The International Fellowship for
Rotarians of Amateur Radio

Home Nets Links Reports Members Communicator Office Bearers Regions


Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE

Click here to access previous Weekly Newsletters

Roar Nets October 4 2009

Propagation improving slowly.   K=2,  A=0,  Flux=71.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Not much audible here.

Thanks to Klaus for his report :-
Greetings Bill,
Conditions were not quite as good as last Sunday.
No copy here of ZL and VK4, but good opening into VK3 and southern part of VK2.
Only few Europeans were QRV. Here is an extract of my log:-
06:34z  Called CQ RI net. Band was dead.
06:40z  First signs of Australian activity. Signals improved markedly over the next 10 - 15 minutes.
06:54z  VK3KCD, Peter, from Flinders. 56 - 57 here. Got 55 - 59. VK4ZD and ZL1RD were also on the net, but only a faint murmur here. When signals started dropping again, I expected Peter to fade out.
This did not happen and I had good contacts to Peter over the next half hour.
06:58z  PA0SDZ, Les. Not fully readable here.
07:06z  Peter called CQ Europe several times and was now able to work Les . Peter got 53 and returned a 43 to Les.
07:23z  G4YZE, Bill. Coming and going here. Not easy. Conditions later improved somewhat.
07:27z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 59+10 here. Got 59. Pertti, using 2 el. beam, also worked Peter. 31, at best 41. Got 33 from Peter.
07:42z  PA0SDZ, Les. At long last a 54 here. Got 56.
Net closed abt. 07:50z.
07:53z  VK2BLZ, Len, near Coff's Harbour, called me outside our regular sked to give me a 54 report. Len was 54 here.
73   Klaus, HB9CQS
And thanks to Peter VK3KCD for this report :-
Good Morning Bill
Better conditions this week and had excellent signals from Rob ZL1RD and Klaus HB9CQS for nearly an hour. At 0709 worked Les PA0SDZ 4x3 here, gave me 5x3 and later at 0728 Pertti EA7GSU 3x2 both ways. I heard Bill VK4ZD at 3x2 and I do not think he could hear me.
Did hear one very weak UK signal on Saturday at about the same time so if conditions improve will hopefully have propagation further north next week. 73 YIR Peter VK3KCD.
And an interesting item from Les PA0SDZ :-
Hello Bill,
Very nice to have QSO with VK after a long period. It was quite interesting to hear the Anzo-net being split into two parts. From 07.16 until 07.24 I heard with one ear Klaus talking with Peter in Australia and with my other ear I heard John (EA/GMHMG) in QSO with David (EA5ALK), both in Spain. All  four at that time had signals here in Holland of 55 at the maximum. And after my short absence by a telephone-call, I had QSO with Pertti at 07.44 with -as usual- his signal 59+20! Still strange conditions but some signs of improvement. 73 Leslie PA0SDZ.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in good conditions.:-
Supported by :-  G3JJR John,  G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy, 
G0PCF Bruce,  G4MVO Jim,  M0BDI Ralph,  G0SQH Derek,  &  G4YZE Bill.
Note for UK members :-  My slide show "Winter Hill TV Station" January 2009 version
is available on the British Amateur Tv Club site :-  click on the Film Archives icon.
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293.
From Jim with reference to last Sunday :-
Hello Bill,     It gave me a great deal of happy excitement to contact VK4ZD.  I certainly appreciate VK4ZD's patience and perseverance.  The news about Bill Pollitt was also gratifying.
My son, Jim Jr., is going to pick me up about 10:20 (06.20 EST) and we will drive to the old home site and be ready to join the 1100 UTC net this sunday, Oct. 4.     I am sure you will enjoy revisiting with Jim Jr., the astronomer.   73  Jim  W1QUO
1050z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8
1052z - K1AKE Jim Moran Jr, - with W1QUO.
1058z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8, got 4/4 from Jim.
1100z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 2/1, up to 5/9 later.
1107z - PA2X Cees from Bussum up to 3/2 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1114z - TF6IF Frank from East Iceland 5/9
1116z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6 now, got 5/9 from Jim.
1119z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 3/2 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1130z - ON4WDL Will from Maldegem 2/1, got 5/9+10 from Jim.
1136z - YO4DLA/p/i   Anton 4/3 here, /p near Rome.
1140z - KB1OPV Bill from  Agawam 4/4 gave me 5/7.
1141z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/7
1158z - Net ended. A great effort by the Moran family and it was great to speak to
Jim Jr. again (we last met at the 50th anniversary of Jodrell Bank radio-telescope
in Manchester in 2007).  We very much appreciate your great effort and we shall
try to keep the net going at this end if you cannot make it every time.
Jim celebrated his 93rd birthday on September 27.
And what a wonderful surprise to hear Nate 5/7, first time in over a year.
And Nate reminded us that he will be 89 on November 28.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex, in rather noisy conditions..
On Parade were :-  M0BDI Ralph,  G0MMO Norman,  G3JJR John,
G0SQH Derek  and G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
From Jim W1QUO on Monday.
Hello Bill,
Roll out the red carpet.  I understand that Coco, YO9BC, will be joining the International Net 1100-1200 UTC, Sunday, October 11. His new shack and equipment are state of the art.  He should be putting out a strong signal.
73,  Jim   W1QUO
                                        That's all for this week,
                                            73 de Bill g4yze
Weekly Report