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Roar Nets May 1 2005

Propagation rather poor. Day started with K=5 improving to 3 at the end.
0630z - 0730z  Europe Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0635z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 3/3,  up to 5/7 by 0715z.
0635z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/3 here, got 4/5
0635z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 2/1 here, got 5/8
0635z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 2/1 here
0635z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 2/1 here
0655z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/6 from Henk
0705z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/8
0717z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1, got 4/2  from Henk.
0717z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here, got 3/1 from ZD.
0735z - Net ended. Rather difficult with signals up and down, also
some thunderstorm activity here, but despite that some good chat
was achieved.Many thanks to all who tried. (G4HMG may try /mobile from
Dartmouth next Sunday on the occasion of our AGM.)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
John G4HMG in control from Clayhidon.
Eighteen on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z International Net on 14,293.
1115z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 down to 3/3 at times.
1115z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1121z - YO9BC Coco from Ploesti 5/9, got 5/3 from Jim.
1129z - M1NJP Alan from Ormskirk 3/2 here, got 5/6 from Jim.
1131z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 - Jim lost him in the noise.
1132z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here.
1143z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1. Jim lost him also.
1202z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/7 on 50w. Got "Solid Copy" from Jim.
1216z - Net ended due to falling propagation, but it was very satisfactory while it lasted.
Many thanks to all for who joined.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
Eleven on the net in very good conditions.
Messages Received.
From John Ellis W5PDW
Thank you for the e-mail. I am still looking forward to my first check in on one of the nets.
Being a photographer by profession, my weekends are usually pretty busy with weddings and family portraits.
The 29th of this month is the Tomball Rotary Clubs annual fundraiser.
We sell meal tickets for some of the best fried catfish in Texas and 600 tickets for $100.00 each.
These tickets all go into small bottles and then into a big tumbler which they are taken out one
at a time and the name and # is put on a big scoreboard.
The holder of the LAST ticket out will drive home in a restored 1968 Chevy Camero.
I am really excited about making contact with W9R in Chicago.
best regards  - john ellis, w5pdw   magnolia, texas
From Coos VE2GTI
"Finally some news from me.
Initially the recovery process from the 02 Feb. operation ran smoothly but 4 weeks ago I developed
a terrible pain in the groin. It appears that a bit of bone from the thigh bone, a chip, left the main bone
and lodged between the bone and the psoas muscle. This is extremely painful.
I have heavy physio therapy treatment.
I can now get to the basement to operate my station but is goes terrifyingly slowly to get down and up.
I lose time and as I can only be on the air for 10 minutes anyway (because of church) it is not worth the effort.
So we shall have to wait a little longer before matters are back to normal.
I am now about 3 weeks from a full year cycle (12 May) when all misery started........Not funny.
All the best and regards to all,  Coos, VE2GTI "
And a last minute contribution from Dr. John Tobias /MM1ANP
"Hi there, just trying to find out a wee bit more about "rotarians of amateur radio"
My callsign is MM1ANP  and I'm a member of Eastwood Rotary Club  dist 1230 in Glasgow  
Regards,   YIR,  John "

Greetings John and welcome aboard!  This e-mail report will give you the idea of what we do and when.
I shall get our Secretary Brian.G3LUW to forward the membership details to you.
Hope to hear you one of these days.
P.S.  Apologies for next week.  We in Roar-UK will be away holding our Anual General Meeting at Dartmouth.
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