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Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE

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Roar Nets January 3 2010

 
Propagation very fragile.   K=2, A=0,  Flux=78.
 
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0805z - Some (Australian-sounding) voices but not readable here.
0828z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/2,  up to 5/5 by 0845z.
0830z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9.
0834z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1, got 4/4 from Klaus.
0840z - JM2HBO Teru from Komaki just discernible  2/2
0845z - VK4ZD Bill now 4/5
0852z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/4
0907z - VK4ZD Bill just came up to 5/9 on short path
0909z - VK2GWK Henk 5/8 on short path.
0916z - OH6FJI Harri from Muurame 5/7.
0920z - Net ended.  A good net once it got going.  Great to work the VKs again.
We have rotten snowy weather and minus 2c.  Bill ZD was commenting on his plus 25c
in Brisbane while Harri in Central Finland was struggling along with minus 25c !
Maybe the UK is about average !
 
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.in rather noisy conditions.
Supported by;-  G0JWE Don,  M0BDI Ralph,  G0SQH Derek,
G4MVO Jim,  G0PCF Bruce, and G4YZE Bill.
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1225z - W1QUO Jim in Leominster MA 4/3, no contact at this time.
1229z - YO8BC Coco in Ploiest 5/9+
1232z - AF1E Joe in Conover NC 5/5/8
1235z - EA7GSU Pertti in Genalguacil 5/8
1239z - WN5V Dave in Welsh Louisiana 5/9
1240z - HB9CQS Klaus in Sachseln 5/5
1241z - G3LUW Brian in Devon 3/4 here,
1246z - W1QUO Jim 5/7, got me about 4/4 now.
1301z - VE3BGG Bert in Cambridge S.Ontario 5/6, up to 5/9+10 at the end
1310z - VO1NP Nate in St.John's NF 5/8
1311z - G0JWE Don in Derby 3/2 here,
1338z - Net ended. An interesting net. 

Thanks to Jim for the following report:-
Hello Bill,
                 Report on ROAR Net for 1/3/10.  No readable signals here at Leominster, Ma. between 1200 and 1236 UTC.  G4yze, Bill, heard intermittently, with maximum signal strength of 5X7 at 1236 UTC.  HB9CQS, Klause, brief exchange at 1245 UTC, followed by brief exchange with WN5V, Dave, received and sent 5X7.  G4JWE, Don, and G3LUW, Brian, heard briefly above noise level at approximately 1255 UTC.  Understand that G4YZE, Bill, will not be operating 1/10/10. 
( I probably will. Our visit to Dublin has been cancelled due to bad weather problems)
Best of New Year greetings to all,                                       73   Jim   W1QUO
 
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge in very noisy conditions,
Supported by :- G0SQH Derek,  G0FGX Bob,  and G4YZE Bill.
 
Messages Received,
From Roar President Pertti/EA7GSU :-
My best wishes for everyone for the Better New Year!
Pertti
 
From Douglas /ZL1BFS
Hi Teru.
Thanks for your good wishes.  Here in Gisborne, New Zealand, we are suffering from all day sun, and 30 degree temperatures.  Our activities are restricted to sitting beside the pool and drinking some exquisite local wines.  I have a new Anrenna Mast to erect, but it didn't get priority today.
Best wishes for the new year to all of ROAR.
Douglas Birt, ZL1BFS
 
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                                                      That's all for this week,
                                                         73 de Bill g4yze

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