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Roar Nets March 4 2012
      
Propagation rather jittery.   K=3,  A=12,  Flux=120
 
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
A good attendance on the 40mx net this week marred by unhelpful propagation. Bill VK4ZD was the only able to copy all participants and a certain amount of relaying of information occurred. Present were Noel VK2IWT,Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD, Reg VK7KK and myself. Discussion related to the recent flooding rains in VK2 & 3 and there were no reports of direct damage to any of those present. Arrangements for the ROAR presence at the District conference in Penrith were finalised. Phil VK2MCB and Peter VK3KCD will be exhibiting at the conference Expo which will be open to the public as well as conference attendees.                 
                          YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
 
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0730z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/9, (accompanied by friiend George YO9BGR )
0730z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1
0730z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/7
0732z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 4/5
0735z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 5/9
0735z - ZL2JPM John from Wellington 3/4
0745z - PA0SDZ Les from Hasselt 3/3
0749z - EA7T Pertti from Genalguacil. with contest callsign 5/8
0750z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 with 80w, got 5/7 from VK4ZD !
0750z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/5 from Bill ZD
0754z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla 2/1, got 4/2 from Pertti
0755z - VK2MCB Phil from Canberra 4/5, gave Klaus 4/3
0845z - Net ended.  A very good net.  Klaus did very well without his big linear.
       Peter was referring to heavy rainfall in SE Australia.  100mm in the last week.
 
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Nrt on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge in noisy conditions, supported by :-
G7OAI John,  G0PCF Bruce,  G0MMO Norman,  G2FUU Tommy.
G3JJR John,  G4WRU Mike,  G0SQH Derek, 
G0JWE Don  and G4YZE Bill
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
Total wipe-out here due to S7 noise,  high path attenuation and contest qrm S9+20.
Thanks to Mike N4PF for the following report :-
Hello Bill,
I heard you call the net at 1228Z on 14.293, but you were very weak and mostly unreadable. I answered you, and called you at intervals until about 1240Z, but you obviously did not hear me at all.
Worst conditions I've seen for the net since I started checking in!
I just wanted you to know that I tried to check in, and that the horrific tornadoes that hit Kentucky did not adversely affect my QTH.
We'll try again next Sunday!
     73,   Mike, N4PF
 
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge in noisy conditions, supported by :-
G4WRU Mike,  G0JWE Don,  G8LES Mike,  G4YZE Bill,
also EA/G4HMG John and EA7T (contest call) Pertti.
all the way from Spain.
 
2000z - 2010z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,287
Many Thanks to Jack Page KF5BD for the following report :-
Hello Mr.Bill:
Our 14.287 ROAR net @2000 UTC was chaired by AF1E Joe from his ham shack in North Carolina on 4 March. Check-ins were Bob WB7RQG, Jack KF5BD, Joe W0TBC, Rueben W2LGF and Pertti EA7GSU. Net control Joe had to compete with contests operating coast to coast. The net closed at 2025.
We missed W1QUO and trust a health issue did not keep Jim away. (Jim gave it a miss because of the contest - g4yze)
           Jack KF5BD
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                                                       That's all for this week,
                                                          73 de Bill g4yze
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