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Roar Nets March 26 2006

Propagation very good  K=0, Flux 76.  The contesters did well !
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
0719z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay up to 5/6
0723z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
0729z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Ronda 3/4 on the side of my beam.
0730z - VK5CO Brian from Port Pirie 4/5
0735z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6
0739z - M0BDI/EA7 Ralph from Majorca up to 5/9
0742z - G0JWE Don from Derby 2/1, got 4/6 from Henk
0752z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos 4/6 in qrm
0811z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1 here but 5/7 from Henk
0815z - DU/G4UNL Roy from Mindanao 3/2 here, got 5/9 from Henk
0821z - VK5CV Bill from Waikerie 2/1 here but Klaus got him 5/7 both.
0830z - Net ended. Altogether a very good net.
We started on a sad note having just got word that Bill VK4ZD had gone
to Adelaide, his father having just died.  Our sympathies from us all to
Bill and all his family.
Henk reported a very fine day there with 27deg.and sunny.
Henk just about recovering from a very hectic weeks involvement with
their District Conference, attended by about 550 members.
Don was able to get a word with Henk about the Communicator.
Brian VK5CO reported they had had quite a lot of problems which
prevented any radio activity but things are better now and he hopes
to be on the nets more regularly. Brian is going to NZ this week.
John EA/G4HMG/p enjoying a very good location at Ronda. sends 73 to all.
Ralph M0BDI/EA7 delighted to get on the net from Majorce with his new dipole.
He heard Bill VK5CV 5/5.  More than I did Ralph !
I still don't read Roy in Mindanao properly but things should improve now.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian from Devon in charge
Twelve on the net in good conditions.
It included a very welcome call-in from Ragnar LA5HE from Telemark !
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA|. 2-5/9 in severe contest qrm.
1135z - Net abandoned due to qrm.  Contest continues until midnight.
Should be much better next Sunday Jim !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Band stuffed full of contester qrm
I made several calls but no chance really.
Messages received.
From our Communicator Editor Don G0JWE
Hi Bill,
I wonder if you will be so kind as to include a note in your weekly net report that
we have placed a copy of the "Spring 2006" Communicator on the ROAR web site:
This has been accomplished with the help of Bill (VK4ZD) who added it immediately
after I sent him a copy in PDF format. (Service Above Self).
Many thanks,
73 de Don (G0JWE)
From Bill Main VK4ZD.
Hi Bill(s) :)
Just a quick email to let you know that I have to go to Adelaide (VK5) as my father is ready to leave us all.
Don has given me the new Communicator which is now up on the web site.
Alizah is now a member of the Rotary Club Of Salisbury D9630.

73's de Bill, VK4ZD
(In the event Bill's father passed away on Saturday night.)
From Klaus HB9CQS a report on the VK net similar to mine, but he hears better !
And with the footnote :-
On Sunday, 2006 April 02, (Battle of Copenhagen, 1801) I will be in France, north of Bordeaux.
Hope to join the net for a few minutes as F/HB9CQS, but may be too close to the Gs, EAs and CTs. 
73  Klaus, HB9CQS
From John G4HMG.
Hi Bill,
We picked up you report here in Ronda. Good to see general activity. Unfortunately we had no
response on my Tuesday net, Probably poor propagation. Will keep checking as we go round.
Best wishes to all..........John   PS I worked a ZL 5-7 this morning.
From Don G0JWE.
Morning Bill,
I sent condolences to Bill Main (VK4ZD) and he has replied that the funeral is on
Wednesday and he flies back to Brisbane on Wednesday night.
73 Don
From Coos VE2GTI
Dear Bill,
That (starting International Net at 1130z) would mean that I have to get up at 6.15 AM on a Sunday such as today.
That is a bit much! So, I passed; perhaps just as well because there was a contest on and the racket unbelievable.
 I assume that your change is for one week only in that our clocks go ahead one hour on Saturday/Sunday 1-2 April.
73 de Coos.
There was a bit of a hiatus on the 26th as your clock change got out of sync with ours.  We sync with Europe now HI
Things should be back to normal this coming week-end.
We can always re-schedule the net if you find it too inconvenient. The limiting parameters are no propagation earlier
and too much QRM later -and fitting it round UK lunch.!     See how it goes HI.
Does anyone else have any comments on net timings ?
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