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Roar Nets February 27 2011
Propagation good for the season.  K=0,  A=5,  Flux=90.
0600z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Propagation on 40mx was not as favourable for me as it was on 20mx this week. I had a good copy on Bill VK4ZD, struggled to copy Noel VK2IWT at times and had no copy on Peter VK3FPSR. Bill Noel and Peter has copy on each other. We were joined by 2 guests Wayne VK4MAD and Andy VK2FFAC/3.
YIR and 73 until next week. Peter VK3KCD.
0730z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
And many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report:-

Greetings Bill

This Sunday’s ANZO net offered some of the best propagation conditions seen for a long time.  

07:08z  VK4ZD, Bill from Lockyer Waters. 59/59 when Bill used the loop. I prefer the beam, though

07:08z  VK3KCD, Peter. 59/59 with Peter using “old” wire antenna. Poor connection Peter / Bill. 20 C.

07:37z  G3OKT, John, working VK4ZD. John was 33 here. Hence no contact.

07:38z  EA7GSU, Pertti. His / mine: 59+10 / 59+20. John, EA/G4HMG acted as Pertti’s second op.

07:48z  OH6 Sunday Morning, Martti. 58 / 57. Zero Celsius. As usual Martti worked the VKs easily.

07:50z  LZ/G3LRM, Bob, called in from Varna and worked Bill (ZD). Good signal, 58 here.

07:53z  G4YZE, Bill from Bolton after listening for some time. No trouble working the VKs now.

07:57z  VK2GWK, Henk, from Nelson Bay. 57 although the linear is still under repair. Got 59.

08:11z  PA3AHC, Malcolm. 33 here and no direct contact.

08:16z  YO9CMC, Radu. QRP and inverted V. 55-57 here. Bill (ZD) did his best, but it was difficult.

08:31z  IK6MII, Aldo. Heard 55 while working Bill (ZD) and others. Directory gives QTH as Spoltore.

08:43z  PA0SDZ, Les. Heard 33 – 44 here. Good to hear Les again.

08:44z  G3LUW, Brian. Heard 43 here.

09:06z  Net closed

Bill (ZD) has made good progress on the 10 - 12 - 15 - 17 metres project and is presently assembling the beam antenna. Bill’s loop antennas were hit by lightening and the switch between the loops had disintegrated. The loop worked well during this Sunday’s net.

73  -  Klaus, HB9CQS

0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,696.
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood in congested conditions.
Supported by :- G4WRU Mike,  G3LUW Brian,  G0JWE Don,
G3JJR John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G3OKT John, G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1230z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La
1234z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario 5/7
1238z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/5
1241z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/7
1241z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln only 3/4 now
1256z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 4/7 in qrm
1305z - EA/G4HMG John (with Pertti) 5/8
1315z - KF5BD Jack in Albuquerque 2/1 here,  Joe got him well.
1315z - PA0SDZ Les in Hasselt 2/1 here,
1313z - VO1NP Nate in St.John's NF 5/5
1322z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 2/1 here,
1327z - Net ended.  A very good net, although I missed Dave WN5V
who had been and gone before I joined.
Jim still having snow and it was upsetting his SWR.  His beam still frozen on East.
Mike N4PF ha heavy qrm.  Joe AF1E busy with his Red-Cross work but will send
the RI Convention Banners and Log Book to Dave.
Bert VE3BGG still having some snow but they are off on a Pacific cruise now
to get warmed up!   Back on April 3rd.
Great to hear Les PA0SDZ again, first in a long time. Still only 2/1.
And a special welcome to Jack KF5BD,  I could just recognize your voice Jack !
Keep trying.  The solar flux is going up again !
1800z - q1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge in noisy conditions Supported by :-
G0JWE Don,  G4WRU Mike,  G0SQH Derek, G2FUU Tommy
G4YZE Bill, and EA7GSU 5/7 from Spain - on 80 metres !
1800z - 1830z  N. AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Jack Page KF5BD for the following report :-
Hello Bill : I listened to the early morning (here)  from 1200 until 1330
thinking I might hear you but no luck. (I could just hear you Jack)
Eight or more stations checked into this net today including TI7//AA2UP Richard,  Roar's new communicator Editor, 
EA7GSU Pertti,  Roar president,  and WN5V Dave the 2011 RI Convention Roar Booth chairman with the help of Joe AF1E,  much Roar and remote base radio convention business .
We had two guests --------VA5BRT Bob,  from  Saskatoon,  SK.  Canada,  and Ken W7MZG,  from Idaho. 
Net Control talked to W7MZG after the net was closed and invited him to join Roar.  Joe W0TBC also talked to Ken.
The net a real challenge today because of stations on each side of us were bleeding on us.
Reported by Jack Page KF5BD due to the absent of WB7RQG
For our Secretary's information----W7MZG Kenneth E Thomson,  5956 West Overland RD,  Meridian ID. 83642.   Please send application. Ken is a Rotarian.
Messages Received.
From Coos VE2GTI :-
Coos indicates they will be returning to the Netherlands on May 12.
We look forward to hearing you with your PA callsign Coos. !
                                That's all for this week.
                                    73 de Bill g4yze
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