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Roar Nets July 1 2007

Propagation in the doldrums.  K=2    A=6   Flux=66
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path
I did not get much on this net. Thanks to Klaus for the following report.
Greetings Bill
Pertti, EA7GSU, had already closed down when I started. My own fault since I was late. As usual no ANZO staqtions.
It cannot be done at the moment, but we had a good European net. Here is my log:
06:50z  G4HMG, John. 44 for a start, but great improvement after John gave up calling ANZO and turned the beam.
07:06z  G4JVW, Bill, from Barnstable. 57 here.
07:17z  GW4KVJ, John. 58 here. Not readable in Devon.
07:23z  OH1TG, Paavo. 54 here. 20 C and thunderstorms.
07:34z  G4YZE, Bill. 59/59. Bill is making good progress, but not yet ready to throw away the sticks
07:49z  Net closed down.
Our club celebrated its 50 years anniversary on this Sunday noon and afternoon. Our governor was attending together with the presidents of our
friendship club Solingen in Germany and several neighbouring clubs. Three of our founding fathers are still members, but only one was able to attend.  
As regards VK2-land, I can confirm that I worked VK2BLZ, Len, on Sunday evening at 21:45z to 22:10z. Never below 57.
73  Klaus, HB9CQS
-----I have listened some evenings but heard nothing of the VK or ZL beacons.  It might be worth a try all the same. - g4yze-----
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
John G4HMG in charge from Devon
Twelve on the net in rather poor conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 4/5 up to 5/9 at times.
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here, got 5/9 from Jim.
1130z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
1130z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/5 up to 5/8
1135z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 4/5 here
1151z - KF4QBE Joe from Bradenton FL 1/1 here
1153z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/1
1201z - Net ended.  Jim struggling with high solar noise.
Coos had a fine day. Rather cool.  13c.   Jim had 16c.
Pertti very happy with blue sky and 27c.  !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695
An elite net. Only Tommy G2FUU,  Ralph M0BDI amd myself.
Strong signals in very noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
From President John reporting to Noel and Bob on the Salt Lake City meeting.
Dear Noel and Bob,
We have returned from the RI convention in Salt Lake City, UT.  We certainly missed the two of you.  If my opinion counts, it was very successful. 
We had 56 guests sign the book this year with an estimated overall attendance of 16,500.  Compared to 85 in Chicago with almost 40,000 attending. 
Several members visited and worked W7R which had around 400 contacts.  The Log is in the mail to me.  I took a bunch of photos of those visiting
the booth and will send them to Bill Main for the Communicator and website.
Just to let you know that we have 6 new members (paid) and 3 renewals.  Money and applications will be forthcoming.  I need to update my file, correct
some addresses (directory were incorrect) and then pass them along.  We had a great meeting (KI6DCD took the minutes) having 23 or so members in
attendance.  Roster attached.  We then took a tour of the McCune Mansion where the meeting and dinner was, 28 attended dinner. 
Also attached is the memoriam for Laszlo which was on the table in the booth.
New members, W4BGG, KA6WYW, W8RQE, LY3GK, KI6IYU, W8KYZ
Renewal, VE6BF, K9OWU, KD7WSY
One of our own (KJ6DU, Kermit Floyd) is responsible for the floor layout for the RI Conv. in Los Angeles next year.  He promised he would take care of ROAR.  
There was a very strong rumor, no one denied it, the 2009 convention is switching from Seoul, Korea to Birmingham, England.  The Rotary web site is showing
the location for the 2009 convention as tentative.  It should be formalized shortly as it affects so many plans.
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