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Roar Nets March 6 2005

Propagation very unstable.  K-index varying 3 to 7.  Flux 80.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0800z - HB9CQS Klaus from Obwalden  3/4,  got 5/5 from ZD.
0806z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/5, quite steady throughout.
0810z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/2 got 5/5 from ZD.
0815z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/2 got "5/7 on peaks"
0815z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/7
0821z - VK7KK Reg' from Cambridge Tasmania 1/1, Bill got him well.
0853z - Net ended. High space noise S6 easing to S3 at the end.
Bill VK4ZD managed to get over the top most of the time.
He had enjoyed a great District Conference at Ballina about 250 Km
South of Gatton, in VK2 country.  R.C. Gatton won a great skit
competition. The prize was a  P.H.Fellowship for the club to award to a
person of their choice.   Now there's an idea !
Bill had an e-mail from Bill/VK5CV to say he had severe noise
at Waikerie and could not get on the net. Better luck next week Bill !
Chairman Laszlo needs to know who is going to the Chicago Convention.
If you are going, or know of any Roar member who is going please let
Laszlo know, by e-mail if possible. (Or let me know and I will relay to Laszlo)
I do not know of any Roar/UK member who is going.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3688
G4HMG John from Clayhidon in charge.
Twentyone on the net in very good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
I missed this one. Thanks to John G4HMG for his report : -
" Conditions dreadful. Transatlantic signals weak. Even Jim W1QUO was
barely readable. Enormous qrm from European contesters.
Gave up after a few minutes."
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 800-metre Net on 3700z.
John G4HMG in charge from Clayhidon.
Eight on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received. : -
From Max Raicha 5Z4MR  in Kisumu, Kenya.
"Chicago unveils sign honoring first Rotary club"
"On 23 February, the day Rotary marked its centennial, the City of
Chicago, Illinois, USA, honored the Rotary Club of Chicago by
unveiling a street sign that bears the honorary name of "Rotary Club
of Chicago Way."
Located on the southeast corner of North Dearborn Street and West
Randolph Street in downtown Chicago, the sign is on the block that
used to house the Unity Building, where four Chicago businessmen
created the first Rotary club 100 years earlier. Today, a plaque in
the sidewalk dedicated in June 2004 marks that spot.
Dozens of Rotarians were in attendance, including the centennial year
president of the Rotary Club of Chicago, Robert Knuepfer, who
unveiled the sign with Chicago Alderman Burton Natarus.
Although the Unity Building was demolished in 1989, the sidewalk
space at 127 North Dearborn Street in Chicago's Loop commemorates the
site where Paul P. Harris, Silvester Schiele, Gustavus H. "Gus"
Loehr, and Hiram E. Shorey held what would become the first meeting
of the Rotary Club of Chicago on the evening of 23 February 1905.
The contents of Room 711, Loehr's office in the Unity Building where
the meeting took place, were carefully relocated to RI headquarters
in Evanston, Illinois, before demolition of the building began in 1989."
From Vincent/YO9BC : -
Dear Bill,
Thank-you for the text received from John - W8AUV, re.  "ROAR" plans for Convention
in Chicago, June 18-22- 2005 .  This is real great !!!! -- I have no comments to make,
all seems O.K. and well planned .
- You should know that our Ploiesti R.I Club, will have the largest representation from
the country and I will inform our president about ROAR plans .
- If you think is a good idea , I would like to publish one short our YO Radio
amateurs bulletin, about the Special Event Station W9R,  [ to be "IN" ,by  MAY 2005 ]  (Great Idea Coco! )
-I finally decided to send to John Cook / KK4IX, the ROAR dues in "U.S. NOTES",
[one 20 and one 5 $] by air-mail , to cover YO9BC -[myself] and  YO9BGR [George] -
for 2005 year .  Transfer by Bank is complicated  and  the relative small amount ,
make-it worthwhille to take the risk, of once a while, to see mail lost ....
-I am disappointed to tell you that "meteo conditions" [ 20 degree below zero C] did
not allow me to finalise my antenna broken by last storm ! -Temperature forecast is
good for mid March and after, and then, definitely, all will be "fixed" ....In top of the
"shack" in Ploiesti, I prepare the second "set-up" in my property in "Paulesti country"
[ at 6 Km. from my actual location ],were 80m band will be covered with one RHOMBIC
antenna with each leg of 240 m. length !  [ watch your "S" meter !]
- Best Rotarians regards and 73's from Vince / YO9BC  [ Coco ]
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