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Roar Nets February 19 2012
Propagation generally good.    K=2,  A=16,  Flux=105.
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Noel VK2IWT for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill:
A good net on 40 meters yesterday.
Net opened at 0630Z on 7,118 MHz. Checking in were:-
Bill, VK4ZD; Peter, VK3FPSR, Phil, VK2MCB; Doug,ZL1BFS and Noel, VK2IWT.
Signals were varied due to QRN - thunderstorms to the south but everyone heard everyone else.
At 0730Z we QSY'd to 14.293 MHz.
YIRS   73   Noel, VK2IWT
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - ED7T Pertti from Genalguacil 3/4 in noise S5 here
0730z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/3 here, up to 5/4 by the end.
0730z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1
0733z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 2/1, up to 5/7 by 0750z
0734z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/7
0735z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 3/2, up to 4/5 by 0900z
0745z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
0748z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla 1/1 here, but Doug got him
0748z - VK2MCB Phil from Canberra 1/1 here.
0755z - PA0SDZ Les from Hasselt 2/1 here
0759z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/6
0759z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2
0805z - VK7/OZ7BQ Joe from N.Tasmania 3/2. An old acquaintance of Klaus.
0829z - ZL2JPM John from Wellington 4/5 in the noise here.
0850z - Net ended. A very interesting and well supported net.
Pertti using his ARRL 80-metre CW contest call ED7T
Again Antipodean sigs very weak at first, coming up quickly after the start.
Coco had severe qrm from a Russian net on 14,291,  not for the first time.
Do we have a Russian-speaking member who might talk them into moving?
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton in very noisy conditions. Supported by :-
G3LUW Brian,  G4WRU Mike,  G3OKT John,  G7OAI John, G0JWE Don,  G0MMO Norman,
G2FUU Tommy,  G4MVO Jim,  G4DCI Philip  G8LES Mike,  and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
E-mail from Jim on Saturday  
Hello Bill,   I am sorry, I am not going on the air tomorrow, Hoping for better health next week.
73   Jim,   W1QUO
1222z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
1222z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9+. QRM cleared. Nice day. A little snow and plus 2c.
1230z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 4-5/7 despite noise S6 here.
1230z - ED7T Pertti from Genalguacil 4/5
1237z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 4/5 in the noise here, but Klaus got him well.
1239z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1245z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/4 in the noise here,  Klaus got him 5/9+30 !
1246z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here, got pertti 5/8
1255z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge S.Ontario 5/7. Got -7 "and some snow to clear."
1300z - OE7FRH Freidreich near Innsbruck 5/9 (for a report)
1308z - G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing Essex 3/4 here.  got 5/5 from Bert VE3BGG.
1325z - Net ended.  A very good net despite the S5 white noise here.
Best wishes to Jim. Hope you are fit to get on parade next Sunday Jim !
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon in good conditions,
Supported by :-  G4WRU Mike,  G2FUU Tommy G4YZE Bill
 EA/G4HMG John from and Pertti using his ARRL Contest call ED7T.
2000z - 2030z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,287. -Note slight change of frequency.
A special Welcome Back ! and Many Thanks to Jack Page KF4BD for this report.
Hello Mr. Bill:
Because our esteemed treasurer Mr. Bob WB7RQG is taking in the money [I hope] he is busy so I will report on our Sunday Feb 19 net.
The check-ins were Bob WB7RQG, Joe W0TBC, yours truly Jack KF5BD the invalid recuperating at home and feeling better incidentally, Reuben W2LGF, Pertti EA7GSU, and three guests [non Rotarians].
Again we missed Jim W1QUO who may not have been informed the net changed freq to 14.287 to avoid QRM and QRN. Jim, we trust you are feeling well and perhaps just had a small tech issue with the station. I announced that all of us were invited to call Pertti on 14.293 some time on the 23rd of Feb and help him advertise the polio drive.
Jack KF5BD - still gathering strength at home.
Messages Received.
Note Rotary International's birthday is on Thursday February 23. (107 years old)
This year RI is re-starting the Polio Plus programme which we ran in 1985 1995
with great success.  It still needs more work particularly in some African countries
as well as follow-up re-vaccination programmes worldwide.
R.I. requests maximum publicity on the 23rd. including the medium of Amateur Radio.
If you can spare some time please get on the air and tell all contacts about Rotary and Polio Plus.
Prsident Pertti will be on the air all day on all the usual Rotary frequencies.
                                            That's all for this week,
                                              73 de Bill g4yze
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