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Roar Nets January 21 2007
Propagation quite good. K=3, Flux=79, A=9.
0800z - 0900z - Europe- Anzo Net on 14,293
Some voices detectable from about 0830z.
0830z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here
0933z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/5
0833z - OH6SM Martti from Lapua 5/8, up to
5/9+30 at the end.
0835z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 3/2, up to 5/7 by
0835z - DU/G4UNL Roy from Mindanao up to 3/2
0837z - VK3KCD Peter from Flinders 2/1 here
0844z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9 here.
0904z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here
0917z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/2 here, got 5/7
0930z - Net ended. Rather marginal for much chat
but I think everybody got something out of it.
Bill VK4ZD had a "nice cool day" in Queensland,
25c. Martti had a fair day in Sweden. Minus 14.5c.
Peter VK3KCD did not hear the Gs much. Peter
will not be on the net next Sunday.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton.
Fifteen on the net in fair conditions.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293.
1225z - W1QUO Jim, our anchor- man from
Leominster MA 'phoned to report he has Tx
failure and could not be on the net. We missed
you Jim, hope you got it fixed !
1230z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8 here but
had no copy there due to noise.
1230z - G4HMG John from Devon 3/2 here
1234z - CT/AD6XX Laszlo from Lagos up to 5/8
1234z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/3 here
1241z - PA2X Cees from Bussum only 3/2 here
1245z - YO9BC Coco from Ploeste 5/9+
1255z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1301z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here but Laszlo
got some copy.
1313z - Net ended. East-West Atlantic path very
poor but Coos came in well, reporting minus 19.4c
and some snow. All well with him. His Club
inducted three new members this week !
Coco YO9BC had Summer Weather. Plus 18c !
Pertti had only 12.5c in Spain.
Laslo Did well despite his linear having
failed. He is threatening to go and bring a big one from Hungary.
He is feeling well and maintaining his weight
alright. Looking forward to meeting John G4HMG in Spain.
John departs from Portsmouth 25th, crossing to
Caen then driving down through France to Spain -
his intended ferry with Transmed from Portsmouth
to Bilbao having been withdrawn at the last minute.
1900z - 2000z UK evening 80-metre net on
Had a brief and marginal contact with Brian
G3LUW at 1900z but conditions were
very bad and getting worse so we did not
persist. It should be a little better next week.
From Tom Burns KN9H
Now that American hams with Extra class licenses
have access to the full 80
meter ham band I will attempt to monitor your early morning 80 meter net.
It is not unusual for midwest U.S. amateurs to reach England at that time of
day (night here.) Tom Burns, KN9H
(Tom is referring to the UK 80-metre net on 3,693 at 0900z - 1000z)
From Cees/ PA2X, Roar VP for CENAEM
Leslie, PA0SDZ, a frequent member of the
ROAR-Net, sent a letter to the home-address of John Maier.
As his letter unfortunately didn't arrive, his application for ROAR took
some time. It has been taken care of now;
Leslie is a member and put on the members-list on internet.
In the letter to John, Leslie introduced
himself. I received a copy. We are proud to have Leslie as another Dutch
so hereby I would like to resend his letter, and let Leslie ones
again properly introduce himself to you and the other ROAR office
Dear OM John,
On November 27, 2005 I listened on 14.293
and heard the ROAR ANZO net and joined it.
Since that time I called in more or less regularly and by doing so I
have made a couple of new friends.
I think it is time now to send you my application for official
membership of this fellowship.
A few months ago I received the necessary information how to join from
Bill Learmonth, G4YZE.
For your information I send you a very short
curriculum about my (Rotary) life. I was born on 26 december 1931
and graduated from the Delft Institute of Technology in 1957 as a Msc in
electrical engineering. After some time
with Shell Oil I worked in a number of power companies, became director
of the power company in the province
of Zeeland to end my professional career as CEO of one of the 7 big
power companies that existed in Holland in 1990,
serving about 2,5 million people with gas, electricity and cable TV in
the eastern and northern part of our country.
I became a member of Rotary in 1974 in the
RC Vlissingen (Flushing) in Zeeland and after moving to the east of the
Netherlands in 1986 I became a member of RC Zwolle-Noord. I did all the
existing jobs in Rotary (except treasurer!)
for many years and was elected president of RC Vlissingen in 1985. Since
two years I am a member of a so-called
Past Rotary Club, where members not having enough time to attend weekly,
just want to stop working in projects or
are spending much of their time abroad, are welcome. I don't know
whether this system applies for other countries as well.
The lunches taking place every two weeks, are much the same as in a RC,
but there are less duties and a lower attendance
is not a serious problem. Currently there are 480 RC's in Holland with
around 20.000 members and 90 PRC's with about 2.000 members.
I am married to Miek, we have a son of 45
near Amsterdam and a daughter of 42 near Hamburg, Germany,
all married and we have six grandchildren. We live a part of the year in
I take the liberty to include the
2007 fee (!) and hope you will accept my subscription.
With all the best wishes for a happy New Year and Rotary greetings and
Lesly G. Sisouw de Zilwa - PA0SDZ,
Glinthuisweg 12, 8061 PP HASSELT, The Netherlands, Tel/Fax + 31 - 38 -