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Roar Nets May 20 2007
Propagation rather volatile. K=2, A=12,
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293
I slept in and just caught the end. Many
thanks to Klaus for the following : -
I was sorry to hear that you are going to
hospital for some days starting tomorrow . I wish you a complete and
In case you should be in the mood
for writing the weekly report beforehand, here it comes.
However, I am certain that under the circumstances, you will be allowed
to miss this one:
06:36z EA7GSU, Pertti, 55 here while Pertti beamed
towards VK-land. 59 after Pertti turned the beam towards north.
06:38z VK2GWK, Henk, 59 / 59 for a start,
dropping to 57. Henk worked Pertti, but had no copy later on Brian,
06:42z G3LUW, Brian, 59 here for a start,
quickly dropping to 55 and occasionally even below that.
06:42z G4HMG, John. Not readable for a
start. Later improving, especially after John turned the beam towards S.
06:58z YO9BC, Coco. 55-57 here. Still using
the old beam. The new beam is a huge thing and Coco's assistance did not
07:20z G4YZE, Bill. With the right antenna
56 here. Bill is going into hospital on Monday. We all wish you
07:25z Net closed
You are of course free to edit my note on
your hospitalization, but I felt that everyone should know.
73 - and stay vertical
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian from Devon in control.
Sixteen on the net in rather bad conditions.
1130z - 1230z International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/5 to 5/9
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 at best
1135z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/6
1145z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 at
first up to 4/3 by 1210z.
1147z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1 here but Jim
1157z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here
1213z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/7
1228z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1240z - Net ended. Rather difficult in marginal
Jim had it very cool about 7c and much rain, six
inches in the last 8 days.
Coos had 11c and sunny. Very strong winds. His
club hosted a district
Foundation convention, raising $39,000 for
The incoming President of RI Wilf Wilkinson is
a Canadian and good friend of Coos.
Nate reported his club had a speaker, Marsha
Cook from Salisbury Wilts
telling them about the charity "Hope and Homes
for Children" She was well received.
Cees and Nils had a good chat, a little of it in
Swedish - not enough to confuse us.
Unfortunately I can never hear Cees but he is
obviously doing a great job in Cenaem.
Klaus also got good copy on Nils but nothing on
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on
Six on the net in very noisy conditions. We were
glad to welcome MM0WPM Bill from Aviemore
for the first time. Bill is a Rotarian of 35
years standing and a member of Spey Valley R.C.
From Cees PA2X
Dear ROAR fellows,
Most of my Rotary Club Bussum members know
I'm a radio-amateur and ROAR member.
I've had the request several times to explain a bit more about ROAR,
it's history and involvements.
I'm happy to do this. Is there anyone who can supply some more
information/background/history of ROAR.
Is there an existing (powerpoint) presentation or info-sheet which I can
use in my club and perhaps also use
to promote ROAR in a broader area (CENAEM) ? If this info is
available... may it also can be incorporated in our web-site.
Cees Jan van Mourik - PA2X
N.B. I am into hospital tomorrow for a hip
joint transplant and shall be out of action for a week or so.
(best wishes Bill - ed.)