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Roar Nets August 3 2008

Propagation still fragile.  K=1, A=2, Flux=66
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0645z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
0711z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/8
0722z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/7 from Pertti
Klaus had family there, celebrated Swiss National Day on August 1st with fireworks.
Pertti had a fine visit to family in Oporto this week. Enjoying artists fiesta now for 2 weeks.
His area has worst drought in 100 years. He is pumping water from a deep well twice a day.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Ten on the net in good conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1120z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9 today
1120z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, got 5/6 from Jim
1120z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 2/1 here, got 5/7 from Jim.
1125z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 5/8 with qsb
1140z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here but Coos got him.
1143z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
1143z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6
1151z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/9 from Klaus.
1156z - F1RHX Marc from Rennes 5/9 - for a report.
1158z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/8, Jim got him alright.
1205z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here, got 5/5 from Jim
1210z - OE9RBJ Reinhard from Bregenz, near L.Constance, 5/9 - for a report.
1215z - G8LES Mike from Alton 1/1 here, Jim got him well.
1230z - Net ended. Jim had very bad wx. Rainstorms and thunderstorms
and there was a tornado which destroyed 8 homes in New Hampshire this week.
Ref. Jim's request last week for contacts in Germany the town he wants is Kleve, - not Kiev !
Coos busy with family including two grandsons. Taking them to the Highland Games this week!
Nate wants to know if we have any contacts in Honduras  ??
Pertti has severe drought and some forest fires already !
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
Seven on the net in noisy conditions.
Members G0JWE, 2W0JPF, G0SQH, & G2FUU.
Also visitors M3VUW Alan from Winchester & G3XHP Geoff from Crewe.
Derek G0SQH is recovering well from his appendectomy.
1833z - Net ended.
John GW4KVJ by phone.  He & Peggy have moved into an Abbeyfield Home in Caerphilly
and they find it very agreeable. He can listen on his Sony and will try to join us mobile soon.
Address : - R.J.Gardner,  Abbeyfield House,  75 St.Martin's Road,  Caerphilly,  Mid-Glamorgan CF83 1EH.
Telephone  02920 807793
Messages Received.
From Rob Leinwand ZL1RD in Auckland.
Hi Bill
Well the high winds did some significant damage to the antenna system at
zl1rd. The piece of 50 mm aluminium tubing  with a 6 mm wall thickness
bend over double with a small 3 element beam and a 144/432 mhz dual band
co-linear. It will be replaced with a steel pipe but putting the entire
arrangement back together is probably a few weeks off from now.
I am hoping to be back on the air and back on the ROAR Net by mid August.
All the best in the interim,
73, rob zl1rd.
Staying with New Zealand - We had the great pleasure of a phone call today (Tuesday)
from Joyce Campbell, daughter of our late member Alex Campbell ZL4TB of Invercargill.
Alex was the NZ anchor man of our Anzo nets for many years until his sad death in 2002.
We look forward to a visit from Joyce on 28th August, before she returns to NZ on the 29th.
From President John W8AUV
Dear Fellow ROAR Member,
Since the printing of the Member Directory we have had several new members (mostly from the RI Convention in Los Angeles)
join ROAR, we discovered a couple of members we forgot to list in the directory and several information corrections.
Please take a few moments to bring your Member Directory up to date. 
Should you have not received a directory please email me and we’ll get one to you.

Yours in Rotary and 73,
John Maier, W8AUV
President 2006-2009
Rotarians of Amateur Radio
Tele:  +1 972-960-6563
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