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Roar Nets June 11 2006

Propagation very variable.  K=2  Solar Flux=76
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path..
Nothing from Australia this morning but a good Australian voice from the RI Convention in Copenhagen.
0645z - OZ5PD 5/9. The Convention station using the call of Per Dantoft OZ5PD
Operator Peter Lowe VK3KCD
Peter reported a good first day yesterday with 23 contacts, including me and Brian G3LUW
Don G0JWE Ted GD4HOX and several other Gs. Also Haraldur from Iceland TF3A.
This morning we were joined by John G4HMG, Don G0JWE, Ralph M0BDI,  Franz DK1II and Bill G4JVW.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3.692
G4FTA Tony in charge from Bicester
Twelve on the net in poor conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA only 5/8 today.
1130z - OZ5PD Peter (VK3KCD) at the RI Convention on Copenhagen. 5/8
1130z - G4HMG/p  John from Defford. 1/1 here,
1133z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/7
1142z - W8AUV Chairman Elect John Maier from Dallas TX 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Jim.
1150z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/9 here and got 5/9 from Jim.
1150z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/6 today
1150z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater Mn 3/3 here.
1159z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1 got 3/6 from Jim
1159z - ON4XA/p Xav from Brussels 5/7. Non Rot'n for a report.
1202z - G4DNE George from Rawtenstall  "        "       "   "     "         3/4
1210z - WA9AQN John from Petersburg IL 2/1 today
1220z - LA5HE Rag. from Telemark 5/9
1228z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9
1235z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 5/9 at first then 3/4 in qsb
1240z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8
1252z - Net ended.  A very lively net with the usual transatlantic contacts
struggling in poor conditions but with the excitement of everybody
getting a contact with the RI Convention station in Copenhagen.
Coos reported poor weather with much rain.
Nils had a bad cold but managed to get on the net alright.
That apart everybody was in good form and enjoying good weather.
Peter (VK3KCD) did great work as Convention Operator - using Per's
callsign OZ5PD. 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
Eleven on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received.
President Laszlo was admitted to hospital in Portugal on Wednesday, Initially for an appendectomy
but was found to have a colon problem also.  Remedial surgery was carried out successfully, but
Laszlo will remain in hospital for some more days.
Meanwhile may I express our very best wishes to Laszlo and Helga at this time and our hopes and
prayers for a rapid recomery to full health.
From President-elect John Maier W8AUV
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Thx Bill for this info.  I hope to have QSO with the station.  Iím listening now and will do so later as well. 
I have forwarded this info to all ROAR members in my address book.     73,  John W8AUV
Subject: RI Convention Station Copenhagen.
Greetings all,             
The Convention Station is now operational 0800z to 1600z using the callsign OZ5PD.
I had a good qso with the station this morning (operator Peter VK3KCD).
They do not have facilities for 40m or 80m.  The three element tribander for 10, 15 and 20m
is on a 60 foot mast but the rotator is not working.  The beam is stuck on a Northwest heading,
good for North America - but it gets into the UK alright.
Frequencies are  : -  20m  -  14,293  15m  -  21,403  10m  -  28,785.
Laszlo is still in hospital in Portugal. Helga hopes he will be home during the coming week.
From Haraldur Sigurdson  TF3A
Thank you for the info. Got hold of Peter the same day. One of few Rotarians that day.
OZ5PD is responsible for the Danish contribution for ROTARY Norden Magazine thet is
distributed to all Rotarians in DK, LA, SM. OH and TF.
greetings              Haraldur TF3A
From Cees-Jan PA2X
Worked the station OZ5PD yesterday, sunday, with a firm 5/9 on 14.293 at 08.50 UTC.
Very short skip on 20 meter this weekend.
Normally we would not be able to work Denmark from the Netherlands.
So I'm very pleased it was possible to speak with Peter in Copenhagen.
Hope they will succeed in working many Rotarians !
Regards and 73   PA2X - Cees Jan   The Netherlands
From Klaus HB9CQS
Good morning Bill
Just to tell you that I had a QSO with the RI convention station, OZ5PD, on Tuesday, shortly after 1100z.
RS 55 -58 here in spite of their beam direction being fixed at NW.
Will try again today. The station will be QRV after 08:30z.
73           Klaus, HB9CQS
And a final one from Peter VK3KCD  after "about seventy QSOs." over the Convention period.
Dear Bill
Today is the last from the Bella Center and things will be quite quiet this afternoon so will probably go
QRT after lunch unless there is amazing propagation. Finally worked Jim W1QUO yesterday with the
essential help of Brian G3LUW.
My thanks to all who have participated and especially to Per OZ5PD and the Copenhagen Amateur
Radio Club who supplied the equipment!
It will be sad to leave Copenhagen tomorow morning as I have enjoyed my week here very much.
My thanks Bill for your invaluable assistance and hope to work you from VK when conditions improve.
73 to all
Peter Lowe OZ/VK3KCD
                              Thats all for this week,
                               73 de Bill g4yze.
P.S.  My apologies for next week.  See you in a fortnight.
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