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Roar Nets June 27 2010

Propagation weak and chaotic.  K=2, A=14,  Flux=75.
0600z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0600z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0600z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here, got 4/4 from Klaus.
0600z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here, Klaus had no copy either.
0600z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1, got 5/9+ from Klaus.
0600z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
0600z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0700z - Net ended.  A very interesting net. I was obviously late on parade !
Klaus had copied Peter for about 10 minutes before he faded out about 0600z.
Pertti reported signals similar from all directions.  Some unusual reflecting area ?
Also Pertti and John had 5/9 contact, Most unusual, it is normally 2/1 at best.
Pertti and John will be visiting Helga, xyl of the late Laszlo Racx, in the Algarve.
this week, then continuing on a tour of Spain. Back in 3 weeks or so.
They will both have mobile rigs so give the a call, both EA7GSU and EA/G4HMG.
Klaus had a nice meeting with Gerald EA8CPN and Peter HB9MQM at Friedrichshaven
Klaus also had his friend Kristian OZ5KF visiting in Sachseln this week.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex in poor conditions.
Supported by :-  G0MMO Norman,  M0BDI Ralph,  G8LES Mike, 
G0JWE Don, G7OAI John,  G3TKK Peter and G4YZE Bill.
Great to hear Peter G3TKK back on the air after a period of health problems
and also antenna problems.
The antenna is working fine now Peter and you sounded in good form yourself.
1100z - 1200z  International Net on 14,293.
1103z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploiesti 5/5 to 3/3 in qsb
1107z - OH6FCS Aatos from  ??  5/7  for a report.
1108z - IW4AOT  Pietro from Bologna  5/7  said "Hello, No good!" and went.
1110z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 4/5, had no copy.
1110z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 3/2
1115z - W4VES Larry from Lynchburg VA 5/8 gave me 5/9+
1122z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 4/6
1124z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 1/1 here, got 3/3 from Pertti.
1132z - Net ended. Very bad conditions.  Jim was audible about 5/5
throughout but again had no copy. Larry by contrast got me 5/9+ in VA.
We tried hard for more transatlantic stations with absolutely no result so
we gave up early at 1132z. 
Coco had vanished suddenly.  Many thanks to him for the following message :-
        Dear Bill,
Just a short message to apologize for quitting so suddently the net ...
The last two weeks, the  weather was terribly unstable here, with
thunder-storms "out of the blue !"  -
- Last week , lightning hit one house at less than 200m from us !
- Last year it was us (who got hit) - and this kind of "joke" has cost me all ham equipment
, + home appliances  - ending with a bill in excess of 15 000 $ !!! 
[ This in spite of one perfect  grounding system !!! - Hi -Hi -Hi - ]
- So, Roumanian proverb say : "When you get burnt with soup, you "blow" even
in yoghurt ! "        That's how I feel....
    Best 73's  Vince,        YO9BC.
Thanks again Vince, Take care!  Keep Smiling !   (bill g4yze)
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in fair conditions.
On parade :-  G0JWE Don, M0BDI Ralph,
G4WRU Mike, and G4YZE Bill
1800z - 1900z  N-Am. Transcontinental Net on 14.288.
Many thanks to Treasurer Bob Butler for the following report :-
Hi Bill,  I ran the sound system at my church so Jack KF5BD took the list.
Joe AF1E was net control.  Attendees were;  Jim W1QUO, Ken W8SOO, Jack KF5BD and Pertti EA7GSU who was relayed in.
73,    Bob    WB7RQG
                                       That's all for this week,
My apologies for absence on the 4th and 11th July.  Should be back to normal by 18th July.
                                            73 de Bill g4yze
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