Propagation very unstable. K=1, A=4, Flux=85
0530z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0530z but the band did not really open here until about 0615z.
Again Klaus did much better achieving two sessions with VK4ZD.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Last Sunday (July 18) I worked Peter, VK3KCD, around 05:50z with 54 both ways and I did not even hear a whisper from other VKs or ZLs. This Sunday morning I expected somewhat similar conditions - only to be taught again about the erratic behaviour of radio waves.
05:30z Started listening. The band was rather quiet in spite of the ongoing RSGB IOTA contest.
05:32z Spoke briefly to YO9BC, Coco, who had started earlier and had heard but not been able to work VK4ZD
05:32z VK4ZD, Bill, from Lockyer Waters. 54 both ways with occational deep QSB. We were in contact for more than half an hour.
I learned that during the Monday Bill would go to Brisbane to pick up an exchange student from Germany.
The Main's will be the first family to host the new exchange student.
05:42z Also on the net were Rob, ZL1RD and Peter, VK3KCD. I copied a few words from Rob,
but to my surprise nothing at all of Peter's transmissions.
06:10z EA/G4HMG, John. Peaking at 58 here and always R5. Pertti, EA7GSU, was visiting and I also had a word with Pertti.
06:22z G4YZE, Bill. 55 here at best. We were both hampered by QSB and increasing contest activities.
John and Pertti were doing much better.
06:48z VK4ZD, Bill, called me and I answered him although thereby undoubtedly stepping on John's toes.
I apologize. Bill was now mostly 56.
07:00z Closed with Bill although signals were still good. No doubt, on the second opening signals were the strongest.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
And many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for this great report from the Anzo region. :-
Good morning Bill.
Had quite a good turn up for the 40mx VK/ZL net with Doug ZL1BFS, Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR and Reg VK7KK. I was able to copy everyone except Peter VK3FPSR who had a good contact with VK4ZD.
20mx was disappointing here with no propagation to Europe but Bill VK4ZD had a good contact with Klaus HB9CQS. Other Stations on this net were ZL1RD, JM2HBO, VK7KK and I understand Doug ZL1BFS heard me but then lost propagation.
I will not be in the shack next Sunday and Bill VK4ZD will be on for the 0500 40mx net unless his circumstances change.
73 Peter VK3KCD
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood in fair conditions.
Supported by :- G0JWE Don, G3JJR John, G8LES Mike,
G2FUU Tommy, G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1100z - 1200z International Net on 14,293.
1102z - W1QUO Jim from Leomionster MA 4/5 gave me 2/2 to 3/3.
1112z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
1112z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, John got him alright.
1115z - EA7GSU Pertti, with John at Benissa.
1118z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploiesti 5/9+
1136z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 1/1 here but John got him.well.
1145z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9 here and working everybody pretty well.
1215z - Net ended. Jim had "22c and some rain on and off"
I think he heard us fairly well today, me "in and out in heavy qsb"
but Klaus and Coco did better. Here Jim's signal was struggling in contest qrm
and deep fading. Many thanks to all who tried. Better luck next week !
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in fair conditions.
Supported by :- G0JWE Don, G4BIY Mike, G0SQH Derek,
G2FUU Tommy and G4YZE Bill
1800z - 1830z N.Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Maany thanks to Treasurer Bob WB7RQG for the following report :-
Jack KF5BD gave me the following info by radio after the net.
Six checkins today. Net control, Joe AF1E.
Jim W1QUO 5/9, Jack KF5BD 5/9, Noel WD8QHD good signal,
Ed N4EDT picked up by Jack
Reuben W2LGF marginal signal from new apartment.
Signals getting better. 73, Bob
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze