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 May 29 2005

Propagation still rather poor.
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0640z - EA7GSU Pete from Fuengirola 5/8.
0640z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here but Pete heard him a little.
0640z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 1/1 here but Pete & Klaus heard him 3/3
0642z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden up to 5/9 at times. 
0642z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/3 here
0648z - EA5ALK David from Moraira 4/5 on his compact antenna.
0651z - G7NKS Jim from Biggleswade 1/1 here, got 4/5 from Klaus.
0658z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 3/4
0708z - EA5FJF Steve from Calig 5/9 in NE Spain.
0735z - Net ended. Signals from VK barely detectable here though Klaus and Pete could just about work them
Things might be better at an earlier hour.
Prediction shows signals peaking S4 to S5 around 0530z to 0600z then falling.
It might be worth a try !  -  Sorry I shall not be around for the next three weekends.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
John G4HMG in charge from Clayhidon.
Seventeen on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/5 from Jim.
1130z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1, didn't quite make it.
1145z - EA7GSU Pete from Fuengirola 4/5 on his ground plane but Jim had no copy.
1206z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1 up to 5/6 by the end. Much better today Joe !
1227z - WB9AQN John from Petersburg IL 3/4 here. Great to hear you again John !
1235z - I had to leave the net at this time, leaving John G4HMG chatting to John WA9AQN.
Jim reported they had ten days of rain. Not good but looking better for Memorial Day.
Also Jim reported Boston Redsox beat NY Yankees 15:1.  Congratulations !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening net on 3,693
Nine on the net in fairly good conditions.
Messages Received.
From Chairman Laszlo/AD6XX
"Hallo Bill. Hope everything is going fine and in your way.
We managed to drive up from southern Calif. to Seattle WA. with our Motor Home.
It was raining or pouring all the way.
We stopped in Medford Oregon for two days and had a lovely visit with Bob Butler and XYL.
Talked over the finances of ROAR and I think we made some outstanding efforts with good results.
I am confident that we will get the unpleasant conditions under control. It is comforting that we
have enough funds in the "piggy" to cover Noel's Directory and Don's bulletin. 
I had a chance to talk to Jim W1QUO on the 1800 net on Bob's rig as well.
Planning to depart to Chicago next week to be there at about 14 or 15th of June.
Had number of phone meetings with John Maier W8AUV from here and we put the final touch on 
W9R. Everything is in good order. Bill if you have anything for me please use my
address. I can call and receive my email here.
                         "Thats all for now"
73 and the best from Seattle USA
Laszlo AD6XX  ( without CT/)"
From John Maier to David Johansson KA5GLT.
Thank you for contacting Bill G4YZE regarding operations of W9R.  Please refer to the ROAR Web Site for printed activity schedule.  Just click on the convention icon. 
I will be setting up the schedule of operators.  Saturday and Sunday, I feel, will be the better days for
contacts only because most will have the time on the weekend to operate.  The convention doesn’t get
going until Sunday afternoon and then Monday, etc.  When do you and Jane plan on arriving in Chicago? 
I have placed your email address on the list to receive further data regarding the Special Event Station. 
I will be sending out an update shortly.  Glad to know of your interest in operating the station and in ROAR.
73,   John Maier, W8AUV  W9R Station Trustee
Richardson Central Rotary Club,  Richardson, TX
Weekly Report