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Roar Nets March 8 2009

Propagation a bit confused. Plenty contest activity.  K=1, A=1, Flux=69
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0737z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5
0735z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9+
0737z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1,John got him very well.
0737z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Klaus.
0800z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1, John got him alright.
0803z - GW4KVJ John from Caerphilly 1/1 here, got 4/2 with qrm from John.
0808z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9, Blue sky & 17c.
0840z - Net ended. John and Pertti did well in "European" conditions.
No signals from "down under" but following received from Rob in Auckland : -
Hi Bill
For the second week in a row, I have heard no one on the ROAR net
frequency. Last week I could only hear the Japanese station, although I
believe he heard and worked VK4ZD and VK2GWK they were inaudible here
in NZ.                    (I think Pertti heard you about 0745z Rob !)
I did hear VK8BJ tonight and worked Noel but nothing was heard from the others.
What I did hear every few seconds was a blast of noise... Noel thought
it was Indonesian radar...   that took out everything on frequency. It
continued at the time I am writing this at 0817 UTC. The noise takes out
all signals from about 14.282 through 14.308 when it is on.
I am hoping conditions change and I am able to rejoin the net in the
next few weeks.
All the best from New Zealand
Rob  ZL1RD
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Ten on the net including:-  Brian G3LUW, Mike G4WRU, John G3JJR,
Don G0JWE, Bruce G0PCF, Derek G0SQH, Jim G4MVO and Bill G4YZE
We were joined by GB0ATC a Special Event Air Training Corps Station from Garelochhead.
near Helensburgh, operated by Barry GM0KZX.
A very lively net in fair conditions.  Much discussion about the Convention station.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim in Leominster MA  3/9 in ferocious contest QRM, Got me the same.
We gave up after about five minutes.
Following from Jim after the net : -
"Dear Bill,
               Heard you calling me 1230 to 1236, Sunday, March 8.  Impossible to maintain
contact due to the number of contest stations on the frequency.  Look for improvement next week."
                       73   Jim   W1QUO
1900z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
1900z - Brian G3LUW in charge with : - Don G0JWE, Derek G0SQH,
Mike G8LES, Tommy G2FUU and Bill G4YZE.
Messages Received.
Following from Chuck Graham KI6DCD
I’ve been asked to serve as a Regional VP with Jim.  Jim says it is a cheerleader position.  So I guess I can handle that. 
I have a kidney transplant on the 12th of March so I’m hoping after that to be up to speed.
Best Chuck
(Hi!  you did well to find a match Chuck. Best wishes from us all for a good op. on Thursday.  Bill g4yze)
Following from Secretary Brian G3LUW on Sunday evening  re. Ralph M0BDI.
Hi everybody,   Sally rang me this evening to say that Ralph had been taken ill in Majorca. He was taken to hospital.
Sally was given a bed and they spent 13 of the 15 days in the ward. A doctor accompanied them home by air yesterday 
and he is now in bed at home in Itchenor. They are not sure what the problem is, but suspect a minor stroke.
He was very dizzy and was unable to remain upright. Sally says his sight is muzzy.
He cannot focus well enough to read and has blurred vision. Their doctor called today and she is arranging for him to see a neurologist.
I do not think he or Sally will be opening e-mails, but this is Ralph's address : -         

Ralph Lansdale,  Harbour House, Spinney Lane, Itchenor,  Chichester, PO20 7DJ    Tel :  01243 512368
73 de Brian.
(Best wishes from us all for a full and speedy recovery Ralph !)  
(I shall copy this to Ralph by post. -  g4yze) 
                                     That's all for this week,
                                        73 de Bill g4yze.

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