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Roar Nets July 10 2011
Propagation poor. Tough contest activity. K=2, A=13, Flux=91.
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
40mx provided good conditions with Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR and myself on deck. I also learned during the week that Reg VK7KK became president of the Rotary Club of Howrah (in Hobart) for the current Rotary year. Our congratulations.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
And for this report :-
As well as Bill VK4ZD I contacted Klaus HB9CQS at 0602z after a contest station graciously QSYed from the frequency with 3-4x3 reports both ways. Our communication was interrupted by a power failure here in Flinders due to some severe winds. I came back on again briefly at about 0620z but was again interrupted by another power outage, at which stage I retired from the shack! YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
Here in Bolton G4YZE logged :-
0600z - EA7GSU Pertti 5/7 - 30km west of La Corunna.
0607z - G3OKT John in Oswestry 5/9
0608z - HB9CQS Klaus in Sachseln 2/1, up to 5/7 by 0630z.
0614z - PA0ADC Henk in Holland 2/1, got 5/8 from Pertti.
0630z - EA/G4HMG John in Benissa up to 4/5 in qrm
0636z - PA0SDZ Les in Hasselt 5/7 with qrm.
0700z - Net ended. Very difficult with the contest qrm.
Many thanks to all who tried.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G2FUU Tommy in charge in fair conditions,
Supported by : - G7OAI John Cannell, G3OKT John Thompson
G3JJR John Rickwood and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
Thunderstorm problems here, also fierce contest qrm. Only a few words intelligible.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/5 in the clear, could not copy me.
1130z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here.
1140z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 3/3 here
1150z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La 3/4 here
1155z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario 2/1 here
1200z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 2/1 here
1203z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9. A readable signal at last !
1207z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/5
1236z - Net ended. Very hard work. Contest breaking up all signals until it ended at 1200z.
After 1200z things were still very poor with high transatlantic path attenuation.
Klaus did best working Jim, Bert, Mike and Joe fairly well.
It can only get better !
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Nothing but noise S7.
1900z - 1930z N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
No report this week. - Not really surprising.
Conditions worst yet.
From YO9BC Vince (Coco) by air mail. :-
Super pictures of Coco at the microphone, of his big antenna,
and of his family, Vince, xyl Ortansa, daughter Anne and sons Pierre and Benoit.
I shall try to email the pictures to Richard for the Communicator.
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze