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Roar Nets July 29 2007

Propagation poor.  K=4 improving to 2,  A=5,  Flux=70.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
Thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill
Not much to report from this net. Just yourself and John and only very briefly due to a combination of poor conditions and IOTA Contest QRM.
07:00z  G4YZE, Bill. Only 43 here.
07:24z  G4HMG, John, did not fare any better. 43 here.
07:30z  QRT
Last week Henk, VK2GWK, made an effort one evening at 21:30z to get through to Switzerland, but with Henk's linear still down, 
I had to ask VK2BLZ to assist. Thanks for trying, Henk.
73  Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3.693.
John G4HMG in charge from Devon
Fifteen on the net in fairly good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA only 5/6-8 today.
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here, Jim got "very nice copy"
1135z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7.
1140z - OZ/EA7GSU/p Pertti near Copenhagen 1/1 but Klaus gave 5/9.
1145z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, up to 5/5 with Jim.
1148z - KF4QBE Joe on holiday in the Carolinas, 1/1, Jim gave 5/5.
1155z - K4LSX John from Harvard MA 4/5 but qrm.  Jim got him well.
1205z - LA5HE Rag from Telemark 3/3 here, Jim gave 5/6
1209z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 3/3 today
1215z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/7 but Jim had no copy.
1227z - Net ended.  Much qrm until the contest ended at 1200z.
Jim had 20c and "good growing weather."
John G4HMG on his "swan song" .  Aerials down this week in
preparation for his move to Spain the following week.
We shall miss him!  See for a picture of his new house.
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,696.
Brian G3LUW in charge from Devon
Eleven on the net in rather noisy conditions.
Messages Received.
From Tim/JH1NVZ  ( with some very nice pictures.)
Dear ROAR members:
We had AGM in Hakodate, Hokkaido (JA8 area) on 14-15th July '07.  About 50 members and XYLs joined to the meeting.
(I sent the news on last ROAR Net news and wrote the date as 7-8th but it was my mistake.)
As Teru/JM2HBO reported, we had big typhoon #4 on 13-14th July. 
Several members who intended to join to the AGM had to be cancelled because of flight cancellation by the typhoon. 
After the AGM, we had big earthquakes in Niigata area (JA0 area).  
11 people (all over 71 years old) died and several hundred people injured by the earthquakes. 
Very fortunately, none of ROAR-J members suffered by it. 
Our ROAR-J new main committees of 2007-2008 are as followings:
                                                    Call sign      Name                Rotary Club
President:                                     JA7UBZ      Syozo Noda       Haramachi RC
Vice President:                             JE1CNY      Hiro Kikuchi       Iwatsuki RC.        
Vice President                              JA8ANQ      Masato Sakai    Hakodate Goryokaku RC.
Secretary                                     JK7BUM      Ken Saito          ex Sendai South RC.
Treasurer                                      JE1JQX       Yoshio Mutoh    Kamakura North RC.
Int'l Net Chief                                JR1JCU       Max Ishihara      ex Isezaki RC.
Asia Regional Vice Chairman:        JH1NVZ       Tim Masuda      Tokyo Katsushika RC.
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