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Roar Nets September 4 2011
Propagation still very poor and generally unstable.  K=1,  A=11,  Flux=119
0530z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Hi Bill
On 7.118 at 0530z this week we had:
Myself, VK4ZD and VK4KYL Diane.
ZL1BFS Doug 57, gave me 59+10
VK2MCB Phil who met up with us last Friday here in Lockyer Waters. Reports were 59+ both ways.
Phil lamented that due to Fathers Day here in Australia that he has still been unable erect his new antenna – an Off Centre Fed Dipole.
Once that is working Phil hopes to join us on the 20m sched into Europe as well.
VK3FPSR Peter was also present with a 57 signal. Peter was called by a friend who stayed on after the net to chat with him.
Towards the end of the net we heard EA/G4HMG, John calling us but he seemed unable to hear both my signal and ZL1BFS.
EA7GSU, Pertti also called in but was having trouble hearing us. Pertti gave me a 24 report and was 44 here.
Pertti acknowledged that we would catch up on 20m but I didn’t hear him at all on 20m.
                          73     Bill, VK4ZD.
0600z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0610z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 2/3, up to 5/7 by 0648z.
0611z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/8 - just back from Australia !
0614z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 1/1,  but Bill got him
0615z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 here, Bill got him OK
0617z - HB9CQS Klaus 1/1 here up to 4/4 later.   
0632z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 4/5 up to 5/9+5 at 0702z.
0635z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 1/1, 4/5 later, got 4/5 from Henk.
0703z - EA8CPN Gerald from Tenetife 5/8
0712z - Net ended. Sig's came up well after 0630z.
Bill reported his first mast is up and the rotator installed and tested.
Antenna will be 17m up. 13 elements on a 25 foot boom
This antenna for 10, 12, 15 and 17 metres.
His next tower will be for 20m and 40m antennas at 19metres up !! [ Correction Bill, at least 24m up :) ]
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions,
supported by :-   G0JWE Don,   G3JJR John,   G4WRU Mike,  
G2FUU Tommy,   G3OKT John,   and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/7 at first
1130z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6
1130z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
1132z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8
1132z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here,  Klaus heard him
1138z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/6
1150z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1,  Pertti got him well.
1205z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here, Jim got him 5/5.
1208z Net ended.  Signals very much up and down. Maybe 4 S-points of qsb
on the transatlantic path.  Jim had it very warm and wet there,  and very high noise !
Pertti reported no success on 40m this morning due to qrm from the 3rd harmonic
of the broadcaster in Tajistan.
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,692
Brian G3LUW in the chair ,joined by regulars : -
G0JWE Don,   G2FUU Tommy,   G4YZE Bill.
also two guests  G0APM Tom from Essex  and G3GZX Ron from Luton.
1900z - 1930z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many Thanks to Jim W1QUO for the following report :-
Hello Bill,
Information on Sunday net, 9/4/11, 14.288, 1900 UTC. Our veteran relay and sometimes net control, Jack, KF5BD, was "under the weather." Joe, W0TBC, acted as net control and in spite of "weird" propagation, took in the following check-ins: N4EDT, W8AUV, W2OZF, AF1E, W2LGF, W2HIC, W1QUO, WB7RQG (relayed in by W1QUO), EA7GSU (relayed in by AF1E).
73 Jim W1QUO
And to Bob WB7RQG for this report :-
Hi Bill, We had 7 checkins today with very interesting propagation.
Joe, W0TBC was net control with the following additions:
Jim, W1QUO good copy at my QTH
Ed, N4EDT 10 to 20 over at my QTH
Joe, AF1E 4 by4
Pertti, EA7GSU no copy
John, W8AUV no copy
and Myself
I could not copy our net control but looking forward to next week and hope for better conditions.
73, Bob, WB7RQG
                                                      That's all for this week,
                                                           73 de Bill g4yze
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