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Roar Nets June 6 2010

Propagation very poor,  but some strong short skip within Europe.  K=2, A=6, Flux=68
0600z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0550z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/1, up to 5/8 after 10 minutes.
0550z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 here, got 3/2 from Klaus.
0558z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/5
0606z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploiesti 5/9+
0618z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
0622z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 5/9
0646z - DK8UL  Peter from Schwerin 5/8
0650z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/9
0655z - PA0AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 5/7
0705z - EA/G4MVV Diana (with G4HMG) 5/8
0708z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7 "on the beam"
0720z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/4
0735z - Net ended. Dx signals very poor so we did not get much from Peter
or Bill down under.  Very remarkable short skip from Europe with Les and Malcolm
both normally unreadable in Bolton, were "arm-chair copy" from Holland.
Dr.Peter Dettmann/DK8UL is a rotarian in RC Schwerin.
I did not get his e-mail address !
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,692
G3LUW Brian in charge supported by :-G4WRU Mike,  G0JWE Don,
M0BDI Ralph,  G3JJR John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G4MVO Jim,  and G4YZE Bill.
1100z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1050z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1050z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/9+
1050z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/9+
1050z - G0JWE Don from Derby 5/9+
1113z - SM3CSF Nils from Falun 5/8
1119z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1119z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 3/5, did not hear me
1125z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploiesti 5/9
1125z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/9
1132z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 5/6
1133z - OZ5FY Ib from Falster 5/8
1141z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 3/4 up to 5/6
1152z - G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex 5/9+
1158z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1203z - I had to leave the net at this time.
Tommy, Don, and Klaus continued with Joe and Jim until 1215z. 
Klaus did get a contact with Jim 5/6 about this time.
Many thanks to James K1AKE for the following report :-
Dear Bill,
Alan and I were both with dad from 11 to 13 UT on Sunday morning.  We 
heard you briefly around 11:30, and I think you were responding to our call.
I also think Pertti heard us in Spain.
Around 12:15 we had a brief two-way exchange with your colleague in Switzerland.
Otherwise the only station we heard was the maritime net controller in Florida.
It seems that the band conditions were rather poor.
Alan and I will be trying this week to optimize the reference antenna 
for the noise canceling gizmo, and making some adjustments in the Beverage setup.
The Beverage did  not seem to improve reception on Sunday, which was disappointing.
The ground was wet, which may not have helped performance.
Best. Jim Moran jr..
Thanks again James.  We await developments with interest.
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3.602
G3LUW Brian in charge, supported by :-
G0JWE Don,  M0BDI Ralph,  G0SQH Derek, 
G2FUU Tommy  and G4YZE Bill.
1800z - 1830z  N. Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
I won't have a report for you re our sunday net because I was not able to get on the net due to company arriving.
Jack KF5BD
Thanks Jack, you picked the right day to have company !  Radio was dismal.  Maybe better in September !
                                                   That's all for this week,
                                                      73 de Bill g4yze
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