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Roar Nets February 13 2005

Propagation generally quite good. K=1, Flux 116.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0755z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 3/1 up to 5/7 by 0815z.
0800z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 2/1 up to 5/5 by 0815z
0807z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/9 got 5/9 from ZD
0825z - G4JVW Bill from Barnstaple 2/1 here, got 5/4 from ZD
0826z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/5, got 5/4 from ZD
0828z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/3, got 5/7 from ZD
0829z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo 5/3, got 5/5 from ZD.
0857z - IK1BMT Ugo from Turin for a report. 5/9 here got
0900z - Net ended. A very interesting net. 
Klaus first - with his earlier sunrise, and also with a very good signal into UK today.
He got good contacts with both VK4ZD & VK5CV, and everybody else !
Bill VK4ZD reported all links to and from our web site are now completed and the latest
reports from Laszlo on Chicago have been incorporated. Bill had some blessed rain today.
Bill VK5CV came through well, his first good contacts with Europe in quite a while and
it was great to hear him in such good form. He is still enjoying very good weather. 31c today.
Nick UX4UA reported minus ten Celsius in Kiev today otherwise all well with them.
John G4HMG came on late but got through despite a horrendous cold and difficulty speaking.
Laszlo confirmed Chicago arrangements going very well. John Maier W8AUV has done a
fabulous job negotiating use of the Red-Cross Emergency Communications Vehicle with its
superb equipment and antenna. There is also a possibility that we might be allowed to erect
an antenna on the Convention Centre roof ensuring a very good take-off for signals.
The Roar exhibition booth has been reserved as has a meeting room for the Roar AGM.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
Tony G4FTA from Oxford in charge
Sixteen on the net in rather unstable conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1227z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9, a great signal as always.
1231z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 4/3. Jim got him well.
1231z - EA7GSU Pertii from Fuengirola 5/5 here on his temporary antenna.
1241z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3-4/2 today. Jim got him well.
1248z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/5 here, got good copy from Jim
1251z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/6 here, Jim gave very good copy.
1302z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/2 here,
1304z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7 here, only 3/4 with Jim.
1325z - DJ0QJ Mehmed from Berlin for a report. 5/9 here but Jim had no copy.
1335z - Net ended. A good net.
Jim is doing very well with the computer robot. Temp minus 3. "Still a little wintry"
As regards his son Jim Jr. (James M Moran of Harvard University, Professor of Radio Astronomy)
I had exaggerated the frequencies at which Jim's equipment operates. I think I said 1.6 Terahertz.
It operates in the range 300 to 600 Gigahertz using a maser for a local oscillator. From Moana Kea
they have got much good information about black holes and the origins of the universe.
He reports no qso's with Extra-terrestrial Intelligent Life so far !
Laszlo confirmed all arrangements for the Rotary Centennial at Chicago are in hand.
Pertti has been in temporarhy housing on his new site for two months while the builders
complete his house. Meanwhile he is using a groundplane antenna. Been cold, almost zero C !
Karl  getting very good copy today in Nyneshamn. Got 20 cms of snow and plus 1C.
Nils also doing well in Falun but no copy on Karl. Too close for 20m and too mountainous.
Nils had been in bed with a bad cold for two weeks.Take care now Nils !
Nate reported his club do a good PR exercise. They give out free packets of "Red Hearts"
cinnamon sweets to members of the public in the city centre and at main street intersections.
Each packet contains a note saying "Please support Rotary Charities" and listing various
recipients of Rotary charitable efforts in the locality and world-wide.
Bert Reported temps in Cambridge well above normal.  Minus 3 C ! 
Mehmed in Berlin had a good chat with Laszlo. Mahmed is going operate from Malta for
four weeks from 25th February His callsign will be 9H9JR. Mehmed is from Bosnia-Herzegovena.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,702
Eight on the net in good conditions.  Much background qrm
Messages Received.
From Chairman Laszlo.
A great picture of the big Rotary wheel erected at the entrance to the town
by his Rotary Club in Lagos, Algarve, as part of their Centenary celebrations
The file is a bit too big to attach here.
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