Propagation still poor. K=0,
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net
on 14,293 Long Path.
0825z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln
up to 4/5
0825z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa
up to 5/9
0840z - EA7GSU Pertti from
0903z - Net ended. Nothing heard
from ZL or VK. Much noise and qrm.
John reported gales 90 - 100 MPH on
Friday night. Some roof damage.
Pertti reported a grey day with 12c.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on
G0SQH Derek in charge from
Ringwood.supported by :-
G3LUW Brian, G3JJR John, M0BDI
Ralph, G8LES Mike, G0JWE Don,
G2FUU Tommy, GW4KVJ John, G4MVO Jim,
G0MMO Norman, & G4YZE.
1230z - 1330z International Net
1225z - VE2GTI Coos from Montreal
5/7 here, had minus 11 and much snow.
Too much qrm to report further See
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA
5/8. Minus 12 and snowing.
1232z - G4HMG John from Benissa 5/8
1233z - EA7GSU Pertti from
1236z - PA2X Cees from Bussum 1/1
here got 4/4 from Jim.
1244z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 4/5
with qsb to nil
1256z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1
here, Pertti gave 5/9
1302z - Net ended. Weak signals and
much contest qrm today.
1900z - 2000z UK evening
80-metre net on 3,693
I heard John EA/G4HMG 3/9 in the qrm,
also Brian G3LUW 4/9, Don G0JWE 1/1
Derek G0SQH 1/1, and Mike G8LES
3/9. Noise and qrm overpowering here
so I gave up after a few minutes.
From Coos VE2GTI.
Our (Presbyterian) Church (large portion
Scots) made a lot of noise last night. 250 years birthday
(of Robert Burns), can you imagine. They raised $2,300 for
the General Fund. Not bad!
My father was crazy about his poems and I
inherited a small book (with a tartan on the cover all
round) probably printed somewhere end nineteenth century,
inside his whole history and ALL poems. He bought it in
Leith in 1914 when his ship called there. He was apprentice
deck officer. Probably worth say 500 Pounds?.......
1. Contests are an invention from the
2. Last year our Club had a very
successful auction of valuable items (every Rotarian got
to find 3 items by hook or by crook).Result $12,000.
This year (5 June) we have
an 'event' (or 'happening') Auction. Every Member must
organise minimum 4 of those.
Examples: (all for the highest bidders to
a) a visit by 3 persons to the Port of
Montreal, board a ship, shown around, the bridge, engineroom,
loading/discharging operations. NO CONTAINER VESSELS (they
are as dead as a doornail - that is not shipping any more)
b) A visit by 4 persons to my radio
shack, explain all that is going in Amateur radio; theory
and practice; make contact (hopefully) with overseas. A
friend, VE2DOH (ex-Marconi radio officer on British ships)
doing 45 wpm, will show cw contacts.
c) Taking a couple to a concert of the
Montreal Symphony Orchestra in the Autumn. Helmi and I have
season tickets. After-concert, conversation in
the A1 coffee shop in the 'Place des Arts'.
d) Taking max 10 persons to the work hall
where Bombardier build passenger jets.
All a-d are my confirmed 'happenings' but
I have already heard from other members about original and
exciting ideas also.
The total dollar result of all highest
bidders, will go into our Welfare Fund.
Beneficiaries : Chesshire homes (you must
have those in the UK also!); West-Island Shelter for abused
women (Montreal lies on a 60 Km-long island in the St.
Lawrence River); Paliative Care Pavilion (behind our
Well, my friend, here you have a bit of
Rotary in action here. You know: The Rotary ideal is to
apply tricks to raise money WIITHOUT THE ROTARIAN HAVING TO
DIP DEEPLY IN HIS OWN POCKETS!
Have a good week.
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze.