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Roar Nets October 14 2012
Propagation rather poor . K=2, A=10, Flux= 132.
0545z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,118
N.B. this net re-timed to start at 0645z from next Sunday October 21.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Unstable propagation this week and present were Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2MCB, Diane VK4KYL, Reg VK7KK and myself. As the 20mx net is to start and hour later this net is now retimed to commence at 0645z.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
N.B. This net re-timed to start at 0730z from October 21.
.Many Thanks to Klaus for the followiing report :-
Very weak signals this Sunday morning. Question: Are we starting too early?
At 06:30z the VKs and ZLs were R2 or 3. At 06:37z I called Rob, ZL1RD. Rob was 45 when called and 58 at the exchange of 73s a few minutes later. Rob had probably turned his beam towards LP Europe. Heavy contest QRM from 14295.
Lost Doug, ZL1BFS, when trying to establish contact. Heard VK2MCB, Phil, give his call sign but nothing else. I may have heard Peter, VK3KCD. I am not certain.
Pertti, EA7GSU, was only heard on CW. 239 here. Doug called Pertti on CW.
About 07:20z I heard John, G3OKT, but still too weak to contact.
Stopped listening about 07:40z.
About propagation conditions: Our small Danish-Australian morning net now starts at 07:30z after we found 07:00z to be too early. November through February we usually start at 08:00z. My prediction program shows a peak at 08:00z for VK2, 3 and 4 and for ZL1 - ZL2. The program also shows that the ZLs will be 2 S-degrees stronger than VK4. VK2 and VK3 fall in between.
I propose that we shift the starting time to 07:30z.
Klaus - HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
Many thanks to Tommy G2FUU for this report by telephone :-
Only very few on our 80 metre Nets this Sunday.
Brian G3LUW is away on vacation in Spain.
1200z - 1300z Interntional Net on 14,293
Mike N4PF was unwell this day Hope you are better now Mike !
We keep the time of this net at 1200z and wait for thhisgs to improve,
1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
See note from Tommy above.
1900z - 1930z N.AM. Transcontinental \net on 14,287
Bill, Ed, N4EDT was the net control today . He rounded up 18 check-ins. Eight were ROAR members who responded to roll call. Four were visitors who responded to roll call and six were visitors who did not respond to roll call.
Responding ROAR members were; Pertti EA7RQG QTH Spain, John G3OKT QTH UK. I did not copy John but our net control today , Ed and his really neat antenna who may live two thousand miles closer to John than I do made the contact. Thank you John for checking in. Another DX station was Henry who's QTH is portable Guatemala KD5UOY/xxxxxxx. The remaining stations, all North American stations from the USA and Canada that checked in were; W2LGF Reuben CA., KF5BD Jack NM., W8SOO Ken The UP MI., Treasurer Bob WB7RQG, Medford Oregon, and visitor VE3RYI from Hamilton Ontario. This is the most check-ins this net has had so far and I am sorry if I missed some one. We are covering a lot of real estate and water now. Note to Mr. Learmonth------if I am using more than my allotted words for this report please advise.
(Jack - Super effort. You are very welcome to use more than that if you have the copy -g4yze)
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze