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Roar Nets January 24 2010

Propagation still very unstable.  K=2,  A=5,  Flux=85.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Once again many thanks to Klaus for the following report. ( I was delighted to hear Peter VK3KCD though just 3/2) :-
Greetings Bill,
Once more very poor conditions. Accordingly a slim net, at least judged from this end.
08:12z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 59 both ways for a start, but conditions varied a lot.
08:23z  VK4ZD, Bill, in control from Lokyer Waters. 53 when finally readable here. Got 53. Signals did not improve much over time.
08:44z  OH6SM, Martti. 56 here. Got 59 before Martti had to leave.
08:50z  G4YZE, Bill, now able to work VK4ZD and VK3KCD. 54 here.Got 56.
09:02z  QRT
Bill (ZD) worked JM2HBO, Teru and VK3KCD, Peter and at least one ZL station. None of these stations were readable here.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in noisy conditions.
Supported by :- G3JJR John, G0MMO Norman,  G4MVO Jim, 
M0BDI Ralph,  G7OAI John,  G0PCF Bruce,  G2FUU Tommy,
and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293,
1228z - W1QUO Jim in Leominster MA 5/8, Rainy, 3c.
1228z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/5
1228z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8.  Nice day,
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
1230z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 1/1 here
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/2 here
1233z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/7.  +3c, 30cms snow.
1247z - YO9BC Coco in Ploiest 5/9+. Very nice day but minus 10c.
1248z - AF1E Joe in Conover NC 5/6.  +3c and rainy.
1249z - WN5V Dave from Welsh LA 5/6.  Fine morning.
1256z - LA5HE Ragnar from Telemark 5/8.  Nice day.  Minus 5c, 1 metre snow!
1258z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/4.  No snow!
1305z - K3FWG Frank from Mahanoy PA 4/3 (for a report.)
1310z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario 5/9. Heatwave, +8c !
1320z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8. Still snow in the valley.
1333z - Net ended. A very interesting net with a great attendance despite
difficult conditions. Many thanks to all who took part.
Jim was getting out well but having great noise problems on receive.
Hopefully this will clear up as conditions improve.
Bert VE3BGG reports no snow in 3 weeks.  Now raining so he can get
the car out of the garage and let the rain wash off all the mud and the salt.
Dave WN5V - preparing for the Rotary Convention in New Orleans, June 2011.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80 metre net on 3,693
Nothing heard but long-skip Euro-continentals.
                             That's all for this week,
                                 73 de Bill g4yze

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