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Roar Nets December 19 2010
Propagation good.  K=1,  A=2,  Flux=81.
0600z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
A very small ANZO net on 7118KHz last Sunday there being Bill VK4ZD, Noel VK2IWT and myself battling the QRN generated by thunder storms up and down the East coast and SE of Australia. Bill noted continuous rain all day.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for maintaining the weekly email and to Klaus HB9CQS not only for his extraordinarily reliable signal on 20mx but also for his regular reports of the ANZO Europe net.
This year has seen an increase in activity in our region and we have had the pleasure of welcoming Peter VK3FPRS, Alan VK3HGA, Reg VK7KK and Phil VK2FPDB.
Compliments of the season to all members of ROAR and may the sunspots of 2011 bring improved propagation.
   YIR   73   Peter VK3KCD
0730z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I had the great pleasure of working Doug ZL1BFS 5/9 at first,and Bill VK4ZD 5/9 at the end.
Many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-

Greetings Bill,

 Started listening at 07:30z, but no readable signals came through until

07:45z  ZL1BFS, Doug, 44 increasing to a steady 56. Got 56 and later 58.

07:53z  VK3KCD, Peter, 53. Got 45. Peter then faded and was not heard at 2nd band opening.

08:02z  EA7GSU, Pertti, booming in. Pertti later worked VK and ZL and QSPed to/from PA3AHC, Malcolm 

08:08z  VK4ZD, Bill. Very weak before 2nd opening started. 58 when net closed.

08:13z  G4YZE, Bill, mostly 43 here, but good signal into ANZO area. Got 57 from Doug, ZL1BFS.

08:26z  OH6SM, Martti. 58, got 57. Minus 20C in the morning.

08:26z  PA3AHC, Malcolm. Back from VK-land. Beam frozen. Using GP. Pertti had good copy. Skipped out G/HB9. 

09:05z  Net closed

The Boxing Day net will be thin. Reported absent: ZL1BFS (1 week), VK3KCD (3 weeks), EA7GSU (2 weeks).

Hoping to be present on Boxing Day: VK4ZD and HB9CQS.

 I take the opportunity to thank all participants in the ANZO net for many fine contacts during 2010. To you all and to your families: My best Season's greetings.

Look forward to working you in 2011, - hopefully under improved conditions.

73  -  Klaus, HB9CQS

0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in fair conditions, supported by :-
G3LUW Brian,  G4WRU Mike,  G6FRT Steve,  G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy, 
G4DCI Philip,  G0PCF Bruce,  G0SQH Derek,  G0MMO Norman,  G4MVO Jim
and G4YZE Bill
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 4/3, got 5/7 from Jim.
1230z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/6 at times, got 5/9 from Jim.
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon 4/5 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1239z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploesti 5/9
1239z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5
1239z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham-St-Annes 4/4 here, got 5/7 from Jim.
1239z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY just 4/5 today
1239z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5
1241z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La.a good 5/6
1254z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1305z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/3, got 5/9 from Jim.
1317z - K1HJC Tom, - near to Jim - 3/2 here.
1330z - HB9EHP Hans from Affoltern am Albis (according to my disc) 3/4 here, Pertti got him well.
1337z - Net ended. A very lively net though transatlantic path a bit thin.
Jim had much the best signal from USA as usual.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
1810z - G3TKK Peter 5/8 in very noisy conditions.
1812z - G3LUW Brian 5/8.
Also on the net were G2FUU Tommy,  and Mike G4WRU
and I think some more but none readable here.
Many thanks to all who tried.
1800z - 1830z  N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Merry Christmas Bill:
ROAR Check ins were Jim W1QUO,  Jack KF5BD,  W2LGF Ruben,  AF1E Joe,  W0TBC Joe and EA7GSU worked by AF1E Joe. Net control was Digger O'Dell, Joe WOTBC.  Visitors were W7JZ Jim.  and KF4ETX Jim.  Conditions were good. Jack will host the Net December 26.      73, Jack
Messages Received.
A sad message from Peter Gardner,  Son of John GW4KVJ
Hello Bill:
You don't know me but I am the son of John Gardner (GW4 KVJ). I found your address in Dad's inbox.
I am sorry to tell you that Dad passed away peacefully this morning - Tuesday, Dec.21, - after a brief spell in hospital.
Mum (Peggy) is doing well. We do not know when the funeral will be but it will be in Ystrad Mynach hopefully before years end.
Please pass this message to any of Dad's ROAR friends that you feel would like to know. 
As you know Dad was always passionate about his amateur radio activities. Even broadcasting from Newfoundland where I live. He would always tell me about his ROAR activities and get-togethers. And, of course his involvement in Rotary was always most important to him
The family was always very proud of his achievements and were so happy to join with him in his pride at being made a Paul Harris Fellow and his second term, at a ripe old age, as President of Bargoed Rotary Club.
Thank you to ROARiansfor all the good times you gave him.
Sincerely.   Peter Gardner
(Thank you Peter.  Your father was a great man, a great Rotarian and one of Nature's Gentlemen  We shall miss him!   g4yze)
And from David EA5ALK
Hi Bill, As you no doubt realise I've given up activity with Roar.  It's been a difficult decision but with continuing problems with transmission and reception fom this appartment I thought  it would be best.
I would like to give my greetings -and apologies - to those I've enjoyed talking to and meeting at the AGMs . We won't be coming to next years meeting but I do hope you will keep me in touch.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.from me & Valerie.
And from Doug ZL1BFS
A great Xmas message, too long to include in it's entirety but -- Doug will retire from work in January.
After some family functions through February they will sell the house in Gisborne and move to Auckland, possibly in March.
Good luck Doug and family.  Keep in touch.  We shall be listening for you - from your new station also!.
                                                    That's all for this week
                                                   Have a Merry Christmas,
                                                        73 de Bill g4yze
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