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Roar Nets February 20 2005

Propagation fairly good.  K=3,  Flux=99.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0748z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1, 4/5 by 0810z but never improved on that.
0750z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1, 4/4 by 0810z, peak 5/8 by 0820z.
0800z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/6, got 5/4 from ZD.
0801z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/2, got 5/8 from CV later, I got 5/3.
0801z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 3/4. Had bad QRN. Left at 0806z.
0806z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla 1/1 here. ZD got him.
0815z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 4/5 here, Got John 5/8.
0847z - Net ended.  Quite a struggle and thanks to all who took part.
The propagation seems to be coming later rather than earlier as it should be !
John and Klaus were working fairly well with VK4ZD from about 0810z.
I got into the act about 0820z.  "Very light copy" from ZD, 5/4 from CV & 5/6 from Peter.
Peter had high qrn S5, from thunderstorms to the Northwest of Flinders.
Klaus reporting very cold weather & heavy snow even down in the valleys.
Bill CV is in good spirits despite some "age related heart problems. Just taking
it quietly and looking forward to this week's Rotary Centennial Celebrations."
Bill ZD getting very low signals today.  Going up to Toowoomba, about 40Km North
of Gatton where there is to be a District gathering of several clubs to celebrate the Centenary.
UK 80-metre Net one 3,688.
John G3JJR in charge from Wolverhampton.
Twenty-one on the net in fair conditions.
1230z - 1`330z International Net on 14,293.
1222z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 +10.
1228z - SM3FCX Runé from Hudiksvall 5/8, but Jim did not copy.
1228z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here, got "great signal" from Jim.
1235z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 5/6 here today but not copying well.
1235z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 3/4 here, got "very good solid copy" from Jim.
1240z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 today. Jim got him well.
1242z - CT1BJZ Victor from Odivelas 5/8. Got very noisy conditions.
1253z - EA7GSU Pertii from Fuengirola 5/7, heard Joe well.
1253z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/7. Got me 5/9 with bad qsb. Jim got him OK.
1258z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here "great report" from Jim.
1306z - IZ2FOY Fabio from Milan 5/7. Non Rot'n for a report.
1310z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/5 here
1318z - OE6RLF Ludwig from Hartberg 5/7. Non Rot'n for a report.
1328z - TF3SWN Jake from Reykjavik 5/9. Non Rot'n for a report.
1340z - OE1XJA Ernst from Vienna 5/9. Scouts station for a report.
1344z - Net ended. A very good net. A lot of qrm towards the end.
Jim had minus 4c but hoping for better weather soon. Big Centenary party this week
combining several Clubs in the area - with prominent speakers on the history of Rotary.
Runé reported heavy snow. There they are having a Fund Raising ski run.
Several teams of 5  - over 90Km !  All moneys to Rotary Foundation.
Pertii very busy heating up the stones for his sauna bath. He is currently living in
his sauna shack and hopes to get his house building started soon.
Nils had plus one and overcast. Went off to watch the ski jumping on TV.
Bert had minus ten and a little snow. Not copying too well today.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3694.
Ten on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received.
From Max Raicha 5Z4MR
US Congress designates February 23rd as Rotary International Day.
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
This is for your information. I hope you enjoy reading the same.
Kind regards.
AG Rtn. Max Raicha.

The US Congress designates February 23rd as Rotary International Day.

Happy Birthday Rotary!
Rotary International Proclamation
Unanimously approved and read at the 109th U.S. Congress

WHEREAS, Rotary International, founded on February 23, 1905 in
Chicago, Illinois USA, is the world's first and one of the largest
non-profit service organizations; and

WHEREAS, there are over 1.2 million Rotary club members comprised
of professional and business leaders in over 31,000 clubs in more than
165 countries; and

WHEREAS, the Rotary motto "Service Above Self" inspires members to
provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and
promote good will and peace in the world; and

WHEREAS, Rotary funds club projects and sponsors volunteers with
community expertise to provide medical supplies, health care, clean
water, food production, job training, and education to millions in need,
particularly in developing countries; and

WHEREAS, Rotary in 1985 launched Polio Plus and spearheaded efforts
with the World Health Organization, U.S Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, and UNICEF to immunize the children of the world against
polio; and

WHEREAS, polio cases have dropped by 99 percent since 1988 and the
world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease; and

WHEREAS, Rotary is the world's largest privately-funded source of
international scholarships and promotes international understanding
through scholarships, exchange programs and humanitarian grants; and

WHEREAS, more than 35,000 students from 110 countries have studied
abroad since 1947 as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars; and

WHEREAS, Rotary's Group Study Exchange program has helped more than
46,000 young professionals explore their career fields in other countries; and

WHEREAS, 8,000 secondary-school students each year experience life in
another country through Rotary's Youth Exchange Program; and

WHEREAS, there are over 387,000 Rotary club members in more than 7,700 
clubs throughout the United States sponsoring service projects to address such
critical issues as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment in their
local communities, and abroad.

Therefore, we, the United States Senate/House of Representatives, do
hereby proclaim February 23, 2005, as Rotary International Day and
encourage all citizens to join us in recognizing Rotary International for 100
years of service to improving the human condition in local communities
around the world.

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