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Roar Nets July 29 2012
Propagation still slack, K=2, A=11, Flux = 127.
0515z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to President Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Todays nets were quite busy and we had some qrm from the IOTA contest but all in all I believe that we achieved a satisfying result with conditions quite good betwen Europe and Australasia.
0515z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7.118.
First to check in was Doug, ZL1BFS, then Phil, VK2MCB and John, ZL2JPM.
I received Doug 57 and was given 59.
Phil was 57-8 and received me 59.
John was 56 but had trouble hearing the VK's due to QRM.
We initially moved from 7.118 to 7.120 to escape the QRM from IOTA contesters in South America
These stations were 59+20 in New Zealand.
We were also joined briefly by a visitor VK3NGO / VK4 in Rockhampton.
At 0545z we decided to qsy early to 14.293 where all VK stations could work each other and the ZL's.
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
And Many Thanks to Bill for the following report :-
At 0545z Phil, VK2MCB was 55, Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and John, ZL2JPM was 57.
At 0555z Rene, HB9AAI / nautical mobile (on a lake in Switzerland) joined us with a 55 signal giving 59 back to me.
He was able to work all VK & ZL stations as well as other Europeans throughout the net.
Pertti, EA7GSU / P in the NW of Spain joined us with an excellent signal, initially 54 later 55. He gave me 58 and was able to comfortably work all VK & ZL stations as well as most Europeans.
Klaus, HB9CQS joined us with a 59 signal maintained to the end, fading to 55-57 by 0705z.
Brian, G3LUW was 32 to me was was easily worked by Phil, VK2MCB.
John, EA / G4HMG was 43 and gave me 55 and was also worked by all VK and ZL stations.
John, G3OKT was weak to me but was easily worked by Phil, VK2MCB.
Henk is back but with the flu. He easily worked most stations with good signals and we exchanged 57 reports.
Coco, YO9BC joined us with 59 signals both ways.
Vitor, CT1BJZ was easily worked, 54 in my shack and I receved 56-7.
Les, PA0SDZ gave me 57-8 and was 53 to me.
When I left the frequency at 0705z I heard Klaus contacting Malcolm, PA3AHC.
A very busy net.
73 Bill, VK4ZD
And Many Thanks to Kaus HB9CQS for this report :-
Learned from John (HMG) that you were going to see a specialist doctor this past week. We all hope that the specialist was able to / will soon be able to relieve you of your pains.
To cheer you up, I hope, I have good news about the ANZO net. It was a fine, big net. Unlike, I am sorry to say, the transatlatic net which at present is more like a local European net.
ANZO net, 06:00z - 07:00z
Conditions were fairly good. The RSGB Island on the Air (IOTA) contest was in full swing and troublesome at times.
06:02z VK4ZD, Bill. Mostly 59/59. Always a pleasure to have Bill as net controller.
06:03z VK2MCB, Phil. 56-57 here. Got 57. Other European stations worked or heard Phil.
06:04z HB9AAI/MM, René. Visitor. René operated from a motorboat on one of the Swiss lakes.
06:06z ZL1BFS, Doug, from Gisborne. 57 her. Also good signal elsewhere in Europe. Got 59.
06:08z ZL2JPM, John. 57-58 here. Got 58. Started strong but like Doug, John slowly faded out.
06:10z EA7GSU/P, Pertti, from the NW corner of Spain. Pertti had found an excellent location and had a big signal.
06:12z G3LUW, Brian. 58. Got 59. Brian took part in the IOTA contest and made a small pause to attend the net.
06:13z EA/G4HMG, John. Good signal, always near the 59 mark here.
06:15z G3OKT, John. Kept increasing from very weak to 59.
06:28z VK2GWK, Henk, now back from the Netherlands and as ususal 59+10. Hampered by a severe flu.
06:33z YO9BC, Coco. As usual a big signal. Coco had power supply trouble and was forced to close down.
06:36z CT1BJZ, Vitor. Pertti and Vitor will meet when Pertti is driving south again during the week.
06:42z PA0SDZ, Les. 57 after I swung the beam north. Les is back after a visit to France
07:03z PA3AHC, Malcolm. 54 now, not readable earlier.
07:03z Net closed.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
Many Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-
The RSGB IOTA contest stopped at 12:00z and we had a reasonably quiet frequency.
12:05z YO9BC, Coco. Big signal again. Coco had managed to circumvent the power supply problem.
12:07z PA3AHC, Malcolm. 55 for a start but then faded here. Malcolm gave Coco a 59+20 report.
12:09z EA7GSU/P, Pertti. New location and signal not as strong as during the ANZO net.
12:11z M6AWG, Mark, from central London near the Olympic site. Visitor. 58 here.
12:17z G8LES, Mike, 59+10 here. Got 59+. Mike had no copy on N4PF. Gave John (HMG) 53 and Coco 57.
12:22z N4PF, Mike. Peaking at 23 here. Called Mike early in the net and again before closing down. Nothing doing.
12:25z EA/G4HNG, John. 59 / 59. John received N4PF, Mike, 11.
12:49z Net closed
I wish you well.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
1900z - 1930z N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,287.
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Joe AF1E was net control today. Check ins were N4EDT, Joe W0TBC, Jack KF5BD, and Noel WD8QHD. Before I joined the net Bob WB7RQG and I talked and N4EDT ED talked. An AM station on 14.286 broke in and told us we [Ed and I ] were splattering on their net which was on a dedicated freq for Am stations. A little rhubarb developed and then Bob because he could not hear anybody but me decided we would not operate the net. On the East coast Joe seemed to being just fine when I directed my signal that way. Bob could not hear East coast and East coast could not hear Bob. This day is not easy to report on. I can tell you Bob said he would prepare a letter to send out to all USA ROAR stations and survey them for their opinions as what we should do-----perhaps use 15 meters ?? We did in the early years. Twenty meters on Sunday in the States is a challenge and I will stop now trying to report this one . Sorry Reuben a picnick of local hams was your best choice today.
Jack KF5BD Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
From Peter VK3KCD - on 27th July.
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
Thet'a all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze