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Roar Nets May 20 2012
Propagation still pretty wild.   K=2,  A=12,  Flux=131.
0545z - 0630z - Anzo Net on 7,118.  (Note Net Re-timed.)
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Due to propagation changes on 20mx and the earlier start of that net we brought the 40mx net forward to 0600z this week. In future it will be 0545z to 0630z please note the time change. Bill VK4ZD and I were present at 0600z and I caught up with Peter VK3FPSR/M at 0645 for a short contact. Reg VK7KK is temporarily off air while he refurbishes his 40mx antenna and Phil VK2MCB was still interstate with work commitments. There is now a monthly 80mx ZL net and details will be posted on the website.
YIR and 73  Peter VK3KCD
0630z - 0730z   Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.  (Note  Net Re-Timed.)
0630z - VK3KCD Peter in Flinders 5/7
0631z - VK4ZD Bill from Lockyer Waters 4/5
0634z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
0635z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4
0635z - ZL2JPM John from Wellington 2/1 here, got 4/4 from Klaus
0640z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) from Ploieste 5/7
0710z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/2, got 3/2 from Peter.
0731z - ZL1BFS Doug from Gisborne 1/1 here, got 5/7 from EA/G4HMG.
0734z - G3OKT John from Oswestry 5/7
0748z - Net closed.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge in noisy conditions,  supported by :-
G2FUU Tommy,  G3OKT John,  G0PCF Bruce,  G7OAI John,
PA/G3JJR/m John from Holland, M6MDG Nigel (visitor),  and G4YZE Bill.
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
1200z - EA/G4HMG John in Benissa 5/9
1200z - PA3AHC Malcolm in Naarden 2/1 here
1200z - N4PF Mike in Cynthiana KY 4/7, got me 4/4 with qsb.
1200z - G8LES Mike in Alton 3/4
1205z - YO9BC Vince (Coco) in Ploieste 5/9+20
1205z - EA7GSU Pertti in Genalguacil 5/8 on the beam, got "good copy" from Mike.
1238z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6
1240z - N4PF Mike still holding up to 4/7 here.  We made several calls without result.
1245z - Net closed.  Poor propagation and high noise on trans-atlantic path.
Keep trying fellows !   It should improve about September.
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge in noisy conditions,  supported by :-
G4WRU Mike,  G2FUU Tommy,  G0PCF Bruce, and G4YZE Bill.
1900z - 1930z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,287
Many Thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following report :-
Greetings Bill:
Eleven check-ins today Sunday 20, May. ROAR members were John Maier W8AUV who was operating from his Cincinatti, Ohio his summer time digs using 100 watts into a dipole installed in his attic.Glad to have John one of our former presidents of ROAR back and with a big signal. I remember when John installed the dipole and I helped him test it [from Albuquerque] . It works so well sometimes I think he used :silver solder when he fabricated it. Other ROAR members were WB7RQG Treasurer Bob, KF5BD Jack, W0TBC Joseph, W2LGF Reuben . Guests were KI6OSS, Donnie KD5RGT, KN7ML Mel, Another Mel K0SEX, VE6PY Patrick and KD0OHH Frank. We missed Ed and Mike new Members of ROAR who were spending time at Dayton, Ohio .
Reported by Jack Kf5BD
Also Many Thanks to Jack for this report comering the previous Sunday May 13.
Greetings Bill:
We were pleasantly surprised Sunday when a station from Calgary checked in. We need more Hams who live in Canada to check -in as they are WELCOME. VA6DJK Dan was the first in many moons to check in from Canada. I will write him a thank you note and encourage him and some of his buddies to join us regularly.
Digger O'Dell Joe W0TBC from Stillwater was net control. Joining him Sunday were; WB7RQG Bob, N4EDT Ed from Kentucky, N4PF Mike from Pell City, Alabama. KF5BD Jack Albuquerque [Duke City] named after some Duke in Spain and EA7GSU. Note for Pertti-----I find I copy you best with my beam headed NORTH in stead of 30 degrees. You were good copy Sunday on phone and CW.
Ed N4EDT volunteered to join the Net Control committee and that made Bob WB7RQG very happy as he needs the help and appreciates it. THANKS ED.
Jack got lucky Friday morning and made contact with the Convention station. And Bill VK4ZD was at the mic on 14.293 . PSE send corrections to the Scribe------thanks.
Scribe, Jack KF5BD .
Messages Received.
From Bill VK4ZD  ;-
Fellow ROAR members.
Photos of HS85RI's activities are now on the ROAR web site.
YIRS   73's de Bill, VK4ZD

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