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Roar Nets July 6 2008

Propagation still poor.  K=3,  A=11,  Flux=65.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Again nothing from VK or ZL. Things should improve about September !
0650z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/8.
0652z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
0655z - G0BSD David from Runcorn 5/9.  Non-Rotarian for a report.
0710z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0718z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 1/1 here but Klaus got him 4/3.
0737z - Net ended.
Great to hear Klaus back home after a very good holiday in Maryland USA.
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex.
Eight on the net in fair conditions.
1130z - 1230z  International net on 14,293.
1121z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA up to 5/9 here but he had severe noise .
1123z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/6 here. Nils suffered a severe heart attack early in February.
1134z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal 3/2 here. Jim had little copy.  (See Coos's message below)
1137z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 4/5 here
1137z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 1/1 here but Jim got him 5/5.
1141z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/7
1207z - YV5CPT Reinhart from Caracas 3/4 here, Jim got him 5/8.
1211z - Net ended. Everybody disappeared!
From Coos VE2GTI later.
Sunday morning - 22degrees C. Going up to 28. Lovely day, like yesterday.
Started transmit 11.32. High noise level, with pain heard some  unintelligible voices.
Checked my output. Monitor high sharp peaks. Dials at maximum Fine!
11.45 transmitted again. Ah! heard Jim, barely. Gave him an answer. No reaction.
11.48 Heard Bill vaguely.
11.49 Gave it up, went to antenne switch to ground the system.........WHAT!!!??? The dial was set on the 40/80m inverted 'V' antenna. OH!!
Had no time to go back to net.
O well, I guess I must have been still asleep.
Getting old!!   Apologies!   73's   Coos, VE2GTI   (Thanks Coos, I know the feeling, g4yze)
1800z - 1900z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693.
Six on the net in good conditions.
We were delighted to welcome a new member G3TKK Peter who has just
joined the Rotary Club of "Kirkham and Rural Fylde".  He had a great signal too !
Peter's e-mail address is : -
Messages Received.
From President John W8AUV
The report and minutes of the LA Convention AGM.
It will appear on our web site on  in due course.
Congratulations to Pertti EA7GSU on his nomination as President-Elect of Roar for 2009-2012.
From Peter Lowe VK3KCD
Good morning Bill
Having just got our new district handbook I note that the 2009 R I Convention is to be in Birmingham in June.
It is possible I shall attend and would be interested in being involved in any ROAR activities.
Could you supply contact details please?   
(Mike Sanders G8LES, our Regional VP, is in the early stages of organising the station. He is on
With regard to the Sunday ANZO net Henk VK2GWK, Bill VK4ZD, Diane VK4KYL, Rob ZL1RD, often Roy DU9/G4UNL and myself are regular attendees.
Last Sunday propagation was lost by about 0645z and was very patchy and as far as I am aware no Europeans.
Trust you are in good health my greetings to the European end of the net
73  YIR  Peter VK3KCD
N.B. The next RI Convention will be held at the National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, England, June 20th to 24th 2009.
The registration fee for the Convention will be 280 US dollars until December 15th.
After that date it rises considerably.
P.S. My apologies for the next 2 weeks. We are off to Orkney to see the relatives.
Should be back for the nets on July 27.
                             That's all for this week,
                                73 de Bill g4yze
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