The International Fellowship for
Rotarians of Amateur Radio

Home Nets Links Reports Members Communicator Office Bearers


Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE

Roar Nets January 1 2006

A Happy New Year's Day with some good propagation.  K-index=2 and Flux=87.
0800z - 0900z  Europe Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
I had a late start & did not get into the net until 0855z.
0855z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9+
Klaus reported "a splendid net with about 10  joining, including VK4ZD, VK5CV, VK3DKP,
Tagging along I got : -
0856z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/8
0902z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 5/8
0907z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua only 3/4 today
0927z - Net ended.  I think it was a very good net
Bill VK4ZD having a great time. Bill will be flying over to Western Australia on 29th January
for about three weeks.
Bill VK5CV in great form having celebrated his 93rd birthday, Xmas Day and New Year's Day
all in the space of two weeks.  Congratulations again Bill !
Klaus reported snow on the mountains but clear in the valley bottom with a beautiful
christmas-card view over the snow-covered rooftops from their hillside location.

Thanks to Klaus for the following report received later : -

Conditions fairly good during the ANZO net. An enjoyable net with good attendance. 
Since I was able to work into VK-land and the UK at the same time, I fumbled my way through
net control until G4YZE came on the air. Thanks for your patience.
08:01z  EA7GSU, Pertti, 57 most of the time, using ground plane, since beam hidden behind a wall
08:01z  VK4ZD, Bill, 57=>59 at first. On Jan. 29 Bill will go to Perth for 3 weeks. No arrangements so far for VK6 activity.
08:10z  VK5CV, Bill, 44 at first, later 55.
08:15z  G4HMG, John, 57/ 57
08:20z  VK2GWK, Henk, 58 here. Quite understandably, Henk left us after 20 minutes to join friends on a Dutch net.
08:25z  G3LUW, Brian, rain and 7 deg. C. No white Christmas in Devon.
08:30z  VK3KCD, Peter. 22 here, but received me 57 if I am correct. Thanks for trying, Peter.
08:35z  OH6SM, Martti. Booming signal here. 59 / 59.
08:43z  G0JWE, Don, very weak here. Only 22. 
08:50z  GW4KVJ, John, 54 here. Left for the 80 m net.
08:57z  G4YZE, Bill. Our master turned up and took over. 59+10 both ways, so a few of us continued past 09:00z.
09:25z  Net closed.
73  Klaus, HB9CQS"
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,690.
John G4HMG in charge from Devon.
Sixteen on the net in fairly good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/5 here got 5/9+
1230z - G3LUW Brian from the Devon/Cornwall border 4/5 here
1232z - M1NTO Hugh from Tyldesley, near Bolton, 5/9+ here
1232z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/7 on call in
1232z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim got a nice signal.
1240z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills 1/1 here but Jim got him well.
1240z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 3/3 here
1247z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 5/7, got 5/7 from Jim.
1313z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/7 here, got 3/3 from Jim.
1313z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/9, got "very nice copy" from Jim.
1330z - Net ended. A lively net.
Jim reported minus 1c and a little light snow. Had 22 in for a great Family Xmas Party
Nate wished everybody a Happy New Year and promptly disappeared.
He sent a very nice electronic Xmas Card though.
Chairman Laszlo hopes to receive spares to repair his beam in a week or two.
1900z - 2000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692
I got nothing here but Brian G3LUW did better.
Thanks to Brian for the following report : -
"Hi Bill,  We had six of us on 80m in very odd conditions.
The copy all round was variable, and we gave it up after half an hour.
Happy New Year to you and Jose  73  Brian"
Messages Received.

From Jack Page KF9BD
Dear Bill ------and a Happy and Prosperous and HEALTHY NEW YEAR to You
and Yours and members of the [early for me] Sunday Morning Net  on 14.293
Pleased be advised that W0QWS John Ferguson PDG and long time Net Control
for the mid America 75 meter Sunday net with Wife Nancy and son Stephen
of Independence MO. USA ,   KF5BD Jack W. Page and spouse Margery of
Albuquerque New Mexico USA, got together for breakfast at The Coffee Cup
in Monument Colorado on Friday December 23, 2005.  Both John and Jack
have family in Monument .  We had a good pre Christmas Eve visit .
Thank you Bill for providing the weekly news letter.
73,  Jack  KF5BD.
From Pertti EA7GSU near Fuengirola.

New Year 2006

It soon is again a New Years day
and time to hush the old year away,
open the door to the new era
and start filling the "tabula rasa".

The year we soon will have behind
has joy and sorrow of many kind:
nettles and roses and moments of bliss,
rain and sun shine and broken promise.

Remember by taking a little while
all the moments which make you smile.
Take them and leave the sorrows on floor
when you close the old years door.

Happy New Year!


From Coco YO9BC

        Dear  Bill,
I was disappointed not to be able to be "on air" last Sunday Dec 25 ;-
i was out of current unable to operate my station !!!!
So , please accept my best wishes - a bit late - but from all my heart, for
a  Happy  New  Year - 2006 with health, and success !
 - As i mentioned earlier, i am in process to review ,for better performances, the actual station ;
i badly need one very good D.C. power supply [12v - 35 amps or more ] plus about 8 items ,
i have selected from ARRL - QST  ads [ Ameritron / MFJ/ Mirage ] -[ includes one linear AL1500 - 
and solid state linear 144 mhz.]
These manufacturers in USA, are reluctant to sell directly to export [?] and recommended to go
through DEALERS , distributing currently these Mfg .products.
I tried AES - and  Mike's electronics  by e-mail in USA, with no success until now .....
I am  really confused, to see such problems and complications to buy  HAM equipment from USA ,
considering the fact that I HAVE guaranteed TO PAY IN US $ , cash , and in advance !
Do you think that Jim / W1QUO, could  be of good advice ? 
--Please give me by E-mail, his e-mail address, - i will contact him directly ..
--  On the other hand, may be purchase from  U.K. would be one solution ?
    Many thanks , Vincent G. Duque  --- YO9BC .
                                                          That's all for this week,
                                                    Best Wishes to all for a Happy Year in 2006.
                                                                  de Bill g4yze.
Weekly Report