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Roar Nets May 1 2011
Propagation volatile.  K=2,  A=23,  Flux=106
0530z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Quite an active net this week with Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2FPDB, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD and myself.
Noel VK2IWT is departing for North America on Wednesday and will return in November.  He suggested he might  keep an ear open for us on the trans Atlantic net when able.
Peter VK3FPSR was 5&9+ with his new antenna which is certainly most effective.
Phil VK2FPDB will have some studying time next month and hopes to upgrade his licence.
                 YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0600z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
N.B.  This net re-timed 0600z - 0700z from Sunday May 08.
Many Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,
Solar flux 76 and K-value 4. Could be better, but under the guidance of Bill (ZD) we had a good net.
Initially the skip distance was extreme and I had no copy on stations with G - PA - ON - EA prefixes. YO was an exception. Pertti made the same observation.
06:04z  VK3KCD, Peter with a fine signal. 58 for a start, fading over time but never below 56.
06:05z  VK4ZD, Bill. Initially 59+10 and never below 59. Got 59. We tried to raise Noel, VK2IWT, but no luck.
06:07z  ZL1BFS, Doug. 56 - 57 and 55 when the net closed. Got 58 - 59. Coco got 59+10 and Pertti 59 from Doug.
06:13z  G4YZE, Bill. No copy here until after 07:00z. Bill got 54 from Peter and 53 - 54 from Doug.
06:13z  EA7GSU, Pertti, sudden jump to 57 - 59. Pertti had good contacts to all ANZO stations.
06:20z  VK2GWK, Henk. 59+20 both ways. Henk exchanged reports with all participants, then QSYed to PA-net.
06:30z  YO9BC, Coco. 57 - 58 here, less than "normal", but Coco got very fine reports from the ANZO stations.
06:43z  PA0SDZ, Les. 11 here increasing to 42. Les got 54 from Bill (ZD).
06:44z  PA3AHC, Malcolm. No copy here. Malcolm got 53 from Bill (ZD).
07:05z  EA8CPN, Gerald. 54 with my beam towards SW. Gerald worked Bill (ZD). Q4 both ways.
07:12z  OH6SM, Martti. 44 - 57 QSB here. Martti got 57 from Doug. + 5C and sunshine.
07:20z  Net closed
07:22z  G3LUW, Brian. Not readable here, but Pertti and Brian managed to have a QSO.
Guests: ON2JF worked by Bill (ZD).
Pertti had been assisting the villagers in celebrating the village saint, San Pedro. A four-day event !
Coco is satisfied with the result of his leg operation and is doing well. Good news for us all, Coco.
A few hours after our ANZO net closed, Martti entered hospital where he will undergo a hip operation during Monday. As Martti expressed it: " I may not be present on the ANZO net next Sunday." We wish you well, Martti.
Henk will be on holiday in Europe starting end of May. He hopes to meet Les, PA0SDZ. Henk will attend the German ham meeting in Friedrichshafen end of June. He will then go to Interlaken / Switzerland. The road leads through our valley and Karen and I look forward very much to meeting Henk and his XYL for the first time.
73  Klaus - HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in rather poor conditions, supported by :-
G0JWE Don,  G4WRU Mike,  G4HMG/p John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G7OAI John, 
G3JJR John,  M3OPW Harold,  G4MVO Jim,  G0PCF Bruce,  G0UJK Colin  and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net (including VK, ZL, JA etc etc.) on 14,293
An interesting net spoiled by very poor conditions.
1112z - W1QUO Jim in Leominster MA 4/8, still some speech break-up.
1115z - VK2ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1 here in the noise.
1135z - W1QUO Jim's transmission worse, 3/6 here
1135z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La 5/7
1139z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY only 3/2 today
1140z - PA0SDZ Les from Hasselt 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Dave.
1143z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9 now
1153z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1157z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/2 here, got 5/9 from Klaus.
1203z - N4PF Mike now some better at 4/4.
1206z - Net closed, beaten into the ground by vile conditions.
            Thanks to all who tried.   Better luck next week!
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in poor conditions, supported by :-
G0JWE Don,  G4HMG/p John near Taunton, 
G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing Essex, and G4YZE Bill in Bolton.
1800z - 1830z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Propagation today as poor as I have ever seen it. AF1E  Joe Spears was Net control,  Jack KF5BD called for early bird ROAR members from 1745 Zulu until 1800 Zulu with no takers.
Jack turned the mic over to AF1E at 1800 Zulu and he checked in Pertti, EA7GSU,  W1QUO Jim,  WOTBC, Joe . About 1820 Zulu I lost Net Control. Joe might have closed the net and I did not hear him.
Then Bob WB7RQG checked in and the band opened a bit . We helped Jim test his audio and at 1840 Zulu I asked our net Mgr. Bob for permission to close the net----he did and I did.
Add Jim W1QUO worked Pertii also.
Next week I will tell ROAR how far apart some of us on this side of the pond are from our leader-----Pertti in Spain. 
                73 de Jack Page KF5BD.
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