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Roar Nets April 3 2011
Propagation good. K=3, A=20, Flux=108
0500z - 0530z Anzo Net on 7,118. This net re-timed. 0530z - 0600z from Sunday April 10.
Many thanks to Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Anzo 40m Net April 3
The net time is confirmed at 0530z - 0600z
I called for some time from 0530z onwards and heard faint European signals.
VK4FAAT, Tony called in at 0538z as a guest
VK3FPSR, Peter called me at 0545z. His club raised $7000 - $8000 for the relay for life.
VK2EZY, Jim called as guest from Sydney but had RF feedback problems.
I closed the net at 0602z
73's de Bill, VK4ZD
0630z - 0830z Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path. Net re-timed 0600z - 0730z from April 10.
Good propagation conditions and good attendance.
Once more we had contest QRM, but nothing comparable to last Sunday's WPX contest.
06:33z VK4ZD, Bill. 59+10. Rarely below 59 at any time and still 59+10 1½ hour later. Got 58 - 59 from Bill.
06:38z VK3KCD/2, Peter. QRP (5 watts). 44 here when in the clear. Peter later faded out.
The following stations then called in, ably guided by Bill (ZD) as net controller:
06:40z EA/G4HMG, John. Got a Q5 from Bill. John was heard 22 here.
06:44z G3OKT, John. Got 55 from Bill. John was heard 33 here.
06:45z LZ/G3LRM, Bob as guest. Got 54 from Bill. Bob was 59+10 here. No contact.
06:46z PA3AHC, Malcolm. Bill gave/got 55/55. No copy here.
06:50z OH6SM, Martti. Heard 56 - 57 here. 4.6C, high winds and heavy rainfall. Good for melting the snow.
06:51z UA1AKJ, Yuri, from St. Petersburg as guest. Heard 59 here.
06:51z G3LUW, Brian. Heard 22 increasing to 33 here.
06:52z HB9EVJ, Vince as guest. QTH near Lake Geneva. Bill gave/got 58/59. Heard 44 here. Vince later gave me 44 also.
06:59z OE3PFS, Werner as guest. Not heard here.
07:02z EA7GSU, Pertti. Now Q5 from/to Bill (ZD). Heard 22 - 33 here, later increasing to 59+10.
07:04z G4YZE, Bill, gave Bill(ZD) 59. Got 57. Heard 44 here on peaks. QSB.
07:27z ZL1RD, Rob, for a brief visit. Rob was heard 59+10 here. No contact.
07:59z Net closed.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge, supported by :-
G2FUU Tommy, G4WRU Mike, G7OAI John, G0JWE Don,
G3JJR John, G4MVO Jim, G4DCI Phil, MX0SPG Norman, and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z International net on 14,293.
1130z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa,5/8
1136z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/8 in the clear.
1140z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/6 in the clear
1143z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/9 from John
1144z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/3 here, got
1146z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 3/4
1146z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 2/? in the noise here,
1150z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 2/3 here
1203z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La up to 5/7
1215z - Net closed. Much noise, contest qrm and low signal levels.
Nate did well. Club fund-raising for Honduras Children poverty problem
Joe AF1E up to 5/6 at times but getting "very light copy"
Mike N4PF 2/1 here but Klaus got him 5/5
Dave WN5V up to 5/6 at times, got a qso with Pertti.
John EA/G4HMG did a great job linking the Euro stations I can not copy
Again we missed Jim W1QUO but got this from his son James Moran K1AKE on Tuesday :--
"We brought Dad home from the hospital last Thursday.
He is doing much better now, although his blood pressure is still fluctuating a lot.
I think he was just a bit too tired last Sunday to join the Rotary Net.
I bet you will hear him on next Sunday!
best wishes. Jim"
(Many thanks James, but tell hime to take it easy. We can wait! G4YZE)
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695
G3LUW Brian in charge. On parade ;-
G2FUU Tommy, G4WRU Mike, G7OAI John and G4YZE Bill.
1800z - 1830z N.AM. Transcontinental net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Treasurer Bob for the following report :-
Hi Bill, We had 6 checkins today. Joe AF1E was net control.
Joining us was; Joe W0TBC, Jack KF5BD, Pertti EA7GSU,
Reuben W2LGF and me. Good net but lot of background noise.
I still can not hear Pertti but someday it will happen.
73, Bob, WB7RQG
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze