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Roar Nets January 23 2011
Propagation very fragile.  K=0,  A=4,  Flux=88
0600z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Difficult propagation for some on the 7118 KHz net this week but Noel VK2IWT was able to copy all present.
On frequency were Bill VK4ZD, Phil VK2FPDB, Noel VK2IWT, Peter VK3FPSR and myself.
Little to report but all participants were cleaning up after the rain.
73 Peter VK3KCD.
0730z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,
One more Sunday morning/evening with poor conditions for the ANZO net. Here is an extract of my logbook.
07:39z  JM2HBO, Terusan. 55-56 here. Got 57. Terusan was a great help QSPing to Bill, VK4ZD, and Peter, VK3KCD.
07:39z  EA7GSU, Pertti. A good, strong signal here. Always Q5. For a start Pertti was unable to read VKs and JM.
07:41z  VK3KCD, Peter. Only 43 here and not improving over time. Got 53.
07:48z  VK2GWK, Henk. 56-57. Got 55-56. Strongest signal from the ANZO-area. Pertti worked Henk later, 33 / 53.
08:18z  G4YZE, Bill. Increasing to 54. Got 56. Good to have our net controller on board.
08:24z  PA3AHC, Malcolm received 33 here on back scatter.
Bill, VK4ZD was on the net but only Q3 with me and we were never in contact. A rare occurrence which made net control difficult.
   73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex in noisy conditions.
Supported by :-  G3LUW Brian,  G3JJR John,  G7OAI John,
G0JWE Don,  G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8 with some qsb
1230z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/4 here got 5/9 from Jim.
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/5 here
1230z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1238z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 3/4, up to 5/7 at the end.
1240z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 2/1 here, got 5/4 from Jim.
1243z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/3 here, got 5/5 from Mike.
1258z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON up to 5/8.
1308z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 5/6
1332z - Net ended.  A very good net.  Jim had 3/4 metre of snow & ice. Minus 14c.
Mike came up with a very good signal towards the end.
Malcolm firmly in my dead space as usual but Jim amnd Pertti got him well.
Nate was strong at times but brief.  I gather he is on the board of his Rotary Club again.
Great to hear Bert VE3BGG again. He had it "snowy and minus 15c"
N.B. Got this email from Bert earlier in the week :-
Dear Bill,
Old Sol is letting us all down! Month after month I've striven to make  contact with the Sunday 1230 International Net only to be blocked by the sound of frying bacon, whoops and whistles or frantic contesters. Some day soon - I hope the sun will start to cooperate.
To my shame I recently noticed that I was way behind in my Directory dues so I've hastily forwarded my application to the N. American registrar and my $45 American to Bob Butler. I hope I'm not too late!
All is well here. I'm striving to get ahead with my DXing but it's slow going. Also I'm working on finishing my "All States" collection -just four more to contact.
Hopefully we'll have a decent contact soon!
Best 73   Bert  VE3BGG
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge in rather noisy conditions, supported by :-
G2FUU Tommy,  G8LES Mike,  G4YZE Bill and :-
EA7GSU Pertti up to 5/7 - all the way from Spain on 80 metres !
And by email from Ian GM4JAE after the net :-
Hello Brian,
My current antenna situation is not much use on 80 but I listened this evening and could hear the following:-
G3LUW 5/6    G2FUU 5/5   G8LES 5/6 sigs   G4YZE..I think he was on but I couldn't hear him.
I am working on a more efficient antenna system so hope things can be improved as the weather gets better!!
73 de Ian GM4JAE
1800z - 1830z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Dear Bill:
Check ins were Jim W1QUO,  Joe AF1E,  Pertti EA7GSU,  WOTBC Joe,  and ROAR Communicator Editor TI7/AA2UP from Costa Rica and Jack KF5BD net control and one guest, name and call not audible.
An interesting ham,  no call sign heard but a member of the Ole Miss Net who help others work all states broke in to inform the ROAR net control that he was a fine ham and very courteous and that several members of the Ole Miss net had resigned in protest of their interfering with the ROAR net several weeks ago . I believe they have deferred starting their net until we finish ours. I thanked them for their cooperation.
Jack W Page  KF5BD
Messages Received.
From President Pertti EA7GSU :-
Please welcome Max Raicha, 5Z4MR as Vice President for Africa.
He has an extensive experience in Ham radio as well as in Rotary as he tells:
  "I have been a Rotarian since 1979 and a Ham Operator since 1982. I have been actively involved development of Amateur Radio in Africa under the umbrella of Support the Amateur Radio Service  “ STARS “ a working group of the International Amateur Radio Union – IARU – Region 1. I was an Elected Member of the IARU – Executive Committee from 2002 – 2005 and 2005 to 2008. "
Max will be working with all the African countries except the Mediterranean area which belong to Malcolm's CENAEM area unless they between themselves decide differently. Please give him all the help you consider useful in "enlightening" the vast continent.
It will be great fun to work with you, Max!
 (Max's email address is  )
And a rare message from Martti up in the frozen North of Finland, in Lapua.
Hello Bill
Many thanks for newest weekly news.  At the end there is message from Coos.  He sends 73's also from his xyl Helmi. 
Helmi is finnish first name and means in english pearl.  Good name !
73,s Martti OH6SM        "Oscar Hotel Six Sunday Morning"
And finally an appeal from Brian G3LUW for support for the 40-m net on 7,180 at 0730z on Tuesdays.
Hi Bill,  We held a reasonably successful net on 7180 kh/s this morning. Conditions were marginal at 0730, but improved towards the hour. Pertti EA7GSU and John EA/G4HMG and Diana EA/G4MVV were 5 & 9 here with some QSB, but I could not hear Peter G3TKK.  Pertti and John could not hear each other initially, but were loud and clear each way later.  We are looking for other members to join us.  It is every Tuesday at 0730 gmt until about 0815 on 7180 kh/s.   73  Brian  G3LUW
                                          That's all for this week,
                                                73 de Bill g4yze
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