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Roar Nets March 21 2010

Propagation only fair. Much contest qrm in the morning.  K=0, A=9,  Flux=84.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
N.B.  This net re-timed 0700z - 0800z from Sunday March 28
0750z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0750z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 4/5
0752z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9+
0755z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/7
0758z - ZL1RD Rob from Auckland 5/8
0808z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0810z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 4/7 in qrm
0814z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 2/1 in qrm
0815z - JM2HBO Teru fro Komaki 3/4 in qrm
0820z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9+
0828z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploiest 4/5, got 5/4 from ZD
0850z - Net ended, overcome at the end by qrm in the Russian DX Contest
but interesting in between times.  Both NZ stations went right down here soon after the start.
Bill VK4ZD did well "in the clear" and reported a very good District Conference in Queensland.
Coco YO9BC on this net for the first time got a contact but reported "terrible QRM". 
I know exactly what he means.  Better luck next week !
Thanks to Brian G3LUW for the following note : -
Hello all,  
In view of the consistent contest QRM every Sunday, would it be an idea to try 17 metres
where contests are banned ?    We could try 18.150 mhz for a start !   73  Brian
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge, supported by :-
G2FUU Tommy, G3JJR John,  M0BDI Ralph,  G0MMO Norman,
G8LES Mike, G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
N.B.  This net re-timed 1130z - 1230z from Sunday March 28
1213z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8
1213z - N1GKX Steve from Lunenburg MA, 20Km North of Jim, 5/8
1218z - YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/8
1235z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4 in qrm, no copy on me!
1243z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 2/3, 5/8 on the beam
1255z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 in qrm
1305z - G2FUU Tommy in Nazeing 4/7
1307z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Klaus
I did very badly on this one. My trans-atlantic genie went to sleep I guess.
Klaus and Pertti did quite well.  Our thanks to all who tried in vile conditions
and special thanks to Steve N1GKX for backing up with Jim.
Many thanks to Jim for this report :-
Hello Bill,
QSB seemed to be abnormally high.  In addition, the local noise level in my radio shack was about 2 S points (higher than normal).
G4YZE(Bill) High=5x7,Low=4x4; N1GKX (visitor Steve) High=5x9, Low=5x6; YO9BC(Coco) High=5x9, Low=5x7; HB9CQS(Klaus) High=5x9+20, Low=5x8; EA7GSU(Pertti) High=5x8, Low5x5;AF1E(Joe) High=3x3; Low2x2.
Several other stations heard but not readable here on USA East Coast.
    73   Jim   W1QUO
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
A very interesting select net with just Brian G3LUW,  Tommy G2FUU
and me.  A bit noisy but perfectly manageable.
Messages Received.
From Ragnar Otterstad/LA5HE in Telemark re. last week's net : -
I did check in on the morning net with EA7GSU and HB9CQS. could not hear you, sorry
73  Rag  JW5HE   .visiting Svalbard Rotary club 
(Sorry Rag' I had to leave the 20m net early that day. Great you got Pertti and Klaus)
                                   That's all for this week,
                                       73 de Bill g4yze

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