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Roar Nets February 21 2010

Propagation quite good.   K=1,  A=2,  Flux=84.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0800z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 5/9
0800z - ZL1RD Rob from Auckland 5/9
0800z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/9
0811z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0814z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 5/5
0821z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/5
0823z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0823z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0838z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9+
0845z - JM2HBO Teru from Komaki 5/5
0910z - OE6FGG Fritz from Graz 5/9 here, got 5/5 from Bill.
0922z - Net ended. Another great net. 
Peter VK3KCD reported wx very pleasant now.  Only 33c no fire problems so far.
Bill VK4ZD is now all OK.  Temps 27c and they have had a little rain.
(Bill and Diane just returned from a Rotary President Elect Training seminar.)
Martti OH6SM reported minus 22c and 50 cms of snow.
Pertti EA7GSU had several days "raining cats and dogs" with flooding
isolating his house from the road.
Here in Bolton we just had zero degrees and 3 cms of snow.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions.
Supported by :-  G4WRU Mike,  M0BDI Ralph,  G3JJR John,  G0SQH Derek,
G0MMO Norman,  G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G4MVO Jim, G0JWE Don,
G4XZV John and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 at first 5/6 at the end.
1230z - YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/9+
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 4/5 here,
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
1230z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/8
1232z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1235z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1242z - WN5V Dave from Welsh LA 5/9+
1242z - KD8HNF Bob from Lowell MI 5/5
1243z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/8
1250z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Pertti,
1258z - W8SOO Ken from Sault St.Marie MI 5/9+
1307z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7
1313z - SM/PA2X Cees somewhere in Sweden 1/1 here, got 5/5 from Klaus,
1316z - VE3BGG Bert in Cambridge S.Ontario 5/8
1323z - SM4CSF Nils in Falun 5/5 at first, up to 5/9 by the end !
1337z - Net ended.  A very good net - getting like the old times !
Jim having much better reception after antenna improvements by Dr. Alan Rogers
and his colleagues from the Radio Astronomy Dept. at Harvard. 
Hi it's nice to have friends in high places !
Pertti OK but having high noise, up to S9 at times.
Dave WN5V had a beautiful day. 20c.
Nate VO1NP doing much better now his local noise source has stopped.
Ken W8SOO in Sault St.Marie kindly explained the name (the falls of St. Marie where
L.Superior drops 22 feet to the level of L Huron.)
Pasi OH1TG had qrm, also his wx - strong wind, 13c very dark, "a cold hell".
On the bright side Bert VE3BGG had a beautiful morning with +5c expected.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions.
On Parade : -  G4WRU Mike,  EA/G4HMG John - all the way from Spain ! 
G3JJR John (from Wolverhampton),  G0JWE Don, 
G2FUU Tommy,  G0SQH Derek,  and G4YZE Bill
Messages Received.
From Teru JM2HBO  - along with some very nice pictures.
Hi Bill
Thanks talking with you on Rotary International Net.
Recently the sunspot and solar flux come up.
Easy to talk with you 20 meters.
Sometimes I can work North America and EU on 15 meters .
Yesterday I attended a Rotary convention " Stop the environmental deterioration"
11 Rotary high school students and 1 foreign exchange student from Germany.
The Komaki City Mayor, and many Rotary members joined us.
At the same time my wife and my son put up Hina dolls in my Japanese room
and took those pics.
My daughter Kana will come back to JA  this coming Sunday from Vancouver, Canada.
She has a radio licence, but no call sign  She can operate on 15 meters SSB , running 10 watts.
Please say hello to my Kana with my guest operation.
                                                 That's all for this week,
                                                    73 de Bill g4yze

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