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Roar Nets January 23 2005

Propagation poor at first, deteriorating to impossible.
0745z - 0845z  Europe Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0750z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/3 here, got Henk 5/6 later.
0800z - HB9CQS Klaus 3/1 here, got 5/9 from ZD later.
0808z - IK5QQO Carlo from Naples 5/3 here. Non Rotarian for a report.
0810z - EA7GSU Pertii in Fuengirola 2/1 here, 5/8 by 0830z
0810z - IK1HXN Mario from Turin 3/2 here, 5/9 in Oz.
0810z - EA5ALK David from Moraira 3/1 5/5 from Bill ZD.
0812z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 3/1 up to 5/9 by 0840z
0817z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 3/1 up to 5/8 by 0840z
0824z - CT1BJZ Victor from Ordivelas 3/1 up to 5/8 by 0840z. Got 5/6 from Henk.
0854z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie first heard 2/1, up to 3/2 by 0905z.
0905z - Net ended. Reception here very difficult throughout.
Bill VK4ZD reported additional contacts with Peter VK3KCD,  DL5PT 
and I think also with Noel VK2IWT as well as those listed above.
Bill's XYL Diane VK4KYL also had a word and passed 73/88 to all on the net.
Their wedding anniversary is next weekend. Bill hopes to be back in time for the net !
Henk's signal very good as always, the Steppir antenna really doing it's stuff.
Bill VK5CV copied Mario's great signal. About the only Euro he did copy !
Also Pertii/EA7GSU complained Mario's signal bent his S-meter.  Can't be bad !
Pertii was in a temporary house on his new site. Builders starting on his new house.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Sixteen on the net in very bad conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 at first, down to 2/2 by 1300z.
1225z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1225z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/3 here. Minus 19c.
1232z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here
1239z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall 5/8 here, had high noise level.
1246z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/3. Beautiful day, 23c.
1246z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1 here
1252z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here
1255z - YO9BC Coco from Ploesti 5/9 here, could not hear me due to high noise.
1255z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here, got to Coco alright !
1300z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 4/3 at first, worked John and Laszlo alright.
1320z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 2/1 here, worked Laszlo well.
1330z - Net ended. Promising at first but propagation blew out about 1300z.
Jim reporting blizzard conditions with 30cms snow and another 30cms forecast.
Gale force winds and very cold.  (Jim is getting his e-mails better with audio read-out.)
Coos VE2GTI had a Dutch friend Helmi, with him but conditions did not let us talk.
Coos will be with us next Sunday then into hospital on Feb 2nd for completion of hip
replacement surgery after which he will be off the air for 6 to 8 weeks.
After 1310z the net split into two parts, American and European.
I could hear - faintly at times - Jim working Nate and Joe while John and Brian
were working Laszlo, Coco, Rune and Nils, all equally faint here. Really wierd!
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
I called for a few minutes into a very noisy band., as did John G4HMG.
We did not hear each other or anyone else so gave it up.
Not our most successful day.  Blame the sun !
Messages Received.
Via John G4HMG from Rev. Lester J. Wilcox WA2GUP 
(John has directed him to the new web site
"Hi,   I have been unsuccessful in previous attempts to contact R.O.A.R. officers. 
Therefore, I am now sending the same note to the persons directly from the web page
to see if I can get info including how to join R.O.A.R.  At present I'm a member of
Akron-Newstead (NY) club in District 7090, and am a Past (1974-75) District Governor
of District 7120.  I've been a ham since 1976, and have just recently put up a 40/80 dipole
(my vertical bit the dust!).
73,   Les, WA2GUP "
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