Propagation very good. K=2, Flux=92
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0740z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/2, up to 5/7 later.
0745z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/9 here, got 5/9 from Henk.
0745z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1, up to 5/9 by 0800z
0750z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1, up to 5/8 by 0800z. Had 35c
0754z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden 5/5, got 5/8 from Henk.
0800z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 here, got 5/2 from Henk later.
0809z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 4/5 got 5/9 from Henk
0813z - VK2IWT Noel from Uralla, 1/1 here but worked VK5CV well.
0830z - OZ5CK Karl from Vejen for a report, 3/4 here, got 5/7 from
0834z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 2/1 here at times, got 5/9 from
0838z - OZ1ZE/A Per from Hellerup for a report, 2/1 here, got 4/2
0853z - Net ended. A very good net.
Henk had 30c today, good day boating on the river. Will be busy on
contest next week.
Henk also reported that Bill VK5CV is in good form, taking his
medicine, playing organ in church tonight.
Bill VK4ZD is looking forward to receiving a GSE team from Korea.
Bill also reported the linking from RI web site to Roar web site has
(Look on www.rotary.org/
click "R.I.Programs" - then "Rotary Fellowships" -
then "Complete list of Fellowships" - then "Amateur Radio")
This takes visitors on to our web site which, as all Roar members
know, is www.ifroar.org
The reverse links from our web site to the R.I. and R.I.B.I. sites
also work alright.
The RIBI web site shows some Roar details but no link to our site.
It needs fixing !
0900z - 1000z Uk 80-metre net on 3690
John G4HMG in charge from Devon.
Nineteen on the net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z International net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/7
1230z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 3/4 in qrm
1230z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 in the clear
1230z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got3/4 from Jim
1234z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 5/9
1247z - UX4UA Nick from Kiev 5/9
1247z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 3/2 here, got Good Signal from Jim
1330z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/9
1338z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 2/1 here, got 5/4 from Jim.
1340z - I had to leave the net at this time. A very good net !
Jim is making good progress with his computer robots, and is
writing his latest book. We look forward to seeing that Jim ! How
is "Cuisine apres dentist" selling ?
Chairman Laszlo reported that our arrangements for Chicago are going
We have got the Special event callsign. It is W9R. "Whisky Nine
Nick reported that his daughter will complete her studies in Boston
at tne end of April.
Nate is anxious that Roar should make a historical mark on the
He invites suggestions !
1800z - 1900z North America Transcontinental net on 14,288
I occasionally listen briefly for this net but usually hear nothing
at readable level.
This night about 1815z I heard Jim/W1QUO 5/6, Nate/VO1NP 4/5,
Bob/WB7RQG 5/7 and Jack/KF5BD 5/8.
I did not call as they were very busy but it sounded viable. Great
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on 3697
Eight on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Lots of long skip propagation bringing in much Euro-qrm.
We had to give up after half an hour of increasing qrm.