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Roar Nets September 30 2012
Propagation quite good.  K=1,  A=6,  Flux=136.
0545z - 0630z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to  Peter VK3KCD for the folloeing report :-
Good Morning Bill
We had the pleasure of welcoming Noel VK2IWT back in VK after 5 months in Canada where he was active on the North American net. VK/ZL propagation was poor but I heard Doug ZL1BFS and Rob ZL1RD here, I understand John ZL2JPM was also present but not heard here. Also on frequency were Bill VK4ZD and Phil V2MCB as well as myself. We were joined by one guest.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many Thanks to President Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Hi Bill !
Peter VK3KCD was 59
Doug ZL1BFS/P was also 59
John ZL2JPM 59
Rob ZL1RD 59 (later called away by Jeremy ZL3ET who was 59)
Klaus HB9CQS 59 both ways
Pertti EA7GSU was 59 - gave me 59+10.
John G3OKT who was also 55 here, gave me 57-8
Malcolm PA3AHC was 53
Noel VK2IWT was there but not copiable at my QTH
John EA/G4HMG was 53-5
Vitor CT1BJZ was 57 both ways
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,594.
Many Thanks to Mike G4WRU for the following report  :-
Good morning Bill. Hope you and Josie are ok. Hope you will rejoin us on the net once you have your op. Conditions on 80mtrs this morning were much improved. first station to reply to my cq rotary call was a non rotarian, GI4SAM Sam from Belfast. I was pleased to receive a 59 from him, as I had a new long wire ant. in use. Then tommy G2FUU called in at 59 plus, G3JJR John followed, he had trouble with his rig cutting out intermittently, Norman G0MMO came in at 59, and last was an ex ROAR member Bill from east Anglia boomed in at 59 plus. Tommy and John remembered him. I do not think I will make the evening net, but if i do will send you a further report. I closed the net at 08.59.
All best Mike (G4WRU)
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
Many Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-
Greetings Bill,
Very sorry for the delay.
Pertti was absent and I fumbled my way through net control. In spite of this, we had a fairly good net - at least judged from this end. I thank all participants for their patience.
EA/G4HMG, John was there from the start. Big signal here but not so big on the other side of the Atlantic.
N4PF, Mike, likewise present from the start, starting at 45 here, increasing to 57.
VE3BGG, Bert, 57 - 58 here. Got 57. Bert reported cold weather and at last some rain. Much needed after a dry summer.
KD8WSL, Simon, from Michigan, visiting. 56-57 here. Got 54-55.
G8LES, Mike, big signal here, 59+, dropping to 34 at the end.
PA3AHC, Malcolm, as usual almost skipped out. 33 only.
VK4ZD, Bill, called in and was worked by N4PF, VE3BGG, G8LES and PA3AHC. Bill was only 22 here and I never called him.
12:56 Net closed.
On Pertti's initiative, we were testing propagation conditions in the evening at 20:00z.
Pertti now in control worked KB1TCD, Jose, and HB9AVX, Stefan. Pertti also called KF5BD but no answer.
We both worked N4EDT, Ed, from Alabama and K4GBH, Joe, from South Carolina, a visitor. Ed was 58 - 59 here. I got 54. Joe, K4GBH was 58 - 59 here.
At the moment 20:00z is a better starting time for the Transatlantic net. I am looking forward to the final decision on this.
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
Also from Bill VK4ZD :-
I also called in to the 1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,292
Mike N4PF was 57 and I got 55
Bert VE3BGG 57-9 - heard me ok
Klaus HB9CQS was audible but not readable, he had gone by the time I turned my antenna to Europe
Mike G8LES was 33 but 55 when I turned my antenna to Europe
Malcolm PA3AHC 33 but 54 when I turned my antenna to Europe after the net.
Regards   73   Bill, VK4ZD
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
See report from Mike G4WRU above.
1900z - 1930z  N.AM. Transcontinental Net on 14,287.
Many Thanks to Jack Page KF5BD for the following report :-
Hello Mr. Bill:
During the warm up session thirteen stations via about three of us located in the states checked in. Of the thirteen , nine were ROAR members and four were visitors.
Joe W0TBC located in Minnesota handled the net control duties today. Only six stations all Roar members hung around for the net and they were: KF5BD Jack, WB7RQG Bob, Joe W0TBC net control, N4EDT Ed , VE3BGG Burt, and EA7GSU Pertti. Others may have tried but propagation did not cooperate. Sorry if we missed someone.
Reported by Jack KF5BD
                                           That's all for this week,
                                              73 de Bill g4yze
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