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Roar Nets April 1 2012
Propagation bright between the blackouts.   K=2, A=4, Flux=110
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good propagation on 40mx this week but quite heavy QRN from electrical storm activity of unknown origin. We had the pleasure of welcoming Rob ZL1RD back to the nets and he had a good signal in VK. He also had the QRN and really only had good copy on Bill VK4ZD despite the other VK,s having reasonable signal strength. Present were Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3FPSR, Diane VK4KYL, Bill K4ZD, one guest from VK5 and myself. At about 0715z Pertti EA7GSU called in and exchanged reports with Bill VK4ZD and Rob ZL1RD and was heard by others present.
                           YIR and 73  Peter VK3KCD
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/7
0730z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 5/7
0730z - VK4ZD Bil from Lockyer Waters 5/9
0732z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0734z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9
0736z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/4
0738z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0740z - PA3AHC  Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 here, got 5/4 from Peter.
0754z - F1CFA Jean Pierre from    2/1 here got 4/3 from Bill ZD
0757z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla 2/1 here got 4/4 from Klaus
0800z - VK3MCB Phil from Canberra 5/6
0808z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 2/1, got 5/5 from Pertti
0811z - JM2HBO Teru near Ngoya 4/5
0842z - Net ended.  A very good net, best for some time.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
G4WRU Mike in charge in unstable conditions, supported by :-
G3JJR John,  G2FUU Tommy,  G3OKT John,  G3LUW Brian, 
G0/KF9H Tom Burns,  G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
N.B. This net re-timed 1200z to 1300z from next Sunday.
Intermittent blackout conditions.
Called into a "dead " band and Mike N4PF from Kentucky came back 5/6,  falling to 4/5 later.
1130z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1135z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here as usual.
1135z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 4/3, got 5/5 from Mike.
1145z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9+, soon down to 3/2 !
1147z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario, 5/7
1210z - Net ended. Not much fun with signals disappearing unpredictably.
Also - Many Thanks to Bert Raeymaekers DJ0MEW for the following report :-
Hello Bill,
Since you were not on the net today at 1230 until 1310 UTC, a short report of the activity:
at 1230 UTC following OM´s were together on 14293 kHz:
YO9BC Vincent 59+30dB
LA5HE Rag 59+30dB
HB9CQS Klaus 13 (in QRN+QRM)
             Vy 73´s es HPE CU AGN in 2 Weeks!  Bert
!700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge in good conditions. supported by :
G2FUU Tommy,  G0MMO Norman,  G8LES Mike, 
G4WRU Mike,  and G4YZE Bill.
2000z - 2030z  N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,287
N.B.  Net re-timed  1900z - !930z and frequency 14,285.
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
The net Sunday April 1 was called by Bob WB7RQG from Medford Oregon 1900 UTC on Freq 14.285.The change in time and freq was initiated in order to find a clear channel to operate in. Check-ins were N4EDT ED, KF5BD JACK, AF1E JOE, and EA7GSU Pertti. AF1E Joe brought Pertti in from Spain.
Bob WB7RQG Roar treasurer has been super busy these last few days workng on funding for the ROAR station in Bankok Thailand which will be a remote base operation during convention hours.
Reported by Jack KF5BD
                                            That's all for this week,
                                                 73 de Bill g4yze
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