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Roar Nets February 11 2007

Propagation quite good.  K=1  A=3  Flux=76
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
0818z - EA/G4HMG/p  John from Los Madrilles up to 5/9 at times
0828z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 3/3 here but John got him alright.
0833z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here
0835z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here
0839z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 4/5 up to 5/7 by 0855z.
0845z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9+
0913z - Net ended.  A very good net though not munch short skip.
EA/G4HMG John is enjoying a very good site at Los Madrilles with splendid facilities.
He and Diana will be remaining there for about 3 weeks.
They had visited David EA5ALK and Valerie. Valerie is recovering well from a hip op.
OH6SM Martti enjoying a relatively mild minus 9c.  They had minus 31.7c this week !
Bill VK4ZD had some rain storms in Queensland.  They have a Rotary Exchange
Student Joha Luna from Ecuador.  Bill was also looking forward to a return visit from
Tiina from Martti's area who had been an exchange student with Bill and Diane
in Kalgoorlie several years ago. 
Very well done Bill and Diane !
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G4FTA Tony in charge from Oxford
Twelve on the net in fair conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1230z - EA/G4HMG John from Los Madrilles 4/5 here
1230z - G8LES Mike from Alton 4/5
1234z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1237z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/3 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1249z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here
1249z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here
1249z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here
1252z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/9
1252z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 2/1 here
1258z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos 4/5
1305z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 1/1 today, Jim got him well.
1308z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7 - 3/4 in qsb.
1318z - Net ended. -  Difficult today with noise and qrm  and varying signals.
Jim reported weather cold wet and unpleasant.
Laszlo findiung his treatment "rather unpleasant" but he is making steady progress.
Coco reported lovely weather.  +17c and blue skies
Pertti beat that with +18c.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
I missed this one. Many thanks to Brian G3LUW for the following report.
Hello Bill,  Another very noisy net. I ran it - there were 7 members in total. (G0JWE) Don's club changed venue last week,
and the business concerned went into liquidation soon afterwards. He reports that his club is 'homeless'  at present. 
 73  Brian
Messages Received.
From Coos VE2GTI
Dear Bill,
For the next three Sunday mornings I have to pick up a 92-year old Church member because the person who does this normally,
is away in Spain (where the rain falls always in the plain judging by the report of G4HMG last Sunday).
This puts extra pressure on my already tight schedule on Sunday mornings and therefore I shall skip ROAR for those three Sundays.
Sorry about that but I hope you understand.   73's     Coos VE2GTI
From ROAR Secretary Noel VK1IWT
Hello Executive Committee plus others:
The 2007-08 issue of The  Directory is almost ready to go to the printers. It lacks one column and revisions
to the ROAR Schedule. If any of the listed nets are inactive or if there are new nets up and running we need
to add or remove accordingly. 
I also need the committee's go ahead with the corrections to the database. Many of you have the list of those
who have made no contribution since the last millennium.
The AGM at Chicago told us what to do about those. Unfortunately we will lose one Regional Vice
Chair and some long time net workers.
The corrections have been made for RIBI, Japan and USA. Still needing attention are ANZO, Canada and a few Rest of World.
I will adhere to the ruling at the Chicago AGM unless told otherwise.
After the database is up to date I will e-mail to everyone who wants it as a Word Excel file.
I am so sorry that I have such a local noise problem that I can not
hear much when I tune up on the nets (Euro - Anzo).
73   YIR   Noel
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