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Roar Nets April 17 2011
Propagation improving though still unpredictable. 
0530z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Again only Bill VK4ZD and myself on the ANZO 40mx net but we had better propagation this time. I am aware Pertti EA7GSU rose early to listen for us but nothing heard, otherwise little to report.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0600z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-

Greetings Bill

The good numbers were 119 / 5 / 1. What a change from one year ago! 

05:58z  VK3KCD, Peter using the original antenna. 58 here and fairly steady. Got 59. Lovely day, 15C.

05:58z  VK4ZD, Bill, controlling the net from Lockyer Waters. 59+10 both ways. Never below 59.

06:13z  G4YZE, Bill. 34 for a start, slowly increasing to 54. Bill got 56 from Bill (ZD).

06:14z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 59+20. Got 59+. Also good signals into VK - ZL. Got 57 from Bill (ZD).

06:27z  PA3AHC, Malcolm. 22 here peaking at 43. No contact. Malcolm got 54 from Peter.

06:34z  YO9BC, Coco. Booming in here, 59+25. Quickly QRT but will be back next week.

06:39z  JM2HBO, Terusan. Got 57 from Bill (ZD). The band was closed for LP contacts JA - Europe.

06:44z  ZL1BFS, Doug. 56 - 58 here for a start. Got 59. 55 here when the net closed.

06:45z  G3LUW, Brian. 44 here. Brian got 53 from Bill (ZD).

06:53z  OH6SM, Martti. 57 - 58 both ways. Martti got 59 from Peter. + 7C. The snow has now melted.

07:06z  G4HMG/M, John. Contact to the net only via Pertti. Bill (ZD) able to read a word now and then.

07:23z  Bill (YZE) closed the net.

Bill (ZD) is making good progress on the tower for the 10 - 12 - 15 - 17 meter antenna.

Pertti plans to have a better (higher) tower as soon as he can get permission from the local authorities.

We were all delighted to hear Coco again after his accident and the painful ordeal which followed.

We are all wishing you well, Coco.

73  -  Klaus, HB9CQS

0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G4WRU in charge from London in noisy conditions,  supported by :_
G3LUW Brian,  G0MMO Norman,  G2FUU Tommy, 
G4MVO Jim, G0JWE Don   and G4YZE Bill.
also G4HMG/p who returned to the UK on Thursday and was operating
from from his car near Taunton,
There was so much noise Mike G4WRU had to give up but Brian G3LUW
 - in the peace & quiet of Devon, took over and managed to run it to the end.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293 - with heavy qrm from 14,295.
1130z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/8
1132z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7.
1135z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/6 in the clear.
1138z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La 5/7 in the clear.
1140z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil only 3/2 here
1141z - YO9BC Vince (Coco)  from Ploeisti 5/9
1145z - DL6MCK Peter from Triftern 150k North of Munich.(for a report)
1147z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/5 in the clear.
1155z - KB1OWW Joe from Fort Kent ME 5/9  (for a report)
1220z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden only 2/1 here but Pertti got him well.
Signals were up and down and we had much qrm at times.
Nate VO1NP was getting ready to go to church. He reminded us he
used to sing in the choir in Glastonbury, Somerset, some time ago !
(Nothing heard from Jim W1QUO this day.
But we had a good phone conversation on Tuesday.
Jim is feeling well now.  Blood pressure stabilised alright.
Audio level on radio fixed and ready for Easter Sunday net.)
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon, supported by :-
G0JWE Don from Derby,   G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, 
G4WRU Mike from London   and G4YZE Bill from Bolton.
1800z - !830z  N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many Thanks to Treasurer Bob for the following report :-
Hi Bill,    Had a good net today with 10 checkins.  I was net control and the following joined up;
Jack KF5BD   Dave WN5V   Joe W0TBC   Dick WB2RWA.
Guests were;  Walt K7CCA   John K0FOP   Blaisdell KB7FPP
                      RAY W5CZI   Rich KF5JUH
There was so much activity I forgot to call Pertti until near the end.
Sorry about that Pertti.  I know that you always check into our net  which is much appreciated.
73    Bob Butler    WB7RQG
Messages Received.
From Coos de Vries VE2GTI -  (ROAR President 1991-1994. - headed "Resignation" )
Dear Bill,--------------
We fly 11 May to Holland and settle in The Hague.
I have sold all my amateur radio equipment and stop. The conditions are anyhow awful, at least here.
So, no more ROAR for me. Perhaps I might  make contact with the new ROAR member in Naarden.
(Malcolm Campbell PA3AHC who is now Regional Vice-President of Roar in CENAEM)
It was nice to have known you.
All the best and greetings to all 
Coos, VE2GTI
(Coos !  I have lost your original PA callsign.  Perhaps you would give me a reminder.  73 de Bill/g4yze)
And from Bill VK4ZD :-
Good Morning Everyone
Dave, WN5V has taken on the task of decorating our booth at this years RI Convention.
Members QSL cards are in short supply to put on display.
Please take the time to send Dave a qsl card NOW for display at the ROAR booth this year.
Send your card to:
David W LeJeune
10486 Highway 90
Welsh, LA 70591

73's de Bill, VK4ZD
                                             That's all for this week,
                                                73 de Bill g4yze
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