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Roar Nets December 2 2012
Propagation rather poor.  K=2, A=4,  Flux=102
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118,
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Difficult conditions this week with thunder storm activity over VK2 VK4 area again. Present were Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR/M, Noel VK2IWT, Rob ZL1RD and myself. We are hoping for better conditions next week!
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many Thanks to President Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Hi Bill
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports. He went QRT at 0735z
Noel VK2IWT wasjust audible to me this week
Coco YO9BC and I exchanged 56-7 reports
John ZL2JPM was 57-8 and gave me 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 57-8 and gave me 57-9
Brian G3LUW was 3-55 and gave me 56-7
Malcolm PA3AHC was only21 to me this week
John G3OKT started out 33, peaked at 54-5 and gave me 56
Pertti EA7GSU was 55 - gave me 57
Henk VK2GWK was 59 to me and made good contacts into Europe at the end of the net.
We closed the net at 0830z
Regards   73   Bill, VK4ZD
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report received.
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
Many Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-
Propagation conditions were fairly good, but the commercial station operating near 14.293 was strong and bothersome. Using the notch-filter it was possible to remove the heterodyne, but the side bands were still there.
At 12:00z three stations called in, Mike - N4PF, Pertti - EA7GSU and myself. Mike was not as strong as last Sunday and with QSB and QRM it was difficult at times. We called CQ ROAR several times, but to no avail. Accordingly, at 12:20z we closed down.
I continued listening and at 12:33z I heard Coco - YO9BC. Coco was 59+25 and he gave me 59+40. Then, at 12:39z Vitor, CT1BJZ, called us. Vitor was 58 here and gave me 59. Coco swung the beam towards CT1 and exchanged 59 reports with Vitor. At 12:50z Malcolm - PA3AHC called us and spoke with Coco until Coco suddenly disappeared. Malcolm was skipped out here. Then at 12:56z Bert - VE3BGG called. Bert was 56 here and he received me 55-56. Bert to my surprise reported fairly mild weather. On my QTH it was snowing heavily.
Coco came back again. He had been hit by a power failure and was now his usual 59+25.
In order to better receive Malcolm my beam was pointing towards NW and at 13:10z Jan - OX3DB, - an old ham friend, called me from Nuuk, Greenland. 13:16z I signed with Coco and continued in Danish with Jan - OX3DB.
Klaus - HB9CQS
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report received.
2000z - 2030z   N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,287. - Note changed time.
Many Thanks to Treasurer Bob for the following report :-
Hi Bill, I made sure that I was sending this report to the correct Bill. Very light net today with only 5 checkins;
Ed, N4EDT was the only member besides me. We had three guests; Tim, KF7KLS Dan, KB6NU and Tom, KL3CV.
I went on the air one hour earlier and put our a call that we had changed our net time to one hour later but heard no one.
73, Bob WB7RQG
                                            That's all for this week,
                                               73 de Bill g4yze
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