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Roar Nets December 4 2011
Propagation good.  K=0, A=4,  Flux= 164.
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
40mx quiet today and propagation good. Bill and Diane were mobile and I had little copy on them. Doug ZL1BFS reported poor VK ZL propagation again. On deck were Noel VK2IWT, in the chair, with Peter VK3FPSR, Phil VK2MCB with Diane VK4KYL and Bill VK4ZD mobile and myself. Peter VK1IRC was a guest check in.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4, steady increase to 5/8 by 0830z
0735z - EA8CPN Gerald from Tenerife 5/7
0738z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9+
0739z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/9 - with multi-path.
0739z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1
0739z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 here
0740z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
0741z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 2/1 up to 5/6 by 0810z
0745z - VK2MCB Phil from Googong 2/1, up to 5/6 by 0810z
0751z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 5/8, solid throughout.
0751z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne a great 5/6 today.
0813z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla just 2/3 today
0827z - G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex 2/1 here, got 5/4 from Bill.
0834z - DF6SAK Horst from Stuttgart 5/5 here, got 5/5 from Doug.
0846z - Net ended.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge in good conditions  Supported by :-
G3OKT John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G0SQH Derek,  G3JJR John,
G7OAI John,  G0PCF Bruce and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
N.B.   Bill VK4ZD will be trying this net from 1200z next Sunday, December 11.
1220z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
1220z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8, having exceptionally warm weather.
!225z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordevelas 5/6
1232z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1
1232z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY up to 5/9,  wx 14c.  Hearing everybody well.
1232z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9+
1232z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1238z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9+  "Beautiful day."
1249z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario 5/8, not oo bad, 3c,  His daughter & S.I.L up in Saskatoon doing geology In the ice.
1254z - IK2ACY  Ercole from Belagio 5/9 for a report.
1310z - I had to leave the net at this time.
 Many thanks to Klaus who continued the net.
Greetings Bill,
Hope you had an enjoyable lunch. Here is how the net ended:
After you had left, I bluffed my way through net control. Pertti was a great help and maintained the contact to Malcolm,
PA3AHC, who was skipped out here. Tommy, G2FUU, joined us briefly at 13:25 UTC. He was 59+10 with me.
At 13:33 UTC the net was closed.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW in charge in good conditions supported by :-
EA/G4HMG John  4/7, &  EA7GSU Pertti 5/9 from Spain
also G0JWE Don and G4YZE Bill.
1900z - 1930z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
N.B. This Net re-timed.  Now 2000z - 2030z.
Many Thanks to President Pertti for the following report :-
Hi Bill,
I had rx open at 1859z and heard Jim, W1QUO with 58/9 talking with Joe,
W0TBC. He was only 31. I got 5 7/8 from Jim.There was uncertainty of
the official time of the net and as nobody else appeared we decided to
be back an hour later.
2001z Jim called Joe again. Jim was now 59 and I got the same in
return. Joe was the same as earlier. Jim heard Bob but lost him and I
had no copy. About 15min later Joe was 51 and coming up but we closed
the net as no more participants reported.
No further news from Jack, KF5BD.
After preliminary Xmas greetings we closed the net at 2017z.
In anticipation of more participants next Sunday,    
73 de  Pertti EA7GSU
Messages Received.
From Communicator Editor Richard :-
Hello All,
Several weeks ago I asked for articles for the coming edition of the ROAR Communicator. Well, we are fast approaching the December 15 deadline and we still need a few articles for the January 2012 edition.
Remember that in the last Communicator issue, Pertti asked that members submit articles about hobbies you may have in addition to amateur radio. This is exactly what I am looking for at this time. Even 100 or 200 words would be great. If you have photos, even better.
Please send your submissions directly to me at on or before December 15, 2011.
Thank you very much to those of you who have already sent in your stories.
Richard Spingarn, TI7/AA2UP   Editor
From President Pertti / EA7GSU to our friends in South America :-
Hi Bill,
Desde el 16 hasta el fin del més Dicienbre estoy en qrg 14293kHz a las
1800 horas utc CADA DIA CUANDO POSSIBLE. Yo llamaré a todos los
rotarios en español. ¡Responde por favor! Pertti, EA7GSU
From John EA/G4HMG :-
Dear Bill,
We had a very good net this morning (Tuesday) at 0800 GMT Pertti and I represented Spain, Ian GM4JAE came on with a good 5/5 for his first appearance on the net. Our faithful supporters John G7OAI and Don G0JWE made 5/7 and 5/6 but sadly could not hear each other and we had a visitor LA7VE Dag at about 5/6 although he was very strong with Ian. I make that a total of 6 stations with 9 check ins the week before. Propagation seems very good around europe at that time so it would be great if a few more of our friends could try a call.
                                        That's all for this week,
                                             73 de Bill g4yze
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