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In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK

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Roar Nets February 3 2013
0715z - 0800z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD who provided the following report :-

Hi Bill

40mx propagation was favourable last Sunday week and present were Phil VK2MCB, Bill VK4ZD, Doug ZL1BFS and myself. Phil was radiating a fine signal after installing a new Horizontal Loop Antenna. All agreed it was performing well. I shall be absent from the nets this coming Sunday.

YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Yours truly (VK4ZD) provided the following report:-

John, EA/G4HMG amd Diana, G4MVV were both easy copy at 54-5 - great to hear Diana again
Brian, G3LUW started off at 55, building to 57-8 by the time he left the frequency
Klaus HB9CQS was always 59, peaking to 59+10
Doug, ZL:1BFS was 59 here
Peter, VK3KCD was barely readable here but was heard in ZL and Europe
Phil, VK2MCB was trying out a new 40m horizontal loop but condtions did not play ball - no copy here
Jean-Pierre, F1CFA was 54 and gave me 55 peaking later at 57
Renzo, IN3RTB (visitor) and I exchanged 57 reports
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Keith, M0WYZ (visitor) from Dudley and I exchanged 59+ reports
Henk, VK2GWK was 57-8 here and had several good contacts into Europe
Coco, YO9BC was 59+5 and gave me 59
ON4ATK(visitor) called in briefly to exchange reports with Henk
Malcolm PA3AHC was on frequency but not readable here
We closed the net at 0900z

Regards & 73 Bill, VK4ZD
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
Many thanks to Pertti EA7GSU for the following report:-


Net started at 1200utc with Mike, N4PF responding as usual directly to
my first call with S8/9. I heard also Malcolm, PA3AHC but not with good
signal. He has problems with his rig and is working on it. At 1220 Coco
joint us with booming as usual S9+ signal but had problems in reading
Mike. A visitor Bob, W1URG from Mass came with S9 and changed reports
with Coco and Mike. Joe, AF1E came at 1232utc with very good S9 report.
We all continued to entice the members to report but as there were no
more takers, I closed the net at 1245utc with the hope to see more
activities next Sunday.
Propagations were very good and no disturbance by the contest at the
same time.

CU next Sunday on QRG!


Messages Received.
From Immediate Past President Pertti

EU 40m net at 0800utc on 7180 MHz

I called members at 0802utc  after an OE-station vacated the frequency.
J - P, F1CFA came back straight away with 58/9 signal. We both seemed
to suffer of malconnection in aerial, J - P in the antenna and me in
the feeder.
Plentiful of calling members but with no response and so at 0819utc we
decided to bag the equipment wishing better success next time.

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