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Roar Nets March 14 2010

Propagation rather unstable but promising.  K=2, A=3, Flux=89.
Clocks!   UK clocks go forward one hour at 0100z on Sunday March 28.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0740z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/8
0740z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/5
0756z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/8
0756z - PA0TCA   ??    5/8
0756z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/6
0756z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne only 2/1 today
0801z - VK3HJD John from Geelong 2/1, got 5/3 from Henk
0804z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 4/5
0806z - JM2HBO Teru from Komaki 3/2 here, got 5/4 from Henk
0812z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0814z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0817z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla 1/1 here,  Henk got him alright.
0854z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 2/1, got 5/5 from Pertti.
0900z - Net ended.  It had the makings of a very good net but it was wrecked
by deliberate interference.  First the "usual" brief periods of church music
then periods of strong plain carrier, then white noise on a strong carrier, then
a strong CW keyer continuously sending  "QSY Freq Occupatet." from an easterly bearing.
All cleared up as our net ended!
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G4WRU Mike in charge from London.
Supported by :-  G3LUW Brian,  G0MMO Norman,  G7OAI John, 
M0BDI Ralph,  G3JJR John,  G8LES Mike,  G2FUU Tommy,
G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14.293.
1124z - YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/9+
1124z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/6 at first falling to 3/3 later
1240z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6, had no copy on me !
1254z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/8
1308z - PA3FVA Jaap from Ridderkirk 2/1, got 5/9 from Pertti
1320z - EI4GKB John from   ??  2/1 got "good sig" from Pertti.
1325z - I left the net at this time.
A very disappointing net with wierd propagation.
Many thanks to all who tried so hard.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening Net on 3,694
G4WRU Mike in charge, supported by :-
G3LUW Brian,  G2FUU Tommy,  G8LES Mike,
EA/G4HMG John,  G0SQH Derek  and G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
From Peter VK3KCD on Thursday
Got your weekly email this morning and thanks for the good wishes. In this area of Melbourne we had 70mm of rain over 2 days which is unheard of in this part of the world but not uncommon in Queensland! The only damage was 4 cracked roof tiles, a little water inside and a stained ceiling from the golf ball sized hail stones. Other parts of Melbourne were much more severely affected with much larger hail stones and also wind damage. Will still be in Melbourne this weekend and hope to get back down to Flinders next week. Don’t know if I will get the spider beam up for a bit but if conditions remain good it may not matter. Had a listen on the net receiver in the Netherlands last Sunday but 14293 is unfortunately just out of the receiver passband so heard nothing. Greetings to all on the nets.
YIR 73 Peter VK3KCD
From ROAR President Pertti,
 CQ to the council of VP's,
In recent years we have been able to establish a working station during the RI Conventions. This year we will be in Montreal, Canada. That area doesn't have a dense population of our members and we are in short of hands to organize it. As Conventions are the only "public" appearance where we can demonstrate our activities, it is of utmost importance to make our best to promote the Fellowship.
I therefore ask you to make inquiries amongst your area to identify members who are planning to participate in the Convention and who could be of assistance, however minutely, in setting up or be on call of the station.
Joe Spears, AF1E has accepted to be the coordinator of the operation and we need to support him as good as we can. There is already a team of half a dozen of members which is available to support.
Will you, everyone please, check the situation and report back to me of the results of your enquiry.
Time is of essence!
73 and hear from you soonest
YIRS   Pertti   ea7gsu
                                      That's all for this week,
                                          73 de Bill g4yze

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