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Roar Nets August 24 2008

Propagation still fragile.  Maybe picking up ! Solar Flux 68 today after 65, 66 & 67 in the last few weeks.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0640z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/1.  Band still not open here.
0703z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6
0703z - HB9CQS Klaus now up to 4/3
0717z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 3/3.
Pertti had heard VK2GWK Henk earlier, working Bill VK4ZD, but no contact.
Klaus left at 0715z. His club holding a big Rotary Brunch on the mountain.
And here is his report afterwards : -
Greetings Bill and Pertti,
Nothing to report from this Sunday morning, except that we had a marvellous Rotary farm brrunch in every respect.
We were about 100 Rotarians, spouses and children. Almost everything served us by the farmer's wife and children had been produced at the farm,
including an assortment of cold meat, cheese (of course), deserts and all breads and cakes and a local speciality, dried pears, which you eat with your cheese. 
73, Klaus, HB9CQS
(Also three pictures which I shall forward to Diane.  For the Communicator?)
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Eight on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1125z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1130z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/9
1134z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 5/7
1135z - DK1II Franz from Lingen 5/5 on the back of my beam.
1140z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1, got 5/5 from Coos.
1145z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
1154z - PA3AHC 1/1 here  See Cees's report below.
1159z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 3/2 here.
1210z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/6 now.
1217z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7 after enjoying a great brunch.
1223z - Net ended. Jim and Franz building up the contact with the Kleve club.
Coos reported Helmi not too well.  But both looking forward a to trip to Spain
Following received from Cees PA2X after the net : -
Dear Bill,
During the International Net Sunday (August24th), a Dutch station called in : PA3AHC, Malcolm. He tried to call Coos (VE2GTI) and Jim (W1QUO),
but was not able to reach them. He worked on a vertical with only 100 watts. After the attempt I directly QSY-ed up a few KC and spoke to him for
half an hour (guys, sorry for not signing off). Surprisingly it turned out Malcolm is almost a neighbour of me, a few hundreds yards from my home.
I never spoke him until now. PA3AHC, Malcolm Campbell (born in Australia) is not only HAM, but also Rotarian, member of Rotary Club 'Amsterdam
International' (location Amsterdam Hilton). He never knew of the existence of ROAR, so he was very very surprised to hear us operating on 14.293.
I explained all details and invited him to become a member. Malcolm is very enthusiastic about it and wants to join. So hopefully Malcolm will participate
in our Sunday nets on a regular basis from now on. Regards. PA2X - Cees Jan - Bussum - Netherlands
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,696.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon.
Five on the net in good conditions.
Messages Received.
From Jack KF5BD
See page 11 Sept Rotary Mag
Jack    ( I do not have it but it refers to Roar! g4yze)
And from Don G0JWE regarding the Birmingham Convention Station.
Re your net report.
John (G3JJR) and I expect to visit the NEC on Wednesday 10th September.
The young  lady in question is off on her honeymoon this week.
73     Don
Also John G3JJR is attending a meeting on 2nd September with the Wythall A.R.Club
who are going to help us at the NEC.  (g4yze)
(See their great web site on )
                                       That's all for this week,
                                          73 de Bill g4yze
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