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Roar Nets April 27 2008

Propagation having a bit of an off day, even by present standards.  K=3, A=11, Flux=69
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
The band was dead here throughout the hour.
Following from Klaus re April 20 net.
Greetings Bill,
Thanks for your report. I have been on antibiotics. Had a bad night and overslept the ANZO net. Sorry!
This coming Sunday Karen and I will be in Copenhagen.
Starting June 3, we will be visiting the USA with stays in New Jersey and on the Chesapeake Bay eastern shore (Maryland)
Yesterday I worked Len, VK2BLZ, 59 at 07:45 and lost him at 08:10. This morning: Nothing!
73     Klaus, HB9CQS
And from Martti OH6SM re. April 27 net : -
Greetings from Lapua
I was not on last Sunday.  Explanation is good, I believe.  Our
Rotary club had 20 years anniversary celebration on Saturday evening and
it lasted to 3 o´clock Sunday morning.
73's       Martti, OH6SM
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3.693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Thirteen on the net in very noisy conditions.
John G3JJR passed on the sad news that our veteran member
Alan Kimble G4BFM had passed away on Friday.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8, down to 3/3 in qsb.
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/6 to 3/3.
1145z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1145z - G4HMG John from Swanmore Hants, 1/1 here but Pertti got him.
1209z - Net ended.  Very fraught with severe qsb - though good at times.
Jim reported 10c. Very dry wx. They need some rain.
Coos had 12.4c and beautiful weather.
Pertti beat them with 25c and very good wx.
1800z - 1900z UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Eleven on the net in severe static conditions.
Messages Received.
Re. Alan G4BFM from his daughter Jane.
Just to let you all know that my father, Alan Kimble, died on Friday 25 April.  
It was very peaceful and he was at home with my mother and I with him.  
The service is being held at Taunton Crematorium on Wednesday 7th May at 11.00am.
Jane Lambourne
Alan was one of our staunchest members, on the 80-metre net every Sunday despite increasing health problems. 
He always had a useful and humorous comment about radio and Rotary and some cogent remarks on matters
financial at times, as befitted one of his banking background and experience.
Recently he had been concerned, and apologetic, that he was having difficulty keeping up his voice level and last week
he said he was having difficulty getting around in the house. We all hoped and trusted he would make a full recovery but it was not to be.
We shall miss him.!
                               That's all for this week,
                                73 to all de Bill g4yze
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