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Roar Nets September 19 2010
Propagation much better.  K=1,  A=3 ,  Flux= 82.
0530z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
Many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,
Deprived of my beauty sleep, I was awarded this Sunday morning with a fine opening towards ANZO. The VKs and ZLs had met on 7 MHz (7.155 ??) [7.115 MHz VK4ZD] before shifting to 14.293 at 05:30z. I was told that the 7 MHz net had been a success. Pertti reported having faintly heard some of the participants but he failed raising them on CW....
05:30z  VK4ZD, Bill from Lockyer Waters. Immediately 59 both ways. 73s at 07:23, signals now 54/54.

05:33z  ZL1RD, Rob. 54 for a start peaking at 58. Rob stayed with us until 06:23z, always Q5 here.

05:35z  VK3KCD, Peter. 53, increasing fairly quickly to 58 both ways. Rain and hence no Spider.

06:06z  VK4VAZ, Brian from Murgon as guest. 44 to 56 here. Got the same from Brian.

06:14z  VK2IWT, Noel from Uralla. 54 here, peaking at 57. Got 59+ from Noel.

06:17z  VK2GWK, Henk. Big signal. 59+10. Got 59+. Henk worked John (HMG) and Bill (YZE) also.

06:59z  EA7GSU, Pertti. Hardly readable for a start. Increasing to 59 shortly before closing time.

07:23z  Net closed

The skilled handling of the net by the VKs and Rob made it an extra pleasure to take part!  

Just before the net closed I heard Martti, OH6SM, 56, but never worked Martti. Pertti did. Martti's antenna has stuck due to a rotor problem. A new rotor is on its way.

No workable signals from Bill (YZE), John (HMG) or Malcolm (PA3AHC), but they were there.

73   Klaus, HB9CQS

And many thanks to President Pertti for the following :-

Hello Bill,
Yes I was listening the ANZO 40m net on Sunday morning from 0500 onwards. I heard ZL1RD with 42 and understood that Bill and Peter were on qrg as well, audible but not readable. I tried to catch their attention with CW without success. I believe that someone with a beam had made it. I have GP and dipole only................

The following is a side product from New Orleans correspondence with PA3AHC:

(Last but not least, could you perhaps ask Bill to post me directly with his weekly bulletin which I don't see anymore..
Until the next sked -   73's,   de Malcolm )
  His e-mail is:     

Have a splendid week

-  My apologies to Malcolm.  I thought he was already in one of my address groups. I have fixed it. -  (G4YZE)

Here in the UK it all happened somewhat later but it was good

0615z - VK4ZD 4/2, up to 5/7 by 0650z.

0615z - VK3KCD Peter 2/1 up to 5/5 by 0700z.

0615z - VK2GWK 5/5 QSY to Dutch net at 0630z.

0636z - VK2IWT Noel 3/2 - my first contact with Noel in OZ I think.!

0647z - G3OKT John in Oswestry 4/1 here, got 3/3 from Peter.

0647z - EA8CPN Gerald in Tenerife 2/1 here

0701z - G3TKK Peter in Lytham 2/1 here,got fellow doctor VK3KCD for a chat.5/5.

0707z - OH6SM Martti in Lapua 5/5

Also on throughout were Pertti EA7GSU 5/6,  John EA/G4HMG 5/7 but not copying each other !

And I think Malcolm PA3AHC was in there most of the time but Malcolm always skips me.

I must get a sky reflector of some kind to bring in the short skip.  Hi Hi.

A great net !  Promise of things to come.


0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3JJR John from Wolverhampton in charge in fair conditions, supported by :-
G4WRU Mike, G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy, G0MMO Norman,
G0PCF Bruce,  G3TKK Peter,  G4MVO Jim,  and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/6-9 in qsb.
1130z - G0JWE Don in Derby 1/1 here, Jim got him "very strong with qsb"
1130z - EA/G4HMG John in Benissa 5/9
1130z - EA8CPN Gerald in Tenerife 5/5 at first - down to 2/3 later.
1137z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil up to 5/9
1143z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON. up to 5/7
1146z - WN5V Dave in Welsh La 5/7
1146z - N4PF Mike in Cynthiana KY 5/5
1147z - G3TKK Peter in Lytham 3/3 up to 5/9 in back-scatter.
1215z - KA3CFA Sam in Pittsburg 5/9 - for a report 5/9+
1215z - K1LLR Paul in Exeter NH 5/9 - for a report 5/9+.
1233z - PA3AHC Malcolm in Naardeen 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1235z - Net closed. Jim reported "the best net for many months".Pertti and Dave WN5V discussed
New Orleans Convention 2011 & continued after the net closed.
VE3BGG Bert and G3TKK Peter, both retired doctors, managed a good
chat about the delights of Canada.  Peter just enjoyed a month there with his family !
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G0JWE Don from Derby,  G4WRU Mike from London
G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex,  and G4YZE Bill.
1800z - 1830z  N.Am. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Bob WB7RQG for the following report : -
Hi Bill,    Joe, AF1E was net control
              Pertti, EA7GSU   was 10 over at Joe's QTH but I heard nothing
              Jack, KF5BD    5/9 to me but no copy to Joe until the end of the net
              Jim, W1QUO   5/6 to me but no copy to Joe.  Strange conditions as I heard all but Pertti and Joe heard only me and Pertti so I
              relayed both Jack and Jim.  Someday it will get better?
73,    Bob, WB7RQG
Messages Received.
From Jack KF5BD about last Sunday's net, September 12 : -
Good Afternoon Bill .
Only two of us showed up for the 1800 Sunday net----plus one visitor. Joe W0TBC and myself. Joe was released from the hospital on Saturday and according to him is making good progress. I had a note from Noel McClaren WB8QHD our past world Sec.   He had a good flight home to Australia where it was 4 degrees Centigrade upon his arrival. My radio arrived back from the ICOM factory Saturday . I know this is too late for your report----Bob Butler has been doing it recently.
Thanks Jack.   Great news about Joe Simonet W0TBC.. Hope to hear you soon Joe !   (G4YZE)
                                            That's all for this week,
                                               73 de Bill g4yze
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