Propagation very dull this day K=0, A=2 Flux=73
0730z - 0830z Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0750z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8, (busy on 80m CW contest.)
0750z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1
0751z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1 here
0755z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/2
0820z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
We continued until 0900z with the band rather dead and noisy here.
Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for this report on last Sunday's net :-
Got this week’s report OK and found conditions difficult last Sunday. As to the new beam a series of events have conspired to slow down construction. I have all the parts prepared for the 20Mx section and all I need now is a clear day with no interruptions to assemble it. At present the weather is quite unstable here and with Christmas and the summer holiday season approaching apparently there are things more important than getting the beam up!
Will be on again on Sunday 73 Peter
PS Have heard you at 1x1 the last 2 nets
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G4WRU Mike in control from London in good conditions.
Supported by :- G3LUW Brian, G0PCF Bruce, G0MMO Norman,
G0SQH Derek, G8LES Mike, G3JJR John, M0BDI Ralph,
G4MVO Jim, G0JWE Don and G4YZE Bill.
A very good lively net.
1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
1200z - YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/9
1205z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/3
1210z - PE1OCC Philip from Huzon 1/1 here, got 5/8 from John
1215z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/2 in qrm
1228z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1234z - AC3D Scott from Tenn. 4/3, got me 5/5
1240z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here, got 5/5/9 from John.
1248z - Net ended. We missed Jim but see his report below.
1900z - 1930z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Band very noisy and long skip but John did well from Spain.
EA/G4HMG John from Benissa in charge.
Also there though I could not hear them were:-
G8LES Mike, G0SQH Derek, G3LUW Brian,
Also Bill G4YZE. Noise and qrm a steady S7-8 here.
From Jim W1QUO:-
Hello Jack (KF5BD) and others,
I would like to report that we are making progress here on the new antenna system because we have had to move to an assisted living facility. My companion and nurse, Claire, had a series of falls. She has now recovered. Our present address is a lovely penthouse apartment but a difficult antenna site. Currently we have completed a new antenna system which needs to get a signal over or around a hill to the east and a source of high electrical noise to the west. With the help of some radio astronomers, we were able to produce a 5x6 signal into the U.K., during a recent test of a 20 meter modified vertical dipole (thanks to Bill g4yze). We probably will not be able to match the signal strength or performance of the old 8 element log periodic "Thunder Boomer", which most of you have heard and reported as S9++. More info. to follow.
With regards to Jack's idea, I think it's great. I suggest that we do not abandon the Sunday 1800, 14.288 net, but some of you start a net on some mutually agreeable week day and time. I remember a very successful net functioned for many years on Thursdays, 14.293 with George (K1UIL) as the "sparkplug."
Regarding Rotary meeting attendance credits, you will probably not be successful if past experience prevails. So what? The attraction of being able to talk to other ROAR members is adequately satisfying by itself.
I congratulate John(W8AUV) for the work on his new antenna system. With patience and perseverance we will conquer.
73's de Jim W1QUO
Re. Tommy G2FUU:-
Tonight (Wednesday) Olive reports that Tommy is now speaking well and they are getting him up every day
for some physiotherapy. He is very impatient to progress now. The medics now plan to move him to a rehabilitation
unit in Bishops Stortford in a few days time. It is well known with a good record in re-hab' so Tommy is in good hands.
I passed best wishes from us all and we hope to hear Tommy on the air in a few weeks now.
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze