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Roar Nets November 25 2012
Propagation good.  K=2, A=13,  Flux=118
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Quite an active 40mx net this week with Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3FPSR/M, Bill VK4ZD, Reg VK7KK and myself. VK3FAAT called in as a guest. Propagation improved during the net but a thunder storm over the VK4/VK2 border caused a certain amount of S9 QRN for the northern stations. Phil VK2MCB and Reg VK7KK will be apologies for next week.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path :-
Many Thanks to President Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Hi Bill
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long PathThis week we welcomed back Coco YO9BC who was 59 on my big 160m loop and gave me 59+10
Klaus HB9CQS had his amplifier on this week, reaching 59 and gave me 58-9
Peter VK3KCD was 59 to me
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 with me and gave me 59+10
Noel VK2IWT was actually audible to me this week at 55
Vitor CT1BJZ was good copy at 55 and gave me 57
John EA/G4HMG was not on air because Diana had broken her leg - we hope it heals quickly for you Diana.
Brian G3LUW was easy copy - initially 55 peaking to 57 and gave me 57
Pertti ED7T using his contest callsign was doing superbly in the contest on 80m and was 56 - gave me 57-8
Martti OH6SM was 59 here and gave me 59 - he is looking forward to catching up with an Australian YEP student he hosted when he visits Australia soon
Malcolm PA3AHC briefly reached 42 with me and gave me 33 - his antenna was lowered due to wind and he was only able to run 50w
We closed the net at 0825z  
Regards    73 de VK4ZD
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694 .
Many Thanks to Brian G3LUW for the following reports :-
Hi. Bill, The 20m net was very good in the morning. VK4ZD, ZL1BFS, VK2IWT and several Europeans were all present, with good copy. At lunchtime VE3BGG was loud and clear, and AF1E was also readable. The usual EU stations were very strong. Our 80m nets were very poorly attended. In the morning we had only four takers – G4WRU, G2FUU, G3JJR and me. There were only four again in the evening – G4WRU, G2FUU, EA/G4HMG and me. John told us that Diana is comfortable and getting around in a wheelchair with a board keeping the leg out straight ahead of her. The 40m net this morning  (Tuesday): Pertti and I were the only members present until Don G0JWE appeared at 0812, but I could not hear him.
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
Many Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :- 

Greetings Bill,

Transatlantic net, 12:00z - 13:00z, 14.293 MHz

Much noise on the frequency. Two stations reported music from commercial station.

Unfortunately, I could not make it on time and missed my contact with N4PF, Mike. I apologize.

12:17z EA/G4HMG, John. 59/59. Confirmed, what Bill (ZD) had reported on the ANZO net, that Diane had broken her leg.

12:17z G8LES, Mike, only 47 here due to much noise on the frequency. Heavy rainfall during the last week.

12:22z PA3AHC, Malcolm, skipped out here. John did not have that problem and kept contact with Malcolm.

12:30z VE3BGG, Bert, 57-59 here. Gave me a Q5, but Bert had difficulties copying some of the other European stations.

12:32z G3LUW, Brian. Great improvement from the ANZO net, now 59+10. Gave Bert 57 and Joe 55. Got 45 from Bert.

12:38z YO9BC, Coco. 59+10 here, gave me 59+20. Coco was much hampered by the noise (music) on the frequency

12:45z M0RES, Bob, visitor. 59+20 both ways. QTH N of Sheffield

12:47z AF1E, Joe from North Carolina. 59/59. Gave Les 57.Temperatures below zero C.

12:52z OZ5PD, Per, 59+10. Closed down before I got a report. Good to hear Per again.

12:55z EA/G4MVV, Diane, 59/59, speaking from her wheel chair. We wish you a speedy recovery, Diane.

13:03z M3YFL, James, visitor from QTH S of Manchester. 59+15 here. Gave me 59+40.

13:07z Net closed
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
See report from Brian G3LUW above .
1900z - 1930z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
No report received.
Messages Received :-
Hello ROAR Members,
I would like to publish the next issue of the ROAR Communicator by mid-January, 2013. However, as of now I have very little material to include in it.
I would like the theme of this issue to be some of the most exciting and interesting things you have done in ham radio. This could be about contests you won or scored well in, or about some DX awards you have won and how you achieved them. Perhaps you challenged yourself to build a rig, design an antenna, or learn something new in our vast hobby. Maybe you are preparing for the day the big one hits and are honing your emergency communication skills. Or maybe you have already saved the day through ham radio. Tell us about it.
Your story does not have to be long. It just should tell us what you did ( or are doing) and why and how you did it. Most importantly, did you have fun??
For instance, Pertti has written about his contest successes. I have written a piece about increasing my Morse Code speed after years practically no CW at all. As of now, those two articles are about all I have for the issue.
Before you write your story, please email me in the next week or two to tell me what you have in mind. That way, I'll know what to expect in the way of content for the issue.
Also. as this is the first issue of 2013, I would like to include any 2012 calendar-year reports from the Vice Presidents, as well. So VP's, please tell us what's been happening in ROAR in your part of the world.
The deadline for all submissions is December 31, 2012.
Thanks very much and I look forward to hearing from you.
Rich Spingarn. TI7/AA2UP
Communicator Editor
NOTE: Richard's email address is
                                   That's all for this week,
                                      73 de Bill g4yze
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