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Roar Nets March 18 2012
      
Propagation still very erratic.   K=2,  A=10,  Flux=102
 
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Good propagation on 40mx this week with Phil VK2MCB as net control and doing a fine job. As well as Phil Noel VK2IWT, Peter VK3FPSR and myself were present. We were joined by 2 visitors testing portable and home brew installations. VK4ZD and EA7GSU Pertti exchanged 5x5 reports at 0720. Phil and I did a final check on the arrangements for the District 9690 Expo in Penrith on Friday and Saturday March 23 &24. We will certainly be active on 2mx and 70cm and possibly on HF. We plan to use the ROAR frequencies of 7118 and 14293. Hopefully more will be revealed on Friday morning! No ZL ckeckins this week and I think Doug ZL1BFS is temporarily QRT due a QTH change. Disappointing propagation into VK3 this week on 20mx but the VK2 and 4 stations fared much better. I shall be absent from the nets next week and Noel VK2IWT will provide these notes. YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
 
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
0730z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/7 from John.
0730z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 5/6 with some qrm
0730z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 4/5, down to 3/2 at the end.
0740z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0742z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/6
0745z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4
0753z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla 1/1 here got 4/4 from Klaus.
0755z - PA0SDZ Les from Hasselt 2/1 here, got 5/5
0801z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 here
0812z - VK2MCB Phil from Canberra 3/2
0833z - Net closed. Sigs lighter than usual from VK, nothing heard from ZL
Pertti reported the cost of an internet connection at Bangkok convention centre
might be 2000 US dollars !
Bill VK4ZD will be at a District conference this week but hopes to be back
in time for the net.
 
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
N.B.  This net re-timed.  0800z to 0900z from Sunday 25th March.
G3JJR John in charge in noisy conditions,  supported by :-
G2FUU Tommy,  G3OKT John,  G3LUW Brian,  G4WRU Mike,
G7OAI John,  G0MMO Norman,  G0JWE Don,  G0PCF Bruce  and Bill G4YZE.
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
N.B.  This net re-timed - 1130z - 1230z from Sunday March 25
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/2 here got 5/7 from Pertti
1233z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here got 5/5
1235z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5
1235z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/6.
1235z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 2/1 here got 4/1 from Pertti.
1235z - G2FUU Tommy from Essex 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Pertti.
1245z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/2 here, got 5/5 from John.
1307z - Net closed.     A very marginal net really. Transatlantic propagation near nil.
Coco was a great signal here but had such a high noise level, S9+20 he could only hear Klaus.
N.B.  Jim W1QUO is not keeping too well.  Uncertain when he will be able to join the net again.
We miss you Jim !  Our Best Wishes for a good recovery.
 
1800z - !830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 
N.B. This net re-timed. - 1700z - 1730z from Sunday March 25.
G3LUW Brian in charge in poor conditions,  supported by :-
G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy,  G0SQH Derek  and G4YZE Bill.
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,287
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report
Hi Bill----Our Sunday net finally got it right this time. Our Net control WB7RQG BoB, got the time right but Joe W0TBC and myself Jack, KF5BD tried to check in one hour too soon mostly because I told Joe W0TBC when he called me on the tele , the wrong time.Joe and I came back at the right time and sure enough faithful Bob was waiting on us.We had 7 check ins. Reuben who checked in by Tele, Of the seven Three were guests N6TEA.N7RBP and K0SEX.We missed Jim W1QUO and we failed to hear Pertti EA7GSU. Sorry Pertti we had to change freq because of another net. We ended up on 14.285. A note for Reuben-----please e mail me with the correct spelling for you given name if I am not spelling it properly .Everybody please give us another chance next Sunday and slide up or down before you give up.
Scribe Jack KF5BD
 
Messages Received.
From Mike N4PF :-
Hello Bill,
I wanted to let you know that I will not be on the air Sunday morning (3/25), as I will be driving back from Nashville during the time of the net. I am leaving Thursday morning for Nashville for Rotary's President Elect Training Seminar. I will be president of the Cynthiana club from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
Give everyone my regards and since I am on Rotary business, perhaps you will excuse my absence!
73,         Mike N4PF
 
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                                            That's all for this week,
                                                73 de Bill g4yze
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