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Roar Nets April 1 2007

Propagation unstable.  K=4  A=3  Flux=73
0730z - 0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0730z - Heard some voices but no copy.
0751z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil only 3/2 here
0805z - I gave up and went to 80- metres.
We missed Klaus HB9CQS who was away in Zurich all day.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3.693
John G4HMG in charge from Devon
Sixteen on the net in fair conditons.
Brian G3LUW reported that he and Bruce G0PCF had paid a visit to our AGM hotel, the Ufford Park
at Woodbridge near Ipswich - very good venue. Saturdays trip on the River Deben and a visit to Sutton Hoo
archeological site before our AGM at 6pm on Saturday 12th May sounds very attractive.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste with a great signal. 5/9++
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 with qsb down to 4/3 at times.
1130z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 in my dead space as always.  Jim got him well
1140z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/3. Jim got some copy also.
1144z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here. Jim had too much noise to copy.
1145z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Jim got 4/4 at times.
1148z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here, Jim got a little .
1155z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here. Jim had a little copy.
1210z - G4HMG John from Devon 1/1.  Jim got a "nice solid signal."
1220z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 here but Jim and John got him well.
1225z - Surprize !  - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 5/6 here.
1249z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7 now.
1252z - Net ended.  This was quite a struggle and many thanks to all who took part.
It was great to hear Bill VK4ZD, almost the strongest signal here too !  Bill worked G4HMG, PA2X, SM4CSF
EA7GSU and got a rather thin contact with Jim W1QUO.
Jim had minus 2c  going up to 12c  Bill in Gatton had 28c. "A cool day"
But Coco had 25c.  Coco expects to get his new 16-el Optibeam next week.
Pertti had 14c and weather improving-  He had heard Henk VK2GWK early on the morning net.
Thanks to Coos for the following report.
Temp. -1.6 C.  Lovely morning; sunshine; no wind
Conditions dismal. Could hear Jim W1QUO and gave him message as follows:
Last night we had a very successful "sugaring off" party. 95 people of ours took part in a huge room with hundreds others, 
in the middle of a big log cabin surrounded by maple trees in a forest outside Montreal. Maple syrup is poured over everything
on one's hot food plate. Delicious. Desert was sugar pie; traditional.
Our 95 consisted of Rotarians and spouses, 11 RF Ambassadorial students and 31 exchange students from all over the world.
This is a real Quebec 'happening'. When the maple sap is running (into little pails attached to the trees, like rubber in the Far East),
the organisers handle 4,000 people a day serving the same Quebec meal! It is a non-stop business.
73's, Coos, VE2GTI
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,696
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon
Eight on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received.
From Tim JH1NVZ
Dear Noel:
I received ROAR Directory this week and sent to ROAR-J secretary yesterday.
These directory will be delivered with ROAR-J News letter within a few
weeks.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Best 73!  JH1NVZ Tim Masuda The Vice chairman of Asia district
N.B.  Also Don G0JWE has received and distributed the new Directories to our members in RIBI.
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