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Roar Nets March 15 2009

Propagation morbid.  K=3, A=8, Flux=69
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
The band did not really open in this location. I just managed a thin contact with Klaus 
Following received from Klaus after the net : -
Hallo Bill,
Its not getting any better. Its getting worse.
Called the net at intervals from 07:35z onwards.
At 07:55z I exchanged a few words with Bill, VK4ZD and with Teru, JM2HBO. Just 33, both ways. Then they were gone.
And then about 08:22z you with 33 before I lost you. Nothing else
Spoke to Henk during the week, so I knew that he would be absent today.
Keep smiling!
73, Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,691
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton - in fair conditions.
Ten on parade including - G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy, G7OAI John,  G4WRU Mike,
G0PCF Bruce,  G3LUW Brian,  M0BDI Ralph,  G8LES Mike, & G4YZE Bill.
It was great to hear Ralph very lively on the radio having been invalided home from Majorca last week.
Don and John G3JJR are going to NEC tomorrow for further clarifications about the Convention station.
(In the event John was unwell and Don went on his own.  We now have his report.)
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1220z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9.
1220z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here, Jim got him alright.
1228z - YV5CPT Reinhard from Caracas 4/3 here. Pertti got him well.
1232z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6.
1225z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, Jim got him well.
1255z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here. "In the noise" with Jim.
1300z - M1NTO Hugh from Manchester 5/6, Pertti got him 5/7
1312z - Net ended. Quite a struggle!  Jim had high polar noise and,
worse still toothache.!  He was able to report that Chuck Graham KI6DCD
had his kidney operation on Thursday and is recovering OK
With some assistance from Pertti - we got Reinhard's e-mail address.
1900z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.  Conditions very good.
Nine participants including : - G8LES Mike,  EA/G4HMG John from Spain 5/9 here,
G0MMO Norman,  G0SQH Derek,  G0PCF Bruce,  G3JJR John,  G2FUU Tommy, - & me.
Chairman Mike G8LES was able to report that he had spent the day overhauling the
tri-band beam. It is now ready for transport to Birmingham for the Convention station in June.
Messages Received.
From Nate VO1NP in St.John's NF : -
In brief.....Nate's son Frank Penney is on an oil rig in the Terra Nova oilfield off the
Newfoundland Banks.  Last Friday one of their Sikorsky S-92A helicopters crashed near
the Hibernian Platform with the death of seventeen of the eighteen people on board.
This is the same machine which took Frank out on duty a week ago.  Frank was not
involved in the crash but the social consequences are a devastating blow to the tight-
knit community in Newfoundland.  He knew most of the people who died.....
(Thanks for the messages Nate and our sympathy to you all!)
                              That's all for this week,
                                73 de Bill g4yze

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