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Roar Nets August 8 2010
Propagation slightly improved. K=2, A=5, Flux=83
0530z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I did pretty well on this one. Voices from 05.55, Got VK3KCD 4/4 at 0610, VK4ZD 3/4 at 0614.
VK2GWK 5/6 by 0630. Pertti EA7GSU 5/8 by 0645z. Pertti was going to meet Helga Racz.
widow of our late president Laszlo Racz, after the net to guide her to his location.
Helga is delivering Laslo's 3-el beam to Pertti and staying a few days before going on to Germany.
So - apologies from Pertti to the International Net this afternoon.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for this report from the Anzo region :-
Good morning Bill
The VK ZL net on 7115 at 0500 was quiet this week with myself and Bill VK4ZD joined briefly by Doug ZL1BFS but propagation was poor across the Tasman. Bill and I then went to 14293 and as they say the rest is history. Bill was putting an excellent signal into Europe and I had the pleasure of working Klaus first then yourself and finally Pertti EA7GSU. It was as if a long drought had broken at last. Next weekend is the local Remembrance Day contest in memory of the cessation of hostilities in the Pacific area so the bands will be very busy but hopefully will not interfere with the ROAR net.
YIR 73 Peter VK3KCD
And many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
With the sunspot activities reported on SpaceWeather.com during the week I had high hopes when I started listening on the ANZO net this morning. I was not let down. For the first time in many months there were 59 signals from VK2 and VK4.
05:32z VK3KCD, Peter. 53 - 55. Got the same from Peter. Peter's signals were readable here for almost an hour.
05:33z VK4ZD, Bill from Lockyer Waters. 59 both ways. Besides the ROAR participants Bill worked guests DK2BS, DJ4UR and OK1GW.
05:37z ZL1RD, Rob. About 44 - 54 both ways. Lost Rob rather quickly.
Abt. 05:40z I got 59+10 static noise from raindrops falling. Stepped out on the side line for about 10 minutes.
Bill. Barely readable
for a start. Never very
strong here. Bill had
06:15z EA/G4HMG, John. 57 here. Unfortunately John had very poor copy or no copy on the VKs.
06:23z VK4KYL, Diane. Not surprisingly the same fine report as Bill.
Henk. 56 here for a
signals improving and
peaking 59. Beautiful
weather and 17 -
06:47z EA7GSU, Pertti. Now 59+15. Got 59+20. Good going after a 00 start.
07:05z Net closed
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in noisy conditions.
Supported by :- G2FUU Tommy, G3JJR John, G0SQH Derek,
G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1100z - 1200z International Net on 14,293
I missed this net due to a Rotary BBQ (and very nice it was too).
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :
On request of Bill, G4YZE, I did my best to act as net controller. With the fine VK-signals seen on the ANZO net, I had hoped for a good transatlantic opening, but found the usual miserable conditions.
11:03z W1QUO, Jim. 53 here with some QSB. Got 54.
11:07z G3TKK, Peter. Anything between 53 and 58 here. Peter briefly worked Jim, before Jim closed down.
11:17z G0DOQ, Peter,
as guest. From
11:29z M0BKS, Ken, as
guest. 42-56 here. QTH:
11:40z Net closed.
73 Klaus, HB9CQS
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge in very noisy conditions.
Supported by :- G0SQH Derek, M0BDI Ralph, and G4YZE Bill.
Also very welcome call-ins from two old time members :-
G4DCI Philip from Nottingham, Rotary Club of Trent Bridge
and G3ZZP David from Hull, Rotary club of Hull Paragon.
Hope you can both join us regularly. We need your support!
1800z - 1830z N.Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Treasurer Bob for the following report :-
Hi Bill, The propagation was a little better today for the transcontinental net.
Jack KF5BD was net control with the following checkins; Reuben W2LGF, Jim W1QUO, Joe W0TBC,
My self Bob WB7RQG and one guest from the state of Washington, Gary W7WPR.
A new net has started on 14.290 which is too close to 14.288. They start before we do so we have had to move down to 14.287 the last two weeks. I am the net control next week and I shall start earlier with Jack KF5BD in QSO to hold the freq.
73, Bob WB7RQG
Re noisy reception at Jim W1QUO's new location.:-
Many thanks to Alan Rogers (ex ZE6JG - and Radio Astronomer at MIT ) for all his help.
He wrote :-
I tuned in this morning at 7 a.m. Of course your signal was loud and
clear. I did hear Bill as a very weak signal a Beverage antenna pointed at
the U.K. - he called just as you began your contact with HB9CQS (on my
Beverage HB9CQS and G4YZE were about equal strength this morning. I have
to put a lossy filter in front of my AOR AR8200 handheld so I don't get a
meaningful S-meter reading but the speech was quite readable from both
Bill and Klaus). I think a large problem is that the propagation is still
very marginal but perhaps it will improve now that it looks like solar
activity is increasing.
I will try to come over with a portable spectrum analyzer sometime in
the couple of weeks to do a more careful study of the sources of the noise
around the Sunrise building and vicinity.
best regards Alan
We wish you all success Alan !
Do you think it would help if we set the net time later ? (g4yze)
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze