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Roar Nets June 2nd - 4th 2013

Roar Nets June 2nd and June 4th 2013
SFI 106 (121) A index 49 (32) K=3 (4) From QRZ : figures in brackets from last week. Absorption 49 - even higher !

0515z - 0600z ANZO Net on 7118
From Peter VK3KCD
As I advised, I was not in Flinders this weekend but was able to operate stationary mobile from a park in the East of Melbourne. The 40mx net started quietly and activity peaked just before 0600z. Present were Bill VK4ZD, Malcolm VK/PA3AHC (in 4ZD shack), John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB , Peter VK3FPSR and myself. We were joined by a guest Glen VK4FSCC. (Peter hopes to be back in Flinders next weekend.)

0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
It was a real pleasure to have Malcolm PA3AHC in the shack once again.
Pertti EA7GSU with John, EA/G4HMG was heard first this week - initially 55 building to 57 and gave me 55-9 with qsb
Doug, ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59 reports
John, ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 59+10
Les, PA0SDZ was initially 33 with qsb peaking to 53 and gave me 57-8
Brian, G3LUW peaked at 53 and gave me 55
Klaus HB9CQS was 59 and gave me 59+10
Peter, VK3KCD/M and I exchanged 59 reports
Laurant, F4DZG (a visitor) was 54 and gave me 57
Vitor, CT1BJZ was 53 with me
Alain, F4GHB was an excellent 55 and gave 58
Henk VK2GWK succeeded in making many contacts - was 58 giving me 58-9
From Peter VK3KCD
On 20mx I was able to work Klaus HB9CQS he was 57 and gave me 43 and Bill VK4ZD was of course 59.

From Brian G3LUW
The 20m net was very difficult this morning. This was no surprise as the A & K indexes were unusually high at 49 and 5 respectively. Bill VK4ZD was only 4.4 here, improving to 5.6 later. John G4HMG operating from Pertti's rig was also about 4.5. John and Diana were just about to depart to return home after a "fantastic" weekend with Pertti.
Henk VK2GWK was a reasonable signal, but no copy on Peter VK3KCD or Doug ZL1BFS, although both were on frequency. Others on the net were : Vitor CT1BJZ, Klaus HB9CQS, and Pertti.EA7GSU.
Incidentally, from Doug ZL1BFS about 10 days ago : If 14.293 is such a persistent problem, why don't we move up of down a kHz or 2? It could either be a fixed new frequency, or could be a decision on the day - we'd just have to learn to scan up or down 2 kHz to find the net each time. After all, that is why we now have VFOs and not crystals!

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
The 80M net was quite noisy. It was my turn to be controller and I was joined by John G7OAI/P (up in the hills), Tommy G2FUU, John G3JJR, Norman G0MMO, and Mike G8LES. John G3OKT will be net controller next week.

1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
From Pertti EA7GSU
Anticipations were not high and so we were Klaus, HB9CQS and me with 59 both ways. During the first minute I managed to catch Mike's, N4PF voice for about 10sec but then nothing more! We kept calling until 1217utc and I then closed my TX.

1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
From Brian G3LUW
This evening there were only three of us on 80m. Tommy G2FUU, Bruce G0PCF and myself. I rang Sandra earlier and she told me that Mike G4WRU had been taken into hospital again, suffering from the side-effects of his treatment. We wished him well of course.

1900z - 1930z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Bob, WB7RQG
We had a great net with nine checkins. Joe, AF1E was net control. Pertti, EA7GSU was 5/5 at my station in Medford Oregon. It did not last long but we had a short chat. Others joining us were Ed, N4EDT Jack, KF5BD Reuben, W2LGF
Joe, W0TBC. Guests were Don, W1II and John, W5PDW.
From Pertti EA7GSU
I was on QRG at 1846 and heard Bob, WB7RQG with 41, I recognized Jack KF5BD in spite of 11 report. Then came Ed, N4EDT also 41 and later Joe, AF1E 41. Towards the end of my stay they grew to 53 - 55 and I got 53 - 55 from them. If I add Joe, W0TBC with 41 report, it makes one understand that it was today's slogan. No connection with Joe -TBC but I anticipate it to happen in next future.
Propagation was characterized by rapid, irregular QSB and one way slope. All stations vanished slowly in cotton wool noise around 1917 but whispering was audible still at 1931utc.
It is improving!!!

0700z – 0730z Tuesday June 4th NZ 80-m net on 3693

0700z – 0730z Tuesday June 4th EUR (previously on 40m)
From John G3OKT
Today’s test of 20m was very noisy here with extreme QSB. (Propagation figures were SFI 112, A 10, K3)
I called CQ at 0700z but couldn’t be sure I had any response.
By 0705, I could hear G3LUW at 2.6 but Brian couldn’t hear me. I think he gave EA7GSU 5.9+. Later, Brian QSB’d briefly to 5.9. I think Brian gave Pertti +.
F1CFA Jean Pierre appeared at 4.9 in heavy noise and QSB’d rapidly to a good 5.9+10dB. Later gave me 5.8. I think he gave Pertti 5.4.
EA7GSU Pertti appeared at 5.4 with me, then 2.9, then quickly up to 5.9+10 briefly
EA/G4HMG John was 4.9 with QSB, gave me 5.6, then 5.8 at times
Decision was made to try again next week on the same frequency.
Pertti closed the net at 0728.

Lisbon preparations, June 23-26, 2013
From Pertti EA7GSU
Lisbon station has made first test transmissions at 1030 - 1130utc on following frequencies: 14293kHz assisted by Carlos, CT1END and Vitor CT1BJZ. Skip was favorable for me, Vitor 59 and Carlos 56/7. Next try on 21293. I only heard Vitor 31. Then QSY to 7085, where both stations were strong 59, 57. Testing will be continued later.

From John G3OKT and Bill VK4ZD
I understand that the Rotary station CR6RI will be in The Hall of Friendship, supported by Malcolm PA3AHC, Shun san 7N4DMM / NY9V, Teru san JM2HBO, Bill and Diane VK4ZD and VK4KYL, Pertti EA7GSU, Klaus HB9CQS, Vitor CT1BJZ, Carlos CT1END and John G3OKT. Details are now at The remote station provided by REP will be controlled over the internet during Convention hours with the option of direct access to the station outside of Convention hours when required.

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