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Roar Nets August 5 2012
Propagation improved a little, K=3, A=6, Flux= 134.
0515z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Fair to good propagation on 40 mx this week saw Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR, John ZL2JPM, Doug ZL1BFS and myself on frequency. Phil VK2MCB was in Darwin on business and Peter VK3FPSR will be an apology next week.
                                                                 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,

Many thanks for your latest report. Here is an extract of my log for Sunday, August 05.

ANZO Net, 06:00z - 07:00z

Fairly good propagation conditions and no contest QRM, but the heterodyne signal and the QRM from 14'295 were a nuisance.

06:05z EA/G4HMG, John. 59 both ways. Quite unusual: Fine signals between John and Pertti. John got 53 from Bill (ZD).

VK4ZD, Bill. 59 both ways. Good contacts between Bill and the European stations.

ZL1BFS, Doug from Gisborne. 56 - 57 here. Got 58.

ZL2JPM, John. 57 - 58 here. Got 56 - 57.

VK3KCD, Peter from Flinders. Good signal, mostly 58.

G3LUW, Brian, competing with the heterodyne signal. The heterodyne won. Pertti and John (HMG) were faring better

PA0SDZ, Les. Peaking 56, occasionally skipped out. Pertti, John (HMG) and Bill did not have that problem.

06:11z EA7GSU, Pertti. 59 / 59. Back from Iberian trip and ready to attend culture week in the village.

06:26z PA3AHC, Malcolm. 23 during first hour and then suddenly readable.

06:27z YO9BC, Coco. Not as strong as usual but a solid Q5. Coco had about 40 C in the shack.

06:35z CT1BJZ, Vitor. 56 - 57 here. Vitor also worked Bill (ZD) and John (HMG), but no opening to Pertti. John QSPed.

07:05z Net closed

Due to communication problems (!) Pertti did not meet Vitor in Lisbon as planned. Pertti expects to see Vitor in the autumn.


0900z - 1000z - UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
No Reports.
1200z - -1300z International Net on 14,293

International (transatlantic) Net, 12:00z – 13:00z

11:58z EA/G4HMG, John. 57 – 58 both ways.

PA3AHC, Malcolm, 57 QSB.

12:03z YO9BC, Coco, Fine signal 59 – 59+. Got the same.

12:08z EA7GSU, Pertti. 57. Got 58.

12:10z N4PF, Mike. Peaking 56. Got 45. Pertti also worked Mike. Big improvement over last Sunday.

12:20z GO1XIC/P, Andy and Shirley. Visitors, 59+10 from tent at Colliford Lake, Cornwall. Heavy rains.

12:35z Net closed.

I wish you well and hope that your ordeals will soon be behind you.

73 – Klaus, HB9CQS


1900z - 1930z N. AM. Treanscontinental Net on 14,288
Further comment from Jack Page KF5BD about possible re-scheduling this net :-
OK BOB, will do----I will try to do some thinking on your letter and get back to you regarding another freq or another day to operate the ROAR net.
I am running behind a bit here in my office as I took some time off to go to a hamfest and sell some surplus. Jack
Messages Received :-
Hello ROAR members
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YIRS 73's de Bill,
VK4ZD Webmaster & President
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze
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