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Roar Nets October 11 2009

Propagation more lively today.     K=3, A=1, Flux=70.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Very quiet here at first but Klaus was in business early, thanks for the report Klaus :-
Greetings Bill,
A fairly good opening towards ANZO, but not a single European station heard during the half hour I was active.
06:32z  VK4ZD, Bill. 43 for a start, improving to 55. Got 53 - 54 from Queensland. Last Sunday I had no copy at all on Bill.
06:34z  VK2GWK, Henk. 59 both ways slowly dropping to 55 when I closed at 07:03z.
06:37z  ZL1RD, Rob. 53 here. Signals improved and I got 54 - 55 after a few minutes. Big improvement over last Sunday.
06:39z  VK3KCD, Peter from Flinders. 54 here. Got 53 - 56. Not quite as good as last Sunday. Peter had no copy on Bill.
06:49z  Henk in contact with JM2HBO, Teru san. No copy long path so Teru san, through Henk, asked me to try short path.
06:55z  JM2HBO, Teru san, 53 - 54 short path in spite of the mountains. Got 33 from Teru san.
07:03z  QRT. We have guests from Denmark and I received a friendly invitation to take part in the breakfast.
73   Klaus, HB9CQS
But propagation moved west and we got great results later :-
0706z - VK2GWK Henk in Nelson Bay 4/3 up to 5/6 by 0712z. & got me up to 5/5
0708z - VK4ZD Bill in Gatton also up to 5/6 by 0715z & got me OK.
VK3KCD Peter was on from Flinders but I could not reach him.  His 73s to all via Henk.
Also I think Noel VK2IWT was on earlier from Uralla.
Pertti EA7GSU got good contacts with Henk and Bill.  John EA/G4HMG got audible but not readable.
A great improvement and very encouraging !
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in lively conditions, loud and noisy.
Supported by :-  G2FUU Tommy,  G3JJR John,  G0MMO Norman,  G0JWE Don, 
M0BDI Ralph,  G4MVO Jim,  G0PCF Bruce, and G4YZE Bill.
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293.
1100z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1100z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton 3/3, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1105z - GW4KVJ John from Caerphilly 1/1 here, got 4/4 from Pertti
1105z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1, got 5/6 from Pertti
1111z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
1115z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/7
1128z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 3/2 here, got 5/9 from Pertti
1137z - WN5V Dave from Welsh LA 3/3 - raced up to 5/9 at the end.
1142z - IZ3PCQ Arnaldo from Suzzera 5/9 (for a report)
1147z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9  (spoke to Nils SM4CSF earlier & his 73s to all)
1204z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/8, doing well at this time Nate !
1208z - Net ended.  A very interesting net despite the absence of our leader Jim W1QUO.
Best wishes from everybody Jim!  Hope you are settling in well in your new accommodation
and hope to hear you again soon. It was great to hear Nate and also Dave WN5V keeping the
transatlantic path alive.  Hope you can join us regularly Dave !
    Very sorry to hear from Dave W0OXB that Joe Simonet's wife Jean passed away on this day.
Thanks for the message Dave!.  Tell Joe we will be looking for him every Sunday, meanwhile
sincere sympathy from us all to Joe and all the family.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions :-
Supported by :-  G0JWE Don,  G0SQH Derek, 
G2FUU Tommy   and  G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
From Communicator Editor James VU2ARL :-
Hello Pete and all,
I have sent out a mail from my server after uploading the database,
to collect information regarding the requirements of hard/soft copy
of our Communicator.
In this first round, I have sent the mail only to all of you, ie,
ROAR officers. After going through the process, if you all feel that
what I have done up to now is ok, I will proceed to send out the
email to all our members who have email addresses.
Since it would not look nice to do this on a blank page, I have used
the proposed masthead for Communicator as the masthead for the survey
pages also. I hope it is ok with all of you.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to write.
73,      YiR,   James VU2ARL.
(Survey now in progress. Please respond as soon as possible. - g4yze)
N.B.  UK clocks go back one hour to GMT at 0100z on Sunday October 25.
         In the USA EST area clocks go back one hour on Sunday November 1.
                              That's all for this week,
                                 73 de Bill g4yze
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