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Roar Nets May 28 2006

Propagation very erratic this day.  K=3 at first 2 later, Flux 83.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 long path.
Noise S8 here.
0645z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9 at first
0645z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 1/1 here, Pertti gave him 5/6
0645z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/4 at first, down to 1/1 later.
0703z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/3 here
0703z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here
0717z - EA6/M0BDI Ralph from Majorce up to 5/6 at times.
0717z - G4JVW Bill from Barnstaple 1/1 here
0732z - CT/AD6XX President Laszlo from Lagos 3-4/5 here.
0747z - Net ended. Aprt from Pertti and Ralph I did not hear much.
Many thanks to Pertti for the following report : -
"Hi Bill,
I switched on the roar frequency at 0641 after having spoken with my friend
oh2nin/mm on Pacific Ocean between Calapagos and Marquesas and heard
g4hmg with 57 with ea6/m0bdi who was 53 here.
Yo9bc also briefly there with 59 and then through John I heard
vk2gwk with 56 and made a contact. Henk and John could not hear each other.
Heard also vk4zd w 31 but he could not receive me and they both faded away.
G4yze with 59plus10 and a minute later g3luw also 59plus 10.
g4jvw with 54. John called Laszlo and got him well at the beginning but
propagations were very variable and towards the end Ralph was intermediating.
I had no reception of Laszlo.
After signing off at 0729 I heard Ralph calling gw4kvj whom I also heard here w 52.
Audibility was jumping up and down, signal strengths being between S9plus to S1.
73's     Pete/ea7gsu
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
Brian G3LUW in charge from Lifton
Fourteen on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 with some fading.
1130z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 4/6 from Jim.
1136z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+20
1140z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/2 here, got 5/3 from Jim.
1145z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7
1148z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here
1148z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up tp 5/6 here
1148z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here
1159z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 4/5 with QSB
1213z - WA9AQN John from Petersburg IL 4/5
1235z - Net ended.
A very animated net.  Signals steadier today though not strong and no short skip. 
Jim reported a very nice day.  14c already and getting warmer.
Coco had experienced severe gales but his antenna survived alright.
He had been on the VK net earlier but heard only QRM.
I had no copy on Les but he was received well by Jim and Bert and John in Illinois.
Bert enjoying welcome spring weather. Floods gone and temps going up to 28c.
Good to hear Joe up to 5/6 at times. "Only ten to seven in the morning " !
President Laszlo was mostly in the noise but up to 5/4 at times.
John WA9AQN got a good qso with John G4HMG.  Still cold in Illinois.  About 30F !
Jim reported that Jack Page KF5BD has some antenna problems and they hoped
to do some reception tests during the Transcontinental Net this afternoon.
Best wishes Jack.  Hope you got it fixed !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694.
Six on the net in fair conditions.
Messages Received.
RI Convention June 11 to 14..  ROAR Special Event Station in Copenhagen.
From Per Dantoft/OZ5PD via Don G0JWE.
 Hello Don
 Just to follow up on the Convention 2006, ROAR operations:
 The call sign will be OZ5PD
 I will produce special QSL cards to be shipped in accordance with the log.
 As I do not know who will be attending the Convention except for our
 chairman I am unable to give you a firm schedule for our operations.
 I will be available at the ROAR booth, but I have multiple obligations during
 the Convention, especially I have to be at the Press Center at specific  hours.
 I will suggest operation as often as possible during the HOF opening  hours,
 10 AM local time to 6 PM local time  0800z to 1600z.
 Operation can be conducted on most bands, and I suggest the following  frequencies:
 3.692 MHz, 7.077,5 MHz, 10.140 MHz, 14.293 MHz, 18.140 MHz, 21.403 MHz,
 24.960 MHz, 28.785 MHz, 145,475 MHz FM and 144.475 SSB. 434.200 MHz FM,
 432.200 MHz SSB.
 On Sunday we will be on 14.293 MHz at 11.30 UTC.
 Vy73 de  OZ5PD.
( N.B. I suggest Europe on 40m before lunch, Transatlantic on 20m later.  - g4yze-)
From Peter VK3KCD
Dear Bill
----------------------------- I will be leaving for Copenhagen on June 2 and will not be back in VK until the end of June.
I arrive in Copenhagen on the 8th of June.
73 to all and hope to work some of the members from the ROAR station at the convention.
YIR   --------------------- Peter Lowe VK3KCD

From Secretary Noel /VK2IWT
I was one of the VK's not heard last Sunday. Hi Hi.
I have mailed out the Directories to UK and Europe, ROAR-J, USCB and ANZO. Be looking for them.
They are coming Economy Air (except ANZO).
Perhaps at the AGM a discussion of alternative methods would be fruitful if not money saving.
From Tom Burns/KN9H
I will be at Eastbourne on 18 June, 2006 and will attempt to check  into 
Rotary nets on 20 meters and 80 meters, but my antenna will be short for 80
and my signal there  may be  weak.
Tom Burns
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