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Roar Nets January 30 2005

Propagation very variable.  K=2, Flux=83.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path.
0805z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/5, up to 5/9 by 0815z
0805z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 4/5, up to 5/8 by 0814z
0805z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/4 here
0805z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 2/3 here
0805z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 4/3 here
0815z - EA5ALK David from Moraira 5/9 with qsb
0816z - VK2IWT 1/1 here. I think ZD got him !
0837z - G4JVW Bill from Barnstaple 1/1 here, got 3/2 from ZD.
0904z - Net ended. Roller-Coaster propagation. Henk was 5/9 by 0815z
down to 3/4 by 0830z and back up to 5/9 by 0840z. Both Henk and Bill
VK4ZD were 5/9 at the end, both well above predicted levels.
Henk's club, Nelson Bay, setting up a Rotary Centennial Educational
Trust Fund to benefit young persons in the area of Nelson Bay.
Bill VK4ZD and Diane had a great anniversary party in Brisbane.
Bill's District is entertaining a GSE team from Korea next month.
Klaus reporting rather poor reception today. And snow on the mountains !
Also David EA5ALK was able to report a heavy snowfall in Spain this week.
The first for 22 years and it brought transport to a stand-still.  All gone now !
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3693.
Brian G3LUW in charge from Lifton,Devon
Seventeen on the net in fair conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International net on 14,293.
1218z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 throughout.
1218z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 4/5 here
1218z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/6 today.
1220z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here
1226z - LA5HE Rag from Telemark 5/7. Got strong qrm.
1228z - KB9ECA Rod from Orlando FL 5/9.  Got 59F (about 20C)
1228z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/3 here. Rag got him well.
1228z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal PQ 5/9. Off to church at 1240z.
1238z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim got him OK.
1238z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve,  5/8 with qsb
1240z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here. Jim got him well.
1242z - YO9BC Coco from Ploesti 5/9. Having terrible qrm.
1300z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here. I think Jim got him !
1300z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/5. Not strong but very clear. Had minus 24c this week !
1323z - Net ended. A very lively and interesting net despite the unstable propagation and the qrm.
Jim is continuing to make good progress with his computer audio programme. Got minus 5c.
Nate. Club very active. Trying to make their programmes more interesting to stem falling attendance.
Got lots of snow. A Winter Wonderland. He says "enjoy your mild climate. It's later than you think !"
Coos VE2GTI. Minus 8c. Hospital Wednesday 2nd Feb for completion of hip replacement surgery. Coos will
be off the air until the end of March.  His club, Montreal Lakeside, is funding a team of lady rowers, all breast
cancer sufferers, for entry to the great Dragon Boat Regatta in Vancouver.
Bert VE3BGG reports his club is beautifying the large Country Park in Cambridge as their Rotary Centenary
project. The park was donated to the city by a Rotarian many years ago.
Chairman Laszlo reported the Roar booth space at the Chicago Convention has been reserved for us by the
organiser, Tawanda Falconer of RI.
As to the insurance/idemnity question we await the outcome of discussions at the International
Assembly meeting at Anaheim which is scheduled for 18th to 25th February.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening net on 3,693
Just two of us on the net. Hugh/M1NTO and yours truly.
Very interesting.   Hugh is VP of the Rotary Club of Tyldesley near Manchester.
His daughter Deborah has just gone to an interesting post in Washington DC.
Conditions were very long-skip and the band full of Euro-qrm..  Thanks Hugh !
Messages Received.
From Max Raicha / 5Z4MR re. The Seychelles.
The Rotary Club of Victoria in the Seychelles.
As part of our centennial celebrations we ( The Rotary Club of Victoria in the Seychelles) are organising an International Raffle.
Nine prizes are on offer which are 9 Five Star Resorts in the Seychelles archipelago. The prize includes full board accommodation
for two persons for one week plus airfares from any destination in the world serviced by Air Seychelles, British Airways and Air France.
These fabulous resort hotels are rather exclusive and the webpage for the lottery gives details of each of these hotels as well as
weblinks to each of the hotel websites. These hotels have hosted guests such as Prince Andrew, Bill Gates, Paul Macartney,
Pierce Bosnan etc to name a few. You can purchase tickets on line at . Tickets cost 120 US $ each
and only 9000 tickets are on sale. Thus your chances of winning is one in 1000. Not bad odds.? The proceeds of the raffle shall go to
funding a disabled centre, a hospice and the Disaster Relief Fund in Seychelles.  Buy a ticket and help a good cause.
Yours in Rotary,  Radley Weber.  Community Services Director,  Rotary Club of Victoria Seychelles.
(Check out the web site.  The draw will be made on 15th July. Still plenty tickets left - g4yze)  
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