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Roar Nets August 31 2008

Propagation still very sleepy.  K=0, A=3, Flux=67
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0640z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/3
0640z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 3/4
0710z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/3 here
0717z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9+
0742z - SP5EAF Marik from Warsaw 4/5, for a report.
0745z - Net ended.
Nothing from down-under yet but here we had a great visit from Joyce Campbell
daughter of our old friend the late Alex Campbell ZL4TB. We took her around the
historic highlights of Bolton - in the rain but she was very gracious about it.
Joyce left on Friday for a week in LA then back to Invercargill.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G3JJR John in charge from Wolverhampton.
Eight on the net in fair conditions.
(John has received a nice collection of pictures from Elizabeth Earle, widow of
Tony G4FTA.  They show many of the personalities at the ROAR station during
the RI Convention at NEC Birmingham in 1985.)
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293
1127z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1127z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 4/5
1127z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 2/2 got 4/5 from Jim.
1131z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here got 5/5 from Jim
1131z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Bussum 1/1 here
1131z - SM3DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 4/3
1144z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/3
1146z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/6
1147z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here got 5/5 from Jim
1147z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN 1/1 here. Jim had no copy.
1158z - ES6EG Peter from Voru 5/7, for a report.
1201z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 1/1, got 5/5 from Jim.
1223z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 got 5/7 from Jim.
1225z - Net ended.
From Coos VE2GTI  after the net.
My apologies Bill for non-attending this morning.
Helmi's health is not improving and I did not have my hands free.
We are worried that our planned trip to Europe is in jeopardy. Anway, that
is still 3 weeks away so we hope.
Regards to all    Coos, VE2GTI    73's
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693.
Just Ralph M0BDI and Tommy G2FUU and me in very noisy
conditions. We lost Ralph early due to a rig problem !
Hope he got it fixed alright!
Messages Received.
From Jim W1QUO, - by snail mail at vast expense !
With acknowledgements to "The Rotarian" of September 2008.
"Radio Days."  John E. Maier, Rotary Club of Richardson Central Texas, USA.
"Radio isn't an anachronism to W8AUV - that's John E. Maier - who communicates
with his fellow Rotarians not by phone or e-mail but over the air-waves.
Maier, President of the International fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR)
recalls the childhood delight of tuning to the Lone Ranger and Captain Midnight, and
later the thrill of discovering that he too could hit the air-waves. He caught the ham radio
bug from a friend whose father was a broadcast technician.  "His basement was loaded
with all kinds of nifty gadgets, dials- the things kids get excited about" says Maier.
ROAR which began in 1966, has more than 400 members in 47 countries who link up on
specific frequencies at a set day and time, sharing Rotary stories and keeping their radio
skills sharp. "We maintain communications world wide" says Maier  "We know where the
people are, we know what they sound like, just in case we may be needed for an emergency."
Find more information at    BRAD WEBBER.
                                       That's all for this week,
                                       73 to all de Bill g4yze
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