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Roar Nets October 26 2008

Propagation brighter.  Bands seething with contest activity, warming up the ionosphere?  K=2, A=1, Flux=68.
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
I made several calls.  Much contest qrm. 
0817z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseoln 2/3 here.  No contact.
I gave up at 0830z
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon
On the net : - G8LES Mike from Alton, G3JJR John from Wolverhampton,
G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex,  M0BDI Ralph from Chichester
Treasurer Bruce G0PCF from Southend-on-Sea
G0MMO Norman from Wirksworth, G4MVO Jim from Cheltenham.
and G4YZE Bill from Bolton.
A very good net in good conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International net on 14,293.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 3/9 in heavy qrm.
1230z - PA2X 1/1 here.but Jim got him.
Contest qrm really fierce so we gave up about 1235z.
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
Contesters belting in S9 plus 40 and more.
I heard Brian G3LUW in there but could not reach him
Messages Received.
From G3JJR John re. RI Convention station at NEC Birmingham.
          Don (G0JWE) and I have again had an extremely helpful meeting with the Assistant Rigging Resources Manager at NEC to show him pictures of what we hope to do. After consideration he gave us good news.....
.....In brief they agreed a very good location alongside the building for a trailer-mounted mast, to be provided by the Wythall Radio Club, carrying a three-element tri-bander beam to be provided by Mike G8LES.
Congratulations.  Well done!
[Excellent Result - webmaster]
Following received from Frank Garbelmann 5P2BA    e-mail:-
Dear Rotary friend,
73 from Denmark.
I am interested in the ROAR, as I enjoy HAM radio and Rotary fellowship-
A year ago, I moved from Iowa to Denmark and have the call 5P2BA.
Have no HF equipment ready but it will come, I am active on Echolink for the time being. 
Is there any chance, I could get a copy of the ROAR magazine and hear more about your "club / group".
Yours in Rotary.
de Frank
Randers Business Breakfast Club
Frank M. Garbelmann
Hannesminde 12
DK-8960 Randers
(Passed to Secretary Noel who is dealing)
                                 That's all for this week,
                                   73 de Bill g4yze
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