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Roar Nets November 11 2007

Propagation modest but improving.   K=0,  A=4, Flux=70.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
N.B.  This net now re-scheduled to 0800z - 0900z to meet later propagation.
In Bolton VK4ZD was 2/1 at 0753z,  4/4 at 0815z, 5/6 at 0830z and 5/9 by 0900z.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill
Fairly good conditions for working some ANZO stations this Sunday morning, but I again had difficulties with the Europeans. 
The ROAR stations were too weak and the contest stations too strong and too close.  
07:11z  VK2GWK, Henk. 54, peaking 57 and then dropping to 43 before we decided to sign off at 07:30z.
08:00z  Heard G4YZE, Bill, faintly in QSO with VK4ZD, Bill in Gatton. Only calls signs readable.
08:05z  VK4ZD, Bill, now 54, but quickly increasing to 58 and staying above 56 for the next hour. Bill is troubled by an 11 mm
kidney stone which doctors are trying to pulverize chemically instead of using ultrasonic pulses.
[ed: a healer has used non-chemical means - I am now pain free.] A new FT-450 has been added to the collection.
VK3KCD, Peter, was on the net and I called Peter, but I was unable to copy any possible reply..
08:20z  G3LUW, Brian, 54 with some deep fading. Got 53, same as Bill in Gatton, Queensland.
08:30z  G4YZE, Bill, now 54 over extended periods, but occasionally fading out completely.
08:35z  VK2GWK, Henk, back again and much stronger than before, now 57-58 and able to work other European stations.
09:03z  EA7GSU, Pertti. After a period of coming and going, Pertti was now a solid 58. Got 59..
09:15z  Pertti needed some breakfast before he could call it a lunch, so I let him sign off.
Immediately after signing with Pertti, I was called by ZL1BOS, Jim. 59 both ways and we had a long chat.
I keep my fingers crossed, hoping that we may soon see some more "openings" like this one.
73    Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693.
Tommy G2FUU in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Eight on the net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9+10
1225z - GW4KVJ John from S.Wales 1/1 here but Jim got him 5/8
1225z - GM0AAJ  1/1 here but Jim gave 5/4
1230z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9+10
1235z - EA7GSU Pertti from S.Spain 5/8
1237z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
1240z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/1, got 5/9 from Jim.
1242z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 4/5 at times.
1244z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7
1257z - N1CFI Maurice from Zephyr Hills FL 3/3 here.
1255z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 2/2 here got 5/6 from Jim.
1325z - Net ended. Conditions rather long skip.  No Gs or Scandinavians readable here.
Jim had minus 4c at sunrise.
Coos had beautiful blue sky and minus 4.3c.
Coos reported about an English couple who holidayed with them last year.
They have sold up in England, moved to Montreal and the man is now a member
of Montreal Lakeshore Rotary Club - with Coos !
Klaus and Pertti got good contacts with Jim and Bert.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
Band very noisy and long-skip.
I could read only John EA/G4HMG at something like 3/9
I think John also got Brian G3LUW and maybe GW4KVJ
I gave up at 1915z due to bad conditions.
Messages Received.
From President John W8AUV
Hello all:
I have been contacted by Rotary International, wanting to write a story about how ROAR and its members participate in natural disasters providing communications or other help. 
I’m told this will be a story about ROAR and how our members ‘service’ others through our hobby of Amateur Radio and Rotary.
Do any of you have copies of news articles where Rotarian communicators are mentioned?  How about newsletter articles about the same? 
Even how ROAR members individually have helped?  Send back to me via email if possible otherwise snail mail or FAX will do.
Based on my conversation with RI, I feel if we can get significant material to them soon we could see an interesting article in the ROTARIAN  magazine.
Feel free to pass this message along to any Rotarian or Rotary Club that may be of assistance.
Please let me hear from you at your earliest convenience.  Time is of the essence.
YIR & 73  John Maier, W8AUV  President 2006-2009
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