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Roar Nets September 5 2010
Propagation a little better.  K=1,  A=1,  Flux now up to 82.
0530z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for this report :-
Greetings Bill,
The band was quiet when I started listening so I refrained from calling CQ ROAR and kept listening. It was a mistake I will not repeat. The band was wide open. The good numbers on this Sunday were 82 - 1 - 0.
05:45z  VK4ZD, Bill. Immediately 59+ here. Same from Bill. Faded to 43 before second peak at 56.
05:47z  VK3KCD, Peter. 59/59. 10 deg C. Rain prevented mounting of spider beam. Not necessary either.
06:05z  ZL1RD, Rob. 54 in the clear and 56 after Rob adjusted antenna. Got 57-58. Lost rather quickly.
06:25z  G4YZE, Bill, now working Bill 4ZD and Peter. Difficult for a start but quickly improving.
06:29z  G3LUW, Brian, working Bill 4ZD. 55 both ways. I received Brian and Bill YZE on back scatter.
06:40z  G0JWE, Don, working Peter. Got a 53 from Peter. Bill 4ZD had to go QRT.
06:42z  EA7GSU, Pertti, heard here, but not workable.
06:53z  VK3KCD, Peter, now QRT. Still a fine signal, 54/54. I worked Peter for more than one hour.
06:59z  EA/G4HMG, John. 54 here. Not heard earlier. Got a Q5 from John.
06:59z  QRT
( During the night between Saturday and Sunday Bill 4ZD had to drive Diane, VK4KYL, to the local hospital. A gall bladder problem. Diane is back home again. I am wishing you a speedy recovery, Diane.
The VKs tried to call Franz, 3D2II, but to no avail.
Peter, VK3KCD, will be absent next Sunday. So will I. )
And many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for this report :-
Good Morning Bill
The 40 mx net at 0500z on 7115 in VK/ZL had Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR, Doug ZL1BFS, Noel VK2IWT and myself this week. Quite a good turn out and variable propagation. It was great to welcome Noel to the net on his return from an extended sojourn in North America.
At 0530 14.293 MHz was busy with contest stations but the channel remained clear here. I had the pleasure of working Klaus HB9CQS for more than an hour at up to 5&9, Brian G3LUW, a scratchy contact with Don G0JWE and of course G4YZE. Also had a 3x2 both ways contact with Pertti EA7GSU.
I will not be in Flinders next Sunday so will catch up with the net the following week.
                 73   YIR  Peter VK3KCD
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in fair conditions
Supported by :-  G0JWE Don,  G3JJR John,  G0SQH Derek, 
G0PCF Bruce,  G2FUU Tommy,  and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z   International Net on 14,293.
And again many thanks to Klaus for this report :-
International Net
Bill, G4YZE, was absent and Pertti, EA7GSU, and I stepped in doing our best to act as net controllers.
Difficult job since there was a contest going with i.a. 9A1AA operating almost on our net frequency.
11:27z  W1QUO, Jim, 56-57 when in the clear. Got 45 increasing to 57. Heavy QSB and QRM.
11:31z  W4AKO, Arno, as guest. 59/59. QTH 50 miles SW Washington, DC. Cold morning, 10 deg C.
11:38z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 52 increasing to 58. 
11:44z  AF1E, Joe, from Conover, NC. 44 here. Got 53-54.
11:52z  G0JWE, Don, had contact with Pertti and managed to work Jim also. No copy here.
12:11z  Impossible to continue. Net closed.
73   Klaus, HB9CQS
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,692
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions.
Supported by :-  G0JWE Don,  G0PCF Bruce,  G2FUU Tommy,
G4DCI Philip,  and G4YZE Bill.
1800z - 1830z  N.Am. Transcontinental net on 14.288
Re. Joe W0TBC we have this from Dave W0OXB :-
For an update on "The Big Cheese", look here:
73 es CUL,   Dave (WØOXB)
(A nice picture of Joe sitting up and looking bright,
guarded by his physiotherapist Paige at Boutwells Landing in
Oak Park Heights where he is resting up for a few weeks.
He can be reached on  651.430.7119
or by post :-    Joe Simonet,   13575 58th Street, 
Oak Park Heights,  MN  55082  )
                                    That's all for this week,
                                        73 de Bill g4yze
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