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Roar Nets January 29 2012
Propagation very fickle.  K=1, A=5, Flux=110
0645z - 0730z   Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Noel VK2IWT for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill:
We had a great 40 metre net today.
We opened at 0640Z on 7,118 MHz
Checking in were Bill, VK4ZD; Peter, VK3FPSR; Phil, VK2MCB; Reg, VK7KK; Doug, ZL1BFS;
Checking in via CW with Doug was Pertti, EA7GSU.
Phil, VK2MCB wanted to get signal reports on his new mobile set up
so VK4ZD and VK2IWT QSY'd to 7.121 MHz and gave him good sigs.
At 0730Z we QSY'd to 14.293MHz for EURO - ANZO net.
YIRS   73   Noel, VK2IWT
0730z - 0830z   Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa
0730z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9+
0730z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1
0730z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/2, up to 5/5 later.
0730z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 4/5 - in noise S4 here.
0740z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
0740z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla 2/1 here
0752z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 5/8
0756z - VK4XXX Alan from Brighton 3/4  (for a report)
0802z - VK2MCB Phil from Canberra 3/4 in the noise here.
0809z - OH6SM Martti from Helsinki 5/9+10
0840z - Net ended.  The opening to VK/ZL came earlier but conditions were not great.
Good to hear Martti with his big signal once again.  Keeps the QRM at bay !
0900z - 1000z   UK 80-metre Net on 3,694.
G2FUU Tommy in charge in noisy-fading conditions., 
supported by  :- G3JJR John,  G7OAI John,  G0MMO Norman,  and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z   International Net on 14,293.
I had to leave early - so started early.
1210z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/9
            Jim had to leave to look after Claire who is suffering the effects of a fall.
            She had a brief stay in hospital and hopes to be fully recovered in about two weeks.
1210z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/5 here
1215z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
1223z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/7
1226z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9+
1230z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
            Klaus also had to leave early.
1241z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1243z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/3
1245z - AF1E Joe from Conover NC 5/7.
1248z - I had to leave the net at this time.
Many Thanks to Mike N4PF,  Mike G8LES and Joe AF1E for keeping the flag flying.
Pertti reported later that the net closed about 1315z.
Tommy G2FUU tried to call in then but just missed the net.
1800z - 1830z   UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy,  G0JWE Don,   G4WRU Mike,   G4DCI Philip,  G4YZE Bill
and also EA7GSU Pertti all the way from Spain with a big signal 5/7 on 80 metres !
2000z - 2030z   N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many thanks to Jim W1QUO for the following report :-
Hello Bill,
I am sorry the XYL had a fall and I had to leave the morning net (14.293) early. A little hospital stay and she seems to be o.k. Many thanks to Mike(G8LES), for carrying on.
Afternoon net(14.288) was a howling success with Dave(W0OXB), recipient of the Byron C. Sharpe Award. Net control, Joe(W0TBC) doing a great job. Net attendees were: ROAR Treasurer, Bob(WB7RQG), Jack(KF5BD), recovering from a spinal problem, Ed(N4EDT), Danny(WB0Y visitor), Honorable ROAR President, Pertti(EA7GSU), Joe(AF1E), Reuben(W2LGF?) and W1QUO relay.
73 Jim W1QUO
Messages Received.
From Jim W1QUO
Hello Bill,
I must tell you that Alan Rogers was listening to us on Sunday, 1/29/12, on 14.293. He is the recipient of the Grote Reber Award (2010) and is well known for his research in radio astronomy. He was formally ZE6JG. He has helped to keep my transmitter running. I am indebted to Alan as well as my son, Jim Jr. (K1AKE), Chairman of Astronomy Harvard University, for keeping a blind man on the air.
73 Jim W1QUO
                                                  That's all for this week,
                                                      73 de Bill g4yze
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