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Roar Nets July 17 2005

Propagation poor and bands noisy.  K index 2,  Flux 76.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/6
0635z - EA5ALK David from new QTH in Calpe 3/2 at best here.
0642z - DJ3QJ Mehmed from Berlin 3/2 here, non- rot'n for a report.
0644z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Klaus gave 5/7
0644z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 1/1 here.
0644z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1 here
0650z - EA7GSU Pete from Fuengirola 5/5
0650z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got +10 from Klaus.
0724z - CT1BJZ Victor from Ordivelas 4/6.
0750z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 4/2.
0750z - F/OZ1CJJ Werner from N.Gironde 5/9+ (Yachting friend of Klaus.)
0755z - Net ended.  Klaus and Pete did a great job holding the net together.
Pete got Henk and Bill VK5CV faintly at the beginning but not to work them.
Pete reported temperatures of 46c yesterday in southern Spain.
David EA5ALK was trying out his Cobra antenna on the block of flats.
Not very good today but he had a frequency error problem with the rig.
Victor had quite a good signal but reported much qrm there.
Klaus tested out his new pacemaker with a 3Km walk yesterday !
Interesting to learn Klaus is a very experienced Transatlantic yachtsman !
Also his friend Werner, although Werner may be more at home in the Pacific !
Nick UX4UA has returned to his previous job, and his e-mail address reverts to : -
After the net I got the following report from Bill VK4ZD.  Thanks Bill !
Didn't get to hear much in this part of VK.
Looks like my propogation into Europe is about 0500 - 0600z.
I couldn't even hear Bill VK5CV.
I did hear Henk working an EA7 (could just tell he was there) and I heard ZL1AOE speak with
Sorry, not much to report.       73 de Bill (VK4ZD)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692.
Tony G4FTA/p in charge from a caravan park in Much Wenlock
Fifteen on the net in noisy conditions.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/5
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1135z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 4/3
1147z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here
1147z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1
1150z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/4
1156z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1
1158z - S53G Gusti from Slovenia  2/1 here
1200z - SM4CSF/m Nils, near Falun 5/8
1225z - TF3GC Hal from Reykjavik 5/9+
1230z - Net ended.   Jim reported very turbulent weather, arising from
the remains of hurricane Dennis with high humidity and temp already 21c at 07.30
Coos came on briefly, reporting "terrible conditions".
Joe W0TBC with xyl Jean, six sons and six grandchildren just celebrated their
Golden Wedding (50 years)  Congratulations Joe and all the family.
Nils was doing well with 50 watts from a vertical on his car "in the woods"
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on 3.695.
Six on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
From the RI website.

Past RI President Hugh M. Archer died on 15 July 2005. He was 89 years old.

A Rotarian since 1951, Archer was a member of the Rotary Club of Dearborn, Michigan,
USA. In addition to his term as president in 1989-90, he served RI as district governor,
International Assembly group discussion leader, committee member and chair, Foundation
trustee and chair, RI director, and general secretary. A radio enthusiast, Archer was also
active in the International Fellowship for Rotarians of Amateur Radio.
Archer, a retired engineer who began a plastics business in 1954, was a part-time inventor
holding several U.S. patents. In his community, he was active in several capacities in regional
institutions and civic groups including the Dearborn YMCA, Boy Scouts, Dearborn schools,
and the Henry Ford Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Jane, daughters June, Ruth, and Lucy, and
sister-in-law June Reed. No funeral services will be held. The family requests no visitors
or phone calls but welcomes cards at 22210 Morley Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124, USA.

From Tim Masuda/JA1NVZ
Dear ROAR committees:
We ROAR-Japan had our 27th AGM of 2005 on 16-17th July in very ancient and traditional
KURASHIKI City.  Totally 47 people joined.  We elected new President of this year JJ1KTZ
Mitsu Shigehisa, International Net: JR1JCU Himax Ishihara, Secretary: JH1BEX Yuh Kishimura,
Treasurer: JE1JQX Yoshi Mutoh, etc.
We used to have about 150 members but we maintain 110 members now.  We lost 2 active
members JR1KYC Katsu Iwaya, JL6QWG Shige Ohmura and JR3QKZ Ichiro Tanaka as silent key.
However, we are going to have 8,000th net meeting on 29th July.  We have a morning net meeting
on every day except Sat. & Sun on 7MHz SSB as well as CW.
Unfortunately, I couldn't join the AGM of ROAR in Chicago this year. 
So, would you please let me know the new ROAR committees list? 
I'll let our ROAR-J members know if there is some change.
I'll send some photos on my next e-mail.
Best 73!
Regarding to my e-mail address, I changed to  instead of old  
Please change.  Thank you!
de JH1NVZ Tim Masuda
The vice chairman of ROAR Asia Dist.

Dear VK members:  I'm going to visit VK land (only 2 and 3 zones) from 30th Sep. till 8th Oct. 
If possible, I'd like to have eyeball QSO in MEL & SYD.  However, it is vy limited time. 
So, not sure I can make eyeball but at least I want to say hello on 600 Ohm. 
PSE let me know Telephone numbers.  TNX!
de JH1NVZ ex VK1TM, VK2CTM & VK3BLN Tim Masuda
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