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Roar Nets October 31 2010
      
Propagation still unstable, all masked by contest activity. K=2, A=3,  Flux=85.
 
0600z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7,115
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report:-
Good morning Bill
The ANZO 7115 KHz net took place at its new time of 0600z. Propagation was reasonable spoilt by contest QRM. Present were Noel VK2IWT, Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR , Rob ZL1RD and myself. Next week will be a better test of the new time with hopefully less QRM
 YIR   73 Peter VK3KCD
 
0630z - 0800z  Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus  for this report- received at the second attempt :_

Greetings Bill,

Operating on 14293 during the CQ WW DX Contest was not easy but the strong signals from our ZL and VK friends and the goodwill of some of the contest stations helped a lot.  The unspeakable hour for this net may also have worked to our advantage.  There was a marked increase in the QRM over time:-

06:32z  ZL1RD, Rob, 55 and quickly 59. Got 57 and later 59+10. VKs were not readable at this point.

06:42z  VK4ZD, Bill. Quickly at 59. Bill had to drive 1½ hrs to fetch exchange student.  Early QRT.

06:48z  VK3KCD, Peter. 54 jumping to 58-59. Got 59. Peter stayed and was last ANZO station to quit.

06:49z  ZL1BFS, Doug. 56 – 57 when in the clear. Got 56. Doug got 54 from Bill (ZD).

07:03z  EA/G4HMG, John. 11, but Bill (ZD) heard John and they had a chat. Later John was 59 here.

07:15z  OH6SM, Martti, 58. Got only Q4 until I swung beam north. Martti gave Peter 56. Got 57-59.

07:29z  G4YZE, Bill. 45 here. The QRM was now substantial.

07:35z  EA7GSU, Pertti, 59. Got 59+10. Pertti had been contesting on 40 M through the night.

07:42z  Went QRT

The International Net was a different story. GM5X was operating with a 59+20 signal on 14292.60 and several other very strong stations were close. In between transmissions I heard Jim, W1QUO, with a good signal and of course Bill in Bolton and Pertti, but the QRM was murderous. Nothing doing and I was glad to receive Bill's abandon signal. See you all next Sunday.

73  -  Klaus , HB9CQS

 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G4WRU Mike from London in charge in good conditions.
Supported by:-  G7OAI John,  G3LUW Brian,  G3JJR John,
G0MMO Norman,  G2FUU Tommy,  G4DCI Philip,
G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
 
1230z - !330z  International Net on 14,293.
Many thanks to Jim W1QUO for this report :-
Hello Bill,
                 We did a wonderful job on resetting our clocks 31, Oct., but a contest ruined everything.  Heard G4yze's call sign once, part of HB9CQS and a couple of beeps from EA7GSU.
                  Hoping next week will be better.                                                       73   Jim   W1QUO
                  
And to Pertti for this report:-
Hi Bill,
As anticipated the CQWW contest made it impossible to communicate, but
in between the brakes I identified Jim, W1QUO and Mike, N4PF and had a
few words with Bill, G4YZE and Klaus, HB9CQS.
We try again next Sunday!!
73  Pertti
 
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,684
Just Brian G3LUW,  Don G0JWE and me in very noisy conditions.
 
1800z - 1830z  N.Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many thanks to Treasurer Bob for the following report:-
Hi Bill,    Jack KF5BD ran the net today and I am forwarding the report.
73,     Bob, WB7RQG
The following checked in sunday,
Chuck KI6DCD
Joe W0TBC
Jack KF5BD
Joe AF1E
Thanks for checking in . KI6DCD talked to AF1E and Jack KF5BD could  talk to Ki6DCD
and W0TBC.
 
Messages Received.
From Malcolm PA3AHC on Oct 27
Malcolm will also see Bill/4ZD in Lockyer Waters near Brisbane, his home town.
(As well as seeing Peter VK3KCD  during his visit to Australia at Xmas.)
 
                                              That's all for this week,
                                                   73 de Bill g4yze
 
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