Propagation might be improving. Solar flux up to 72 at the end of the day.
Best wishes from the sun! Yesterday May 12 it broke through the 73 barrier with a solar flux of 74
for the first time since January 2008. Previous cycles indicate that having exceeded 73 it tends upward.
and we can expect a solar flux of about 80 by midsummer day in time for the RI Convention.
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo net on 14.293 Long Path
I was off station at this time. Many thanks to Teru for the following report : -
May 10, 2009 Roar net VK, ZL and EU
A temporary Net Controller Teru JM2HBO
I called CQ Roar net.
VK3KCD check in , his signal 43 with QRN, my report 57 with QSB.
I was very sorry I forget his name, but I copy his name "Peter" I got very noisy noisy,, many thanks.
and continue CQing
No rotarian got on that 14.293MHz. and I could not listen any EU on short or long path.
and I calling CQ on this frequency
VK5HRT 59001 59041 Craig , contest QSO
DV1KID 57 57 Joel Manila
VK2SOB 58 57 Bob Sydney
VR2UIX 59 59 Oliver Hong Kong
VR2UCC 59 59 Chris Hong Kong
4F7DRH 59+ 59 Bob Philipines
HL3WQ 59 57 Jeon Cheonan city, South Korea
Net was ended at 0807Z
and I must attend the Kamaki Rotary meeting at 0900Z to 1100Z at Komaki Meitetsu Hotel.
this evening I got DV1KID, VR2UIX and 4F7DRH emails.
Thank you for attending the Roar Net.
and I would like to work EU or North America.
Good Day and best regards!
The sun spot is coming up day by day :)) :-))
DE JM2HBO Teru
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
No radio net that I know of. There was a great eyeball week-end at Cheltenham with : -
Regional Vice-President Mike G8LES, Don G0JWE, Brian G3LUW, Bruce G0PCF, Derek G0SQH,
Marie G7WGJ, John G4HMG, Diana G4MVV, John G3JJR, Jim G4MVO, Tommy G2FUU,
John G7OAI, John GW4KVJ, Geoff G3KJW, and Bill G4YZE.
Apologies from Ralph M0BDI who was not feeling well enough to attend.
1130z - 1230z International net on 14,293.
I missed this one. Many thanks to Jim for the following report : -
International net May 10, 2009 1130-1230 UTC 14.293.
1125 PA2X, Cees, using 100 watts & automobile mounted vertical-received a well deserved 5x5 from W1QUO.
EA7GSU, Pertti, 5x7/8-many, many thanks to Pertti for his assistance in running a very smooth net.
VO1NP, Nate, 5x6-Nate supplied Rotary info. on his club's purchasing books and uniforms for school children.
SM4CSF, Nils, 5x6/7-excellent signal, arm chair copy most of the time.
G8LES, Mike, 5x9-updated info. on ROAR station at RI convention. Many thanks for solving insurance problem at booth.
W1QJ-visitor from sunny Florida
W0TBC, Joe, connected briefly with EA7GSU, no copy at W1QUO.
Many thanks to all who participated on May 10, 2009. 73 Jim W1QUO
And many thanks to Cees PA2X for the following report : -
On today´s (May 10th) International net at 1130z - 1230z on 14,293 I was PA2X / MOBILE
Using a IC706MK2G with only 100 watts into a vertcal (8 meters) and location was BLARICUM,
about 5 km from my home QTH Bussum. Propagations were quite good, with Jim W1QUO 57
in my car end I was surprisingly a good 55 at his end. I was able to receive EA7GSU (Pertti)
with 57 and SM4CSF (Nils) 55. Wanna see my mobile situation ?
Please feel free to visit www.pa2x.com
and see the pictures.
Regards and 73 PA2X - Kees - Bussum
1800z - 1830z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
GW3KVJ John from Caerphilly 1/1 here, got 5/5 from Brian.
G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex 5/9
G0PCF Bruce from Shoeburyness, Essex 5/9
G4YZE Bill Bolton
All arrived home safely after our AGM at Cheltenham.
A very nice picture of our President of Roar John Maier W8AUV.
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze