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Roar Nets July 31 2011
Propagation very fragile.   K=3,  A=11,  Flux=119.
0530z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Good propagation on 40mx this Sunday and Phil VK2FPSR, Bill VK4ZD and myself present.
Phil is to sit his licence upgrade on Wednesday and we all wish him well.
Bill has his first tower concreted in and upright, now to get an antenna on top!
Pertti EA7GSU heard on CW and reports exchanged with VK4ZD again.
Phil and I also had a readable signal from Pertti.
                   YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0605z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/3, up to 5/7 later.
0607z - YO9BC Coco in Ploiesti 1/1 here but Klaus got him.
0609z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1, up to 3/3 later.
0610z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/3, up to 5/9 later.
0612z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here, but Klaus got him well.
0630z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/7
0643z - EA7GSU Pertti 4/7 in noise S6 here.
0643z - PA0SDZ Les from Hasselt 1/1 but Pertti got him well.
0645z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 but Pertti got him .
0652z - VK3KCD Peter 3/3 both ways (thanks to John G3OKT who did better.than I did.)
0701z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 3/3 but Pertti got him alright.
0712z - Net ended.
Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for this report :-
Greetings Bill
You may not have been in a position to hear the VKs for at start so here is an extract of my log:
06:03z VK3KCD, Peter. 56 - 58 and fairly steady over the next 45 minutes. Got 57 - 59.
06:05z EA/G4HMG, John, briefly. Came back later with up to 59 here.
06:06z YO9BC, Coco. For once only 55 here. Coco later worked Peter.
06:13z VK4ZD, Bill. Not as strong as Peter for a start but kept improving. Got 57.
06:29z EA7GSU, Pertti. Between 54 and 58 here. Pertti got 54 from Bill (ZD).
06:33z G4YZE, Bill. Generally 56 - 59 here, but QSB down to 43.
06:47z QRT
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G4WRU Mike in charge in noisy conditions.
Supported by :-  G2FUU Tommy,  G3JJR John,  
G8LES Mike,  G0JWE Don and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
Near-impossible at first, up to 1200z when a contest ended.
1127z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/5 in the clear.
1127z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 but Jim got him 4/4
1130z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 3/4 in the qrm.
1132z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9.
1139z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/4 in qrm
1140z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5 in qrm
1140z - WN4V Dave from Welsh La 3/3 in qrm but no real contact.
1144z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 5/9+  !!!
We worked through the list after 1200z but signals were falling.
At 1203z we had a much reduced call from Coco YO9BC
sounding distorted and possibly a little off frequency !
Finally at 1223z, I was alerted by Jim to a call from Bert VE3BGG
in Cambridge S.Ont. who made 5/5 here.  Bert had it "very dry and 30c."
1230z - Net ended.
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
G2FUU Tommy in charge in very noisy conditions.
Supported by :- G0MMO Norman,  G8LES Mike and G4YZE Bill.
1900z - 1930z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Dear Bill:
First I need to apologize to John W8AUV for not giving him a chance to check in Sunday.
Too much noise and static but usually I can hear John when he is portable .
All of us should listen for others trying to check in. I was the relay station and will try to do better.
Joe W0TBC was net control and checked in Joe AF1E who had to leave us due to a storm sorry
Joe we missed your good signal. Next was W1QUO Jim with a super signal today.
Net Control asked Jim to bring in Pertti EA7GSU from Spain.
They both had good signals and had no problem copying each other.
Then Jack KF5BD who brought in Reuben W2LGF from California.
A good net but a challenge up and down part of the time.
Bob Butler WB7RQG is on a Motor Home trip.
Messages Received :-
From Pasi OH1TG
Thanks again for your reports.
After a long pause on 14th July I was happy to be able to listen to the ROAR net
at my summer cottage. The antenna is only a modest trap - dipole, and the conditions were not good.
I heard with a difficulty HB9CQS, Coco from Yugoslavia, with moderately strong signals.
W1QUO was amazingly strong. G4YZE was weak but readible. John EA/G4HMG was there but not readible.
Pertti was inaudible.
I called a couple of times with no luck.
On 24th July the condition were even worse. I only heard HB9CQS and W1QUO.
Hoping for better conditions and the opportunity to raise my yagi.
73 de Pasi
                                     That's all for this week,
                                        73 de Bill g4yze
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