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Roar Nets March 19 2006

 
Poor propagation this day.  K-index 5, Solar flux 72
N.B.  UK clocks go forward one hour to BST next Sunday March 26
 
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
This net re-timed 0730z - 0830z .
I listened from 0730z but heard only faint voices in the S7noise.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report.
 
Greetings Bill,
A very small net this morning in spite of conditions being fairly good, - except with UK perhaps.
Here is what happened, as seen from HB9-land:
08:10  Started calling CQ RI net. Much QRM from 14.295.
08:15  CT/AD6XX, Laszlo, called in. 56/56 for a start, increasing to 59/59. Discussed CPH convention station.
08:30  VK4ZD, Bill. 54-56 both ways. Bill had just returned from district conference with 793 participants.
08:32  EA7GSU, Pertti, called briefly. 59 here, but he never came back when I returned his call. Laszlo also disappeared.
08:34  DU9/G4UNL, Roy, with 56 both ways.
 - - -    Both Bill and I tried to raise other stations, but replies, if any, were not readable
08:57  Bill, VK4ZD, and PA0SDZ, Les, managed to establish contact and Roy, DU9/G4UNL, joined them. Les was 11 here.
09:04  Bill closed the gates and then continued with Roy.
Understand from my talk with Laszlo that he has not had any news about a possible Copenhagen convention RA station.
We decided that I should try to obtain a progress report from Denmark.
Bill, VK4ZD, explained that Peter, VK3KCD, has obtained an OZ-license which we may use as call sign if we do not get a
special event call sign. In fact, Karen and I decided to get our Danish call signs back after the Danes abolished the annual
fee system which cost them more than they could collect. Now you pay once and for all and in addition to our HB9 call signs,
Karen is again OZ8OD while I am OZ5SQ. So we have sufficient call signs.        

73         Klaus, HB9CQS
 
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,694
This net re-timed 0800z - 0900z.
G3JJR John in control from Wolverhampton
Thirteen on the net in very difficult conditions.
 
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
This net re-timed 1130z - 1230z.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 down to 3/2 in qsb.
1230z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos, Algarve 3/4 up to 5/6 at times.
1240z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here. Jim got his call-in but nothing further.
1245z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here. Laszlo got "a little".
1247z - LA5HE Rag from Telemark 2/1 here but Laszlo got him quite well.
1303z - Net abandoned due to noise and qsb.
Thanks for trying.  Better luck next week !
 
 
1830z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,703
This net re-timed 1800z - 1900z.
Seven on the net in good condtions.
 
Messages Received.
 
From Communicator Editor Don G0JWE
USING "PayPal" to send Contributions to the Treasurer
This is working very well. To use the system you must check to see if PayPal will accept funds from your country.
If so, you must set up an account with PayPal. It costs nothing to do that.
You can pay using your own currency. ROAR will pay the conversion costs.
The money must be sent to the Treasurerís e-mail address which is:   ajbb@ccountry.net
PayPal then sends the treasurer the notice that the funds are being sent to the ROAR bank account.
If you have any questions concerning the above announcement, please contact Treasurer Bob at his e-mail
address above. (His photograph was on page 18 of the previous Communicator).
 
73 Don
(PayPal is on www.paypal.com )    (Roar Japan and Roar UK already have their own system)
 
 
From Dr. Miguel/LU3FMA
Hello Bill, I am Miguel Angel Milano, LU3FMA, of Rosario Argentina
(Rotary Club Rosario plaza de la bandera Distr. 4880), 
I am very happy for knowing of you. Lamentably this year I will not use my radios because I am
father of 3 children and between Rotary and my works it is impossible to take care of the radio.
Greeting to all the radio hams, Miguel
 
Dr. Miguel Angel Milano
(Many thanks for the message Miguel.  Call us when you can.)
 
 
From Ian Miller GM4JAE in Inverness.
Hello Bill,
When I can, I listen in on the 80metre Sunday evening net but in the past a
combination of poor condx and a clash of meal times have made the results poor!
However, last Sunday 18th, I managed to hear virtually all stations 5/9 on a
random length of wire in the loft of our bungalow feeding my JRC NRD-525 Receiver!
It is still rather cold for erecting aerials but I will get something up for
80metres in the neat future.

73 de Ian GM4JAE
 
 
From Coos de Vries VE2GTI
Hi Bill,
I am back as planned and arrived 16 March. Had to make a trip Amsterdam-Vancouver v.v. non-stop,
to spend the last 17 days with our son. He died 25 January. A bitter blow. He was 45 years old.
We shall have to try this Sunday again. A friend of mine, VE2DOH complained bitterly about the conditions.
Till Sunday, I hope.
 
Coos, VE2GTI


Late insertion from Bill G4YZE (via webmaster VK4ZD)
 
I would just like to advise that Sam, ZL1AOE, who has been a member of ROAR for many years,
died on Sunday Morning, 19 March 2006.
 
Douglas Birt,
ZL1BFS
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