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Roar Nets April 11 2010

Propagation very fragile.  K=0,  A=2,,  Solar flux=75
0700z - 0800z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0703z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders up to 5/5 at first
0704z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1 at first, up to 5/8 by 0745z.
0705z - JM2HBO Teru fro Komaki only 2/1 today
0707z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
0707z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0707z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1
0707z - G8LES Mike from Alton 4/3
0713z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3
0716z - VK3KCD Peter now down to 2/1
0724z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 3/3, gave me "just above the noise"
0737z - EA8CPN Gerald from Tenerife 5/9
0758z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here,  Pertti got him well.
0807z - Net ended.  Very interesting !  Klaus was giving Henk 5/8 when he was 3/3 with me.
Bill VK4ZD was doing well "down under" and Pertti did a great job as anchor man
for the UK stations.
Great to get a new contact, Gerald EA8CPN in Tenerife.
He sent the following details by email : - Gerald Reipl  callsigns EA8CPN  and  OE3RGA.
Retired architect, Austrian living in Tenerife 10 years. Age 71.  Member of  R.C.Tenerife Sur  D2200.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,696.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in noisy conditions.
Supported by : - G0OAI John, G3LUW Brian,  G3JJR John
G0JWE Don, G2FUU Tommy, G0SQH Derek, M0BDI Ralph, 
G0PCF Bruce,  G8LES Mike and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1127z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/7 but with much QSB.
1130z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1132z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1, got 5/3 from Pertti.
1133z - G8LES/m Mike from his car 1/1, got 5/4 from Pertti
1134z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4 now
1137z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 3/3 to 5/5 in QSB
1152z - ON4BGI/m Gilbert near Brussels 1/1, Pertti gave 5/8
1200z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here.  Pertti heard him.
1207z - KC2TWT Steve  from Edison NJ  2/1 here,  got 5/8 from Pertti.
1210z - YO9BC Vincent (Coco) from Ploiest 5/9+
1227z - Net ended. Again rather hard work and many thanks to all who tried.
And many thanks to Jim for the following report : -
Hello Bill,
Conditions weird!  G4YZE(Bill) up to 5x5, faded out to 3x3; HB9CQS(Klaus) 5x7-5x9, heavy QSB; EA7GSU (Pertti) very short time 5x9 then QSB into noise; YO9BC(Coco) no readable contact.  QRT about 12:33.
                                                 73  Jim  W1QUO
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
A good net but just four of us, G3LUW Brian,  G0JWE Don,  G0SQH Derek  and  me
in a very noisy band, up to S7 white noise plus qrm.
Messages Received.
From Bill VK4ZD great news of another new member,  via Graham VK4BB and Jack KF5BD : -
From Ray Wells VK2TV  : -
Hello All,
Thank you to Graham Kemp for pointing me in the direction of this group.
My wife (Suzanne) and I have recently become members of West Kempsey Rotary Club, Rotary District 9650, becoming the club's first couple. My wife's membership category is Banking - Customer Service Specialist, and mine is Community Radio due to my heavy involvement as President, technician and presenter for our local station -

My Amateur Radio activities precede obtaining my licence in February 1969, having followed the traditional (then) path of SWL and then Amateur Operator.

My AR callsign is VK2TV and my principal activities for the last 14 years has been with packet modes. I ran the local BBS with 6 radio ports for 13+ years until last October. I now run an APRS Igate for 2m and 30m, and run a Satgate as well. Now that my only HF radio activity with packet is on 30m I will look towards activating other bands for voice - somewhat of a first in over ten years!
I look forward to a mutually rewarding association with Rotary and ROAR.
Regards     Ray Wells     VK2TV
                                     That's all for this week,
                                         73 de Bill  g4yze

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