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Roar Nets October 23 2005

Propagation quite good.  K index 0, Solar flux 78.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path
This net will revert to Winter Schedule 0730z to 0830z next Sunday October 30.
Band noise S6 plus much splatter from one station in a net on 14,290.
I listened from 0630z. Heard Klaus HB9CQS faintly at times, likewise John G4HMG
and Nils SM3CSF about 2/1 here
0725z - I got a thin contact with Bill VK4ZD at 3/4. Bill was up to 4/5 later.
0735z - Net ended - as far as I was concerned.-
Klaus did not do much better either.   Better luck next week !
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692.  (1 hour later from next Sunday)
John G4HMG in charge from Devon.
Eleven on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
This net will revert to Winter Schedule 1230z to 1330z from next Sunday October 30th.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1134z - SM3CSF Nils from Falun 5/9 now.
1138z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve. 5/7
1139z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 5/7
1139z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall 5/7
1139z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here but Jim heard him.
1143z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 4/5 at times.
1144z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here
1145z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9 at first.
1157z - K7DVB Bob from Dillon SC 5/5
1158z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7
1222z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/6
1230z - WA9AQN John from Petersburg IL 5/6.
1240z - Net ended. A much better net with signals holding up well.
Jim W1QUO reported very wet conditions and some power failures.
Nils had temp of 3c and three centimetres of snow overnight.
Wonderful to hear our Chairman Laszlo back and in good form.
He has some residual problem in the left knee after his fall
but is very full of enthusiasm and looking forward to Copenhagen.
Vitor was able to report a little more rain. Now got some water in the pipes !
Runé SM3FCX still very active in Rotary organisation. He was D.G. ten years ago.
Good contributions from Bert and Nate, and very welcome rare calls from
Bob K7DVB and our ex secretary John WA9AQN. Join us when you can please.
Nate is researching the sinking of the Titanic. Any information to Nate please.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,702
Eight on the net in good conditions though rather noisy.
N.B.  UK clocks go back to GMT at 0200 Sunday 30th October.
Messages Received.
From Don G0JWE from his cruise ship off New England.
"Receiving all your net reports whilst in New England - my cruise card gives me free Internet access, Hi Hi .
Rang Jim but he was out so left a message and sent him an email.
Nate is my next contact but the ship charges $5 a minute for ship to shore calls - guess it will be an email.
Weather has improved as we move NE, Halifax is GB autumn day.
73 to everyone
Don (Daphne is out Whale watching!!!)
From Tom Burns KN9H.
I heard the 11:30 net  well while camping in northern Illinois  with an
end-fed wire, mostly horizontal,  thrown up into a tree  but for the most
part my signal was skipping over the  U.S. control station. We will be
travelling in England  early next year and plan to use an Icom 706 from atop 
a rented car and a roll-up dipole to check into the net as we did from
Germany in August.
I heard John Betts say he had a new e-mail address.   Can you let me know
what that address is?                  (It is  )
Tom Burns, KN9H
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