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Roar Nets September 20 2009

Propagation still poor and unstable.  K=1, A=2,    Flux=71  But up to 75 on Tuesday 22nd !!!
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
No VK or ZL voices heard this day.
0633z - EA/G4HMG John in Benissa mostly 5/8 down to 2/3 at times.
0643z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9, up to +20 at times.
0644z - PA0ADC Henk  aka VK2GWK  1/1 here,  got 5/9 from Pertti.
0645z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/4 at best
0650z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Pertti
0712z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/2 here, got 5/9+ from Pertti.
0733z - Net ended.  Band noisy and signals very variable.
John EA/G4HMG feeling much better in cooler conditions.
Henk PA0ADC returns to Oz, Nelson Bay, on 24th.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,692.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in noisy conditions.
On parade:- G4WRU Mike,  G0JWE Don, M0BDI Ralph,
G7OAI John,  G0PCF Bruce,  G4MVO Jim,
G2FUU Tommy,  and G4YZE Bill.
Brian will be absent from the nets for the next three weeks.
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293,
1050z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1050z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, Jim got him well.
1050z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9 at times. Jim got him well.
1107z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1109z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1121z - GX3EFX David from Harrow 2/3 here, got 5/6 from Pertti.
1125z - IZ0RDM 5/8.  Rather garbled - for a report.
1130z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here, Jim gave "in and out"
1135z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1140z - 5B4AHL Dave from Paphos, Cyprus, 5/8  Looking for Don G0JWE.
1145z - Net ended.  Jim had 8c and looking like autumn.
Jim also had to tell us, sadly, that due to health problems he and Claire have to
move to more restricted accommodation as part of an "assistance program".
Jim has got clearance to erect an antenna there, but it is in an apartment complex
and not really compatible with an 8-element Log Periodic on a 60-foot mast, Hi Hi.
It may be several weeks before Jim overcomes the technical problems and gets
back on the air - with an antenna however modest.
They move at the end of this month and Jim will be on the air with his big blaster
for the last time this Sunday September 27.  Come on and wish them well !

1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,692
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in strong qrm
supported by :- G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy,
G3HWQ Jack,  And G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
From Chuck Graham KI6DCD
In brief :-  Following his kidney transplant in March Chuck attended for a rejection
check-up at UCSF Medical Centre on September 14. 
He gives a graphic description of a problem arising with taking a sample for biopsy.
It was very nearly the death of Chuck. He spent 3 days in Intensive Care but now
he is back home and in pretty good form.
Best wishes from us all Chuck !
From our new Communicator Editor James Kalassery VU2ARL
"Hello Pete and all my fellow-officers of ROAR,
I am extremely glad and grateful to all of you for accepting me as
your Editor of Communicator. I promise that I will discharge my
responsibilities to the best of my abilities. I look forward to and
thank you all for your assistance to bring out the Communicator regularly."
(James is setting out an action plan.  Views on the magazine size,
printing - if and where - and distribution methods to James on  
at your earliest convenience please)

                                        That's all for this week,
                                            73 de Bill g4yze
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