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Roar Nets July 10 2005

Propagation poor.  K-index 3 - 5, Flux 102.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
(Net marred by severe close-in qrm from IARU contesters.)
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/7 in the clear but mostly 2/7
0630z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/9 in qrm.
0635z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 1/1 here but John got him 5/4 briefly.
0650z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/3, gave Henk 5/6
0655z - G4JVW Bill from Barnstaple 1/1 but Klaus got him.
0659z - EA5FJF Steve from Calig 5/9.
0717z - CT1BJZ Victor from Ordivelas 5/4
0730z - Net ended. I did not make much of this one apart from a nice little qso with
Steve in Calig, Northern Valencia.  Steve is a long time friend of John G4HMG.
Steve sends best 73 to David EA5ALK and hopes to hear him soon.
-----  I got the following message from Bill VK4ZD just after the net.-----
Diane and I wish you and all on the net to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all
affected in the UK by the recent terrorist attack.
Diane, VK4KYL was also on frequency at the outset chatting with Bill VK5CV.
Bill has a pacemaker problem which will require attention quite soon.
We had a high white noise level here with very deep fading.
The only European I heard here was Klaus faintly at one stage.
Bill, VK5CV was 5/9 to me and we had a call form Sam ZL1AOE who was up to 57 here.
Sam passes his best wishes to all on the net.
He was loading a 40/80m dipole. It was great hear his voice again.
He hopes to be fully (ham radio) operational in 4 to 5 months, pointing out that it is a little
restrictive being in a wheel chair.     73 de Bill (VK4ZD)
Many thanks Bill.!
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693 
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Sixteen on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 in the clear. 1/9 in qrm until 1200z.
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/3 at times in qrm
1130z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 3/5 in qrm. Signed at 1140z, going to church.
1157z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/6 - when the contest ended.
1201z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here but Jim got him
1204z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/6.  Jim gave him 4/4.
1224z - Net ended.  First half wiped out by the contesters. Contest ended at 1200z 
and the second half showed great promise.  Better luck next week !
Jim is learning a new computer programme called Dragon. He talks to it
and it talks back. A great help when you cannot see !
Coos VE2GTI was submerged in qrm here during his time on the net.
Nate VO1NP reported he is transferring from the Rotary Club of St.John's to
the Rotary Club of Waterford Valley (St.John's) NF.  Nate has been in Rotary
about 40 years with 100% attendance most of that time.  Congratulations Nate !
Both Nils and Karl were enjoying super summer weather in Sweden.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Seven on the net in very noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
A little light relief from Hugh/M1NTO's list of "Why?"s.
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars,
but check when you say the paint is wet?
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