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Roar Nets February 27 2005

Propagation generally good though K-index varying 3 at first, then 1, then 4.. Flux 77.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0745z - HB9CQS Klaus in Obwalden 2/1, got 5/9 from Henk.
0748z - Vk2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 4/3, up to 5/7 by 0800z.
0755z - EA7GSU Pertii from Fuengirola 1/1, up to 5/9 by the end.
0800z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 1/1, got 5/6 from Henk.
0800z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 2/1 at best.
0800z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/ 5/9 from Henk
0800z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/7. Good sig all morning.
0800z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 3/2. got 5/9+ from ZD.
0807z - EA5ALK David from Moraira 1/1, 5/9 by 0820z got 5/3 from Henk.
0813z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 3/2, but 5/9 with Henk.
0910z - Net ended.  A very good net. Reports of Centenary celebrations.
Henk attended big meeting with 235 guests. Raised $7,500A for a
Centenary Trust to provide local scholarships.
Bill ZD attended District meeting at Toowoomba. 500 guests
addressed by a Director of Rotary International.
David EA5ALK had big Centenary auction at their Rotary Fellowship
in Moraira raising 800. David was the auctioneer !
Chairman Laszlo was not audible here but he rang later to say : -
1. Apols for International Net. He has a big Rotary BBQ to attend.
2. They had a big Centenary meeeting in Lisbon with rep's from all
the Rotary Clubs in Portugal.
3. First indications from Anaheim are that the insurance and indemnity
problem has been resolved to our satisfaction.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon
Seventeen on the net in very good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293,
1226z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+.  Snowstorms.  -11c.
1239z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NFup to 5/5 today.
1239z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/9. Clear sky. -5c.
1239z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 5/6. Had -10c, now up to zero.
1239z - RN3ZB Victor from Belgograd, 700Km S of Moscow. 5/9
1241z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 got 5/9+ from Jim.
1251z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 5/7 today. Working well.
1259z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/7, Jim got him 5/9+
1305z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/6. Sunny, -13c. Snow 6 inches.
1331z - Net ended. Very good communication today.
Jim reported delightful Centenary gathering of clubs in D9710.
Jim had phoned Coos VE2GTI, now home after his (second) hip replacement
but unable to go to his radio shack. 73 from Coos.  (See Messages Received.)
Nate got blue sky but had a "stiff winter". He reminded us of the "4-way-test" today.
Nils was going to watch the International Ski Championships on TV including
Slalom & Long Ski (50 Km) competitions.
Erik reported 50 cms of snow in Sundsvall.
Joe reported a modest two inches of snow but expects more to come. Temp 16F (-9c)
Klaus had a good day on both nets. 
Bert reported Centenary joint meeting of 4 clubs addressed by DG Nominee and by
the President of the new Architecture Faculty of the University  The Faculty has been
established in a disused factory building.  Bert is going to Mexico for 2 weeks.
Looking forward to visit next week from cousins from Sidmouth, Devon.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,703
Eleven on the net in very good conditions..
Messages Received.
From Coos de Vries VE2GTI    e-mail address 
Sunday 6.00 PM local time
Hello Bill,
Yes, I have a lap top next to my bed and I receive your weekly reports OK. On coming
Wednesday I am at the 4-weeks stage after the op. Two more and I should be partly mobile
(with a cane) and will be able to move about, incl. hopefully to the shack.
Day time temp. -4C. sunny every day, little wind, Ideal for winter.
Thanks for checking in. I am making good progress.
Regards   Coos, VE2GTI 
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