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Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE

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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 :-
Hi Bill
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
 
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                                            That's all for this week,
                                              73 de Bill g4yze
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