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Roar Nets November 5 2006

Propagation very good this day.  K=1 and Flux=86
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
This net re-timed 0800z - 0900z to meet changing propagation.
Thanks to Klaus for the following report.
Greetings Bill,
An enjoyable net. Fairly good opening to VK and a very fine signal from DU9, but as usual I was too close to most European stations.
I was told that David, EA5ALK, had been on the net, but I never heard David. Only Coco sent the needle up above S9.
Here is an account of events on 14293 as seen from HB9-land:
07:32z  Heard VK5CO and VK2GWK with good R5 signals, but VK4ZD was only a faint mumble. Called Henk, but no reply.
07:35z  VK5CO, Brian. 56/56. Good to work Brian and Port Pirie again. I had expected VK5 to come up much later.
07:47z  VK4ZD, Bill. Finally readable, - almost. Now 44, increasing to 57 later. 45 mm of rain and 30 deg C. Learned that Diane,
            VK4KYL, is  taking over as chief editor of Communicator. Congratulations and a big THANK YOU to you both. 
07:54z  G4HMG, John. Mainly R5 and never above S4. John is back in Devon now. John managed to work Brian, VK5CO.
08:05z  G4YZE, Bill. 55/55. Bill had noise problems, but was able to work the VKs and Roy
08:07z  DU9/G4UNL, Roy from Mindanao. Now 55. Later peaking 58. 100 watts and 4 elements yagi
0830z  VK2GWK, Henk, back on the frequency again, but only 33, perhaps because of beam direction. Later 55/55.
08:36z  YO9BC, Coco. At last a 59+ signal. Coco did his best to work the VKs, but unfortunately did not manage.
09:00z  Went QRT, Bill, G4YZE and Roy, DU9/G4UNL discussing old days in Bolton.
Kind regards,  Klaus HB9CQS.
Here we have two-peak propagation.  A weak one about 0715z  the second stronger peak about 0845z at present.
(G4YZE finally got good qso's with Bill/VK4ZD,  and Henk and also Roy in Mindanao. Great to hear you 5/9 for the first time Roy !)
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G4HMG John in charge from Devon.
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 4/5 here
1230z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 4/5 with qsb
1235z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6
1237z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9+
1237z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 5/5 here
1249z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON up to 5/6
1251z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 3/2 here
1252z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun a good 5/9 today.
1300z - KB1LV Ben from Bristol Conn. 5/9+
1304z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/3 here but Jim got him OK.
1306z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/3 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1312z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9
1339z - Net closed.  A very good net with mostly strong signals all round.
Jim had minus 2c, Coos similar. Coos got a good qso with Cees in Bussum
Laszlo had 22c. Laszlo has to see a surgeon on Tuesday about a growth under
his op. scar.  Rather painful and its medication interrupting his chemo-therapy.
Bert had no snow yet in Cambridge ON,  beautiful conditions. Leaves on the ground.
Coco got his Roar dues paid - and has acknowledgement from Treasurer Bob.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,670
Six on the net in very good conditions.
Messages Received.

Re.  Past President Laszlo CT/AD6XX 


Presentation of Medal from Hungarian Government.

On 23rd October 2006,  the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising Laszlo was invited to the Hungarian Consulate
in Lisbon along with about 200 diplomats from 50 countries.

After giving a resume of the events of October 1956 the Hungarian Consul General presented Laszlo with a Hungarian
Government medal "For his Heroic Contribution to the events of 23rd October 1956 and thereafter”


Responding,  Laszlo said he was honoured to accept the medal on behalf of the many young people who were with him
that day and who perished on the day or soon after.  Some as young as 12 to 16 years were sentenced to death, kept in
jail until they were 18 years old and then executed ! Laszlo’s father was sent to a Soviet labour camp in 1944 when Laszlo
was 14 years old. His mother and the family were literally turned out into the street.  His father never returned.

The uprising took place on October 23 1956.  The Soviets moved in 200,00 troops and 200 tanks one month later to exact
retribution in a savage purge starting on  November 4th.  Laszlo and his group managed to get out on December 4th 1956.



As Laszlo says many books have been written about the event but I'm sure many of us would like to hear more about his own
and his family's part in the revolution and its aftermath.  (WGL)

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