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Roar Nets April 24 2011
      
Propagation Interesting.  K=2,  A=5,  Flux=117.
 
0530z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :_
Good Morning Bill
Again a small net on 7118KHz with Noel VK2IWT and myself with 2 guests until just before 0600z when Bill VK4ZD joined us briefly before going to 14293 KHz. YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD.
 
0600z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many Thanks to Klaus HB8CQS for the following report :-

Greetings Bill,

ZL, VK and US East Coast opened up already about 05:00z and I worked a few stations, all with 59 signals. Hence no surprise that the ANZO net started strongly and stayed strong.

06:00z  ZL1BFS, Doug. 57 - 58 here. Got 59+10 from Doug. When the net closed Doug was still 55.

06:03z  VK3KCD, Peter. 59 here and fairly steady. Got 59+5. Peter later worked several Europeans.

06:07z  VK4ZD, Bill. 59 both ways. I like Bill's modulation. Good for DX. And I admire Bill's net control.

06:10z  VK2IWT, Noel. Weak for a start, improving to a solid 55 here. Got 59. Pertti got 56 from Noel.

06:16z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 59+ / 59+ with spells of 22 in between. Pertti had no trouble working VK / ZL.

06:16z  PA3AHC, Malcolm. Skipped out in UK and here. Pertti was QSPing. Poor opening PA / VK4.

06:30z  OH6SM, Martti, swapping reports directly with all participants. Good idea. 57- 58 both ways.

06:35z  G4YZE, Bill, reported slightly overcast in Bolton. Got 57 from Bill (ZD). 56 here.

06:35z  JM2HBO, Terusan. 45 here. QRM from heterodyne signal, but Terusan had me and others Q5.

06:47z  G3LUW, Brian. 44 here. Stations in VK and ZL were faring better.

07:03z  VK6NS, Noel from Kalgoorlie. 4 el. beam and 400 w. 58 - 59 both ways. Old friend of Bill (ZD).

07:20z  VK4KYL, Diane seconded as net controller. Well done, Diane! Still 59 both ways.

07:49z  Net closed

My next QSO:

10:02z  GB2SWF, Scots Whiskey Festival. At long last a special event I could sympathize with. 

                                73   Klaus

(Congratulations on GB2SWF - g4yze.)

 

 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge in fair conditions, supported by :-
G4WRU Mike,  G0JWE Don,  G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy,
G3JJR John and G4YZE Bill.
 
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 4/6 in S5 noise. Gave me about 3/4.
1130z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 3/4 here, gave me 3/4.
1131z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton. Brisbane,  2/1 here, got 5/8 from Mike.  Great Contact !
1135z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 3-4/5 in the noise here.
1135z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6. Reported both me and Mike "Very Weak"
1139z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/6 in the noise. gave me 2/4.
1202z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2-3/4 in the noise. Pertti got him alright.
1210z - Net ended, abandoned due to near-blackout conditions.
Jim came up in strength to S9 at the end but audio breakup,  which became detectable after a
few minutes, increased gradually so that Jim was not readable by the end. A thermal problem?
Conditions were wierd but Bill VK4ZD got in to Kentucky with a great signal at the start.
I wonder how long the contact would have lasted given the chance.
Contacts from Australia used to be quite a regular feature at the start of this net many years ago.
 
1700z - 1730z  UK Evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
Many Thanks to Mike G4WRU for the following report :-
At 17.05 I called cq Rotary. Tommy G2FUU came back, but band condx were very bad.
G0JWE called in. I could only just hear he was there. Tommy could not really copy him.
Tommy heard G4HMG/P, but also not readable.
At 17.16 I signed off and called it a day.
Mike G4WRU
 
1800z - 1830z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Dear Bill:
I started the net because I traded days with Bob Butler WB7RQG.  But then I felt ill and when Bob checked in I asked him if he could take over and he did and then with the net in good hands I checked out around 1850 utc.
However at 1145 UTC I made a call for early birds and Ruben W2LGF checked in from the retired R.M.S QUEEN MARY ocean liner that is in dock at Long Beach CA. Ruben , with his son and grand daughter were in the wireless room with their host Duane. Call letters are W6RO.
Other check ins while I was controlling were Richard from Costa Rica, editor of the communicator, but I did not talk to him ,Joe W0TBC , WB7RQG and myself.  I think WOTBC worked Pertti on CW.
If Bob does not send you a report by press time please use this. We missed Jim. Maybe Bob will send what I missed.
Jack.  
(Thanks again Jack.  Take care!  Bob will report next week.  Bill G4YZE)
 
Messages Received.
From Coos VE2GTI re his return to Holland :-
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
I never had a PA licence. I started radio in Dar-es-salaam with a Canadian, HM3LV. Coming to South Africa, I got my own licence ZS6BPF (Johannesburg) and later ZS5ZN (Durban). Once in Canada,, VE2GTI as you know.
73's de Coos.
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