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Roar Nets January 2 2005

Propagation poor.  K index=4 (5 later). Flux 99.
0745z - 0845z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Got a brief burst of propagation here from about 0840z.
0810z - G4HMG from Devon 2/1, up to 5/4 later
0812z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1
0817z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/6
0822z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1, up to 5/5 by 0845z.
0828z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/6 with qsb
0847z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 4/3 and going down.
0852z - Net Closed. Great to hear every body having a go despite poor conditions.
            Klaus got a contact with Bill VK5CV and Bill ZD got Noel VK2IWT but I
            could not hear either.  New Year Greetings exchanged by all.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
John G4HMG in charge from Clayhidon, Devon.
Eighteen on the net in poor conditions.
1230z - 1330z - International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+ as ever.
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 4/3
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/5
1230z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos. Algarve 3/4 to 4/7 in qsb.
1237z - KK4IX Roar Treasurer John from Marion NC 3-4/5
1245z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland up to 5/6 at times with qsb here.
1249z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 4/4. New Year Greetings from Klaus
1252z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn only 3/2 today.
1301z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 3/4 here but John HMG worked him well.
1311z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/4 here.
1314z - LA5JB Toré from Hamar 5/7. Great to hear Toré, first in a long time. Hope you are all well Toré !
1317z - I had to leave the net at this time.
            Jim reported re. the tsunami disaster that Michael Sharpe, (son of Roar Founder Byron Sharpe)
            had confirmed his close friend has apparently been lost in Phi Phi.
            Chairman Laszlo got a contact with Treasurer John KK4IX, via Brian G3LUW, asking him to
            forward $500 to the tsunami disaster fund. John confirmed he will forward this tomorrow, Monday.
            Seasons Greetings from Per OZ5PD. Per is going to Chicago.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
I called several times into a very noisy band with much continental long skip.
Abandoned due to poor conditions.
Messages Received.
From Brian G3LUW  : -
There have been a number of good articles about Amateur Radio in reference to the Asian Tsunami.
VU2RBI, Bharti Prasad, is the " "Angel of the Seas" in this Yahoo article at

"The Hindu" newspaper did an article called "Hams to the rescue" at

And they also did "Hams lend a helping hand" at  

The Orlando Sentinel did a nice story on K4VUD, Charlie Harpole, and the VU4 DXpedition at:,0,2210005.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

And the Washington Post had a positive article about the VU4 team at  
N.B.  The Tsunami Report by Graham VK4BB is now on the W.I.A. web site at   It is in MP3 well as text.
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