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Roar Nets February 13 2011
Propagation leaping up. K=0, A=3, Flux 96 increasing to 107.
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
The ANZO 40mx net was hampered by some thunder storms passing through northern New South Wales making conditions difficult for Noel VK2IWT. On deck were Noel VK3IWT, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD ( who put in a brief appearance before leaving the net to help unload a delivery) and myself. I was unable to copy Peter VK3FPSR but otherwise propagation was favourable. Until next week YIR & 73 Peter VK3KCD.
0730z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Here is an extract of my notes:
07:37z VK4ZD, Bill, ANZO area anchor. 58 / 57. Bill had an outstanding signal during the entire net.
07:37z VK3KCD, Peter. 58-59 / 59. Like Bill, Peter had a superb signal over the next 1½ hour.
07:38z JM2HBO, Terusan from
07:44z EA7GSU, Pertti. 59 / 59. Pertti got fine reports from Bill (ZD), Peter, Terusan and vice versa.
07:51z ZL1BFS, Doug from
07:59z EA/G4HMG, John. 59+10. No copy in VK-land until later, when John worked Bill (ZD) 55/54.
08:05z G4YZE, Bill. Weak here, but got Bill (ZD) 57, Peter 57, Doug 55 and signals kept improving.
08:13z G3OKT, John. 56-58 here. John got 54 from Peter, VK3KCD and also worked Bill (ZD).
08:31z PA3AHC, Malcolm, weak here for a start, but increasing to 55. Malcolm got 53 from Bill (ZD)
08:38z G3TKK, Peter. Weak signal here, but Peter got 53 from Bill (ZD).
08:48z VK2GWK, Henk. 59. Also 59 with other European stations, although Henk's linear is down.
09:07z Net closed
With an incredible SFI of 96 we were at long last rewarded for our patience and perseverance.
What a change from previous Sundays.
We had several guests. Bill (ZD) worked them all: 07:53z IZ7QZL, Gianvito (also worked by Klaus), 08:09z PY-station, 08:10z IK1UGX, Angelo, 08:27z MW0YVK, Eddy (good signal, also worked by Peter (KCD), Terusan and others), 08:44z DL1MFS, Martin in
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
G4WRU Mike in charge from London, supported by :-
G0SQH Derek, G7OAI John, G6FRT Stephen, G3JJR John,
G0JWE Don, G2FUU Tommy and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 13,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9. Beam still frozen on East !
1232z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY a very good 5/9+ today.
1232z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/8, a rare spot of short skip.
1232z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/4 here, still too close to get much benefit.
1237z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/9. A heroic effort after shoulder surgery.
1241z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 Nice day but lots of qrm.
1243z - W1URV Bob in Medway MA 5/9. For a report.
1247z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen up to 4/5 masked by qrm here.
1250z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8, got 3/3 from Jim.
1252z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/8. Been minus 20 but up to zero now.
1252z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La 5/9. Cold and very thick fog !
1318z - Net ended. Beaten by ferocious contesters but a very good net up to this time!
Bert VE3BGG hopes to be on next week but then away on a 3-week Pacific cruise.
Apologies from President Pertti EA7GSU who had to go off "to the coast" today.
1800z - 1830z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G0SQH Derek in charge in very noisy conditions supported by :-
G0JWE Don, G7RQD Martin, G2FUU Tommy and G4YZE Bill.
1800z - 1830z N.Am Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Sunday Feb 13 Jack W Page here. We had eight check-ins today. Joe W0TBC was net control. Of the eight three were visitors . One from California and two were from Northern Alberta Canada.
Writing of Canada I heard Dr. Bert today at 1300UTC when he was either talking to you OR trying to. I put out a call on 14.293 but no one heard me. (Sorry Jack. Bert /VE3BGG made the trip alright. I shall listen for you next week.)
ROAR members who checked in were :KF5BD Jack, W1QUO Jim, AF1E another Joe,
W2LGF Ruben, and Joe W0TBC.
I am looking forward to this spring when Jim's Antenna Rotor will be defrosted
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze