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Roar Nets February 7 2010

Propagation brighter.  We have a sunspot !    K=1, A=4,  Flux=88....(94 on Monday !)
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
"Greetings Bill
During Saturday a big sunspot materialized in the sun's northern hemisphere and this Sunday's ANZO net was quite different from the thin net we had one week ago.
With better conditions, hopefully more stations will turn out.
08:06z  OH6SM, Martti, 59 both ways. Martti worked ZL and VK short pass with great success. Clearly better than long pass.
08:07z  VK2GWK, Henk. 56 when working long pass, increasing to 59. Short pass from here is in every respect an uphill battle.
08:10z  ZL1RD, Rob. 57, got 55-56. Signals kept improving and Rob was 59 here when closing down for the night.
08:13z  VK3KCD, Peter. 54 here. Got 54 - 56. Our first Q5 contact for a long time. Peter reported 22 - 25 deg. and no bush fires.
08:18z  VK4ZD, Bill, from Lockyer Waters. 54 - 56 here, peaking at 58. Got 56 for a start.
08:19z  EA7GSU, our president Pertti from Genalguacil. 59 +10 / 59. Pertti worked both VK and ZL and got 56 from ZL1BFS, Doug..
08:24z  G4YZE, Bill. 55 here. With the band now opening in the UK Bill worked ZL and VK and later John, EA/G4HMG.
08:30z  VK4KYL, Diane from Lockyer Waters. Diane received greetings to our ex- exchange student, Rosie, who has now returned home.
08:26z  ZL1BFS, Doug. 44 here. Got 55. Doug also worked Bill (YZE) and Pertti.
09:15z  QRT
Stations heard here, but too weak to work: EA/G4HMG, John, and JM2HBO, Teru.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS"
Many thanks Klaus!  Here in Bolton I had a great signal from Rob and a pretty good signal
from Doug ZL1BFS.  Teru JM2HBO was just readable, The VK s good and increasing.
Peter VK3KCD reminding us it is the anniversary of the terrible wild-fires of 2009.
Services of remembrance and thanks for the assistance given by Rotary and others.
(I did not quite catch all of Peter's message but got an excellent relay from Rob ZL1RD.)
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in fair conditions.
Supported by :-  G4WRU Mike,  G0JWE Don,  M0BDI Ralph,  G4MVO Jim,
G0SQH Derek,  G0MMO Norman,  G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G4YZE Bill,
and a very welcome call at the end from ex-member G4LXD Bill from Thetford
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8 with qsb
1230z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/4 here but Jim got him alright.
1230z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/6
1235z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1237z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5.9
1240z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5
1250z - YO9BC Coco from Ploiest 5/9++
1250z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1302z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario 5/5
1322z - VE3YYK Ken from Mckerrow, Ontario 2/3 here, Pertti got him well.
1325z - KF5BD Jack from Albuquerque 1/1 here but Joe heard him (just)
1327z - Net ended, beaten into the ground by increasing QRM, Italian  and/or Spanish.
This was really hard work with the heavy Euro-QRM.  Many thanks to all who
stuck with it  You all deserve a medal !  Strong signals from Joe, Coco and Pertti
were a great relief at this location.  Better luck next week. !
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
1800z - G0SQH Derek from Ringwood 5/9 in heavy noise and qrm
1804z - G0JWE Don from Derby 5/7
1808z - G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex 5/9
A nice little net in very noisy conditions.
Tommy was able to report continuing good progress after his extensive
surgery. He is now able to take a full-menu diet and sounds much stronger
Messages Received.
From Communicator Editor James / VU2ARL
Just a short note to inform you that the January 2010 issue of ROAR Communicator is available on our web site for your browsing.

Hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as I enjoyed making it. Please send us your valuable suggestions for improvement as well as articles, real-life stories and pictures for inclusion in the next issue.
73,    Yours in Rotary,    Rtn James Kalassery VU2ARL,
(RC Cochin Midtown, India),
Editor, ROAR Communicator.
                                       That's all for this week,
                                         73 de Bill g4yze

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