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Roar Nets March 22 2009

Propagation poor and confusing.    K=0, A=7, Flux=69
N.B.  UK clocks go forward one hour to BST at 0100z on Sunday 29th March.
0730z -  0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0630z - 0730z from March 29.
We should get earlier propagation soon.  UK sunrise is now 0600z.
Careful listening from 0650z. One Russian contester at 0742 5/5, Some packet
audible on 14.100 from 0755z. Haifa beacon just audible at 0810z.
I never did hear the Madeira beacon, nor Wellington of course - then suddenly!
0831z - VK4ZD 5/6 Bill in Gatton.  Got me "5/3 in the clear".
But what about this report from Klaus ?
"Hello Bill,
Big signals from ANZO - but even bigger from the contest stations. At one time I had a 9 + 10 station working on 14,292.5.
Through all this, I managed to maintain a fairly steady contact with Bill, VK4ZD, who was net controller for the ANZO stations.
On and off I also worked Rob, ZL1RD, Teru san, JM2HBO, Noel, VK2IWT and Roy, DU9/G4UNL. It wasn't easy.
Sometimes Q5, sometimes Q1, and you never knew who moved the S-meter. Bill was a great help.
I heard Pertti, EA7GSU, being called, but had no copy on Pertti here - or any other European stations.
First contact with Bill at 07:35z. Closed down at 08:33z, - glad that my sore ears could get some rest!
73, Klaus, HB9CQS  "
( In Bolton it was like a propagation curtain was blocking all signals at South of England latitudes until about 0830z.)
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693    
0800z - 0900z from next Sunday 29th March.
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood. Signals strong but much qsb.
On parade :-  G3LUW Brian, G0PCF Bruce, G0MMO Norman, G0JWE Don,
G3JJR John, G4WRU Mike, G2FUU Tommy, M0BDI Ralph, G4MVO Jim, and me.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293
1130z - 1230z from next Sunday 29th March.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1238z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 3/4
1245z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1, got 5/6 from Jim.
1302z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1, got 5/7 from Pertti.
1311z - Net ended.  Jim had heavy qrm and weak sigs from Europe throughout.
Pertti reported he had good contacts on the VK net from 0735z onwards.
1900z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3.693 
1800z - 1830z from March 29.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.  Very good propagation.
On the net were :- EA/G4HMG John from Spain,  G8LES Mike,
G0SQH Derek, G0PCF Bruce  and G4YZE Bill.
Mike G8LES will be away on a filming task for Rotary 3-H in Southern Brazil
from Tuesday until March 31.
                                                  That's all for this week,
                                                       73 de Bill g4yze

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