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Roar Nets November 1 2009

Propagation still rather fragile.   K=2, A=1. Flux=75
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0725z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0726z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here but Pertti got him
0730z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
0730z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here, but Pertti gave 4/4
0740z - HB9CQS Klaud from Sachseln 5/5
0745z - ZL1RD Rob from Auckland 1/1 here but Klaus got him alright.
0806z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/2 here gave me "very very weak"
0810z - VK4ZD Bill now up to 5/3, gave me 4/3
0833z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/5 from Pertti
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,
Band conditions appear to have been fairly good this Sunday morning, but I started too late to really benefit from the opening to VK and ZL Next Sunday I will commense listening not later than 07:00z and then perhaps go QRT when contacts between G - EA and VK - ZL have been established. This will also reduce net congestion. Let's see how it works. On Tuesday morning (Nov. 03) I worked VK2GWK, Henk, at 06.45z with 59+5 both ways. Over the last 10 days, 06:45z has been the time when signals between HB9 and VK2 have peaked.
Here is an extract of my log:
07:36z  EA7GSU, Pertti, booming in and maintaining a steady signal over the next hour.
07:37z  ZL1RD, Rob, 54 here. Received 56. Unfortunately Rob faded out quickly.
07:41z  VK4ZD, Bill, from Lockyer Waters. 56 and fully readable for the next hour. Got 54.
07:41z  VK3KCD, Peter was on the net. Bill acted as go-between, but Peter was never readable here.
07:46z  G4YZE, Bill. Mostly 55. Got 54. At 08:12 Bill then worked Bill. 43 both ways.
07:48z  EA/G4HMG, John. 59 / 59, but dropping considerably later in the morning.
08:02z  VK2GWK, Henk. 44 here. Henk explained that he had worked Europe with 59 signals one hour earlier.
08:20z  G0JWE, Don. No copy here, but Pertti had the correct skip distance and worked Don.
08:50z  Pulled the big switch.     73    Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in good conditions.
On Parade :- G4MVO Jim,  G3JJR John,  M0BDI Ralph,,
G2FUU Tommy,  G0SQH Derek,  and G4YZE Bill.
1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
1153z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1200z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/9
1200z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1205z - K1AKE Jim Junr with Jim Senr.
1209z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
1212z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here got 3/3 from Jim
1218z - WN5V David from Welsh LA 5/7
1218z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 4/4 in the noise but great to hear you David !
1220z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2, got 5/7 from Jim
1229z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Jim
1229z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/3, got 5/5 from Jim.
1233z - VE3BGG Bert from Ontario 5/6. Getting the snow-blowers ready for winter !
1302z - Net ended.  A much better net with no qrm and condx improving.
It was great to hear Jim again with his big signal and many thanks to Jim Junr
for getting up at 5AM and taking Dad to the station. A fine example of Rotary Service.
1900z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions.
Supported by :-  G0JWE Don,  G4WRU Mike,
G0SQH Derek,  G2FUU Tommy,  and G4YZE Bill.
Brian missed the earlier nets - Aerials lowered due to gale force
winds in the Sunny South. 
                         That's all for this week,
                              73 de Bill g4yze
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