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Roar Nets July 24 2005

Propagation fair. Nothing from VK-Land, as per prediction. K=1, Flux 80.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0630z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 3/5, up to 5/9 later.
0630z - EA5ALK David from his new location in Calpé. 5/9 here.
0640z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here, got 5/6 from David
0709z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/3 from David
0717z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here, got 5/6 !
0737z - Net ended. Sadly no chance of any VK stations today
but still a very pleasant net. It was great to hear David on his new compact
antenna - a Cobra 20m job. (A cylinder 107cms long and 8cms diameter)
mounted on a short pole and supported in an umbrella-stand on the
verandah of his 19th floor flat in Calpé !  Hope it can get to the VKs David !
Klaus is in very good form and getting accustomed to his pacemaker which
is working very well and is not at all affected by his transmissions.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G4HMG John in charge from Clayhidon, Devon
Fourteen on the net in rather noisy conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1130z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here but Jim got him well.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8
1130z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1 here
1130z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here
1142z - EA2LU Jorge from Pamplona 5/9 for a report.
1151z - DL1MHU Willi from Munich 5/9 for a report.
1200z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun only 3/1 today.
1223z - Net ended. Signals rather poor and "up and down" as Jim put it.
Jim in good spirits and having sessions with the "opthalmics" hoping to
find a sensitive area in his eye which can be developed to give him some sight.
Jim is going up to Ogunquit (Maine) to soak up some sun and sea air
for a few days this week. Hope it keeps fine for you Jim !
Had much rain but now enjoying nice weather and good garden growth.
Coos reported beautiful weather. 22c already. He is progressing well,
feeling OK and swimming each day in the pool. His son is not so well now.
( There were many tributes to the memory of Hugh Archer, for his great company
and for all he did for Rotary and for Roar. He will be sadly missed by many.- )
1800z - 1900z  UK evening net on 3,695.
Eight on the net. Good propagation but rather noisy.
Messages Received.
Ref. the report on July 3 - the item about the planet Mars was a bit of a hoax,
- forwarded by Max in good faith.  I should have spotted it !
The astronomers amongst you will know that there will be an opposition of
Mars this year 2005, but on 7th November, and viewed through a x100 telescope
at midnight it will look about as big as the moon. It will be quite
spectacular for a week or two around that date.
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