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Roar Nets January 8 2006

HF Propagation fairly good.  K-index = 1.  Solar flux 79.
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Nothing but noise about S6 here until about 0825z when signals came up through it.
0825z - OH6SM Martti in Lapua 5/9
0829z - G4HMG John in Devon 4/3
0830z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7 here
0832z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here
0837z - Bill from Barnstaple 1/1 here
0839z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1 up to 5/8 by
0842z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 1/1 up to 3/2 by
0846z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1 up to 5/8 by
0850z - G3LUW Brian from Lifton 3/2 here
0906z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here.
0919z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0926z - DU9/G4UNL Roy from Koronadal City,  Mindanao 3/2 here
0933z - I left the net to join our 80-metre net - see Klaus's report !
A very good net despite thin conditions, thanks to all who took part.
Great to welcome Roy from Mindanao, in the Rotary Club of Koronadal City in District 3860
Roy's e-mail address is
"Greetings Bill,
Your ANZO net log must hold more details than mine, since I was late and the net in full swing
when I was ready. At the time, I could hear yourself and also VK4ZD, Bill, EA7GSU, Pertti and 
OH6SM, Martti but had to wait a few minutes before getting a chance to join the net.
09:18z  VK4ZD, Bill, 55/55 increasing during the net to 56/56.
09:18z  EA7GSU, Pertti, 59/59
09:18z  OH6SM, Martti, 58/59
09:18z  G4YZE, Bill, 33 at first. For a short period 59 before the signal disappeared entirely.
09:25z  DU9/G4UNL, Roy, on Mindanao, a Rotarian, working VK4ZD and later the European stations. I got Roy 55/55.
09:48z  DJ7DF, Horst, working DU9/G4UNL. Horst was 57 here, but I never spoke to him.
10:00z  Net ended
During the International Net, I was unable to work any of the UK stations.
12:53z  W1QUO, Jim, 56-58 here. Jim gave me 58.
12:58z  OH6SM, Martti. 59 / 59.
73  Klaus, HB9CQS"
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,692.
G4FTA Tony in charge from Bicester.
Fifteen on the net in rather difficult conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9. Got minus 2c and a light covering of snow.
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/2 here got Good signal from Jim.
1230z - CT/AD6XX Chairman Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 5/7 at times in qsb.
1230z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+ here.
1240z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn up to 5/9 at times, got 5/8 from Jim.
1247z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here got 5/5 from Jim.
1250z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/3 now. Got 5/9 from Jim.
1256z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here,
1258z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9+ here
1307z - MW0DVM  from Porth 2/1 here but John G4HMG got a slight contact.
1315z - S53EG Gregor from Adjovcina, 5/7 here. Not Rotarian.
1322z - GJ4HSW Frank from Jersey 3/2 here Not Rotarian.
1330z - K7DVB Bob from Dillon SC 5/5 here. Jim had no copy.
1335z - Net ended. A very active net despite irregular propagation at times.
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,692
G4HMG John in charge from Devon,
Four on the net in impossible conditions.
Net abandoned after about fifteen minutes.
Messages Received.
From ROAR Secretqry Noel VK2IWT,  WD8QHD..
Important Amendment to 2005-2006 Directory.
Pages 30/31  (inside back Pages)
Secretary's USA address :- Delete:  - 1017 Lombard Drive, Unit D, Redlands, CA 92374, USA.
                                            Insert:  - 35551 Cornell Drive,  Yucaipa,  California 92399, USA.
Secretary's Australia address remains  -  150 Bridge Street, Uralla, NSW 2358, AUSTRALIA.
Noel adds :-
"My VK address remains the same even though some call books list otherwise.
I had hoped to share this info on the Anzo-Europe net yesterday but could not copy anyone.
I am designing a new beam antenna that I hope will improve reception and transmission.
With the new year I need to have any changes to the roster as I start the preparation of The Directory for 2006-07.
Seasons greetings to all the ROAR family worldwide.
Noel R. McLaren, PDG VK2IWT / WD8QHD
Secretary, Rotarians of Amateur Radio"
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