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Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE

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Roar Nets January 1 2012
      
Propagation rather fickle. K=0, A=3, Flux=133.
 
0645z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Doug ZL1BFS had indicated his absence from the nets in January and apart from him we had a full complement on 40mx. Present were Reg VK7KK, Diane VK4KYL, Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3FPSR, Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2MCB and myself. No new year hangovers were reported and propagation was good with quiet conditions at all locations. We in the ANZO region wish all fellow ROAR members a very Happy New Year.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
 
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
0730z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/9
0753z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 1/1, up to 3/4 by 0813, 5/7 by 0830
0753z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 1/1, up to 5/7 by 0810
0758z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1
0800z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0827z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1
0843z - VK4KYL Diane (with VK4ZD) 5/7
0850z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 4/5, got me 5/5.
0902z - Net ended. The opening to UK from VK is now rather late, about 0830z really.
Klaus did much better from Switzerland at the start..
Our sunrise will come earlier from now on, about 5-7 minutes per week.
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge in good conditions. supported by :_
G0SQH Derek, G3JJR John, G4WRU Mike, G0PCF Bruce,
G4MVO Jim , G2FUU Tommy, G4YZE Bill,
and PA3AHC Malcolm from Holland 2/1 here but Brian.got him 5/4.
 
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/9
1230z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/5
1230z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/7
1230z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1230z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/7
1230z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9+
1230z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1237z - OZ5PD Per Dantoft from Jutland 4/5
1300z - KI4KBO Robert from Culpeper VA 3/4
1305z - OE5AWL August from Schaerding 4/5
1312z - G2FUU Tommy from Essex 5/6
1315z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1
1322z - W8SOO KEN frpm Sault St.Marie North Michigan 5/9+
1342z - Net ended. A very good busy net.
Jim, reported that Jack Page KF5BD is still in an aftercare hospital and making good progress now.
 
1800z - 1830z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G3LUW Brian in charge in rather noisy conditions.
supported by :- G4WRU Mike, G2FUU Tommy, G4YZE Bill
G4FTA Robert (son-in -law of the late Tony Earle) accompanioed by his mother Elizabeth.
and EA7GSU Pertti a rather thin signal here all the way from Spain
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM.Transcontinental Net oan 14,288
Many Thanks to Treasurer Bob Butler for the following report :-
Hi Bill, Great net today with 9 checkins and spreading the word of Rotary.
Joe, AF1E was net control.
Jim, W1QUO
Bill, VK4ZD joined us but I could not hear him
Joe, KB1UTO guest from Massachusetts
Jerry, WS4FSM guest from South Florida
Dave, AC8AY guest
Craig, AB0CH guest
Henry, K0DHQ guest
Happy New Year
73, Bob, WB7RQG
 
Messages Received.
South America Rotary Net :-
President Pertti has found another active member, (in addition to Emilio LU2TY)
PY3ZAZ Manuel Buj is in the Rotary Club of Bento Goncalves.
This is in the province of Rio Grande do Sul.in South west Brazil;
about 100 km NNW of Porto Alegro (29 deg South 51 deg W.)
Manuel's e-mail address is mbuj@hotmail.com
A very nice "Happy New Year" message from Max Raicha 5Z4MR in Kisumu, Kenya.
Best Wishes to you and yours Max.
Maybe we can get an African Net going some day !
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                                      That's all for this week,
                             73 and a Happy New Year to all.
                                            de Bill g4yze
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