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Roar Nets September 13 2009

Propagation very poor.   K=2,  A=4,  Solar flux = 69
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0630z - No signals heard from VKs or ZLs this morning. Band very dead at first.
0655z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/5 up to 5/7 later.
0656z - G8LES Mike from Alton 2/1 here
0658z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5
0702z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/8
0715z - EA7ALK Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
0727z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 1/1 here, got 5/7 from John.
0735z - Net ended.  John had a good report from his doctor on his sinus trouble 
Klaus was busy making a medicine cabinet.
Pertti reported an offer from James Kalassery in Cochin VU2ARL to edit the Communicator
Pertti says  -   Please check his "hand writing" on:
It is very impressive !
 0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
G2FUU Tommy in charge in rather noisy conditions.
Supported by :- G3JJR John from Wolverhampton, G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon,
G4WRU Mike from London, M0BDI Ralph from Chichester,  G3OKT John from Oswestry,
PA0ADC (aka VK2GWK) Henk on holiday in Holland, G8LES Chairman Mike from Alton,
and G3UDP Mike from Spalding, an ex IBA colleague of mine trying out a new wide-band
vertical antenna. Mike got 5/7 from Brian in Devon and good reports from Oswestry and
Wolverhampton.but not readable here. >From Bolton to Spalding Linc's there are the Peak
District obstructions, notably the Kinder Scout and the High Peak, right on the path.
Also Mike noticed later he was only putting out 20w.  Try full power next week Mike !
Ralph was sounding much brighter, making a great recovery.
Henk returns to NSW, Nelson Bay, on 23rd September.  We sure hope to hear you then Henk !
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293
1055z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1055z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1105z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/6
1110z - GW4KVJ John from Caerphilly 1/1 here, got 3/3 from Jim
1125z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Jim.
1133z - Net ended. Jim a good steady signal but otherwise very scrappy conditions.
Pertti reported bush fires - about 20km from him but very fierce.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex  5/9++
G8LES Mike from Alton 5/9++
and G4YZE Bill in Bolton.
Strong signals but very noisy.
Messages Received.
From Douglas Birt ZL1BFS :-
I have been listening every week for about a year.  In that time it was twice, I think, that I worked one of the Europeans.  
About four times i worked a VK or once, ZL1RD.  The band is absolutely dead, and getting deader at our evening time (your morning).
Like you, I did hear some voices on the ROAR frequency last Sunday, but I have no idea who they were.
But I will keep listening every week, and one day it will suddenly work.
Thanks for the logs.   73   Doug ZL1BFS   PP Rotary Club of Gisborne
From Peter Doughty G3TKK :-
Sorry to be absent over recent weeks but life has been quite hectic!  I
have had to fit Ham Radio in around so many things my time has been
stretched thin everywhere......
I will make a try at getting into one of the nets soon.  ................
I still have to find time to put up a new antenna as
I have 'fried' my WARC vertical through the inevitable carelessness of
the elderly in control of a linear!
Trust you are well yourself.  Hope to make it this w/e.
YRF   Peter  G3TKK
(Peter has had a couple of cataract ops, also family had health problems. Good luck now Peter!)
From Coos VE2GTI :-
Sunday evening , 13 Sept.
This morning  light rain, temp 14 C,  wx calm.
Next Sunday 20 Sept. we shall be in SW Ontario
3 October: Our trip to Europe begins.
8 November we plan to arrive back in Montreal.
Best regards,  Coos, VE2GTI
PS  photo of Helmi and me on a recent visit to the family in Vancouver.
                                                                    That's all for this week,
                                                                        73 de Bill g4yze
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