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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
I did not really get into this one. Many thanks
to Klaus for this report : -
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.
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
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
1800z - 1900z UK evening net on 3,693
Eight on the net in good conditions.
From Pertti at 1100z on Sunday re Laszlo
CT/AD6XX S/K : -
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 : -
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.
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,
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:
firstname.lastname@example.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.
Rotary, John Maier, W8AUV President 2006-2009 ROAR Dallas, TX,
USA Tele: 972-960-6563