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Roar Nets July 18 2010

Propagation poor.  Very unstable.   K=0, A=1, Flux=79
0600z - 0700z  Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
N.B. This net re-timed  0530z - 0700z from Sunday 25 July.
Klaus did much better than I did so thanks to him for the following report.
Hallo Bill
Here is my report on the ANZO net activities July 18, - as seen from Switzerland. 
05:50z  VK3KCD, Peter. 54 both ways for a start, but quickly going down. Agreed with Peter that next Sunday we will start 05:30z.
05:50z  YO9BC, Coco. Got 55 from me and 56 from Peter. Later Coco beamed towards HB9 and was 57-58 here.
05:57z  EA/G4HMG, John. Back from trip to Portugal. Rarely below 59 here. We repeatedly called CQ RI net, but no takers.
06:21z  G4YZE, Bill. For a start 59 with John, but later dropping somewhat. Never readable here.
06:39z  VK2GWK, Henk. Heard Henk 53 while Bill was transmitting. Got a Q5 from Henk, but signals quickly faded out again
- - -        PA0AHC, Malcolm. No copy here, not even a whisper, but John managed.
06:52z  Net closed
Thanks also to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good morning Bill.
Apart from a short contact with Klaus HB9CQS the only other station I heard was Vince YO9BC and propagation collapsed before we could exchange reports. No other stations were heard here on the ANZO net last Sunday.
Our trial of 7115kHz for a local VK/ZL net was successful with Bill VK4ZD,  Peter VK3FPSR and myself. I propose to continue this net prior to the 0600z ANZO net at present at 0500z. Should any other stations outside the ANZO region hear us please call in.
73   YIR   Peter Lowe VK3KCD
(I did listen briefly at 0500z on 7115 but heard strong Italian stations only.  g4yze)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in poor conditions.
On parade :-  G0JWE Don,  G0MMO Norman,  G7OAI John,  G0SQH Derek, 
G3LUW Brian,  G2FUU Tommy,  G4MVO Jim,  G8LES Mike, and G4YZE Bill.
(Brian warns that all h/f bands will be busy next weekend with the IOTA Contest.)
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293
1100z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/8, but did not hear me.
1100z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1110z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/3, but he did not respond.
1112z - EA7GSU/p Pertti from his Jeep  "Somewhere in Spain" 4/6
1121z - N1GKX Steve from Lunenburg MA 5/8. Could not make Jim hear, only 30 miles distant !
1132z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1140z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC only 3/4 today
1145z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La 5/8. Rang Jim but got his answering machine.
1158z - G8LES Mike from Alton 2/1 but John got him 5/9
1210z - Net ended.
By telephone from Jim on Monday :-  Jim was very glad to hear he was getting out alright
and wishes to thank everybody for trying.
He heard only noise.  His "Blind Operator" programmes "Conversation Speed" and the
Timewave noise cancellation programme did not succeed.  His two helpers were away on Sunday.
Alan Rogers (ex ZE6JG ) has been in Tasmania receiving the Grote Reber Medal for services to
radio astronomy.  Alan returned to the US on Saturday and Jim hopes to enlist his aid soon.
"Young Jim" Prof. James Moran, was on holiday in the UK with his xyl Barbara.  73 to all from both.
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Just G0JWE Don from Derby and me.
Noise was solid S9 but Don was coming in clearly at 5/9+
Since Don is usually only about 3/5 even in good conditions it was wierd !
We did not hear any other station despite making several calls.
1800z -1830z  N.Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Hi Bill,    Propagation still awful.  Had a total of five checkins;
I was net control today. Jack KF5BD, 5/7    Reuben W2LGF is now in an assisted facility but he is allowed a wire antenna with a signal of 5/5.  First time I have heard him from his new QTH.  Jim W1QUO I only heard him once and that was it.  Joe AF1E popped in for a quick one and then was gone.  We tried to pick up Pertti but no one heard him.  He has been very faithful in joining our net.  That is it for this week.
73,    Bob, WB7RQG 
Messages received......
GM3IBU Bill Wright, our member in Orkney...
I visited Bill and gave him a copy of the new Communicator.
Bill has restricted antenna access but enjoys some activity on 17m.
He has been active on 6m recently and is still very active in the Kirkwall
Rotary Club, the Orkney Amateur Radio Society and the Orkney Wireless Museum.
Bill sends best wishes to all members.
GM0UMJ Freddie, our member near Fort William, on the slopes of Ben Nevis :-
Freddie wrote in response to my posting the Communicator.
His xyl Feya is quite disabled now and he is kept busy with nursing care.
Fortunately they are both medic's and know well how to cope.
His radio activity is confined to occasional qso's with friends in his home area
in Holland and with a friend in Brittany. He is also active in linking for the Mountain Rescue Team.
He wishes to be remembered to all members.
                                       That's all for this week,
                                          73 de Bill g4yze
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