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Roar Nets March 13 2005

Very good propagation.  K index = 0,  Flux  = 110.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0745z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/8, the Delta Loop doing well today.
0745z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 2/1, up to 5/8 by the end.
0745z - EA5ALK David from Moraira 5/8, got 5/6 from ZD.
0746z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/9+
0750z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/7, got 5/9 from ZD
0756z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/5, got 5/9 from ZD
0757z - DK1II Franz from Lingen 5/5, got 5/9 from ZD.
0803z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/2, got 3/2 from ZD.
0805z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3, got 5/8 from ZD.
0810z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/6, got 5/2 from CV,
0810z - CT1BJZ Victor from Ordivelas 5/6, got 4/3 from ZD.
0826z - G4JVW Bill from Barnstaple 2/2, got 5/4 from ZD.
0852z - LA5HE Ragnar from Telemark 5/7, got 5/8 from ZD.
0857z - Net ended. A very good net with good propagation, which at last
is coming a little earlier. It should come an hour earlier in a few weeks time !
Bill VK4ZD continues to make his mark on his new club Gatton & Lockyer Valley,
having been put in charge of Fund Raising. Henk's District had raised $250K for
Altzheimers Relief, doubled by the local authority. Klaus hopes to visit Australia
in September, touring up to Gatton at least. Bill CV was warning about kangaroos
versus cars  Bill ZD mentioned 3 or 4 'roos jumping outside their windows, "making
themselves at home"  Bill CV might go up to Gatton and meet Klaus there. After all
it's only a thousand miles or so and CV is only 91 !
Great to hear Franz back on the net also Victor and Rag'.  Chairman Laszlo wants
to know who is going to Chicago. Please e-mail him - or me - if you are going.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
Tony G4FTA in charge from Oxford.
Sixteen on the net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International net on 14,293.
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+ Had 25 cms of rain in last 24 hours!
1225z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9. Temp. zero. Still lots of snow.
1225z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/6, busy gardening.
1225z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/6. Nice day. Ten deg.C
1231z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2. Overnight snow, better today.
1235z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 3/2 here but Jim got him well.
1235z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 3/4, 5/7 on my dipole.
1250z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/5, got 5/5 from Jim.
1256z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/2, not really making the trip today.
1320z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 4/2. Beamed on me he was 5/9+10. (Good beam Nils!)
1330z - Net ended. Another very good net thanks to all.
Jim W1QUO had very bad weather conditions & a three-hour power blackout just before the net.
Exploratory operations continue to see if Jim can get some sight back. Best wishes for that Jim!
John G4HMG still going strong despite hosting a dinner party last night - until 2.30 this morning.
Chairman Laszlo reports on Echolink consultations with John Maier and Chicago arrangements
going well.  They want pictures of Roar members gatherings, club banners etc for the booth.
Nate reports that "spring is sprung"  ( UK clocks go forward one hour at 0200z on March 27)
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
Six on the net in good propagation conditions but
rather swamped by Euro-qrm at times.
Messages Received.
From Chairman Laszlo CT/AD6XX.
Just received information from Deborah Kujbida/RI Unofficial Affiliate Events Coordinator that
she made a tentative schedule for our AGM on Monday 20 June from 12:00 - 13:30 in room N228. I OK-ed it.
In the mean while John (W8AUV) made impressive press releases for QST and The Rotarian etc. magazines.
                                                                73 Laszlo
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