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Roar Nets January 16 2011
Propagation very unstable.  K=1, A=6,  Flux=80.
0600z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good morning Bill,
A fairly active net this week saw Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2FPDB, Bill VK4ZD, Diane VK4KYL and myself and all participants could copy each other. While Bill and Diane are in one of the worst flood affected areas of Queensland they have not been inundated but have been busy supporting the emergency personnel. Phil and Noel are OK and Peter VK3FPSR who was absent from the net are all OK also. Peter is upstream from the flood affected part of the Murray River. The rains that brought the floods to Queensland and NSW moved south to Victoria and have inundated the central West region. Not as catastrophic as Queensland but bad enough forcing evacuations. Tasmania finally received the last of the system and some flooding is reported from that state. Pleasing that none on the net have been seriously affected but many others have been and our thoughts are with them. 73 Peter VK3KCD
N.B.  From Bill VK4ZD's email on Thursday :- ....
"75% of Queensland is now flood-affected.
An inland (freshwater) tsunami has inundated Toowoomba 40km from here.
The same mass of water then travelled down the ranges to inundate the towns of  Withcott, Helidon Grantham
and Murphy's Creek.  All towns were trashed with hundreds of cars being swept away.
.....Rotary is beginning to actively initiate processes to assist those who fall through the cracks over the coming months.
We as a Club (Rotary Club of Gatton & Lockyer) will be coordinating funds offered to us from around the world.
Our Rotary District (9630) will be coordinating other funds that are offered.
0730z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path :-
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Abominable conditions over the past 4 - 5 days and also for this Sunday's ANZO net. Besides this: Occasional contest QRM.

07:49z  VK4ZD, Bill. 43 here. Got 53. We both expected conditions to improve, but they got worse and I quickly lost Bill.

07:50z  Heard ZL1BFS, Doug, 22. No contact

08:01z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 59 for a start, but Pertti then almost disappeared.

08:18z  G4YZE, Bill. 43 here. Got 55.

08:22z  Heard Peter, VK3KCD, 44. No contact.

08:35z  Heard Malcolm, PA3AHC, 44. No contact.

08:36z  Heard John, EA/G4HMG faintly. No contact

08:41z  VK4ZD, Bill, now workable. 44. Got 54.

08:43z  OH6SM, Martti, worked VK4ZD short path and long path.

09:09z  Net closed

The good news: On this Monday morning (January 17, 08:00z - 09:00z) conditions were excellent between VK2 and HB9. At 08:10z 59/59.

 73  -  Klaus, HB9CQS

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in fair conditions.
On Parade :-  G4MVO Jim,  G4WRU Mike,  G7OAI John,  G0MMO Norman,,
G3TKK Peter,  G2FUU Tommy and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1235z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 4/5 here at times.
1235z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1235z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY only 3/4 here in the noise.
1238z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8 here
1239z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 3/3 here at best.
1258z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La a fine 5/8 here.
1308z - HB9CQS Klaus 3/4 here but got 5/9 from Pertti.
1320z - Net ended.  A very good net with Jim coming in well, though having qrm at times there.
He had very bad weather with 20 inches of snow which did not help. 
Mike N4PF just about made the trip but hearing me "very very weak signal" !
Dave WN5V bombing in from Louisiana but only got me 5/2.
Arrangements for an internet-linked station for the New Orleans Convention are in progress.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
Just me and Derek G0SQH, and Tommy G2FUU,
and Pertti EA7GSU 5/8 all the way from Spain - in noisy conditions.
1800z - 1830z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
We had seven check -ins today in spite of noisy magnetic conditions and thanks to all who participated. Joe W0TBC was net controll today and Jack KF5BD helped with relays.Another net on 14.290 added to the challenge until we moved to 14.287 , Check-ins were W1QUO Jim in Massachusetts, Joe AF1E in NC, Charles KI6DCD in Conover ,CA.,  Ruben W2LGF CA. Pertti EA7GSU Spain,  and previosly mentioned Jack and Joe . Jim worked Pertti in Spain and Jack worked Ruben and Charles both in California..Joe closed the net at 18:45 UTC
Messages Received.
From Coos VE2GTI :-
Dear Bill:
Thank you for your efforts every week.
Now I must ask you to erase my name from your list. Shortly we are going to emigrate to PA0 land where I hope to spend my last years.
73' to all also from xyl Helmi.
All the best and good luck.
Coos, VE2GTI
(Dear Coos,
Thank you for your message and best wishes for a smooth transition back to Holland.
If you let us know when you are moving we can look out for you on the 80-metre net with your PA call one of these days.
In view of your outstanding service to ROAR over many years I'm sure we can keep in touch.)  g4yze
Re. Malcolm PA3AHC - ROAR Vice-President in Europe
Malcolm's correct email address is
 - not what I reported last week !!
                                   That's all for this week,
                                     73 de Bill g4yze
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