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Roar Nets August 17 2008

Propagation still very fragile.  K=2, A=5, Flux =66.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Greetings Bill
No VKs worked or heard this morning, but good European attendance. Here is an extract of my log:
06:39z  PA0SDZ, Les. 57, gradually decreasing to 54. Now back in PA-land after spending 2 months in his house in France
06:50z  EA5ALK, David. 59/59. Amazing antenna! David's XYL has got a new knee. Good to learn that she is recovering well.
06:56z  G3LUW, Brian. 59 here. Brian has worked two of the five Olympic games stations on CW. Hunting for the three remaining.
06:58z  G4YZE, Bill. A fairly steady 59. Able to copy some of Brian's and Les' transmissions. 13 C, much the same as here.  
07:04z  G4HMG/P, John. Visiting relatives near Dartmoor. 59 with me and staying.
07:15z  G4MVV/P, Diana. Stepping in while John had other duties. Good to hear Diana again.
07:20z  G3TKK, Peter from QTH 30 miles NW of Bolton. 56 here. New to ROAR and the ANZO net. Welcome on board, Peter.
07:29z  EA7GSU, Pertti. 56. 33 C on previous day. Still much in need of a rains. A pity we cannot share with you, Pertti. 
07:34z  G0JWE, Don. 56. 
07:35z  Net closed
73 -  Klaus, HB9CQS
Following from Rob ZL1RD by e-mail : -
Hi Bill
Well the severely high winds in NZ did some significant damage to the
antenna system at ZL1RD. A piece of 50 mm aluminium tubing going up from
the rotator and supporting the tri-band 3 element beam and a 144/432 mhz
dual band co-linear bent over double. It will be replaced with a steel
pipe but putting the entire arrangement back together is probably a few
weeks off from now. The weather has been completely uncooperative with
both high winds and constant rain making antenna work impossible.
I am hoping to be back on the air and back on the ROAR Net by mid Sept. now.
All the best in the interim,   73,   Rob ZL1RD
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton.
Eleven on the net in noisy conditions with qsb
Don G0JWE & John G3JJR will visit NEC Birmingham this week to explore
arrangements for a Convention Station in the Hall Of Friendship next June.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/7
1125z - DK1II Franz from Lingen 5/9+
1130z - G8LES Mike from Alton 5/7
1131z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9
1135z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 5/8
1135z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 5/5
1145z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 5/5
1147z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here
1201z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/5
1201z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 5/5
1215z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/5
1218z - G4HMG/p John from Dartmouth 3/2 here
1222z - G0JWE Don from Derby 3/2 here, got 4/4 from Jim.
1232z - Net Closed.  The first twenty minutes plagued by Lighthouse Special Eventers.
It was a struggle. Thanks to all who took part.
Following from Coos VE2GTI by e-mail.
Hi Bill,
Temp. this morning 17 C. Will go to 23. pleasant weather. Can still use the pool.
Montreal-Lakeshore Club very busy with 6 Sep. golf tournament. 144 entrants.
Full house. Chasing  shops for presents and adverts for the program.
Last Tuesday had our lunch at St. Lawrence YC where some of our members are
members (funny sentence).
Very pleasant at the water, overlooking St. Louis Lake, part of mighty St.
Lawrence River. One member took some of us (incl. me) out on his 18ft
High-powered (80hp) motor 'bo-at'. (pronounced beau- et).  Spray all over.
Fun? Bah! I looked back at the days in Dar es Salaam, where I had a 24ft
seaworthy yacht, sailing on the Indian Ocean. QUIET!  lovely. Racing to
Zanzibar and back etc.
O well.........   73's   Coos VE2GTI
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian from Devon in control.
Eight on the net in noisy conditions. Signals quite strong but noise S6.
Messages Received.
From GM4JAE Ian Miller in Inverness.
Ian has up-dated his e-mail system.  Please use only from now on.
And Finally a Severe Reprimand from Nate about my last week's report on VO1AA.
Hi, Bill … (et all)
To clarify “garbled information”
The signal you heard and reported on came from CABOT TOWER
overlooking the city of St. John’s  (500 hundred feet above sea level)
VO1AA  is maintained by SONRA (Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs).
of which I am a past president.
Tourists who are qualified operators are welcome to “work the world” during  
the summer months …   and frequently they do. -------
Kindest regards.    73.   Nate,  VO1NP
On December 12, 1901, the first transatlantic wireless transmission was  
received here by Guglielmo Marconi in an abandoned Fever and   
Diphtheria hospital, which has since been destroyed by fire.[1]
The transmission originated from his Poldhu Wireless Station, Cornwall. England.
On December 12, 1901 it stood witness to possibly the most important accomplishment
in modern communications - the reception of the first wireless transatlantic signal
A Marconi Wireless Station operated on the second floor of Cabot Tower for many years afterward.
In fact, in 1920 one of the first wireless transatlantic transmissions of the human voice was made there.
Men at the wireless station were able to talk with the steamship Victoria which was steaming out of England.
The station operated until around 1960.
The communications legacy of Cabot Tower is kept alive today by the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs
(or SONRA) who operate a ham radio station on the second floor
                                            That's all for this week,
                                                73 de Bill g4yze
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