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Roar Nets January 9 2011
Propagation quite good.  K=1,  A=8,  Flux=85.
0600z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7118.
Mant thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good morning Bill
The ANZO net on 7118 KHz attracted Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR, Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2FPDB and myself. Bill has had potentially flooding rains but an email from him this morning advised he is OK at the antenna farm at Lockyer Waters and at his residence in Gatton. Both are on high ground and should be OK. Phil noted that at his QTH at Googong 30 or so Km East of Canberra it has been wet also and that the reservoir which supplies the majority of Canberra’s water has been closed to boating so his kayak has remained at home. I had good copy on VK4ZD and VK2FPDB, poor copy on VK2IWT and VK3FPSR was within my skip zone.
Until next week YIR and 73 from Peter VK3KCD.
0730z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,

The ANZO net is still hampered by rather poor conditions, especially between the ANZO stations and Northern Europe - and by QRM from a strong heterodyne signal.

07:40z  VK4ZD, Bill. 53 , later 57. Bill had to leave before the band opened properly to EA, G and NL. See below.

07:40z  EA7GSU, Pertti. Good strong signal here, but it took until 08:07z before Pertti was able to work Bill (ZD).

07:45z  VK3KCD, Peter. 33 for a start, improving to 56 before Peter faded again. Got 53 - 55.

08:10z  EA/G4HMG, John. 59 both ways. Good signal but difficulties in working VK. We also met Diana, G4MVV.

08:20z  VK2GWK, Henk. 58 both ways. A surprise to hear Henk since at this time Peter had faded out.

08:28z  JM2HBO, Terusan. 44 here. Got 57. Henk worked Terusan also.

08:33z  G4YZE, Bill. 34 for a start, increasing to 59.

08:43z  VK2GWK, Henk came back again and now worked other European stations. 55 here and not as strong as on first visit.

09:11z  PA3AHC, Malcolm, active on the net since 08:15z, but not previously workable. Now 44 here.

09:11z  Net closed

Bill (ZD) reported 25 mm of rain on this day. Studying the weather radar plot Bill expected more rain before the day was over. Since the ground was very soft, Bill wanted to leave while there was still some daylight. Luckily Bill's car has 4-wheel traction.

Here in Europe John and Diana were forced to cancel their golden wedding celebration

(in England on December 17 - due to a severe snow storm. )

73  - Klaus, HB9CQS

0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in noisy conditions. 
Supported by :-   G3LUW Brian,  G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy, 
G0SQH Derek,  G3JJR John,  G0JWE Don,  G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/5
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/2 here
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/3 here
1233z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 4/5
1233z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham St.Annes 4/5 here.
1235z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/5
1235z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1235z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/6
1303z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naardeen 3/3 here
1311z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/4 here
1319z - W8SOO Ken from Sault St.Marie MI 5/8
1344z - Net ended. A very good net  Jim back in business after antenna repairs by his
good friend Dr.Alan Rogers.  Pointing East only but a great signal.
Mike N4PF not so strong today.  Cold and wet.  Temp 25F !
Nate VO1NP got Jim well but "only just hearing" me.
Joe AF1E did better . 5/5 with most Europeans.
Ken W8SOO came in with a great signal at the end.
All the Europeans got good contacts.  The best net for some time !
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in very noisy condx with severe qsb on UK stations.
On parade :-  G0JWE Don,  G8LES Mike,  G0SQH Derek,  G4YZE Bill,
and  EA7GSU Pertti from Spain a steady 4/5 here.
1800z - 1830z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on  14,288.
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Dear Bill, AF1E Joe, Noth Carolina was our net control today. Check ins were Jim W1QUO,  Jack KF5BD,  Joe WOTBC,  Ruben W2LGF California and one guest from Florida. Conditions were very good Maybe the best ever recently. Sorry if i overlooked any one as I misplaced the paper I was recording on with all the details.And congratulations to Jim and Claire for attending their recent wedding.
                Jack KF5BD
Messages Received.
From President Pertti EA7GSU :-
Please welcome Malcolm Campbell, PA3AHC as Vice President CENAEM.
He will start promoting our activities in the Continental Europe and Mediterranean area.
Please include him in all ROAR correspondence.
His email address is :-
YIRS     Pertti
                                                That's all for this week,
                                                  73 de Bill g4yze
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