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Roar Nets March 29 2009

Propagation a little brighter but much contest qrm.   K=1, A=3, Flux=71
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened carefully but heard only contesters, mostly from Russian regions.
0651z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln about 2/2. No contact.

Thanks to Klaus for the following report:-
Hallo Bill,
During the week there were several good openings to VK2, but absolutely nothing this Sunday morning. No Europeans either.
In the afternoon I worked Jim, W1QUO, briefly through heavy contest QRM. No other ROAR stations heard. 
73, Klaus - HB9CQS

And to Pertti for the following report:-
Hi Bill,
I had my rx open since 0630 utc on reasonably empty frequence. 0645 I heard something, 0655 I hrd the call: zl1byz coming up to 57 and running the contest.
0705 he left the freq. 0735 S5... started 500 cycles below calling test joined at 0740 by E7.. 3kc down both over driving PA's and causing splattering S9plus 20.
BUT! 0805 I recognized OH6SM's voice with a signal 19! We were not able to communicate but confirmed that we knew who was on the opposite end!!
Sort of ANZO net????
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon. Ten on the net including:-
G3JJR John,  G0PCF Bruce,  G2FUU Tommy,  G0SQH Derek,  G0MMO Norman,
M0BDI Ralph,  G0JWE Don, G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 over the qrm.
1130z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 but Jim got him alright.
1137z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 2/2 here, got 4/4 from Jim.
1145z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 1/1.  I think Jim got him well.
1150z - Net ended, surrendering the band to very agressive contesters.
Jim came through well.  He reported very wet weather and temp. plus 4c.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge . Eight on the net including:-
G0JWE Don,  G0SQH Derek,  G3JJR John,  G2FUU Tommy,
G0PCF Bruce, GM4JAE Ian (in Inverness),  and G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
Anxious debates about insurance costs for the Convention station at Birmingham NEC.
About £700 premium plus a £2,500 excess if there is a claim.- chiefly arising from the
trailer and mast mounting our beam.  Anything less in the way of an antenna
would be quite useless at that site. We are not permitted to attach anything to the building.
                                The debate continues!
                            That's all for this week,
                                73 de Bill g4yze

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