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Roar Nets February 1 2009

 
Propagation still very poor.  K=2,  A=8,  Flux=70
 
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Heard the Wellington beacon 229 about 0815z but it went down later.
0845z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9
0845z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 4/6
0855z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 4/5 here
0901z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0919z - Net ended. A good net in the end.  Pertti in trouble with
a defective Yagi but OK here on his 80-metre ground plane.
 
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G2FUU Tommy in charge from Nazeing, Essex, supported by :-
G3LUW Brian,  G3JJR John,  G4WRU Mike,  G0JWE Don,  G0SQH Derek.
M0BDI Ralph,  G0MMO Norman,  G4MVO Jim and G4YZE Bill.
A very lively net.  Mike G4WRU doing well after his hip op. Much walking & swimming.
Derek, and John had a good conference about the Convention station at NEC.
Brian has secured the loan of a new 200w transceiver from a main dealer for the NEC.
 
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293.
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1225z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 2/1 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1233z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/8, got 5/7 from Jim
1237z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF up to 4/4 here, got 5/6 from Jim.
1241z - G3TKK Peter from Lytham 5/5 here, got 5/8 from Jim
1241z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5 here,
1243z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 2/1 here, got 5/8 from Pertti.
1245z - AF1E Joe from Conover, NC. 3/5 here, gave me "5/5 up and down". 
1250z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 3/2 here,
1303z - VE3BGG Bert from Cambridge ON 5/7
1317z - G8LES Mike from Alton 3/4 here, Jim got him well.
1330z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/5, Jim gave 5/9+5
1336z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 2/1 here. Pertti got him.
1340z - Net ended. The best net for some time!
Jim still in winter problems but improving.  Minus ten, foggy and some snow.
Great to hear Nils again.  He had minus 4 and 15cms snow.
Also wonderful to hear Nate still doing well.  First contact in some time!
Bert had temp. up to zero today, first time in a month. Been down to -21c at nights.
Great he got a good contact with Peter G3TKK, a fellow medical doctor.
 
1900z - 2000z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,695.
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon with  G0SQH Derek,  G0JWE Don,  M0BDI Ralph,
EA/G4HMG John,  G3JJR John, G2FUU Tommy and G4YZE. Very noisy conditions
but they kept it going for 25 minutes.
 
Messages Received
From Tim JH1NVZ
Dear Fellows:
As I sent you my e-mail, we had RAOR-J's 30th anniversary Net Control on 27th Jan.'09 on 7MHz.
It was our 9030th net control from the start.
The first net control of ROAR-J has started on 27th Jan. '79 
 CNDX wasn't good but we used internet connections too.  So, totally 25 stations involved on the net.
 Messages from following ROAR committees were introduced on the net.
 Thanking to:
 Pertti Kause, President nominee for 2009-2012, ea7gsu / oh1sh
Diane VK4KYL President of the Rotary Club of Gatton & Lockyer,  and Bill, VK4ZD webmaster
John Betts EA/G4HMG + Diana EA/G4MVV
Jim Moran W1QUO  Vice-Chairman, North America East
We are encouraged to increase the net control to 10,000th
Thank you for your support.
YIR Best 73! & 88!
Timothy K. Masuda JH1NVZ
The Vice Chairman of ROAR Asia District.
 
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                              That's all for this week,
                                  73 de Bill g4yze
 
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