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Roar Nets April 2 2006

Propagation rather poor despite good figures.  K=0 and Flux 87.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - EA/M0BDI/p Ralph from Palma Majorca, a nice 5/9 on his dipole
0732z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo 5/9 from Lagos
0740z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/7 from Laszlo.
0758z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0810z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 5/9+
0815z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9
0823z - Net ended.  No VKs heard here but they were in there!
This from Bill VK4ZD after the net.
The conditions dropped out completely to Europe today and Diane and I ended up chatting
the whole hour with Roy (DU9/G4UNL). So there were only the 3 of us on today at this end.
73's de Bill, VK4ZD  (Thanks Bill)
President Laszlo reported he is going to Copenhagen 10th to 15th June.
Also Pertti will go if the construction work on his new house is at a non-critical stage,
otherwise he will have to stay in Spain.
Also, by e-mail from Peter VK3KCD in Flinders
Have passed a message of condolence to Bill VK4ZD and thanks for the info on the email as
I have had serious lack of propagation here in Flinders. Seem to have disappeared down an
RF black hole!. Hope to be on at Easter. No sign of the Danish licence yet.
And again from Peter yesterday-----
Further to my recent email the Danish visitors "permit" arrived this morning.
YIR  Peter.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,692
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon. 
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA a nice 5/9
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7
1135z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5 here
1135z - F/HB9CQS Klaus near Bordeaux 2/1 here but got 5/9 from Jim and Coos.
1139z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here but Jim got him well.
1139z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 3/2 here but Jim got him alright.
1139z - EA/G4HMG/p John from a motorway in Spain1/1 here but Jim gave 4/7.
1149z - TF3ARI Ari from Reykjavik 5/9
1200z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 5/9
1207z - OH6GHI Peter from Jacobstad 5/9+
1212z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 5/8
1221z - I had to leave the net at this time.
Following received from Jim by e-mail after the net.
Please add SM4CSF, Nils,Falun, to your list of check-ins on that lively net on 14.293 April 2, 2006.
73, Jim W1QUO
Jim was in good voice, reporting a great spring day with 8c and some rain.
Coos VE2GTI "so glad to be back on the air"  (and we are equally glad to hear you Coos!)
Coos has already been to one meeting. They have the President of RI in the District
also he is going to a gathering in Ontario on 14th of May.
Jim and Coos got very good contact with Klaus F/HB9CQS near Bordeaux.
I could not really copy Klaus here. Maybe he did not get my order for a case of
red Bordeaux.  It is reported to be very good this year.
Sadly I did not get any of John EA/G4HMG either.  Better luck next time.
Nate has to entertain the RI President at his club on Tuesday.
Erik SM3EXM had 10c and 30cms snow in Sundsvall
Peter OH6GHI beat that with 60 cms of snow in Jacobstad.
Joe W0TBC had 25F and snow all gone.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,692.
Eight on the net . Conditions fair at first, noisy later.
Messages Received.
From  Communicator Editor Don G0JWE
Hi Bill,
I think there is a little confusion about the ROAR web site.
The Directory gives it as .net and my email to you may have carried the same extension.
The correct one should be:
Hope this clears the confusion.
73 de Don
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