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Roar Nets May 29 2011
Propagation a bit crazy. K=5, A=36, Solar Flux = 101. Solar Storms and Radio Blackouts !
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7.118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :
Good Morning Bill
Fair to good conditions on 40mx saw Bill VK4ZD and Peter VK3FPSR join me for the ANZO net. We also had a check in from Miles VK7MF a past Rotarian and he was invited to join us on future occasion.
We also had 2 guests from VK2 both stations checking out new/old equipment.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-

Greetings Bill,

Very strange propagation conditions on this Sunday. After 06:30z ANZO stations were not heard in Europe.


06:02z EA/G4HMG, John, now back from the UK. Good signal here. John worked VK4ZD. Gave Bill 43, got 32.

06:03z VK3KCD, Peter. 55 here when first heard. Got 56-57. Disappeared rather quickly.

06:04z G3OKT, John. Initially 59 QSB. Got 59+20. John had no copy of the VKs. John (HMG) was 55, Pertti 56.

06:06z VK4ZD, Bill. Surprise: Only 44 here and fading. After 06:30z no signals heard.

06:08z EA7GSU, Pertti. Initially 59 / 59. Pertti had no difficulty working Bill (ZD), but it did not last. Already 26C.

06:23z PA0ADC, Henk, now visiting the Netherlands. Only 33 here. Henk and Pertti had a good contact.

06:24z G4YZE, Bill from Bolton. 11C. Peaking 58, deep QSB.

06:30z HB9MQM, Peter, from club station ( 6 -element monoband !) during WPX contest. Hopes to join the net more often.

06:33z PA3AHC, Malcolm, Q5 most of the time but deep QSB.

06:39z PA0SDZ, Les. Peaking at 57. Got 55. Deep QSB. Les worked Bill (YZE) 54 both ways.

07:05z Net closed

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex in very noisy conditions.
Supported by :- G4WRU Mike, G3LUW Brian, G3OKT John,
G0JWE Don, G3JJR John, G4DCI Phil,. and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293
Jim W1QUO sent an email to say he would not be able to join the nets this day.
Many Thanks again to Klaus for the following report :-

11:31z G4YZE, Bill, 54 - 56 with QSB down to 22.

11:31z EA/G4HMG, John. 56 - 58 here

11:34z N4PF, Mike. Good signal, 57, but then fading out. Got 59 initially, quickly dropping to 45 - 55.

11:41z YO9BC, Coco. 33 for a start. Later 45. Bill had good contact with Coco. 32C and beautiful summer weather.

11:50z EA7GSU, Pertti. Heard 54. An hour earlier Pertti worked W5R, now from Dave's home QTH.

11:58z W5R, Dave. Starting at 1x1 and now 55 - 57. Dave gave Bill 45 - 55. Got 55 from Bill.

12:02z PA3AHC, Malcolm 59+10. Got 59, but signals quickly dropped. Malcolm did his best to work W5R. Got 33 from Dave.

12:05z PA0SDZ, Les. 53 - 58 here. Got 54 - 59. Les got 58 from W5R, Dave.

12:35z Net closed


Many thanks: During the RI annual convention I managed to work W5R twice and I take this opportunity to thank Dave for his tireless efforts in setting up the W5R convention station and keeping it running.

Also many thanks to Pertti for being our president over the past years and for operating W5R.

The W5R QSL manager is John Maier, W8AUV. He needs a SASE if a QSL card is required.


Footnote from Klaus :-

I will now go into semi-retirement, meaning that I will no longer use an alarm clock (mine offers my favourite music) to wake me up on Sunday mornings. Also, I will no longer rush from the breakfast table to attend the ANZO net or from our lunch table to be QRV for the Transatlantic net. Hence, I will not be able to send you a report regularly on ANZO net activities. I apologize, but I feel a need to cut down on my activities. After all, I will be 83 on D-Day. The best birthday present I have ever had.

73 de Klaus HB9CQS.

(My Sincere Thanks for your great assistance over many years Klaus. And what a day to have a birthday !

Happy Birthday and please join us whenever you can. g4yze)


1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Just Tommy G2FUU, Mike G4WRU , Brian G3LUW and me !
Signals strong but band still very noisy, S9 noise here.
1800z - 1830z N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Dear Bill : WOW what a net the 1800 UTC net was today. Joe Spears AF1E was the net control joined by W5R Dave at the mic and Jack KF5BD who both did some relaying. The attendees were Reuben W2LGF [ who also made his contact with W5R] and Charles KI6DCD [who made his contact with W5R] W8AUV John who was mobile at rest in Indiana with a really big signal into ABQ, Guest W8FOO, Ken W8SOO, EA7GSU Pertti, Dave WN5V, and I think heard our Communicator Editor talking with Dave. Dave and Richard are on the same beam heading for me.
In order to hold the frequency 14.288 until net time Jack and Dave took turns spinning yarns. During that time Jack heard KI6DCD's big Signal from California and turned Chuck over to W5R. I heard the whole conversation including telling Chuck that The QSL mgr would receive a confirmation of the call---------ditto for Reuben W2LGF .
Both men should apply for their QSL cards by sending the SASE to W8AUV ASAP.
I Apologize if I have left any one out of this report. Three of our regulars were absent this week Jim W1QUO, Joe W0TBC, Bob WB7RQG. As remembered by scribe Jack KF5BD . Bill , I heard you on the net also sorry I did not get to talk to you.
Messages Received.
N.B. - Regarding the Convention station W5R :-
Dave WN5V explains that the system failed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the big river flooding disabling the internet connection between the New Orleans Convention Centre and his home location in Welsh 180 miles to the west.
Also I think we must give an "Honourable Mention" to Dave's XYL, Carolyn N4DHR who manned the home station during all operational hours - a legal requirement when operating a remote station.
Many thanks from us all Carolyn !
                                                       That's all for this week,
                                                           73 de Bill g4yze    
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