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Roar Nets August 14 2011
Propagation very variable.   K=3,  A=5,  Flux=83.
0530z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
40mx ANZO net was quite active with Phil VK2FPDB, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD, Doug ZL1BFS and myself. We were joined by Pertti EA7GSU having ZL1BFS at 5x6 and Brian G3LUW who also had ZL1BFS at 4x5. VK4ZD also had EA7GSU and G3LUW at workable strength and I heard G3LUW 3x2 but had no contact. The grey line seems to suit ZL! At the time of our net! ZL1BFS reported no useful propagation on 20mx apart from a very brief burst of 20 seconds from VK4ZD at 5x8 at 0645z.
Phil VK2FPDB still awaits his new call.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
And Many Thanks to Doug ZL1BFS for this note :-
The 40m VK net went well with good sigs 5-6 from Perti and 4-5 from
Brian G3LUW
On 20 m, no sigs, neither VK nor any europeans, were better than 2-2
so I didn't bother calling on to the net. For two occasions about
6:45am, Bill VK4ZD came up to 5-8 for about 20 seconds, then
disappeared down to 2 - 2 again. The MUF on the path ZL to Europe
was 13MHz
Douglas ZL1BFS
0600z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0600z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 4/5
0600z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
0600z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/2, up to 5/7 later.
0600z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1, up to 5/5 at 0650z
0604z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon 3/2
0612z - ZL2JPM John from Wellington 1/1 here, got 4/3 from KCD
0614z - PA0SDZ Les from Hasselt 2/1 here
0620z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
0641z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 here but Pertti got him.
0710z - Net ended. Peter reported that John had 15cms of snow in Wellington.
Some freakish weather as well as wierd propagation !
Bill VK4ZD reported his new mast is up at Lockyer Waters and ready for the beams.
The mast is about 17metres in height..  We expect big signals any day now Bill !
0800z - 0900Z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in noisy conditions.
Supported by :-  G3LUW Brian,  G0JWE Don,  G3JJR John,
G2FUU Tommy,  G0PCF Bruce,  G8LES Mike  and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1123z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1123z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/8 - great short skip !
1123z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/7 in noise S5
1123z - VO1NP  Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 at first not heard later.
1131z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/5 at first 3/4 later
1135z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7, got John 5/5 in short skip.
1151z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 3/4 in the noise.
1152z - LA3XT Per, (60k South of Trondheim) 5/7
1215z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordevelas only 3/4 here, in the noise.
1224z - Net ended.  Jim had 18c and showers.
He could not rotate his beam so could not copy Mike in Kentucky.
Again trans-atlantic sigs were falling throughout the net.
Maybe we should start earlier ?
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian,  supported by :-  G8LES Mike,  G4YZE Bill
and a visitor M6PIX Ron from Bristol.
1900z - 1930z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many Thanks to Treasurer Bob Butler for this report :-
Hi Bill, We had a good net today with 7 checkins;
Jack, KF5BD relay station
Jim, W1QUO
John, W8AUV
Pertti, EA7GSU
Joe, AF1E
Tim, AD7AN Mobile, Guest
and myself Bob, WB7RQG as net control. I heard everyone except Pertti, John and Joe.
Noise level still high but signals coming in nicely.
73, Bob
                                                            That's all for this week,
                                                                 73 de Bill g4yze
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