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Roar Nets June 3 2007

 
Apologies for no report last week.  I was in hospital getting a new hip.
Still rather tender but already an improvement on the old one.
 
Propagation very dull. K=1, A=6 and flux =83
 
0630z - 0730z   Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
I did not really get into this one.  Many thanks to Klaus for this report : -
Greetings Bill,
Good to hear that you are back again and well under way to a full recovery.
This Sunday, like many previous Sundays, had very little to offer as regards ANZO contacts. I managed to work Brian, VK5CO, but only briefly.
 
06:22z  G0JWE, Don. 59 with deep QSB. Later Don called VK4ZD, Bill, on Skype and Bill came on 14293, but to no avail. Thanks for trying!
06:25z  VK5CO, Brian. 55, but gradually fading out. At 06:40z I had no copy on Brian.
06:38z  PA0SDZ, Les. 56, gradually increasing. Les will attend the German ham convention in June and we plan to meet. Others attending?
06:54z  G3LUW, Brian, 59, fine signal here. We both called CQ ROAR, but were unable to raise any ANZO stations.
06:57z  PA3RB, Romke. 58-59. Living near Les, PA0SDZ. Not Rotarian.
07:35z  M0DRP, Wayne, 56-57. Not Rotarian.
07:38z  GW4KVJ, John. 57-59.
07:53z  G4YZE, Bill, 44 - 56.
08:01z  Net closed down.
73  Klaus, HB9CQS
 
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton
Fourteen on the net in fair conditions.
 
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/7 up to 5/9 at times.
1130z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here, 5/9 with Jim
1135z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 1/1 here, Jim gave good copy.
1135z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/7
1135z - PA3HVZ Hans from Zaltbommel  1/1 here
1149z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/8 today
1149z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here
1213z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/3 here, got 5/5 from Jim.
1222z - ON4KBZ 3/8. Audio problem?  I did not get his details.
1228z - Net ended.  Very variable but the Holland group did very well with relays by Pertti.
Pertti also brought us the sad news of the death of our great friend and heroic Past
President Laszlo. We remember him so well for his charisma, vitality and entertainment at
our last AGM of Roar UK at Matlock Bath in May 2006.
 
1800z - 1900z  UK evening net on 3,693
Eight on the net in good conditions.
 
Messages Received.
 
From Pertti at 1100z on Sunday re Laszlo CT/AD6XX S/K  : -
Dear Rotarians,
I have just received phone call from Helga telling
that Laszlo Racz, past president of Roar has left us
yesterday evening at appr. 1745hrs.
He will be cremated and at later stage brought back to
his native land.
We miss him
Pertti Kause  ea 7 gsu
 
From Roar President John Maier : -
Dear Fellow ROAR Members,
I am saddened to pass along this information about Laszlo.  He passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 17:45 local time at home in Portugal. 
Laszlo was born in Hungary on August 16, 1929; he would have been 78 this summer.  About a year ago, during an operation to correct a
ruptured appendix, doctors found cancer, eventually identified in his colon. I have spoken with his two sons who live in the Seattle,
Washington, USA area who related several aspects of Laszlo’s life in Rotary.  He joined Rotary in the early 80’s in San Diego, California,
USA, and boasted of perfect attendance during his many years of Rotary.  Laszlo often visited Rotarians’ homes while driving his RV across
the United States and elsewhere.
Further details will be passed along as arrangements are completed.  Of course, you may send condolences to his wife, Helga.   

The address follows:
    Mrs Laszlo B Racz,
    Apartado 98,
    8601 Luz-Lagos,
    Portugal 8601.
 
I plan to have a “Book of Memories” for anyone to sign at the upcoming Rotary International Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Should you
wish to include a memory in this book but will not be in attendance, please send your message to me via email at: 
pres@ifroar.org  This book
of memories will be given to the family and passed on to Helga   As additional information is received from the family, I will communicate it to each of you. 
 
Yours in Rotary,    John Maier, W8AUV     President 2006-2009    ROAR  Dallas, TX, USA  Tele: 972-960-6563

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