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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pertti beat that with +18c.
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on
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.
From Coos VE2GTI
For the next three Sunday mornings I have to
pick up a 92-year old Church member because the person who does this
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
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
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