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Roar Nets November 14 2010
Propagation much better though figures still poor. K=3, A=5, Flux=85
0600z - 0630z Anzo net on 7115. N.B. This net on 7118 from next week.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :_
Good Morning Bill
The 0600z ANZO 7115 KHz net suffered QRM form another net on the same frequency so we shifted to 7118 KHz and had a clear channel.
Present were myself, Noel VK2IWT, Peter VK3FPSR, Doug ZL1BFS and Bill VK4ZD who had a shack full of Family members including Diane VK4KYL and Lisa VK4FOXE. Propagation was kind to us again and all were able to copy each other.
In view of the competing net this net will now be on 7118KHz until further notice
73 Peter VK3KCD
PS. I note propagation from G to VK3 on 14 MHz is peaking 0800 to 0830z would it be wise to shift the net to 0730 to 0830z. This would probably give all ANZO and EU areas an opportunity to participate more fully. I would leave the ANZO 40 mx net at 0600z. P.L.
0630z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
N.B. This net re-timed 0730z - 0830z from next week
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report:-
When I started at 06:35z, the Japanese DX SSB contest was on and JA7COI was booming in on 14293 (long path). No problem. Told about the net, JA7COI did not hesitate to let us have the frequency. A true gentleman.
06:47z ZL1BFS, Doug. 58. Got 59. For a start we had the net for ourselves. Doug stayed at 56 - 59 here.
06:50z VK4ZD, Bill from Lockyer Waters. Starting at 43 and increasing to 59+. Good steady signal.
07:08z VK3KCD, Peter. 43, later increasing to 57. Heavy rainfall during the Saturday.
07:24z VK2GWK, Henk. 59+10. Got 59. Henk worked other European net stations and also a guest.
07:29z PA3AHC, Malcolm. Very weak, probably back-scatter. No contact, but Malcolm worked VK and ZL.
07:40z EA7GSU, Pertti. 59+20. Got 59+. Pertti as usual worked the net stations skipped out here.
07:40z EA/G4HMG, John. Heard 45. John got 44 from Henk and 55 from Doug and also worked Bill (ZD)
07:40z G4YZE, heard 22, later 44. The noise had now increased considerably.
Bill (ZD) is making progress on the four holes at Lockyer Waters (one for the tower and three for the stays).
Henk joined us after supper. At present the net collides with ZL and VK supper time. Here it is the breakfast.
Five stations on the VK-ZL 40 M net this Sunday. Pertti had no copy on the net. New frequency is 7.118 MHz.
We again called Noel, VK2IWT, but no answer.
May have heard Brian, G3LUW, with a weak signal, but not certain.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London supported by :-
G7OAI John, G3LUW Brian, G0MMO Norman, G3JJR John,
G2FUU Tommy, G4DCI Philip, G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293
1220z - W1QUO Jim from his home QTH in Leominster MA a solid 5/9
1220z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1220z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/5
1220z - KA1AKE Jim Moran Jun, with W1QUO 5/9
1225z - WN5V Dave in Welsh La 5/9
1234z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1241z - G0JWE Don from Derby 4/5, got 5/6 from Jim.
1248z - W8SOO Ken from Sault St.Marie, N.Michigan 5/9
1257z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/9
1305z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 3/2 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1311z - LA5HE Rag' from Telemark 5/7
1320z - SM0DMJ Karl Erik from Nyneshamn 4/9 with an echo making copy difficult..
1330z Net ended.
A very good net made all the better by having Jim back at full strength.
And great to hear Jim Jun. KA1AKE who with Alan Rogers - another famous Radio Astronomer -and
his colleagues set to work and got Jim's big log-periodic down,
repaired the elements and the feed lines and got it back up very smartly.
We joined in broadcasting a hearty vote of thanks to Alan who often listens in to our net.
Alan was once licensed as ZE6JG in South Africa but has been too busy to renew it in USA.
Nate VO1NP did not follow up after his initial call but he had a good signal.
Dave WN5V getting organized with meetings in preparation for the RI Convention in May.
Great to hear Ken W8SOO from the North. Not bad so far. Only about 30cms of snow!
And great to hear Ragnar from Telemark again. First for some time!
I do not get much signal from Malcolm in Holland. He is off to Australia next week for a
Christmas holiday including visits to Peter VK3KCD in Flinders and Bill VK4ZD in Gatton.
I expect to hear you much better from "down under" Malcolm !
1800z - 1830z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon Supported by :-
G2FUU Tommy, G0JWE Don, G4WRU Mike and G4YZE Bill.
1800z - 1830z N.Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Joe AF1E opened the net today-----good conditions no noise on the band of any kind----a QRP station could have checked in HI.
Checkins were Joe, W0TBC: Ruben, W2LGF: Jack, KF5BD: Pertti, EA7GSU.
From G3LUW Brian
Hi Bill, The Tuesday net went well today (November 16). There were only Pertti (EA7GSU), John (EA/G4HMG) and myself but conditions were very good. Perhaps you could mention it in your weekly e-mail. It would be nice to get more takers. The net is every Tuesday at 0730z on 7.180 mh/s – this week we moved to 7.178 due to a teleprinter on the designated frequency.
73 Brian G3LUW
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze