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Roar Nets August 21 2005

Propagation quite good for this time.  K-index 2,  Flux 98
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0630z - HB9CQS  Klaus from Obwalden 4/4 up to 5/9 later.
0630z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 4/5, up to 5/7 later.
0637z - EA7GSU Pete from Jubrique 5/7 on new 2-el beam.
0637z - F/G4HMG/p John in the Pyrenees 1/1 here
0639z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 5/6, had a very good net.
0645z - M0BCE Dr. Alan from Birkenshaw 1/1 here.
0648z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/5, got 4/3 from VK5CV
0649z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got David and Pete alright.
0715z - OE3WXV Willi from Vienna 5/9, got 5/4 from CV.
0732z - Net ended. A very interesting net in marginal conditions.
David got 4/3 from VK5CV with his compact Cobra antenna, 107cms
long by 8cms diameter from the verandah of his 19th floor apartment..
"Not very good copy" as Bill said but it's astonishing he got there at all.
Pete's new beam sounds very promising
Pete had three birthday parties this week, first with friends returning
to Finland, second with his lady friend and another with his sister,
neighbours and more friends from Finland. He did not say how old he is.
Bill VK5CV also had a big birthday party with four generations there
including two great-grand-children.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
John G3JJR in control from Wolverhampton.
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1130z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here, reading Jim only.
1130z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, Coos gave 100%.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9.
1141z - EA7GSU Pete from Jubrique 5/6 here, 5/5 with Jim
1144z - LA5JB Tore from Hamar 5/6, got 4/3 from Jim.
1152z - K7DVB Bob from Dillon SC 3/4 here but Jim got him well.
1155z - F/G4HMG/p John, still in the Pyrenees, 3/3 at times.
1157z - GW4KVJ John in S.Wales 2/1 here got 5/4 from Jim.
1210z - SM4CSF/m Nils from near Falun 3/4 here, Jim gave 3/2
1221z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 4/7, got 4/4 from Jim.
1224z - ON9BD Massimo, Special Event from Antwerp Port. 5/9
1245z - Net ended. A very lively net. Jim in good form despite 24c and rain.
Coos had another two weeks in hospital,  "clearing up some problems"
Great to hear Tore LA5JB after a long absence from the net. Tore has had
a busy period, having sold up his business, had a holiday and taken part
in a "fly in" of the Fellowship of Flying Rotarians to Helsinki. Hope we shall
hear you regularly now Tore !
Great also to hear Bob Austin, now in better health. Join us when you can Bob !
John F/G4HMG/p with a thin signal from a lay-by on the way up to Bourge Madame
on the French/Spanish border on top of the Pyrenees. Should be better next week.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
Five on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received.
From Bill VK4ZD
Bill was on the net on August 7 though not mentioned in the report.
Apologies for that Bill !
He was back in Kalgoorlie operating from his old station as VK6ZX.
This Sunday 21st, he was in Adelaide for his mothers 80th birthday.
We look forward to a full report next Sunday Bill ! 
From Nate VO1NP.
I am retired now and working people frequently ask me
what I do to fill my days.  I try to have some fun every day !
I went shopping the other day. I was only there for about 5 minutes.
When I came out there was an officer writing a parking ticket.
I went up to him and said,
 "Come on, buddy, how about giving a Senior Citizen a break?"
He ignored me and continued writing the ticket.
I called him a jerk.
He glared at me and started writing another ticket
for having worn tires.
 At this point, feeling he was very inconsiderate, I said so.
He finished the second ticket with a flourish and put it on the
windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket.
This went on for about 10 minutes. The more I verbally abused him,
the more tickets he wrote.
I then headed off to my car which was parked around the corner.
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