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Roar Nets July 22 2012
Propagation still in the doldrums, K=2, A=8, Flux=94.
0515z - 0600z - Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Doug ZL1BFS for the following report:-
I listened on the 7118kHz (Australian) net at 5:15Z on Sunday 22
July, but heard nothing. Bill VK4ZD and Peter VK3KCD had indicated
that they would be at the Rotary Conference in Flinders, and several
others must have gone too.
On the 14293 ANZO net at 6:00Z and there was a very low noise level.
I heard you very faintly - Readability 2, Strength 1. I called but
could not determine whether you heard me. I also heard Coco YO9BC,
3-2. But nothing else. An hour earlier when I had tuned up the
linear, there had been a lot of traffic on 20 metres.
As I mentioned last week, I am currently back at my home in
Gisborne, using 500W linear and a Mosely TA53M beam. My prediction
program told me that my MUF to you was 13MHz.
And the following report from John EA/G4HMG :-
You missed very little today. At Klaus request I am setting out below what I was able to hear.
0615GMT YO9BC 5/9+20 both ways He reported using some good Champaigne yesterday to celebrate his 87th birthday
HB9CQS 5/7 both ways Having difficulty with several stations.
G3OKT 1/1 with me. I think Coco might have had a thin contact.
EA7GSU/P Slightest trace with me, Klaus or Coco may have had some signal but not clear if in Spain or Portugal
PA3AHC 4/3 best then QSB Very much out in the cold.
G3LUW Only 5/4 with me At least he reported sun!
OH6SM Checked I had no direct contact
We struggled until about 0705 Nothing from VK?ZL
0800z - 0900z UK 80- metre Net on 3,694
\no report received
1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
Continuing report from John EA/G4HMG:-
1130 GMT YO9BC 5/5+10 best Trying hard but not much to show
PA3AHC 4/4 When first heard but quickly faded
G8LES 4/2 Occasionally a bit better but rough with QRM
12.15 HB9CQS 5/9 at best Generally struggled with most stations.
I left for luch at this point but left the rig on. I heard someone talking to Don.
Nothing from across the pond. The weather may be improving in the UK but not the Propagation.
And the following report from Klaus HB9CQS :-
Well done, John. Many thanks.
In fact, at 12:17z I managed to get Mike, N4PF, in Kentucky, but he was only 33 and I lost his report to me.
Also, at 12:25z Don called in as you already noticed. Don was 57 here. Got 59+. I closed down at 12:32.
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 -
No report received.
1900z - 1930z N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,287
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Hello Mr. Bill,
Hope you are keeping well now .Sorry to learn you were ill for a spell. We need you to keep the UK up and running HI !! .
Today was a small group Bill and we operated on 14.284 because W1AW the ARRL station was operating on our usual frequency. Prop was some better than the last two or three Sundays and we missed all of those who did not find us. I would like to remind those that did not find us to slide up and down the dial at least three Kilocycles when we are not on the usual ROAR frequency.
Treasurer Bob WB7RQG did the net control thing today and his check ins were ; AF1E Joe, KF5BD Jack [Scribe] and W8AUV John former president of ROAR------
Here in the States people who at one time were Rotarians and Roar members but not at present are still welcome to check into the ROAR net and say hello etc . We extend the courtesy to all former members and would like to hear from you.
From Peter VK3KCD :-
Will not be able to get to Flinders this weekend and will not have the mobile so will be absent from the nets this week.’
73 Peter VK3KCD
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze