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Roar Nets December 11 2005

Propagation only fair.  K-index 2 at first dropping to 4 later.  Flux 91.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0800z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 at first up to 4/3 by 0820z.
0805z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1, 3/4 by 0820z.
0806z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1, up to 5/7 by 0925z.
0815z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2.1, up to 5/7 by 0830z.
0815z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sechseln 4/6 here, got 5/7 from Henk.
0820z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/7 here.
0837z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 1/1 here.
0856z - OZ4B Bert from Moen 2/1, got 5/3 from Bill ZD.
0906z Net ended.A very good net once it got going. Henk had to leave early
to continue on the 10-metre contest having already got about 200 contacts !
He reported 26c, some cloud but a very comfortable summer day.
Bill VK4ZD now "Particularly Well" and Diane much better.
I could not hear Peter VK3KCD at all and nothing from Bill VK5CV either.
On prediction both should come through better a little later, but in a couple of
weeks we can look for our sunrise coming earlier so we just hang in there.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
Tony G4FTA in charge. from Bicester.
Fifteen on the net in marginal conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 as always.
1233z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge Ontario 3/4 today.
1233z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos Algarve 3/5 here
1233z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/4, 5/5 later.
1233z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton, Devon 3/2 here, very strong with Jim.
1233z - G0JWE Communicator Editor Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim got him
1248z - KK4IX John from Marion NC 5/7.
1258z - LA5HE Rag from Telemark 3/1 here but Jim got him.
1303z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here but Jim got him alright.
1308z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5.
1321z - K7DVB Bob from Dillon SC 4/5 here
1325z - I2DMI Frank from Cantu 4/5 here, Jim gave 5/9.
1347z - KF5BD Jack from Albuquerque 1/1 here but Jim got him.
1351z - Net ended. Another very good net despite flukey propagation.
Jim W1QUO had an e-mail from Bill VK5CV who just celebrated his 93rd birthday.
Congratulations Bill, keep it up !
Bert VE3BGG says winter is upon them in Ontario. Brrrr
Nate reported stormy conditions and quite a bit of snow.
Great to hear John KK4IX completed the chemo-therapy regime and feeling much better.
Laszlo was fading into the noise here but very busy preparing for Copenhagen.
Rag LA 5HE was also weak here today. His new e-mail address is
Welcome to Frank I2DMI with a good signal. Hope you can join us regularly Frank !
Jack KF5BD got in to Jim at the end though nothing heard here. He did well to get in at all at that hour !
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3692.
I missed this one. Thanks to Brian G3LUW for the following report.
"Good Evening Bill,  John,Tommy and I found a reasonably quiet frequency and chatted until 1935.
The band was noisy elsewhere with very long skip, and no other members managed to find us.  73   Brian"
Messages Received.
From Roar Treasurer Bob Butler WB7RQG.
As treasurer of ROAR I would like to let the members know that I have set up a Paypal account. 
ROAR RIBI,  ROAR Japan  and ROAR members in Australia and New Zealand have a method in place to handle payments. 
Paypal is for the rest of the world. 
There are several countries that Paypal does not recognize however.  For those we will have to work something else out. 
Visa card is also available.
If anyone has any questions please e-mail me at
Seasons greetings to all.        73,    de Bob, WB7RQG
Also from Bob,
On a sad note I report the passing of Al Howard, K7LVC.
Al became a silent key at 1AM Sunday morning, December 11. 
He was one of our net controllers on the 1800Z net on Sunday. 
His positive and cheerful voice will be sorely missed.  God Bless you Al. !
From Chairman Laszlo CT/AD6XX
I wish to  share with you that RI President Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer points out in his December message in the
Rotarian Magazine where he elaborates on the Rotary Families:
"It is important that we care about the family of Rotary. I helps us in our work and it creates fellowship and friendship -
two of the cornerstones of Rotary International"
Do we have finally a President who recognizes the plane importance of Fellowships? I hope so. ROAR is one of this cornerstone!!!
73 Laszlo AD6XX de CT

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