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Roar Nets March 11 2012
Propagation much disturbed by solar storms.   K=2, A=18,  Flux=149
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7.118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report.
Good Morning Bill
Good propagation this week and Peter VK3FPSR was operating mobile and due to the skip distance I was the only one unable to copy him. Present were Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD, Doug ZL1BFS, and myself. Doug complained that he could not copy the VK,s due to QRM form Pertti EA7GSU resulting from that Doug exchanged signal reports with Pertti EA7GSU and John EA/G4HMG, Bill VK4ZD also had contacts with both at which time we then QSYed to 20mx. Phil and I went over the final details for the Expo in Penrith for the District 9690 conference. It is possible we shall have a station operating on the afternoon of the 23rd of March and possibly early morning on Saturday March 24 but will not know for certain until the Friday morning. When we know the situation we shall endeavour to publicise our activities.
    YIR and 73 de Peter VK3KCD
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9
0730z - YO9BGR George  (with Coco)  5/9
0730z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/5
0730z - HB9QS Klaus from Sachseln 3/2 here
0732z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 5/7
0733z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 5/5
0735z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0735z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
0740z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 2/1
0741z - JM2HBO Teru near Ngoya 3/2
0749z - VK2MCB Phil in Canberra 4/5
0800z - PA3AHC Malcolm in Naarden 2/1
0811z - ZL2KPM John from Wellington 2/1
0835z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9
0842z - Net ended. Again I did not get much from New Zealand but Australia did well.
Teru had to go off to take a Skype call but he was not so strong as last week.
Martti had it sunny and plus 2 degrees but still 30cms of snow.  Showing green in places !
An interesting net and well attended.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G4WRU Mike in charge in noisy conditions, supported by :-
G3JJR John,  G3OKT John,  G7OAI John, G2FUU Tommy
G0SQH Derek,  G0PCF Bruce G4YZE Bill and G0EOB/M  (for a report)
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1232z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/4
1234z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/3
1235z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9
1236z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
1238z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1256z - DJ0MEW Bert from Burgkirchen 5/7
1300z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here.
1316z - Net ended. Again the transatlantic path was very poor.
Mike N4PF did well to get through. Short skip was above average
and Pertti could hear John in Benissa.
Great to welcome a new member Bert DJ0MEW .
His email address is :-
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge in very noisy conditions.
Supported by G0MMO Norman,  M6TSC for a report,  G0AGO Bob, 
G4DCI Philip, G4YZE Bill,  and  EA7GSU Pertti all the way from Spain
2000z - 2030z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,287.
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Hi Bill'
The 14.287 net held at 2000 UTC had two check ins today. Bob. W7RQG and Jack KF5BD.
Contesting and change to day light savings [carry over from WWII] . Next week should be better.
Jack       (UK  clocks go forward on Sunday 25th March  g4yze)
Messages Received.
From President-Elect Bill/VK4ZD
Good Morning fellow ROAR members.
President Pertti has advised that:
1. The deadline for material to be included in the Communicator is March 31.
Please forward your submission to as soon as possible.
2. Members are reminded that the ROAR AGM will be held in Bangkok on Monday, May 7th at 12.30pm in the
Sapphire Room 111.
Note that items for inclusion in the agenda should be submitted to Pertti by email -
The deadline for submissiom of items is April 16th.
3. In order to determine who is available to man the ROAR booth in the House of Freiendship in Bangkok, please advise me if you will be attending the RI Conference in Bangkok in May this year.
Note that it is anticipated that there will be a remote controlled station active from the Conference using the callsign HS85RI.
The 85 is to celebrate the age of the King of Thailand.
YIRS  73's de Bill, VK4ZD

                                                            That's all for this week,
                                                                73 de Bill g4yze
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