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Roar Nets May 6 2007
Propagation rather frail. K=0 A=3 Flux=81
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo net on 14,293
From 0645z heard voices faintly including
EA7GSU, HB9CQS G4HMG and maybe VK3KCD.
Thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Very poor conditions this morning, or I was
too late to catch the opening. Within the past ten days I have had 59/59
with VK2 at 07:10z and at 08:30z, but this morning at 06:30z I got the
impression, confirmed by Pertti, that I was too late.
06:30z Heard VK2GWK, Henk, 33, and
possibly VK4ZD, Bill.
06:44z Heard VK5CO, Brian, 44 and workable
for a start, but going down.
06:52z EA7GSU, Pertti, 59, fine signal
here. Pertti confirmed that the VKs were fading out in EA7-land also.
07:13z G4HMG, John, 34, not good for my
07:17z G4YZE, Bill, only slightly better
than John. 44 here. No improvements later.
07:30z EA7GSU, Pertti, 59+20. Pertti had
both Bill, G4YZE, and me 59. Pertti is going to Ipswich end of next week
for UK ROAR meeting.
07:35z Went QRT.
73 Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
G4HMG John in charge from Devon.
Fourteen on the net in noisy conditions
1130z - 1230z International net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/7 up to
5/9+ in qsb.
1130z - G4HMG John from Devon 2/1 here
1130z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1 here
1130z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here
1139z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5 here
1141z - KK4IX John from Marion NC 3/2 here
1149z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here
1155z - EA/G7WFB John from Malaga 4/3 here
1201z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here
1230z - Net ended. Conditions very marginal.
Jim had 6c and had a little rain earlier.
Pertti had a very good day with 18c
John KK4IX a bit light here but he got a good
5/7 from Pertti.
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on
Five on the net in noisy conditions.
From Treasurer Bob on 25th April.
Hi Bill, I just received a note from Mrs.
Monroe Harrison that Monroe, W4GCH, passed away on Feb 13, 2007 of
alzheimers. He was
Chairman ( now President) of ROAR from 1975 to 1978. I had the pleasure
of meeting Monroe at his home in Georgia many years ago
and received most of the info concerning all the past officers of ROAR.
I have sent a note of condolences to his wife, Elaine and family.
Yours in Rotary and best wishes to all, Bob, WB7RQG
Roar in RIBI will be holding its annual
get-together 11th to 13th May.at a posh location near Ipswich.
The AGM will take place at 1830BST on Saturday
We look forward to about 36 attending including EA7GSU Pertti from
And a final word, appropriately from Pertti : -
"A woman commissioned an artist to paint her portrait
for a fee of ?300. She immediately wrote out a cheque
and handed it to him.
Artist:" I thought we had agreed a fee of ?300 but you
have made it out for ?400."
Woman:" Yes, I know; but I find it a bit embarrassing.
Would you have any objection to paint me in the nude?"
Artist;" None whatsoever provided, because the floor
is cold, that I can keep my socks on."
A woman who worked among children in the Middle East
drove herself about her district by jeep, and was
annoyed to find that not only had she run out of
petrol, but that the jerrican she usually carried, was
missing. She remembered that she had passed a petrol
station a mile back, and being a woman of resource,
she took out the only receptacle she had suitable for
her purpose, a child's chamber-pot, trudged back to
the garage, had the vessel filled and walked back to
When she was pouring the contents of the pot into the
tank, she became aware that an enormous Cadillac, full
of wealthy oil-sheiks, had stopped on the road beside
her jeep, and the occupants were observing her with
much interest. Eventually one of the Arabs got out and
came over to her.
"Excuse me Sister," he said courteously, "My friends
and I would like to assure you that, although we
obviously do not share your religion, we greatly
admire your faith."