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Roar Nets November 7 2010
Propagation a little better. K=0, A=2, Flux=89
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,115.
Many thanks to Peter/VK3KCD for this report :_
Good morning Bill
The 7115 KHz ANZO net commenced at 0600z with Noel VK2IWT, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD and myself. All stations could copy each other but there was no propagation to ZL this week. Apart from a severe thunderstorm in the Melbourne region at the time of the net propagation was more favourable at the later time.
Yir Peter VK3KCD
And to Pertti/EA7GSU for this report :-
... from European angle:
0600 Russian net strong on 7115kHz but around 0620 I managed to hear
the unmistakable laughter of VK4ZD between the Russian turns!!
That is all!!
0630z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
G4YZE got the opening about 0740z. Delighted to work Doug ZL1BFS 5/6 and Bill VK4ZD up to 5/6
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Conditions were not the very best, but it was a fine net with good attendance.
06:49z VK4ZD, Bill, from Lockyer Waters. 57 when first heard and then double peaks: 59 - 33 - 57.
06:51z ZL1BFS, Doug, 53 and on second peak 57. Doug later worked several of the Europeans.
06:53z YO9BC, Coco, a colossal signal even though Coco was not satisfied with the antenna position.
07:00z SM0DMJ, Karl, from Nynäshamn. 56-58. Got 59+. Karl later worked Bill (ZD).
07:02z VK3KCD, Peter, 57-58. Got 59. A fine steady signal for some time but at the end fading to 44.
07:07z OH6SM (Sunday Morning!), Martti. 55 barefoot, 58 fully dressed. Got 57-58. Martti worked the VKs/ZL.
07:19z EA7GSU, Pertti, varying but mostly around 59.
07:34z G4YZE, Bill, 44 and never fully readable here. Bill later worked Bill (ZD) 55/55 and Doug 57/57.
07:45z PA3AHC, Malcolm, 34 and not worked from here but Malcolm did well with other ROAR stations.
08:05z EA/G4HMG, John, good signal, mostly around 59. Got 59 from John.
08:26z Net closed
Noel, VK2IWT, was on the ANZO net but may have gone QRT early. No answer when I called him.
Bill (ZD) is busy digging holes for a new 15 M antenna array at the Lockyer Waters site.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon Supported by :_
G0SQH Derek, G4WRU Mike, G3JJR John, G7OAI John,
G2FUU Tommy, G0MMO Norman, G0JWE Don,
G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
Interesting report from Norman about the oldest member in their
Rotary Club - (Wirksworth of Aqua-Box fame)
He is 108 years old and still able to recite poetry to the members !
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/8
1230z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, 4/4
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/3
1230z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/5
1240z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1241z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/8
1243z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/2, up to 5/5 later.
1251z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 2/1 here got 5/9 from Pertti
1305z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Pertti.
1314z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/6. Great to hear you Mike !
1322z - Net closed. A very good net in decent conditions for a change.
Jim doing very well despite a rainstorm causing occasional antenna glitches.
Jim is moving back home this week,or next, and will likely be off the air
for two or three weeks while he gets re-organised there.
His big log-periodic has suffered much damage in the ice-storms and
they will have to get a new temporary antenna installed and tested.
We look forward to hearing you again Jim !
Great to hear Nate VO1NP again. He reported that his Club had contributed $1,000
to the Honduras "Kids into School" charity.
1800z - 1830z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian, G0JWE Don G2FUU Tommy and G4YZE Bill.
- in ominous rumbling atmospheric conditions but all readable.
1800z - 1830z N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Treasurer Bob for the following report :_
Hi Bill, I acted as net control with the following checkins;
Reuben W2LGF now living in Pasadena, California
Joe AF1E and ROAR President, Pertti EA7GSU.
Signals were the same as last week, I can hear Pertti but cannot make out what he says.
73, Bob WB7RQG
From President Pertii :-
Gentlemen and Ladies,
I am afraid we have lost our Editor for the Communicator. Since early September he has been "non-comunicado" in spite of several of us trying to keep in touch with him.
As we do have messages to convey to our members not the least of the reporting of the annual happenings and the approach of the end of the year,
I feel it necessary to ANNOUNCE THE SEARCH for a new candidate to take over the publishing of our Communicator.
It will be a great fun for a person who likes to collect info of us and publish updated info of the ROAR and of the world of ham radio world.
Please do look around to find a member who has been involved with a similar activity or wishes to try it for the first time.
I am sure we will have resources to support anybody wishing to try his/her wings.
Any queries about the job, please contact me.
It would be great fun to work with you!
Pertti EA7GSU President ROAR 2010-2012
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze