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Roar Nets December 31 2006

Propagation quite good for the sunspot minimum Festi8ve Season.  K=1, Flux=80, A=1.
0800 z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
Signals becoming discernible from 0830z
0853z - VK4ZD Bill in Gatton 3/4 up to 5/7 by 0915z.
0855z - BA4DW/p Jonathan from Shanghai 4/5 here.(home call KK7PW)
0900z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9
0900z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3 here
0909z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 here
0920z - Net ended. Bill had to go for his evening meal.
Signals came up well after a slow start and Bill was able to work all the Europeans,
as well as Jonathan in Shanghai. The opening should come earlier now, about 15 mins per week.
0900z - 100z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
Tommy G2FUU in control from Nazeing, Essex.
Fourteen on the net in fair conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/6 at times
1230z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here but John got him.
1235z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos up to 5/6
1240z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/6 but not receiving.
1245z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln now only 3/2 at best.
1245z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3
1245z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 but Jim got him
1249z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge Ont 5/7, got me 3/4.
1256z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun up to 5/8 at times.
1319z - LA5HE Rag' from Telemark 5/6
1322z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/8
1339z - Net ended.  Jim had minus 4 and some snow.
Coos VE2GTI having reception problems.  He had minus 9.  Happy New Year to all !
Laszlo doing well with his treatment and feeling very well.
Bert VE3BGG will be at home for several weeks now and hopes to be regular on the nets.
YO9BC Coco had been on earlier but I missed him.
Best wishes to all members from all on the net.
1900z - 2000z UK evening net on 3,693
Nothing but high noise and qrm.
Messages Received.
From President John Maier W8AUV
Dear Friends and fellow Rotarian Associates of Bob Butler (ROAR Treasurer),
I am saddened to pass along this communication regarding Bob’s wife Alpha Jane. 
She was welcomed home by the Lord this past Sunday evening,
December 24th, 2006.  She died at home after suffering from cancer. 
Her immediate family was with her.  Bob said that Alpha Jane “accepted her condition
with grace and calm knowing that she was travelling to a better place.”
As soon as I have more information, I will pass it on.
Sincerely,  John Maier, W8AUV  President 2006-2009
Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR)   Dallas, TX, USA
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