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Roar Nets April 3 2005

Propagation very good.  K = 1,  Flux = 78.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0643z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/5
0643z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 5/6
0647z - VK5CO Brian from Port Pirie 5/7
0708z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/6
0727z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/7
0732z - CT/PA3FVA/p Yaap from Alver 5/7 here
0736z - ZL2JKP Foss from ?? 1/1 here
0755z - Net ended. A very lively net marked by strange double-peak
propagation.  Bill VK4ZD was 5/5 at the start, down to near inaudible
by 0710z and back up to 5/5 by 0730z, then falling off, not entirely
due to his half-voice caused by a cold.  I had it last week so it emigrated?
Great to hear Brian VK5CO. Brian has to care for xyl Joyce but also keeps
up his flying. Their Flying Rotarians had a "fly-in" to Auckland New Zealand.
Peter VK3KCD doing well with 100w from Flinders but also reports good
results with qsp on psk31 from his city qth in Melbourne.  Got a Derby contact this week!
Henk came on strong with the final rise in signals, having been on another net, and
introduced his friend Yaap operating from a holiday caravan in Portugal. Yaap/PA3FVA
is a member & an old friend of Roar and remembered George K1UIL from the "old days".
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3692.
Brian G3LUW in control from Lifton.
Seventeen on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1122z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+. Had some heavy rain.
1125z - N1CFI  Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 5/5. Rather chilly, 10c.
1131z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/5.
1135z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/7, Jim got him 5/5.
1137z - SM3FCX Rune from Hudiksvall only 2/2 here today but Nick got him well.
1137z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 1/1 here, got 4/4 from Jim.  - Well done Bill !
1143z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 3/2 here, got "very good signal" from Jim.
1145z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/9
1200z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 5/5
1209z - LA5HE Ragnar from Telemark 5/7
1232z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/3
1247z - Net ended. A very good net with good contacts for all participants.
Chairman Laszlo reported all going well with Chicago station and he has
provided translations for the Hungarian and German Ham. magazines. 
Responding to a question from Jim - Banners for the Chicago booth,
If you have members going to Chicago please ask them to deliver the
banner to the Roar booth, otherwise please send them to John Maier W8AUV.
Bert VE3BGG reported a sudden unseasonable snowfall coating every
leaf and blade of grass "like a winter fairyland".   Spring is coming Bert!
Rag' had good qso's with Joe and Bert who remember "Little Norway"
communities in their home locations. Wartime aircrew training stations.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,697
Ten on the net. Propagation good but with much Euro-qrm.
Messages received.
From Chairman Laszlo CT/AD6XX.
The following has ben received from Twanda Falconer / RI on 04/01/05:
"It is my pleasure to confirm your participation in the 2005 Rotary Fellowship Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois.
Your assigned booth number is 242. .....
Your booth header will read:
   >International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio<
The name of your booth header may have been revised to reflect the official name RI has on record for your fellowship"
From a new friend John/W5PDW via Bill VK4ZD.
Dear Fellow Rotarian
I have been searching and asking about a site that was about Rotary and amateur radio. Needless
to say, I was very happy to discover R.O.A.R. while reading thru the DX Summit site. I am
looking forward to working W9R at the R.I. Convention in Chicago. Please include on any mailing
list that is available (done) and listen for me at the convention.
Best regards
John Ellis, Paul Harris Fellow  Rotary Club of Tomball, Tx. 26231 Hufsmith Conroe Road Magnolia,
Texas  77354    e-mail to
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