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Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE

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Roar Nets November 6 2011
      
Propagation good.  K=1,  A=4,  Flux =177.
 
0645z - 0730z   Anzo 40 metre net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Apart from heavy QRN good signals on 40mx this week. We had Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD, Doug ZL1BFS and myself. We were joined by a guest Jeff GW3UZS just as the net was closing. It seems that our net closing time is following the time 40mx opens to Europe on the long path!
YIR and73 Peter VK3KCD
 
0730z - 0830z   Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0730z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 3/4
0730z - VK2MCB Phil near Canberra 3/4, gave me 5/5
0735z - JM2HBO Teru from Ngoya 5/7 but with qrm
0740z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 5/9
0740z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborn 2/1, up to 5/5 later
0800z - VK3AAC Jacob 1/1 not heard here but Bill had heard him earlier.
0830z - Net ended. A splendid net.  Bill's signal held up well
Peter and Phil started well but went down later. Teru kept up well.
Spooled by intermittent qrm, like bursts of church music.
Bill VK4ZD is expecting Malcolm PA3AHC next Sunday 13th.
They will stay at the transmitter at Lockyer Waters and try to contact
Jim W1QUO and the International Net at 1200z remaining until 1330z.
 
0900z - 1000z   UK 80-metre Net on 3,696,
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon supported by :-
G4WRU Mike,   G0JWE Don,   G2FUU Tommy,   G3JJR John,   G7OAI John,
G0PCF Bruce,   G0SQH Derek,   G4MVO Jim   and G4YZE Bill.
 
1230z - 1330z   International Net on 14,293.
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1225z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 4/5
1227z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9+
1227z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/8
1237z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon 3/4 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1249z - N2WKL David from
1300z - KA5TTZ David from Teckfor 4/5 in qrm
1324z - Net ended. A very good net with no contesters.
Jim had had been driven out of house and home by heavy snowfalls and resulting
power outages for four days commencing last Saturday night. 
Took refuge with son James in Concord MA.  All OK now !
Nate commented it was his best International log in some years.
N.B. Bill VK4ZD is hoping to join this net next Sunday November 13,
He will be accompanied by Malcolm PA3AHC who is on vacation there.
They will be trying for the net from 1200z and hope to stay until it ends.
 
1800z - 1830z   UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon supported by :-
G4WRU Mike,   G2FUU Tommy,   G0JWE Don   and G4YZE Bill.
 
1900z - 1930z   N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
No report this week.
 
Messages Received.
From Richard T17/AA2UP - Communicator Editor : -
Hello All,
I am starting work on the January 2012, issue of ROAR Communicator. We are in need of articles--long or short--for this coming edition. If you can write something ham-radio/Rotary-related I am very interested in seeing what you may have. Also, remember that in the last Communicator issue, Pertti asked that members submit articles about their other hobbies--hobbies you may have in addition to amateur radio. Even 100 or 200 words would be great. If you have photos, even better.
I would very much like to receive your article before December 15, 2011. Please send your submissions directly to me at richspin@gmail.com.
Thank you very much.   Richard Spingarn, TI7/AA2UP   Editor

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                                         That's all for this week,
                                            73 de Bill g4yze
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