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Roar Nets March 27 2011
Propagation better. Contest qrm spoiled it for us.  K=0,  A=1,  Flux=115.
0500z - 0530z  Anzo net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Bill VK4ZD for the following report:-
Hi Bill
The ANZO 40m net was due to commence at 0530z. (you accidently listed it for 0500z)
I mistakenly arrived on frequency at 0600z and still made contact with 2 faithful ROAR members.
VK2FPDB, Phil in Canberra was 58 - enjoyed watching Formula One racing while he waited for me to appear.
VK3FPSR, Peter in Cobram was 59 - had spent the weekend helping his Rotary Club participate in the Relay For Life.
I closed the net at 0623.
0630z - 0800z  Europe-Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-

Greetings Bill,

The WW WPX Contest was in full swing when the ANZO net started at 06:30z. Needless to say, the QRM was murderous. For my part the main source was an S9+30 station working on 14294. I managed to exchange reports with Bill, VK4ZD (59+5) - Dough, ZL1BFS (58) - Pertti, EA7GSU (58), but only because the operator on 14294 was forced to breathe once in a while and listen.

Shortly after 07:00z there was a lull in the QRM and I had a few Q5 exchanges with Bill (ZD) and Doug, but not with Pertti who was hard hit by extreme QRM. In the end we were forced to give up. The net closed at 07:17z. A great pity because propagation conditions were good and without the QRM we would have had an excellent net.

John, EA/G4HMG was there (57) and also Malcolm, PA3AHC (45), but I did not work them. John did well and worked Bill (ZD) and Doug shortly after the net had opened.

Bill (ZD) was net controller and did a superb job under very difficult conditions.

73 - Klaus, HB9CQS


And the following report from Bill VK4ZD :-

I commenced calling at about 0625 and a little after 0630z I heard a call from EA/G4HMG, John.
In spite of the QRM John was 55 in the clear.
ZL1BFS, Doug Joined us at about 0635 and was 57 to me, 55 to John.
Next came HB9CQS, Klaus suffering badly from 59+30 QRM from a contest station on 14.294.
Klaus was 59 to me and 59+10 to Doug.
EA7GSU, Pertti called in with a 59 signal, gave me 58.
PA3AHC was 55 in the clear.
The QRM was horrific and we bravely suffered it until about 0720z when I shut the net down.
    73's    de Bill, VK4ZD
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge in fair conditions, supported by :-
G4WRU Mike,  G7OAI John,  G4MVO Jim,  G3JJR John,
G2FUU Tommy,  G0MMO Norman,  and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
The band was saturated with contest qrm about S9+30 so contacts were intermittent and interrupted,
1130z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 3/5
1135z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9 when (rarely) in the clear.
1135z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/3 here
1135z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/7 in the clear
1140z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil up to 3/4 here
1141z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/7 in the clear.
1143z - WN5V Dave in Welsh La 5/9 in the clear.
1147z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/3 here, got "5/7 in the clear" from Joe.
1200z - We closed the net at this time as the qrm made meaningful contact impossible.
Many thanks to everybody who tried so hard.  Better luck next week !
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge supported by :-
G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy,  G4YZE Bill and
M/VE1AWT Derek from Nova Scotia on holiday in Devon.
1800z - 1830z  N. Am. Transcontinental net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
We had a good net today in spite of a contest in progress and a special event station doing it's thing.
I am doing the report today for Bob WB7RQG . Joe WOTBC and Jack KF5BD shared the net control duty.
Joe relayed Dave W0OXK into the net and Jack talked to Ruben W2LGF from California and Joe W0TBC brought in Joe AF1E from the East coast. Ruben had double duty today-----his radio club was participating in the contest and Ruben checked out early. Big signal Ruben with that 6 1/2 foot vertical ant on your 4th floor balcony. Bob checked in as we were closing the net .
                           73 de Jack KF5BD.
Messages Received.
From Jim Moran Jun. K1AKE on Sunday :-
Dear Bill,
Dad (W1QUO) is being kept over the weekend in the hospital
while the doctors try to better regulate his blood
Best wishes,    Jim  K1AKE
From Coco YO9BC :-
Dear Bill,
Almost three month - starting early Jan this year - i was in hospital
with my femur from my left leg, [thighbone] broken ....
    This was due to "osteoporosis" -  - or maybe, "cox artrose"  (osteoarthritis) - without
real clear answer "Why?"-- except my 86 years ....
    It was a painful experience, and finally I got a prothesis- ( imported
from U.K.!!!! ) --Operation was a 100% succesfuly made;
I feel  -- and I recover as fast as possible, with exercise to
recondition my muscles , badly affected by inactivity so long time ....
    I am looking forward to participate again, soon to Sundays ROAR
        Vince Duque  [ Coco ]  YO9BC
Duque Vincent G.

And from John Ellis/W5PDW
Good morning Bill
I enjoy seeing the ROAR net logs. Hopefully I will be able to check in at a later date.
I am presently looking after my wife's medical conditions. This leaves me little free time to get on the radio.
yours in Rotary  John Ellis  Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Tomball, Texas

And President Pertti had this from Lowell Poy/K9LQZ and replied with our Roar sked details :-
"I received a copy of the contacts for the Rotary Fellowship last weekend  at our district conference in Indianapolis.
Your address was listed as the contact person.
I also am an Amateur 'Ham" Radio Operator licensed in 1958 as KN9LQZ, now K9LQZ.
I work 75, 20, 2, 222, 432 amateur bands CW and SSB. no FM.
I would be glad to run a schedule with you. Looking forward to hearing from you.
   73's   Lowell - de - K9LQZ  "
                                        That's all for this week,
                                            73 de Bill g4yze
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