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Roar Nets September 12 2010
Propagation dull. K=0, A=1, Flux =78
0530z - 0700z Europe Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Apologies from the big guns Peter VK3KCD and Klaus HB9CQS off base today.
0610z First sign of faint voices as the band opened here.
0615z - VK4ZD Bill in Gatton quickly up to 5/6, then going down to 3/1 by 0650z.
0615z - VK2GWK Henk in Nelson Bay 5/6 going up to 5/9 by 0630z
0623z - EA/G4HMG John in Benissa 4/3
0625z - ZL1RD Rob in Auckland 1/1 here
0635z - EA7GSU Pertti in Genalguacil 5/9
0705z - PA3AHC Malcolm in Naardeen 2/1, Pertti got him well.
0715z - Net closed. A very interesting net. I think Bill and Henk had spoken to
Rob ZL1RD earlier - before I got the opening, but I did not hear him.
Henk had a busy day on the contest but having problems with his log software (N1MM)
They had an impressive display on the Rotary Shelterbox. Henk got some pictures.
Bill VK4ZD had been up at 4.30 and away to prepare the Rotary Market. (Dedication) !
Bill is putting up his big tower with a Yagi on top later this week I think **
He got good reception of Pertti and some intermittent sig's from John EA/GHMG.
Pertti is planning to attend the R.I. Convention, 21/25 May 2011. at New Orleans.
(Webmaster VK4ZD - Pulled down a 45' tilt-over tower to repair and ultimately erect with a new 10/12/15/17 interlaced yagi on top)
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in good coditions.
Supported by :- G3JJR John, G0JWE Don, G0PCF Bruce,
G2FUU Tommy, G6FRT Steve, G4MVO Jim, and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim in Leominster MA 5/5.
1130z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5
1130z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/5
1130z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but got 5/9 from Pertti
1200z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti
1225z - Net closed. Jim was greatly troubled by contest qrm until 1200z
when things became quiet but with deep fading on most signals.
Jim is now using a clarifier programme called "Noise Away" which
has improved readability by two or three R points.
Mike N4PF gave me 5/8 at first but disappeared before we could
have an extended contact.
Many thanks to Don and Malcolm for their support. Pertti got them but I did not.
Pertti kept up about 5/5 throughout. He is looking for support at New Orleans in May.
All in all the net was hard work. We missed Klaus !
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Just G0JWE Don and G2FUU Tommy and me in very noisy conditions.
1800z - 1830z N. Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
No news. Maybe it did not take place.
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze