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Roar Nets November 22 2009

Propagation brighter but unstable.  K=2, A=9, Flux= 76
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0745z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0745z - JM2HBO Teru from Nagoya up to 4/3 here, Pertti got him 5/9.
0745z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8
0750z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here, Klaus had some copy.
0753z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne up to 5/3, got me 3/3
0803z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0815z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 3/4 in back-scatter, got 5/9+ from Pertti.
0840z - G0SQH Derek from Ringwood 1/1 here, got 5/8 from Pertti.
0849z - Net ended. A very good lively net. Again the more southerly stations did best
early in tne period. Peter G3TKK was able to give Doug 5/5. I still have not heard the
other Peter VK3KCD.  I'm waiting to see what the new spider antenna can do Peter!
Klaus reported Karen now quite fit and able to play some tennis again.
Great to have Peter G3TKK back with us. We need you Peter!
Teru had a pretty good signal but he left for dinner at 0810z.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood in variable conditions.
Supported by :-  G3JJR John,  G4WRU Mike,  G0PCF Bruce, 
M0BDI Ralph,  G0MMO Norman,  G0JWE Don,  G7OAI John,
G3TKK Peter,  G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
1200z - YO9BC Vincent (Coco) from Ploiest 5/9
1200z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
1208z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6
1215z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1236z - K3FWG Frank from Mahoney PA 5/5
1241z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario 5/9
1250z - N4SJX Joe from Fredricksburg VA 5/9
1307z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/9
1312z - Net ended. Another lively net with conditions improving all the time.
Coco had his new Tentec Orion 2 in operation into his 16-el array 25m up !!
Bert VE3BGG is 85 next Sunday 29th.  Come on and send him a Happy message !
We missed Jim W1QUO, away at a Rotary fund-raising breakfast event but on Saturday 21st
he was on with Jim jun. K1AKE and Jim's colleague Alan Rogers ex (ZE6JG). 
Alan was testing out a centre-fed half-wave vertical at Jim's home base.
It was 5/6 here against 5/9 on the big beam so it is very promising and
they intend to get it erected at Jim's new place pretty soon now.
Alan wreaked havoc with his old Southern Rhodesia callsign but we sorted it out !
Did anybody know Molly Henderson ZE1JE, a famous S.Rhodesian ham now SK,
who was well-known to Alan in his early days in amateur radio ?
1900z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Band very noisy with long skip stuff. I made several calls but heard no reply.
Messages Received.
From John Goldsmith G4KTX :-
Hullo Bill,
 Its some time since we made contact and  I have to report that my situation  is unchanged.  I had a go at morse  and found it difficult my only excuse being age. I am approaching 86 and with Parkinsons Disease the two don't agree.
 So I'm saying farewell to radio, much as I have enjoyed it - and the company  that Cicely and I met at the AGMs.
You all will be sadly missed
  Please convey this message  to all concerned  and especially to Tommy G2FUU with a hope that he makes a speedy return to good health and will soon be on the air again.
 With Christmas  on the way  our very best wishes  to all concerned  and this  goes to Josee, as well.
 Best wishes to all,
Yours in Rotary, John G4KTX
And re. Tommy G2FUU :-
Olive reports that Tommy was promoted from Intensive Care to a High Dependency ward on Saturday
and further promoted to a standard ward on Tuesday. All tubes have been removed and he is able to speak.
He is still rather tired but improving steadily.  Great News Tommy !
                                                That's all for this week,
                                                   73 de Bill g4yze

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