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Roar Nets April 10 2005

Propagation very good.  K index = 0,  Flux = 88.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0635z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/6 at first, 3/2 at the end.
0635z - VK5CO Brian from Port Pirie 5/9+, kept up well.
0635z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 5/9, 3/4 at the end.
0645z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev a steady 5/7 here, got 5/6.
0645z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 4/3 here, got 5/7.
0645z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/5 here, got 5/7
0714z - ON/GW4KVJ/p John, from Charleroi? 1/1 here but Nick got him 5/5 !!
0736z - Net ended.  A very good net with signals holding up very well.
Bill ZD still in poor voice due to the virus but getting through despite all.
Klaus also in virus trouble, "feeling like a rat that had too little poison" !!
Brian CO very busy. Battling white ants in the roof. Organising tourist
flights to Wipena to see the great cattle drive assemble there, and still
looking after Joyce. He is doing a great job!
Bill CV in great form. Reminiscing about flying days in New Guinea alongside
Jim W1QUO. Bill was a Beaufort pilot there while Jim flew B24s, (Liberators)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Sixteen on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1120z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA, 5/9 off the side of his beam.
1120z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1 here but "blasting in" with Jim.
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 4/5 got "great signal" from Jim.
1130z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 4/6 in qrm
1130z - M1NTO Hugh from Tyldesley (near Bolton ) 5/9 here.
1132z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 4/5 here
1135z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 3/2 now but Jim got him 5/9.
1136z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 here but Jim got a "very nice signal".
1148z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/4, up to 5/7 by 1214z.
1205z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/9. Down to 5/5 by the end.
1247z - Net ended.  Very interesting despite qrm. QSY up one at 1200z
but it did not help much. It was great that Bill VK5CV got a good contact
with his old friend Jim, the first for some time !  My near neighbour Hugh M1NTO
did not quite make it across the pond today but he is putting up a Cobbweb
antenna this week and we look forward to great results next Sunday.
Klaus reported three inches of snow in the valley, very unusual at this time.
Bert VE3BGG reported all snow gone and expecting 16c by noon.
Busy gardening, and preparing to go to his summer place and get it ready for
the usual family assembly there in July/August. It is well north, about one
hour's drive west of Ottawa. He has a sail-boat, a motor boat and a fishing
boat on the lake up there.  Sounds very inviting Bert !
Chairman Laszlo is still very anxious to find a volunteer for the post of Treasurer
in the North America regions to co-ordinate Roar finances.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon.
Eight on the net in good condtions.
Messages Received.
From Sam Gillgren ZL1AOE via Bill VK4ZD.
Hi Bill and just to bring you up to date, we are back on the airwaves but only with a 40/80
inverted Vee. I will try and tune it up on 20 and see if we can get some action. We are trying
to get another residence to suit and then Val has a nasty heart attack and upsets the applecart,
so I then get bitten by a white tailed spider with a bum full of poison and put me back in the
white house for 5 weeks. But as there must be someone looking after us, we are both in pretty
good nick. So both of us have to take it easier but a new home is still on the agenda I do enjoy
getting the ROAR news letter every week and will endeavour to get back in touch as soon as
possible. Our best regards to all from Gisborne the Golden NZ - Sam & Val
From Dave Collins:-
Dear Bill and Don,
Greetings from Philippines.  See you at Chicago.
Stop by and see our booth too.  Village Aide Project.
Sorry  to say, the bands to England have not been open from here..
Picture is "Jamboree on the Air." from Doljo Barangay, Panglao Village,  Bohol,  Philippines.
Girl Scouts ages 10, 11 and 12  DXing. The longest contact was to Brazil  
Regards, Dave Collins  KB2FB/DU7
From John Maier W8AUV (To John Ellis W5PDW)
Dear John, 
I was very pleased to learn thru Bill Learmonth G4YZE of your interest in ROAR. 
I noticed in our latest ROAR Fellowship Directory that you are not a member of our fellowship. 
I would be great to have another Texan in ROAR.  Let me know.  I am the trustee for W9R
and will be pleased to work you from the convention in June.  It would be better yet to sign you
up to be an operator of the station.  Fb on belonging to the RC of Tomball. 
My eldest daughter and her family live near the Willowbrook Mall in Houston. 
In fact I will be visiting her 4/17-20.  When does your club meet?
I will be in Chicago setting up our station on 6/17 to begin operating 6/18. 
Go to to see the station we will be operating. 
Since I spent several years in the Chicago area I was able to connect with some local friends
(hams) who put me in touch with the Chicago Chapter of the ARC and subsequently able to
negotiate use of this vehicle for our use.  By the way, the Houston Chapter of the ARC has a
similar unit housed there. Nice to know you are in Texas. I hope to c u on the air. 
Let me know about joining ROAR.  We would love to have you. 
You can join our Sunday (US Net) on 14,288 at 1800utc.  We usually have about 6 or so join in. 
Look for W1QUO Jim who is NCS for 4/10.  73   John Maier W8AUV 
Member of the Central Richardson (TX) Rotary Club   Tele: 972-960-6753
From Tim JH1NVZ : -
Dear President Laszlo and committees:
From ROAR-J, JA2ARL Mr. Yamanaka and JA0GZ Mr. Saikawa are visiting Chicago.
They will visit ROAR booth and possibly want to operate the W9R station.
Thank you for your help to them.
de JH1NVZ Tim Masuda  Vice chairman of ROAR Asia Dist.
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