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Roar Nets June 14 2009

 
Propagation still morbid.  K=1, A=3,  Flux=68.
 
N.B.  The RI Convention Station will operate from Birmingham  NEC 20 to 24 June.
See John G3JJR's report under Messages Received.
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0643z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0643z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
Again no antipodean signals heard but both Klaus and Pertti
had a good qso with VK2s about 2100z on Friday.
John had 29c yesterday.  Having a big paella party today.
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing. - Fluctuating conditions.
On the net :- John G3JJR,  Norman G0MMO,  Mike G4WRU,  Ralph M0BDI,
Derek G0SQH,  Jim G4MVO,  Don G0JWE and Bill G4YZE.
 
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293.
1100z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9.  Showers and 15c.
1104z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9. Some rain, 16c going up[ to 25c.
1104z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/3
1104z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 4/3 at times but much qsb.
1111z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1111z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1, got up to 4/4 from Jim.
1115z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 here, got 3/3 from Jim.
1129z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1132z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/2 here, got 5/7 from Jim.
1138z - KF5BD Jack from Albuquerque 1/1 here, Jim got him faintly.
1140z - YV5CPT Reinhard from Caracas 4/5 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1144z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall 3/3 here.
1204z - Net ended.   Great to hear Coos, first in a long time. The earlier hour is better for Coos.
His club raised $14,000 in a charity auction. Would like qso with Malcolm PA3AHC about Naarden.
Reinhard got a thin qso with his old friend Joe but conditions still not allowing a good conversation.
 
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
1800z - G0JWE Don, from Derby 5/9+
1805z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 5/9+20
1805z - G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing 5/9+
1805z - G4WRU Mike from London 5/9
1810z - G0SQH Derek from Ringwood 5/9
1836z - Net ended.
 
Messages Received.
From John Rickwood G3JJR re. the Convention station: -
Hi Bill.
            The mast is up,  carrying a 3-element beam for 20m, 15m, & 10m also a Windom for 80m & 40m !
            Not without problems though but all is sorted.
            Firstly, Wythall were not satisfied with the guying pins and have installed their own.
            Secondly the rotator had to be stripped (and dried out) but all is now functioning. SWR’s look good.
            We hope to operate during the House of Friendship’ opening hours which are 1000 to 2000 on Saturday (20th)
            0900 to 1700 on Sunday (21st), 0900 to 1800 on Monday and Tuesday (22nd/23rd), and 0900 to 1600 on Wednesday
           (24th).  Times in BST  (UTC+1)
            We will make a special effort on the Sunday to start at 0800. Perhaps you could publicise this in your news-letter
            quoting "80 through 10 depending on conditions".
            Unfortunately the beam is 5 foot below the roof line, but it is 5 foot above the metal cladding so we hope for the best.
            Wish us luck!                           
            73        John
 
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                                          That's all for this week,
                                            73 de Bill g4yze
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