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Roar Nets October 22 2006

Propagation rather wild this day.  K=5, solar flux 75.
N.B. CLOCKS : - US, UK & Europe clocks go back one hour on Sunday 29th October.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
(This net 0730z-0830z from next Sunday 29th October.)
I heard faint voices from about 0645z. Got EA7GSU and HB9CQS at 0754z..
Thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill,
Good conditions considering ---. This Sunday I even managed to work some European stations!!
Here is what the net looked like from HB9-land:
06:32z -  First CQ RI net call. Nothing.
06:45z -  VK4ZD/P, Bill, 44 both ways, so we decided to wait 10 minutes.
06:55z -  Heard the VKs in QSO. Good signals.
07:00z -  VK4ZD/P, Bill, 56-7 here most of the time. Got the same from VK4. Bill stayed with the net until 07:44z..
07:00z -  VK4KCD, Peter, 56 here.
07:00z -  VK2GWK, Henk, 59/59. I like that SteppIr antenna. Henk too close to VK4ZD/P and no copy.
07:06z -  VK5CV, Bill called in. Too early for me. Only 22 here, but VK4 <=> VK5 appeared to be OK.
07:08z -  SM4CSF, Nils. Good to hear Nils on the ANZO net. Swung the beam towards NW and had Nils 58. 7 deg.C and raining.
07:11z -  EA/G4HMG/M, John from Northern Spain. I only heard a faint murmur, but Nils worked John OK.
07:20z -  EA7GSU, Pertti. Peaking 59. Later on Pertti managed to work VK4ZD/P, powered by the sun. Great!
07:31z -  VK5CV, Bill, 55 here briefly. Got 43. Lost Bill in QRM from Jamboree activity and German contest.
07:55z -  G4YZE, Bill, 59 initially, dropping to 56. Had a good and interesting triangle G4/EA7/HB9 after closing hours.
08:09z -  Signed off with Bill and Pertti. Net closed.      73     Klaus
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Fourteen on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
(This net 1230z - 1330z from next Sunday 29th October.)
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1130z - LA5HE Ragnar from Telemark 5/9
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1130z - EA/G4HMG/p John from Comilles, N.Spain, 5/7
1132z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 3/4
1132z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 4/3 here
1132z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9
1145z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 5/6
1155z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1202z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 4/4 in the clear but much qrm
1210z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/7
1216z - OZ5PD Per from Jutland 5/9
1220z - KC4D/p Bill from Pittsburg 3/4 in qrm
1225z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 4/3
1235z - G8LES Mike from Alton 4/3 here
1245z - Net ended. A busy net though transatlantic path still marginal.
Jim had +1c, snow forecast, a short fall this year!   (See Jim's message below)
John EA/G4HMG/p near Santander. Returning to UK from Bilbao 24th, in Portsmouth 26th.
Coos had 4c and nice still weather. Radio conditions very noisy.
Laslo was glad to report Helga back home. Laszlo has a big reception at the Hungarian
embassy in Lisbon on Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising.
Pertti EA7GSU was glad to have several days rain in Spain.  Was able to fire up his sauna
without causing a forest fire.  Now he reports he is "clean in skin and soul"
Nils SM4CSF had a great day on the nets.  He is in the right place for the propagation now !
Per OZ5PD has now sent out all the QSL cards from the Copenhagen Convention.
He would very much appreciate return cards from all who made contact with Copenhagen.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,696
Nine on the net including John EA/G4HMGp from Spain.
Conditions very good. Rather noisy !
Messages Received.
From Jim W1QUO
Dear Bill,
                On October 17, four Japanese visitors arrived at the Leominster, Ma. QTH, Jim Moran-W1QUO.
Max Ishihara,JR1JCU,Director of International ROAR Net Committee,
Yoshio Muto,JE1JQX, Secretary of ROAR-j,
Toshimasu Obokata, banker and Miss Hiromi Kanai,translator. 
Following a welcoming, ceremonial tea service, Mr. Muto,JE1JQX brought his laptop and video camera and
demonstrated a live ROAR meeting with ROAR Japan members.  We sincerely appreciate the Japanese
members who stayed up very late to participate in the round table.

Following the computer-aided Yahoo Messenger Roar net meeting, the group proceeded to the regular Tuesday
meeting of the Fitchburg, Ma. Rotary club.  A gala meeting, conducted by madam president, Linda Largey took
place and included a special welcome to the Japanese visitors by secretary, Karen Fusco. 
Attendance included District 7910 Governor, Suzanne Comer.
                                                                                    73  Jim  W1QUO
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