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Roar Nets February 14 2010

Propagation much brighter.  K=0,  A=4,  Flux=94.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0805z - ZL1RD Rob from Auckland 5/9
0805z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9+
0807z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8
0808z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 5/8
0808z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon 4/3
0815z - JM2HBO Teru from Komaki 5/7 with qrm
0823z - PP5JY Joaquim from Joinville 2/1 here, got 5/5 from Rob
0825z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 5/7
0831z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 3/4, got 5/5 from Klaus.
0850z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9, got 4/1 from Rob.
0925z - Net ended.  A delightful experience with signals bombing in from
New Zealand enabling Rob to control the net without difficulty.
Nothing from Bill VK4ZD but we learned he had a hospital appointment
He is fine now and will be on the air on Sunday.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in good conditions.
Supported by :-  M0BDI Ralph,  G3LUW Brian,  G3JJR John,  G0MMO Norman,
G2FUU Tommy,  G7OAI John,  G4MVO Jim,  G0PCF Bruce,  G8LES Mike - and me.
Also G3XZV John from Knaresborough. John will be operating a Special Event Station
from Knaresborough Market on Wednesday 24th February. It is in aid of the Rotary
programme "Thanks For Life"  The callsign is GB0TFL and John will be operating on
80m  (about 3,720 Khz)  from 0900z until about 1600z weather permitting. 
He will also try 20m for a period on 14,200 - 14250 Khz from about 1400z
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1230z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/7
1234z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
1237z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1238z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/9+10
1238z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/6 in the clear. Much qrm
1238z - K1ATT Tony at Cape Cod MA 4/6
1238z - G3TKK Peter in Lytham 5/6
1247z - W8SOO Ken in Sault St.Marie MI 5/9+20
1303z - SM4CSF Nils in Falun 5/9
1308z - YO9BC Coco in Ploiest 5/9+30
1308z - SM0DMJ Karl in Nyneshamn 5/7
1308z - VE3BGG Bert in Cambridge S.Ontario 5/9
1334z - Net ended.  A splendid net despite some qrm.  Nate came in very well
and was also able to copy Ken W8SOO 5/9. Nate had slight snow. Very mild wx.
Joe had minus 5c but fine and clear. Ken had "not too much snow"
Nils SM4CSF apologies. XYL had been not so well.  He had -4c, and 40 cms snow.
Coco reported his "meteo" transformed.  Now very nice and +5c.
Karl SM0DMJ had minus 2c and 50cms snow. "No good for the golf"
Bert VE3BGG OK but had high noise level S6.
Note from Jim after the net :-
"Hello Bill,  Am terribly sorry.  Did not discover ice damaged feeder line in my
antenna system until 1200 UTC on Feb. 14. 
Hope to be back on air by next week (weather permitting).
           73   Jim   W1QUO"
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
A lively net in very noisy conditions
Supported by a heroic band :-  G0JWE Don,  G0PCF Bruce,  G0SQH Derek,
G2FUU Tommy,  G3JJR John and G8LES Mike. 
Many thanks to all who tried and apologies to those I did not hear !
Messages Received.
From Jim W1QUO
Hello Everyone,
                          Please note that my snail mail address is changed from 53 Austin St. Leominster, Ma. 01453
To :-   6 Beth Ave. Apt. 202, Leominster, Ma. 01453. 
Note: NO change in e-mail ( or telephone number (978-537-7387).
                                                        73   Jim   W1QUO
                                                   Vice President  USCB East
                                                   That's all for this week,
                                                      73 de Bill g4yze

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