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Roar Nets April 18 2010

Propagation variable.  Splendid to Pathetic.   K=0,  A=2,  Flux=74.
N.B. This net re-timed 0630z - 0800z from Sunday April 25
0700z - 0800z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0658z - VK2GWK Henk in Nelson Bay 5/9
0700z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 5/8
0700z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0700z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6
0700z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/7
0716z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploiesti 5/9+
0741z - EA8CPN Gerald from Tenerife 3/2,  5/8 by 0745,  5/9+ by 0758z.
0807z - Net ended. A very interesting net.  Peter VK3KCD holding up well throughout.
Henk VK2GWK had to leave early. The earlier start next week might suit him better.
Bill VK4ZD went down from about 0730z. Again the earlier start should be better.
YO9BC Vince was very pleased to get his VK contacts.
0800z - 0900z - UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in  poor conditions.
Supported by : -  G4HMG/p from Clayhidon 3/3 here. Brian got him well.
M0BDI Ralph 2/1 but OK with Brian,  G0MMO Norman 3/4,  G0JWE Don 4/5,
G7OAI John 3/4 up to 5/8, G2FUU Tommy 5/9, G3JJR John 5/9, 
G0SQH Derek 5/9,  G0PCF Bruce 4/8,  G4MVO Jim 4/5,  and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z International net on 14,293
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/5 at first
1125z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploiesti 5/9+
1125z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1138z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1147z - K2QMU Tom from Albany NY 4/7
1150z - G3LUW Brian from Devon Nil here but Pertti heard him earlier.
1150z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 here, got 5/5 from Pertti.
1153z - G3ZHC Derek from Radcliffe 5/9.  For a report.
1153z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Zwolle 1/1,  Pertti got him OK.
1200z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/6.
1203z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/5. Best wishes to all !
1208z - Net ended.  Transatlantic path poor with high attenuation and noise.
Jim suffered from a flu' bug last Sunday.  Things were bad enough without that Jim ! 
Pertti wiped out at times with precipitation static but made the most of brief clear periods.
AF1E Joe has received the Convention logs and banners from Don G0JWE for Montreal.
OH1TG Pasi says we must all be still ( I think he means dead)  He has not heard us in weeks.
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge in poor conditions.
On Parade : -  G0JWE Don,   M0BDI Ralph,  
G4HMG/p John,   G0SQH Derek, Bill G4YZE,
and M0SGK Steve from Leek (For a report.)
Messages received. From Dr. Alan Johnstone M0BCE.
Dear Bill
You faithfully send these weekly bulletins for which I am grateful
But I want to put my  membership of ROAR on hold because QRN is spoiling it all for me on 80metres.
The other bands are improving   and  I have had an engineer from Ofgen to call in and investigate.
He thought it might be from the local pylons but did not confirm this nor was he able to locate any other sources of noise which can come from my  gear eg low wattagw bulbs, BBC Vision  (which incidentally ,is a vg  acquisition ).I continue to enjoy CQ 100 on my pc.
The sunspot  cycle is allowing better propagation on the 20 metre band so I will listen out and try to join in circumstances permitting
73’s to you and all in ROAR   From Alan M0BCE
(Thanks Alan.  Hang in there.  It can only get better.  Bill G4YZE)
                                        That's all for this week,
                                          73 de Bill g4yze

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