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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by John Thompson G3OKT
(In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK)

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Roar Nets April 28th - 30th 2013


Roar Nets April 28th and April 30th 2013

0615z - 0700z ANZO Net on 7118
From Peter VK3KCD
The ANZO 40mx net experienced improving propagation this week. Present were Bill VK4ZD, Noel VK2IWT, Doug ZL1BFS and myself. Noel advised that he will be departing for North America later in the week and will not be back in VK until October. He expects to be QRV as WD8QDH/VE3 from the end of May. We wish Noel safe travelling.

0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD :
Much poorer propagation to my QTH but markedly improved to VK3KCD's QTH
Noel VK2IWT was 41 to me, but readable
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 56 and gave me 58
Alain F4GHB (visitor) was 54 and gave me 56
Les PA0SDZ was 55 and gave me 59
Brian G3LUW was 56 and gave me 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 to me
Malcolm PA3AHC was only 30 to me but Peter heard him better
Pertti EA7GSU was56 and gave me 57
Martti OH6SM peaked 55 with me
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was only 20 with me this week
Vitor CT1BJZ was 31 to me this week
Reg VK7KK was a solid 59

From Brian G3LUW :
Quite good conditions on this net from the UK. I heard Peter VK3KCD calling CQ on the hour and checked in. He gave me 5.4, he was 5.6 here. Bill VK4ZD was slightly weaker on 5.5 (Bill’s quad is still waiting to be repaired)
I was unable to hear Doug ZL1BFS, which is unusual.
Pertti EA7GSU, Martti OH6SM and Vitor CT1BJZ were very strong.
Klaus HB9CQS was 5.3 initially but improved later to 5.9. Jean-Pierre F1CFA
and Alain F4GHB were both 5.5 here, but were given 5.7 by Bill and Peter.
Reg VK7KK, Noel VK2IWT and Les PA0SDZ were also on the net but they were
not audible here.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From Brian G3LUW
The 80m net was somewhat of a disaster. We all had an extremely high noise level..
I ran the net because Tommy was feeling the after-effects of a cold. Tommy did join us along with Don G0JWE, Mike G4WRU, John G7OAI and John G3JJR.
Conditions were so bad that we closed the net at 0822.
Don G0JWE later e-mailed : Horrendous noise this morning.
Signals which usually come through OK blasted with QRM/QRN.



1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
Pertti EA7GSU said by e-mail before the net “My village has been celebrating "Fiesta de San Pedro" since Friday. Today's program has lunch for senior citizens hosted by Mayor. It starts at 1200utc so I will not be on 14293kHz today. Propagation conditions have been fantastic!!”

From Klaus HB9CQS :
At 12:00 UTC I called Mike, N4PF, and heard Mike answer, but nothing I could read. I believe Mike was able to copy my signals but I am not certain.
I stayed on 14293 for a little while and called CW RI at intervals but did not get any response. So I went QRT.

From Mike, N4PF :
Klaus, you were 4 x4 at first but quickly became 2 x 3 and then disappeared. At 1130z I copied G8LES calling Rotary 30 minutes before the net, but heard nothing from him at 1200.
Interestingly enough, I went to 15 meters and worked a UW in Russia on JT-65 right after the net.
We shall give it another go next Sunday. Have a good week, 73.

Klaus HB9CQS replied “Thanks for your mail. Let's hope for better conditions next Sunday. Please note that there is a printing error in my mail to you. I did not call CW RI on .. I called CQ RI.
Have a nice week, 73.

1800z - 1830z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
The 80m evening net was much better than the morning one, with little or no noise. We were joined by
Peter G3TKK (a rare visit), Norman G0MMO with Derek G0SQH who was staying
with Norman. Tommy G2FUU and Mike G4WRU.

1900z - 1930z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,288

0700z – 0730z Tuesday April 30th NZ 80-m net on 3693

0700z – 0730z Tuesday April 30th UK 40-metre Net on 7170/7173

That’s all for now, 73’s to all
John G3OKT
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