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Roar Nets February 19 2006

Propagation generally good.   K index 2,  Solar Flux 79.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0800z - G4HMG 3/4 in S7 noise here, got 5/4 from VK4ZD.
0806z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/2, up to 5/7 later.
0806z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/9
0806z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5 here
0820z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 3/4 at best in noise here.
0820z - ZB2CF Mac from Gibraltar 2/1 here, John got him 5/7.
0829z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders up to 3/4 here
0833z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/9 here
0839z - DU/G4UNL Roy from Mindanao 3/3 here in the noise
0846z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/4 here.
0850z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 3/4 at best in the noise here
0910z - Net ended. I had noise but I think everybody else had a pretty good net.
I did get a good contact with Pasi who was 5/9 on his G5RV, also Laszlo and Klaus
were getting over the noise alright.  Bill VK4ZD reported 35c and a beautiful day.
Bill is going to Brisbane next Sunday but hopes to be back in time for the net.
As to temperatures, Roy in Mindanao topped the league with a comfortable 38c !
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3JJR John from Wolverhampton in charge.
Fifteen on the net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1218z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1218z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1, up to 5/5 later
1222z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 3/4 here
1222z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim got him well.
1231z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here, got Jim alright.
1231z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 4/5 here
1235z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/4 here but Jim got him well.
1235z - KK4IX John from Marion SC 5/6 here
1235z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/9
1235z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 3/4 here
1243z - SM3EXM Erik from Sundsvall 2/1here 
1243z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/9
1243z - G4HMG John from Devon 5/5 here
1255z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 5/6 here
1308z - WB9SFM 4/5 on call-in but did not respond later.
1330z - Net ended.  A very lively net but I could not read the Scandinavians today.
Jim had minus 11c. Very cold and very strong winds.
With his prisms and lenses Jim can now see letters about two inches high.
He thanks his many friends in optics and in computing.
It is all rather slow and painful but it is progress !
Nate reported his Club in St.John's is to have a visit from the Prisident of RI in April.
Bert VE3BGG is now an Honorary Rotarian having retired from full membership
on December 31after 50 years service. His Club gave a big party for Bert with nine
Past District Governonrs present.   Bert was District Governor in 1994/95.
Joe W0TBC reported some snow in Minnesota and minus 15c at the airport.
President Laszlo will be with us at our Roar.UK AGM, May 13.  He will be in
the UK with John G4HMG from 11th to 22nd of May.  John's friend Pasi OH1TG
also hopes to be with us at that time.  Looks like being an interesting meeting
- and a busy time for John & Diana -.
1830z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694.
John G4HMG in charge from Devon.
Seven on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Messages Received.

From Ofcom re. UK Amateur Radio Licensing regulations.
Sent: 14 February 2006 10:21
Subject: Ofcom Update: Ofcom deregulates amateur radio licensing
Ofcom today announced the reform of amateur radio licensing which is intended to
reduce the administrative burden on the UK's 63,000 amateur radio users. 
The full statement can be found at:


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