FUU Tommy, G4MVO Jim,  G7OAI John,  & G4YZE.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14.293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/5 from Jim
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1, got 5/7 from Jim.
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 3/4
1230z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9
1237z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6
1244z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1, got 5/5 from Jim.
1247z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1, Jim did not copy.
1303z - Net ended all signals falling away. 
Jim had minus 11c and much snow all week. Coos had minus 14c
after minus 28c earlier in the wek. Pertti had +13c and blue sky.
Pertti had called by Helga Racz (Laszlo's widow) on his way to and from Oporto. 
Helga plans to visit Pertti in Mid-April when he intends to take her up to see John
EA/G4HMG and Diana, also David EA5ALK and Valerie in Calpe.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
We had Brian G3LUW with John EA/G4HMG (the loudest),  Don G0JWE
Tommy G2FUU and G4YZE all struggling with impossible conditions.
Band very noisy with strong signals and astonishing qsb up to about 40db.
We gave up after about ten minutes.
Messages Received.
From Max 5Z4MR in Kisumu, Kenya.
"2009 is the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Bermuda by Sir
George Somers. Most local organizations are having an event of some
kind during the year. The Radio Society of Bermuda has been issued
with a special call sign that can be used all year, it is VP9400/xx.
The xx suffix is the operator's call sign, i.e. VP9400/LP. There are
a few novice licence holders who have a 3 digit suffix, i.e. VP9400/NMT.
+Special pictorial postcards will be used to QSL.
We would be grateful if you would kindly pass this information on to
your members through your usual channels.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter,
73's  de  Rose Spershott VP9LP   Secretary,   Radio Society of Bermuda."
                                                   That's all for this week,
                                                       73 de Bill g4yze
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