Propagation still erratic - good in parts. K=4, A=20, Flux = 80
0600z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0605z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/9, got me 5/8
0605z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/8, got me 5/6
0607z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/4, Bill heard him.
0627z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5, got 5/5 from Bill
0627z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 1/1 here, got 5/3 from Henk
0627z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 here, got 5/3 from Henk
0630z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here, got 5/5 from Bill
0700z - OZ5KF Kristian from Ronde 5/8, with greetings from Klaus whom he met yesterday in Copenhagen.
0707z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 3/4 here, got 3/2 from Pertti.
0723z - Net ended. A very good net with great signals from "down under".
Henk had to leave at 0645z, still 5/9 here. He may try to contact us in June from Holland using PA0ADC.
Bill continued until about 0700z, his signal then going down but still making 5/7 at that time.
Both John G3JJR and Don G0JWE were very pleased with their first VK contacts in a long time.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3JJR John in charge in very noisy conditions supported by :-
G3LUW Brian, G0JWE Don, M0BDI Ralph, G2FUU Tommy, G4WRU Mike,
G7OAI John, G0PCF Bruce, G4MVO Jim, G6FRC Steve, and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
1107z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/7 in the clear. Lost in contest qrm.
1112z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La. 5/8, a fine signal.
1117z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6 at best.
1123z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) a fine 5/9 signal.
1123z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/7 in qrm
1128z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here.
1135z - I had to leave the net at this time.
The band was very noisy here but Dave WN5V was able to relay that Jim W1QOU had
a domestic problem requiring him to leave the net .
Dave and colleagues preparing for the 2011 Convention in New Orleans.
They are very concerned about the oil spillage disaster at present.
Our best wishes to them for a quick solution to the problem.
Many thanks to Jim for the following reassuring message :-
I am sorry that I had to leave the Net suddenly May 2. At the time of leaving the Net, I passed a message via WN5V, David. Everything is now O.K. Hope to have good propagation next week.
Regards All, Jim W1QUO
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G8LES Mike in charge in rather noisy conditions.
On Parade :- G0JWE Don, G3JJR John, G2FUU Tommy, and G4YZE Bill.
Mike in good form and carrying on with his usual hectic programme of Rotary activities.
Still on eight tablets a day !
1800z - 1830z North America Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
A1FE, Joe was net conrol today Sunday May 2 for the stateside 1800UTC net on freq 14.288 .Check-ins were KF5BD, W0TBC, WB7RQG, and EA7GSU. Propagation was POOR plus a QSO Party was in progress making net communications a challenge. Maybe worse than last week. A1FE closed the net early. After the net was closed KF5BD gave EA7GSU a call using CW but no contact. Chuck KI6DCD checked in early to Jack using E-mail saying he would not make the net today. Jim W1QUO may have tried to check in but Jack KF5BD relay station did not hear him even though Jim was called several times . Sorry Jim. As Pertti usually says------next week has to be better !!
Reported by Jack.
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze