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Roar Nets June 12 2011
Propagation still poor.   K=2,  A=12,  Flux=85
0530z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Good propagation on 40mx again with Phil VK2FPDB joined by Diane VK4KYL toward the end of the net and myself.
Phil is recovering well and is looking forward to an uneventful convalescence.
Until next week YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0600z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0600z - Some voices, not identified
0610z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/5
0610z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 3/4 here
0614z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Pertti.
0614z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/2, up to 4/5 later
0615z - EA8CPN Gerald from Tenerife 4/5 here, gave Klaus 5/6
0625z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 3/4, gave me 4/3
0633z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 1/1 here.
0633z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil up to 5/7
0700z - Net ended.  Hard work. Noise S5 here and deep fading on all sigs.
Doug ZL1BFS  reported by email he had tried a new antenna on 20m without success.Very high noise there, up to S8.
On 40m he had heard VK3KCD 5/8 about 0520z but he faded out within about ten minutes !
By contrast Pertti reported "a very quiet band"..  Busy day in the village. New Mayor's day.
Pertti had been there making some studies and having some beer with the locals.   Good Idea!  Hi.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in very noisy conditions.
Supported by :-  G2FUU Tommy,  G7OAI John,
G0JWE Don,  G4JJR John and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/8 with severe fading down to 3/4 in noise S5
1125z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 5/5 at times.
1130z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/3
1130z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La 5/6 with some qsb
1130z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9
1140z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY about 3/3 here
1145z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6 with heavy qsb
1150z - G8LES Mike from Alton 2/4, got 5/3 from Pertti,  5/5 from Jim.
1153z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario only 3/3 here, got 5/8 from Klaus
1215z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here, got 5/3 from Pertti
1221z - Net closed.  Again hard work in high noise and deep fading.
Klaus did rather better but there was little meaningful conversation possible.
Many thanks to all who tried.  Better luck next week !
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex. Very noisy conditions.
Supported by  G0JWE Don from Derby,  G4YZE Bill from Bolton
and guest M0TAV Vinnie from Arley near Coventry.
1800z - 1830z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Dear Bill :
Where is the line ? We used to have a few Canada Rotarians and Mexico Rotarians join in the net but not recently. Costa Rica ? Central America ? 
( I don't know Jack.  Last time the sun had a long holiday was about 1650 to 1725. Now called the Maunder Minimum. 
The Thames froze over. They had carnivals and dancing and roast-chestnut stalls on the ice.
And Handel wrote "The water music".    We must look on the bright side !  g4yze)
The second Paragraph is the report.
Jack KF5BD was net control today with help from everybody who checked in . Conditions were worse than last week.
Check ins were; W2LGF Reuben, W0TBC Joe, KB6NU Dan and a first for Dan who just installed a beam antenna so he could get heard. Dan belongs to the Ann Arbor , Michigan club of 300. Perti EA7GSU who must have heard net control and checked in via CW. AF1E talked to Perti maybe both ways----CW and Phone what I heard was both.
A challenging 45 minutes for sure. We missed those who could not check in today.
Scribe today was Jack.
Messages Received.
From John EA/G4HMG, by phone, :-
An appeal for UK & European mainland stations to support their 40m net on 7,180 at 0730z on Tuesdays.
This week he had a good contact with Peter G3TKK in Lytham and Malcolm PA3AHC in Holland.
                                            That's all for this week,
                                                73 de Bill g4yze
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