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Roar Nets January 16 2005

Propagation unstable. Flux 145  K-index 3
0745z - 0845z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Not much here until 0815z when things came to life gradually.
0815z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 3/4, up to 5/9 by 0845z
0815z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 4/5 also 5/9 by 0845z
0818z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/4 here, got 5/8 from ZD
0825z - G3LUW Brina from Devon 3/3 here, got 5/4 from ZD
0858z - G0JWE 2/1 here, got 3/3 from ZD
0908z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/9 but quickly faded to 3/4 here. Got 5/4 from Henk.
0920z - Net closed. A very interesting net. Signals came up at the end but not enough to
read Secretary Noel VK2IWT, Bill VK5CV, Norm VK3DNE nor a "new" member Reg VK7KK
from Cambridge near Hobart, Tasmania, all of whom were working VK4ZD and VK2GWK
without any problem. ---- N.B.  VK7KK Reg.  -  e-mail address is
Bill VK4ZD reported a fine day, 37c max.  now down to 33c in the cool of the evening !
Henk, currently Club President of Nelson Bay, hosted a great barbeque for Club and some
District officials. Enjoyed making the barby in 33c. They are establishing a Centennial
Trust Fund to provide educational and vocational opportunities for the young people there.
Nils got a good session with Henk towards the end of the net. Their first real qso I think !
Bill ZD and Henk reported that Secretary Noel is exploring the possibility of establishing
an inter-state net in Australia on the 40-metre band.  Noel sent an e-mail as follows : -
"QST VK ROAR Members:
In response to my enquiry on the ANZO - Europe net yesterday I am following up with the
promised e-mail seeking input from you on the possibility of establishing a 40 metre net
among VK ROAR members.
I want to have your input on several issues.
1. Is it feasible, desirable and will it enjoy your support and participation?
2. What time and frequency will suit your situation so that it will have most participation?
What is your preferred day, time and frequency?
If you know of other Rotarian hams, pass this along perhaps it will be the impetus to have
them involved in ROAR.
TNX es 73  Noel VK2IWT
Secretary, Rotarians of Amateur Radio"
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692.
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Nineteen on the net in rather variable conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1215z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9. Cold wintry day, minus 7c.
1215z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 5/4 here.
1223z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here, got some noise but working them alright.
1225z - YO9BC Coco (otherwise known as Victor) from Ploesti 5/9 here. See message!
1225z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3 here but Jim got him 5/8
1231z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal PQ 5/9, a welcome return Coos !
1234z - KB9ECA Rod from Orlando 4/6 here, temp 55F.
1237z - G0JWE Don from Derby just 2/1 here but Jim got him alright.
1239z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/9 with qsb, got plus 2c. No snow !
1244z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 here but Jim got him well.
1244z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 3/3 here. Jim got him well.
1244z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/9 with qsb
1317z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN just 2/1 here but Jim got him 5/9.
1330z - Net ended. A very interesting net despite very ustable propagation.
W1QUO Jim was on early with Maurice N1CFI to keep the frequency. Well done !
Jim needs someone to read his e-mail yet but is making good progress with the "Jaws" programme.
YO9BC Coco a great signal though his antenna is still fixed on North.
VE2GTI Coos deVries back from Vancouver, has seen the surgeon and has
an appointment to go in for his permanent hip replacement on February 2.  Good luck Coos !
W0TBC Joe.  Jim got him well 5/9 at the end. Joe reporting very cold. Dave W0OXB is OK !
Chairman Laszlo keeping up the pressure on R.I. about indemnity requirement and looking
for results from the Annaheim meeting in late February.  Laszlo also reported a contact with
KC4QPR Tom a retired Airforce Colonel who may be tempted to join Roar. He is a friend of KK4IX.
Take a look at Tom's very impressive CV on
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3694.
Brian G3LUW in control from Devon
Seven on the net in very wierd conditions.
Messages Received.
From Sam ZL1AOE in Gisborne.- having had a leg amputated last year.
Bill, the seasons greetings to you all at & on ROAR.  The sun seems to be shining my way now
and am feeling a lot more positive and yes, I do miss the skeds, and I enjoy reading those weekly emails
Keep up the good work and I will see you ASAP.
By the way, our Rotary Club here will be on www on 22nd/23rd Feb as the 1st Rotary Breakfast at the
start of the 2nd century of Rotary - will try to keep you informed.
Rotary regards  Sam ---
Tnx Bill and am just starting to take more of an interest in things and with a bit of luck will catch up on
20mt about May / June.     73 (de zl1aoe)


From Coco YO9BC : -

Unfortunately the E-mail server I was using up to now, has announced his end of activity.

For this reason , starting January 17,2005, my E-mail indicative will be ;
Thank you to note this address change. All the rest, remain unchanged .
With my best ROTARIANS  regards  ,
DUQUE  Vincent  -  YO9BC -  [ Also  known by Roumanians Rotarians as   "Coco"  -nickname -]
From Chairman Lazlo on Tuesday : -
An exchange of messages with John Maier/W8AUV re Chicago.  (Laszlo responded very positively.)
John writes : ------- Unless RI has a special arrangement with the convention center it will be quite
expensive to have an operating station inside the House of Friendship.  I propose the following (about)
which I have good feelings and believe we can make this work. With the support of a local Chicago
area radio club, I see where we could use their RV type van/trailer portable station and antennae. 
I would like to pursue this idea if you think you could get a reasonable spot in the RV area that would
have electric power available.  Do you think this could be done?  I have been in contact with the ARRL
Division Director for the area that includes Chicago who will help me obtain a special event radio license
and special call sign.  If this is not being done by anyone else I will get this done.  Let me know about this.
I would like to know your thoughts regarding this idea.  Please let me hear back from you as soon as possible.

73, John W8AUV
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