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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets March 24 2013

SFI 98(126)   A index 11(10)   K=1(1) – Figures from QRZ  (last week in brackets)
Solar Flux fallen but K still 1, DX conditions much better at the earlier Net time for the ANZO net.
 
0615z - 0700z  ANZO Net on 7118
From Peter VK3KCD
The ANZO 40mx net commenced at 0615z this week with adequate propagation which improved as the net progressed. There was a severe electrical storm over VK4ZD which caused him some grief on 40 and 20mx. Peter VK3FPSR called in from his mobile rig as all his antennas had been destroyed in the tornados which passed through his area last Thursday. Peter reported that they had suffered no personal damage but there was considerable structural and tree damage. There will be a big clean up and he advised he had been assisted by some local rotarians to clear his driveway. Present were Noel VK2IWT, Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD, Reg VK7KK and myself.
The earlier commencement was successful and was also correct for 20m.
 
0700z - 0800z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path :-
Note from Bill VK4ZD
S9 QRN from a storm at my location prevented me from performing the duties of Net Control so I asked Peter VK3KCD to take over.
The QRM from stations calling 5W0W on 14.288 didn’t help either :)
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 in return
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 here and gave me 59
Pertti EA7GSU was an excellent 59 and gave me 59+10
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 58 reports
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5
Brian G3LUW was 35 (in my QRN) and I understand gave me 57
Noel VK2IWT was able to make good contacts into Europe but was not really audible at my QTH
Phil VK2MCB was also heard in Europe but was not readable here
John G3OKT was 47, and gave me 59
Martti OH6SM was 59
Coco YO9BC was 59+5 and gave me 58
 
Notes from Europe from G3OKT :
VK4ZD Bill on at 0655, fine signal at 5.9
VK3KCD Peter was 5.6 with me. Peter got 5.7 from Pertti
EA7GSU Pertti got 5.6 from VK3KCD, 5.2 from ZL2JPM. He was 5.7 with G3OKT
ZL2JPM John was 5.9 with VK3KCD, 5.8/9 with HB9CQS, 5.7-5.5 QSB
with  EA7GSU but only just hearable with G3OKT
ZL1BFS Doug was 5.7 with VK3KCD, from just hearable to peaking 5.5 with G3OKT; gave Pertti 5.7
HB9CQS Klaus was 5.9 with VK3KCD, 4.5 to 5.6 between QRM with G3OKT; Klaus gave VK3KCD 5.6
VK2IWT Noel gave HB9CQS 5.8 who gave him 5.6;  Noel was a fine 5.7 with G3OKT; Klaus gave ZL1BFS 5.7
G3LUW Brian was not hearable to ZL1BFS, 5.5/6 with VK3KCD who gave Brian 5.7. Klaus was 5.4 with G3LUW
VK7KK Reg was called but not heard
VK2MCB Phil was 2.3 with G3OKT; gave Klaus 5.3
OH6SM Martti was “hollow” and barely detectable by G3OKT but gave VK4ZD 5.9, VK2IWT 5.5 who gave Martti 5.5
YO9BC Coco was 5.9+10dB with G3OKT; he could hear VK4ZD at 5.8 but Klaus and Pertti only about 5.3
There was considerable QRM from many stations calling a Samoan station just below the Net frequency – first experienced by VK4ZD - but building to a level where the net was difficult to continue.
VK4ZD by now was 5.7 with G3OKT, and was heard at 4.7 between crashes of QRN. Bill reported good news for the organization of a station at the RI Convention in Lisbon
PA3AHC Malcolm was called but not heard
F1FCA Jean-Pierre was barely hearable by G3OKT at 0746 but able to QSO EA7GSU. Pertti was by now only getting VK2IWT 5.5, VK3KCD 5.3 and G3OKT 5.2
VK3KCD closed the net at 0750z by which time he was 5.7 with G3OKT
 
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
This report by G3OKT – conditions not good
G3LUW Brian was Net Control. He was 5.9+20 with G3OKT.
G4WRO Mike was 5.9 with QSB and QRM with G3OKT, 5.7 with G3LUW
G0JWE Don was 5.8 with me
G3JJR John was 5.9+10dB
G7OAI John was 5.9 with me; had usual S9 TV QRM
G2FUU Tommy was 5.9+20dB with me but was only just hearing G4WRU. Olive and Tommy were celebrating 57th wedding anniversary
G0MMO Norman was 5.9+10dB
G0SQH Derek was 5.8 with QSB; Derek announced that he and Marie would probably be attending the AGM. Derek’s e-mail had changed to derek.h486@btinternet.com
G0PCS Bruce was 5.9, copied G3OKT, G3JJR and G3LUW at 5.9 but no copy from G4WRU, G0SQH nor G7OAI
80m net will say at 0900z – 1000z next week, though UK time will be z+1 (BST)
Brian and John said they couldn’t attend the net next week. Tommy will be Net Control
Net closed at 0956
 
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
This report from G3OKT. Conditions poor and noisy. I had QRM from nearby S9+30dB Italian station.
HB9CQS Klaus was Net Control; he was 5.7 with me; Klaus gave me 5.8/9 to 4.3 under QSB
EA7GSU Pertti was 5.8 with me
CT1BJZ Vitor was 5.7, gave me 5.5. Vitor said he had received instructions and confirmation of a booth at the RI Convention in Lisbon.
(Pertti has since referred to the "RI Exhibitors Registration Form B", which contains the form for registration and requires payment of the 100Eu fee, or 50Eu if registered by April 8th. Klaus has also e-mailed that his registration is confirmed as an RI Exhibitor and his is flight booked to arrive Friday 21 and depart Tuesday 25 June. He will stay at the Two Star Hotel Amadora Palace, recommended by Vitor CT1BJZ and Pertti. Bill VK4ZD  and Malcolm PA0AHC will also stay in the same hotel.)
W4TDS Tommy exchanged 5.7/8 reports with Klaus; I was below Tommy’s noise level when I joined the net at 1220, I got 5.5 from Pertti.
PA3AHC Malcolm was 5.7/8 with Pertti; nothing heard by G3OKT
The net closed at 1250
 
 1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,288
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday March 26th UK 40-metre Net on 7170
Report from G3OKT – band very noisy – random QRM S7, QRN to S9
G3LUW Brian talking to Pertti but only 3.6/7 with me – difficult copy. Gave me 4.4
EA&GSU Pertti was 5.7 with Brian, got 5.6 from Brian
EA/G4HMG John was just hearable by Pertti
Brian suggested QSY to 7173 at 0702z but copy here no better
G3LUW closed the Net closed at 0815z
 
That’s all for now, 73’s to all
John G3OKT

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