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Roar Nets April 16 2006

Very poor propagation this day.  K=4,  Solar Flux 78.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14.293 Long Path
I listened from 0700z looking for earlier propagation but got only noise here.
Thought I heard the tones of Klaus's voice about 0735z and thanks to Klaus for this report : -
Greetings Bill,
Not much ROAR net this morning in spite of favourable conditions, at least judged from HB9-land.
0732z  VK2GWK, Henk, 57 up to 59. Fb condx. We both called CQ RI net repeatedly, but nothing doing. QRT at 0749.
0749z  QSYed to 14'296 for triangle QSO with Danish friend in Jutland, 59+10, and Bordeaux, 57, with some QSB.
0818z  DU9/G4UNL, Roy, on my CQ RI net call. 56 both ways, occasionally 58 here, Roy using 100 watts and 4 el. beam.
0834z  VK5CV, Bill. No copy here, but Roy worked Bill and passed on greetings.
0842z  Went QRT, but Roy and Bill continued.
Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton.
Sixteen on the net in rather difficult conditions.
1130z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA  3/4 up to 5/8 at times in deep qsb.
1130z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos 3/4 up to 5/9 in qsb.
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here but got 4/3 from Jim, 5/9 from Laszlo.
1140z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here but Jim heard him briefly.
1147z - IZ4HWA Omar from   5/7
1200z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9 at times.
1207z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here but Jim heard his call.
1213z - Net ended due to high noise and severe fading.
President Laszlo reported his beam is back in operation, but with only 100 watts at present.
Following received from Coos/VE2GTI after the net:
"Easter Sunday  morning 08.00 AM local time (-4 GMT)
Dear Bill: Happy Easter
I have just returned from an out-door ecumenical Easter (Christ is risen) service, held on the shores
of Lac St. Louis, part of the mighty St. Lawrence River. We gather at sunrise and as there were no
clouds (but yes, a cold wind and the temp. 5 C) the view over Montreal, 30 Km. away and the
St. Lawrence Sea way was magnificent.
At this meeting point there is an old French-type wind mill built from natural grey stone by the
French explorers as one might see in France. The service was in two languages and it was most
satisfying. So, radio fell by the side because I was not there!
In our church we have the Sunday morning service as usual.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,697
Five on the net in very noisy conditions.
Messages Received.

From Per Dantoft  OZ5PD re the RI Convention June 11-14.
In summary  - Per has encountered many problems in arranging a Special Event Station in the House of
Friendship at Copenhagen but things are now progressing well.
The station will be in Hall H, Booth Number H-034.
Per is providing a brand new Yaesu FT897D with 25 amp power supply and a G5RV antenna for H/F
use, also an antenna for VHF and UHF on which the rig can operate as well.  Also the necessary coax cables.
Output will be 100 watts, the maximum permitted at the Bella Centre.  Antenna erection will be carried out
by centre staff ( a centre requirement ) and there will be a charge on Roar for this service.
It will not be possible to have a beam at the Centre.
President Laszlo has replied, congratulating Per on a great job.
He says, in brief -
Carry on the Good Work. "It is a great example of Service above Self"
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