The International Fellowship for
Rotarians of Amateur Radio

We gratefully acknowledge Tord Elfwendahl's
of our new logo design

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 August 15 2010
Propagation still very fragile.   K=2,  A=3,  Flux=85

0530z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for this report : -
Good Morning Bill,
An interesting day on the nets. 40mx was very busy with the RD contest in VK
but we got a clear channel.
Propagation was on our side and I copied all participants.
First heard at 0500 was Peter VK3FPSR, being my first contact with him due
to his proximity, then Doug ZL1BFS, Bill VK4ZD and Reg VK7KK.
The ANZO Europe net at 0530 commenced with VK4ZD and ZL1BFS at good strength
and then Klaus HB9CQS called in with a good signal Q5 S4 rising to S7
Bill G4YZE was copied here after 0600 with 4x3 both ways.
Bill VK4ZD and I will be in Canberra for a Rotary Conference next weekend so
I will not be on air but Bill will be mobile.
I may not be in Flinders the following weekend so most probably won't speak for a couple of weeks
73 Peter VK3KCD
And many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for this report : -
Greetings Bill,

This Sunday's ANZO net offered a surprising opening to VK3 and that was about all.

05:32z  Heard Bill, VK4ZD, and Peter, VK3KCD, but not strong enough to contact.

05:38z  VK3KCD, Peter, suddenly jumping to 56-58 and staying there. It was not the spider beam. Peter used the old antenna. Got 56-59 from Peter.

05:39z  VK4ZD, Bill. Peaking at 45 here. Got a Q5. Bill and Diane demonstrated amateur radio to German exchange student Catrin.

05:39z  ZL1BFS, Doug. At best 32 here. Doug had the same problem.

06:51z  G4YZE, Bill. Never above 54 here. Peaking 55 on Bill's RX. Signals coming and going.

06:56z  EA/G4HMG, John. Mostly 59 both ways with deep QSB.

06:57z  EA8CPN, Gerald. Now back on Tenerife. Deep QSB. Peaking 56 here.

07:05z  Net closed.

73     Klaus, HB9CQS

0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,695
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in noisy conditions with qsb.
Supported by : -  G4WRU Mike,  G7OAI John,  G3LUW Brian,  G0SQH Derek,
G2FUU Tommy,  G0PCF Bruce,  G0JWE Don,  M0BDI Ralph, and G4YZE Bill.

1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293
1054z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA generally 5/5, got me up to 4/4.
1109z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa up to 5/6
1115z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8 "on the beam"
1120z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1129z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Nardeen 1/1 up to 4/4 at the end.
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1, got 5/9 from Klaus
1132z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La. up to 5/8
1145z - N4PF Mike from Cynthania KY 4/5
1205z - Net ended. Still hard going but, as Jim said "The best net in many weeks"
Pertti EA7GSU has got Laszlo's beam courtesy of Helga, and hopes to get it up soon.
Dave WN5V glad to report the oil-spill mess is clearing up now. Weather hot, over 35c.
Great to hear Mike N4PF first time,  Another survivor of the broadcast engineering world !
Klaus HB9CQS did well as always, but had rainy weather and 17c.

1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions.
Supported by :-  G4WRU Mike,  M0BDI Ralph,  G8LES Mike
G4DCI Philip,  and G4YZE Bill.
A lively net. Mike G8LES very busy with video production for his Rotary District.
Organising midnight charity walks etc. etc
Brian G3LUW has a new dog. Black Labrador 6-weeks old, called Abbie - to replace
Rosie which died last year - and keep him walking 3 miles round the Lifton lake every day.

1800z - 1830z  N.Am.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Hi Bill,    I was net control today with only three other checkins;
Jim W1QUO,  3/3,   Joe W0TBC,  5/7,   Ed N4EDT,    5/7
Bnd noisy.
73,    Bob, WB7RQG
(Thanks Bob.  Keep smiling.  It must get better  !)

Messages Received.
E-mail corrections :-
Peter VK3FPSR  is on
Philip G4DCI is on
                                            That's all for this week,
                                              73 de Bill g4yze
Weekly Report