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Roar Nets December 9 2012
Propagation quite good.  K=1,  A=1, Flux=101.
0645z - 0730z - Anzo Net on  7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
It must be summer in VK as we had electrical storms over southern Queensland this week making conditions difficult again! Present were Doug ZL1BFS, Reg VK7KK, Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR, Noel VK2IWT and myself.
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.
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7 here
Peter VK3KCD was 58. He went QRT at 0745z
Coco YO9BC was 57 and gave me 58-9
George YO9BGR was 57-8 and gave me 57-9
Vitor CT1BJZ was 57 to me and gave me 54-5
Teru JM2HBO was 59 when he checked but had to QRT for dinner
John G3OKT started out at 43, peaked at 58 and initially gave me 55 peaking 58 at the end
Klaus HB9CQS was initially 57-8 peaking to 59+5 at 0820z - gave me 58-9
Noel VK2IWT was initially 53 to me but I later lost him
Malcolm PA3AHC was 43 and gave me 55
John EA/G4HMG was barely readable to me unfortunately but gave me 44
Pertti EA7GSU eventually got through to me at 0820z and was 44 (I had a lot of QRN from storms)
Juha OH4EBD called in was difficult copy for me
John ZL2JOM called in at the end of the net and 57, gave me 59.
We closed the net at 0838z
Regards   73  
Bill, VK4ZD
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
Many Thanks to Mike G4WRU for the following report :-
Hello Bill
hope you have your op soon, and hope Josie is well. This morning (9/12/12) i was net controller. First to reply to my cq rotary call was Tommy G2FUU with a 59 plus 5db. Next on was Johm G3JJR with a good 59 sig. John G3OKT was next with a booming 59 plus 15. Don (G0JWE) was way down below my noise level and I couldhardly hear him and he could not copy me. Bruce G0PCF was last on with, at first, a very distorted audio, untill he adjusted his rig and then came through loud and clear. After interesting discussions, I closed the net at at 10.00.

Brian G3LUW, back from his babysitting stint, was in charge at 18.00 hours. EA/G4HMG was on frequency with a good 55 sig, reporting that Diana will shortly have her full leg plaster removed and replaced with a smaller one. I of course was there. Tommy G2FUU fell asleep in the armchair and so joined the net a little late. Don G0JWE joined us late and just popped in and out.  73's Bill   Mike G4WRU

1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293

Many  Thanks to Pertti EA7GSU for the following report :-

Here is the report of today's Trans-Atlantic.
I opened it by calling the ROAR's and, as usual got the response by
Mike, N4PF who seems to be the lighthouse of the net. It was 59/59 both
ways, and very good propagation. Joint were Klaus, Hb9CQS with the
usually good signals and surprisingly with EA/G4HMG with 59/59 by
atmospheric miracle! We got also Diane /G4MVV before the skip
deteriorated to nil between them and me. With overpowering signal I
heard YO9BC, Coco and joint by AF1E, Joe with 59 both ways as well and
him informing of G0JWE on the qrg. I heard him only 31 but later with
better sig's 57. Between the slots of turns came Malcolm with his newly
erected beam but only 55 to me.
All in all a good net and good audibility with sometimes two or three
layers of talks going on at the same time, hi!
The band is not dead! Just it lacks the participants!
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
See Mike G4WRU report above.
2000z - 2030z  N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many Thanks to Treasurer Bob Butler for the following report :-
Hi Bill, No net on Sunday Dec 9. I check and put out several calls but no answer. I will try again next week.
72, Bob WB7RQG
Thanks anyway Bob.  Better luck next week.- G4YZE
                                That's all for this week,
                                     73 de Bill g4yze
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