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Roar Nets April 30 2006

Propagation good at times but unstable.  K=0, Solar flux =101.
0630z - 0800z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
I listened from 0600z, hoping for earlier propagation. Noise here about S7.
0635z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0635z - VK5ZD Bill from Gatton 4/5 here
0657z - VK3DNE Norm. from Essendon, 3/4 up to 5/7 later.
0658z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 5/8
0700z - F/G4HMG/p John from the Dordogne 1/1 here but Henk got him
0708z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/7
0721z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo 5/6 with qsb.
0735z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/9
0747z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie a good 5/8
0749z - CT1BJZ Vitor from Ordivelas 5/8
0753z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/6, busy with a contest party today.
0805z - Net ended.  A tantalising net with propagation coming earlier and later than predicted,
but signals seldom strong enough for comforatabe copy.
Pertti had spoken to Henk two hours earlier about 0430z, also six ZL stations, not strong but readable.
Bill VK4ZD reported 31c yesterday but they have had some welcome rain.
Bill has been asked to be president next year with a brief to increase membership - from 10 to 20.
You will enjoy it Bill but that sounds like quite some task !
Great to hear Norm VK3DNE again, using 100w to a vertical and coming through well at times.
Martti did well with his 1000w to a big antenna 37m up, and was able to give some good relays.
Martti's club had a GSE team from NZ. The team leader Andrew Watson, from Morton, reported
that there was a licensed ham in his club, but Martti did not get the name of his club.
We need some input from NZ so we may have a prospective member there.
Bill VK5CV played it cool and came on late with a great 5/8 signal, armchair copy both ways.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,695
Tommy G2FUU in charge from Nazeing Essex.
Ten on the net in rather erratic conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1120z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 down to 3/4 at times.
1120z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 2/1 here.
1126z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 at first, up to 5/7 at times later.
1128z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos, 5/7 with qsb
1128z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Laszlo got him.
1130z - F/G4HMG/p John from the Dordogne 3/2 up to 4/5 later.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9.
1150z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln only 3/2 now.
1153z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/6 on call-in but I did not hear him later.
1153z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here, Laszlo got him 5/8
1202z - DK8UL Dr. Peter Dettmann from Schwerin a good 5/9
1218z - SM4KYO Kjell from Borlenge (a near neighbour of Nils) a good 5/7.
1247z - Net ended. A very interesting net with signals up and down again
and finishing up with Laszlo the only one who could hear everybody.
He did good relays befitting his status as well as his geographical location.
Wonderful news from Coos who returned from Holland with a former High School
friend Wilhelmina (Helmi) van Vliet, now a widow for four years. They are to be married
during the regular church service in Coos's church on Sunday 28th May.
Hearitiest congratulations from us all to Coos and Helmi.
A special welcome to DK8UL Dr. Peter Dettmann a member of the Rotary Club of Rheine
south of Hamburg.  Peter's e-mail address is  dettmann@fh/
He is also on Winlink, web site and can be reached with e-mail on
I will take this opportunity to tell Peter, and remind all members, that the Roar web-site
is on   It is full of interesting stuff about Roar thanks to the diligent work of our
webmaster Bill Main VK4ZD. Also it carries a membership application form which you can
print and complete and forward to our Secretary.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
Six on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
From Jim W1QUO to President Laszlo but of interest to all.
Dear Laszlo,
                  I want to share an idea with you which you might promote, if you think it worthwhile,
on your visit to England as well as the R.I. Convention.  We have a world class web site, thanks
to the efforts of several dedicated people like Don Cliffe et al.  Let's ask each ROAR member to
try to get the ROAR web page accessible through his/her local Rotary club web site & do the same
through the district web site.  I have been able to do this with our local Fitchburg,Ma. Rotary club web
site and have been receiving compliments from many people, including the District Governor.
                                                              Kindest regards to you and yours,
                                                                                         Jim Moran W1QUO
N.B.  President Laszlo has already raised this matter at RI conventions and with other Fellowship Chairmen
but it is worth pursuing again.  The problem is how to persuade people to look at the web site.
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