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Roar Nets February 12 2006

Propagation volatile, varying up to 10db per minute.  K-index 2,  Solar flux 76.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Contester RK3DXZ, (S9++ here) kindly moved to give us the frequency.
0819z - HB8CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/3 here
0819z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1 here
0820z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 5/9
0821z - Don from Derby 1/1 here, David gave 5/3
0818z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/8 today
0835z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo 5/9 on call-in then faded out.
0844z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/4 here
0905z - Net ended. An interesting net. Klaus and Martti did well getting VK4ZD
and able to relay most of the time. I gather Bill ZD could hear me a bit
but I had S5 noise here and could not read him.
David EA5ALK got a good chat with Don, (whom I can never hear on 20m.)
President Laszlo came up with a great signal and then just fizzled out in a minute or two.
Apologies to Roy DU/G4UNL . Martti heard him but I did not know he was there.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
John G4HMG from Devon in control.
Fifteen on the net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA5/9
1230z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here but Jim gave 5/9
1232z - G7HVO Reg from Bolton 5/9. Non-Rot'n for a report.
1235z - M1NJP Alan from Ormskirk 4/5.    "             "         "
1257z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 2/1 here.
1240z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 here
1240z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim got him well.
1248z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 2/1 here
1250z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/5 here, got 5/8 from Jim
1253z - WA9AQN John from Petersburg IL 5/8 here
1305z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON
1307z - VO1NP Nate from ST.John's NF up to 5/6 at times
1308z - KF4QBE Joe from Bradenton FL 4/5 here
1317z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 5/6 at times.
1322z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 3/4 here
1340z - Net ended.  A lively net though I was struggling with noise and diving signals here.
I think Brian did rather better from his more Southerly location in "Glorious Devon."
Jim reported bad weather with gusts to 50, 30cms snow and more violent forecast !
Klaus was able to report "wall-to-wall blue sky" and a beautiful day in Switzerland.
Joe KF4QBF reported very bad weather in Bradenton. 11c and strong winds.
Great to hear John Swartz WA9AQN again.  He had a beautiful day with minus 7 and
some snow.  Also he had  "more dogs in the shack than one could count on the fingers
of both hands."  He was enjoying their company though.
I did not get  much of Joe W0TBC today, also Bert VE3BGG disappeared after call-in.
Nate was proclaiming "beautiful conditions for cross-country ski-ing."
1830z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3692.
Band full of Euro-qrm at about S9++.
I could not find a slot to call into and gave up after about ten minutes.
Messages Received.
From Lisbeth Bremstad on Thursday a very sad message.
My father Tore Bremstad died unexpectedly on monday february 6th of a heart attack. (LA5JB). (removed at Lisbeth's request)
Please remove this e-mail from the newsletter.
With sincere regards
Lisbeth Bremstad (daughter)
(I have replied to Lisbeth, as have President Laszlo and Jim/ W1QUO
expressing our sadness and our appreciation for Tore's great support
both for Rotarians of Amateur Radio and the Fellowship of Flying Rotarians.)
From Brett N7KG  via Jack KF5BD
--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Brett" <>
Just thought I would introduce myself. I'm a long time member of the
Salt Lake Rotary and the Utah Amateur Radio Club. We just celebrated
our 100th Anniversary for SL Rotary and UARC is I believe 78 years old
I was wondering if there is ROAR representation at the International
Convention. If so, given that it will be at Salt Lake next year, is
there anything I can do to help?
Thanks. Brett Sutherland, N7KG
From Coos de Vries
Dear Bill,
I am returning 16 March to Montreal. Hope to be QRV on 19 March.
Regards,   Coos, VE2GTI 

From Cees Jan van Mourik 
Dear Bill,
Thanks for this report, much appreciated ! Just became a ROAR member a couple of days
before the last Sunday-Net, so very pleased to have worked other ROAR members, and to
hear PA3FVA...the only other ROAR member here in the Netherlands.
So the Dutch delegation has grown 100% in 2006 (hihi)
Hope you be part of the Net many times in the future. 73 
Greetings from the Netherlands  Cees Jan van Mourik - PA2X
Member of Rotary Club Bussum (nr 049 - district 1570)    
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