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Roar Nets February 20 2011
Propagation bright but erratic.  K=3, A=8, Flux=105.
0600z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Reduced participation this week as Bill VK4ZD had a Rotary education weekend for incoming presidents. We were also hampered by some significant QRN as is common in the summer months. Noel VK2IWT again had the best copy on all participants while I had very little signal from Peter VK3FPSR. Present were Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2FPDB, Peter VK3FPSR and myself. With the southern Autumn ( northern Spring ) approaching intercontinental propagation should improve on 40mx and any stations calling in from outside the ANZO region will be most welcome.
YIR 73 Peter VK3KCD
0730z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,
By coincidence I started listening early and surprise! The VKs / ZLs were already there:
07:00z VK4ZD, Bill. 59/ 59 for a start, dropping to a 44 before increasing again to a 59 on the second "opening".

07:04z  ZL1BFS, Doug. 55 here. Got 58. Between the two "openings" signals dropped to 44 / 45.

07:19z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 59+10 / 59. Pertti was exhausted after having participated all night in the ARRL CW contest on 80 metres.

07:23z  LZ/G3LRM, Bob. Good signal, 59 here. Bob moved to Bulgaria two years ago. QTH near Varna.

07:27z VK3KCD, Peter. 57 both ways. Peter reported cold weather. Not what we call cold here, I assume.

07:56z IK6BGJ, Justin (Giustino) as guest. 56 here. Worked by Pertti.

08:02z G4YZE, Bill. 55 here. Got 56. At this time there was a good opening between Bolton and Lockyer Waters.

After 08:02z: Malcolm, PA3AHC and John, EA/G4HMG joined the net. Too weak here for a proper contact.

08:43z Went QRT - with the net still in full swing.

73   Klaus  - HB9CQS


Here in Bolton Bill VK4ZD was 5/8-9 from 0800z to the end but Peter VK3KCD only 4/3 both ways at best.

At 0900z Tommy G2FUU in Nazeing, Essex got 5/9 with Bill VK4ZD, his first on this net for some time.


0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3JJR in charge in good conditions, supported by :-
G0SQH Derek,  G0JWE Don,  G4WRU Mike, G0MMO Norman
G3LUW Brian,  G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G0PCF Bruce, 
G8LES Mike,  G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1230z 1330z - International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 with qsb. He had minus 8 and snow!
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1236z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6
1245z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 4/5 here. Got me 5/7 but reported radio blackouts.
1245z - CT2IOV Arnoldo from Loule 3/4
1252z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1255z - G0JWE Don from Derby 4/5 here
1257z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Pertti
1300z - VO1NP Nate from St. John's NF 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Klaus.
1305z - G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex 4/5 here.
1310z - LZ/G3LRM Bob near Varna on Bulgarian coast 5/8
1310z - I had to leave the net at this time still going well.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80--metre Net on 3,694
No replies heard.  Band noise & some strong Euro-qrm.
1800z - 1830z  N.Am.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Bob Butler for the following report :-
Hi Bill,    We had eight checkins this sunday!  My first time back from a month vacation in Hawaii.  I was net control and Jack, KF5BD acted as relay;  Jim, W1QUO I could barely copy
                       Reuben, W2LGF  No copy
                        Joe, AF1E  5/9
                        Joe, W0TBC  No copy
                        Chuck, KI6DCD  No copy
                        Dave, WN5V 5/9
As you can see Jack heard more than I did.
73,    Bob, WB7RQG
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From ROAR Webmaster Bill VK4ZD
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YIRS   73's de Bill, VK4ZD    Webmaster
                                         That's all for this week,
                                           73 de Bill g4yze
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