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Roar Nets March 1 2009

Propagation poor.  K=1, A=5, Flux=71
0800z - 0900z  Europe-Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
N.B. From next Sunday March 8 this net re-timed to 0730z-0830z.
0753z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/9+20
0754z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0759z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 1/1 here
0802z - VK2GWK Henk from Nelson Bay 2/1
0804z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln up to 5/6
0814z - VK4ZD Bill from Gatton 2/1 here
0835z - G3LUW Brian from Devon 3/2 here
0847z - Net ended.
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre net on 3,694
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon supported by : -
G4MVO Jim, G3JJR John,  G0JWE Don, G0MMO Norman,  G0PCF Bruce,
G7OAI John,  G0SQH Derek,  G2FUU Tommy,  G4WRU Mike. 
G8LES Mike   and G4YZE Bill in rather noisy conditions.
1230z - 1330z  International Net on 14,293
1225z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/9
1225z - G8LES Mike from Alton. Sorry I missed you Mike.
1225z - G0JWE Don from Derby 1/1 here, got 5/5 from Jim.
1225z - K1JQE Ron from Concord NH 5/6
1234z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 5/6
1234z - EA5ALK David from Calpe 4/5 here, got 5/6 from Jim.
1240z - OZ7AE Benny from Copenhagen area 1/1 here,  John got him well.
1244z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 2/3 here, Got 5/9+ from Jim.
1251z - HA5CQ Benni from Budapest up to 5/7 qrp 10w from ant on roof 45m up !
1306z - PA2X Cees fromBussum 2/1 here, got 5/9+10 from Jim.
1312z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/9 both ways.  Jim gave 2/2.
1321z - Net ended.  Signals very much up and down but Jim held up very well.
Jim had greetings to all from Nate VO1NP by Skype phone. He is very well.
Sorry we had only brief contact with Ron K1JQE. I think he is in Rotary.
Pasi's signal at the end was varying from S9 down into the noise.
1900z - 1930z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,695
G3LUW Brian in charge from Devon. in marginal contacts with : -
G0JWE Don,  G0SQH Derek,  G3JJR John,  GW4KVJ John in Wales
GM4JAE Ian in Inverness,  and G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
From Peter Doughty G3TKK  :_
Sorry to have missed a few weeks on the Nets, been away and also seemed to be busy with chores around the house and family after a long layoff when I was unwell.
Now off (Friday) to Antigua for 2 weeks holiday and hope to be on the air from there as V25TK but on CW only,
HF bands from 30 through to 15 so long as I can get some unobtrusive wires from the bedroom to some palm tree or other!
Will keep an ear open for any of the ROAR team.  Heard G3LUW making an SSB contact with the K5D expedition this morning with his super signal.
Will report in again but sorry to be an irregular attendee these days
73s    Peter G3TKK
From President-Elect Pete Kause (Pertti)
Message to be distributed:
Because of his difficult antenna situation Ted Nelson, KL7USN will retire from the post of VP USCB. Chuck Graham, KI6DCD has offered his hand and mike to serve us in the air. His e-mail is
I wish him a warm welcome and try to find some other things for him to do as well to avoid getting bored, hi.
AE5EA, Andy, Dr.Elwood Anderson, has accepted the demanding job of secretary after Noel's great service of 9 years.
All support in form of updated info of new addresses and changed e-mail directions are welcome!
Please remind your fellow ROAR members as well. ---  (Andy's E-mail address is ( )
We are the communicators! Keep your wires up and your cables connected!
YIR         Pete        ea7gsu
And from President John W8AUV,
Dear ROAR Fellowship Member, 
With this email and the attached Addendum Two, we welcome 17 new members, say good-bye to nine silent keys, and inform you of changes to the data of 17 current members. 
If you have moved (changed your address), telephone number or email address, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as the 2009-2010 Membership Directory is now in its final stages of preparation before going to print. 
Worldwide distribution is scheduled for May 2009.  
This is also a good time to check your name in the Membership Directory and see if you are current with your dues. 
If the number behind your name is less than a “9” you are not current.  The “9” represents 2009.  If your number is “9”, think ahead and contribute now for 2010 and beyond. 
Consult page 22 of the current 2008-2009 directory for membership/dues information or go to our ROAR web site and click on “Not a member” on the home page
which brings up membership application and dues information.  It would be best to complete the form and send it to the address shown or to your area Vice President. 
We will update your membership data upon receipt. 
ROAR will be at the Birmingham (England) Rotary International Convention this coming 20-24 June 2009. 
Come to operate GB2RI (the official Convention Station) and attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and welcome our new Fellowship President, EA7GSU Pertti Kause.  Make your reservations now!!
We hope to see many of you in Birmingham during the Convention.

Yours in Rotary Service,    John E. Maier, W8AUV   ROAR President (2006-2009)
                                      That's all for this week,
                                          73 de Bill g4yze

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