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Roar Nets May 24 2009

Propagation very volatile.  K=1, A=3,  Flux=70.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
No VKs or ZLs heard in Bolton but Spain and Switzerland did much better.
Thanks to Klaus for the following report : -
Hallo Bill,
Although there is still much room for improvement, conditions today were the best I have seen for several months.
06:54z - VK4ZD, Bill, net controller. 43 here for a start, peaking at 57. Bill had good copy on me until 07:30z when the net split.
             JM2HBO, Terusan was on the net. No copy here long path. Tried short path but Terusan was only 11.
             DU9/G4UNL, Roy, was another station on the net. Unfortunately only 22 here.
             VK6..., almost readable here at one time, but I missed the suffix.
07:03z -  EA7GSU, Pertti. Anything between 53 and 59 here. Got R5 throughout the net. Pertti worked VK4ZD also.  
07:07z -  G4YZE, Bill, 32 here for a start, improving to 55 and peaking 57. Unfortunately no copy between the two Bills.
07:10z -  PA0SDZ, Les, heard briefly calling G4YZE. 53 here. No contact.
07:38z -  OH1TG, Paasi, 54 here with some deep QSB.  Got 56. After the winter, everything is finally green in Finland.
07:46z -  Net closed
73 - Klaus, HB9CQS
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre net on 3,693
G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood in rather noisy conditions.
On show :- G3LUW Brian,  G4WRU Mike,  M0BDI Ralph,  G3JJR John, 
G0JWE Don,  G2FUU Tommy,  G8LES Mike,  G0PCF Bruce,  G4MVO Jim
and G4YZE Bill.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1105z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA calling JM2HBO Teru.
1117z - JM2HBO Teru 1/1 here, Jim gave 3/3 and got 5/5
1130z - W1QUO Jim on net 5/9.  Had some rain and thunder. Temp 17c.
1135z - W3HXF Bill from Fall Church VA up to 5/5.
1140z - YV5CPT Reinhard from Caracas 5/6
1140z - PA0SDZ Les from Zwolle 2/1, got 5/8 from Jim.
1145z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 4/5 in qsb.
1153z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 3/4 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1158z - G8LES Mike from Alton 2/1 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1204z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5
1204z - LA3XT Per near Trondheim 3/2 here
1210z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 2/1 here
1212z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 3/4 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1226z - Net ended.  Signals going down and heavy noise increasing.
1800z -- 1830z  UK evening 80-metre net on 3,693
Nothing heard at first.
Had Skype qso with Don G0JWE, then ;-
1820z - G2FUU Tommy from Nazeing, Essex 5/9+20
Good initial contact but faded down and ended at 1832z
Messages Received.
From President John W8AUV
Dear Fellow ROAR Member,
Attached please find a copy of the AGM Agenda and Minutes from the 2008 AGM in Los Angeles, California
We would appreciate all attending the 100th RI Convention to attend our AGM Meeting. 
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, 22 June 2009 at 12:00 Noon. 
If you have an additional topic to propose, please reply via email. 
If you will not be attending and would like a topic discussed at the meeting, please prepare data/document
that could be copied and distributed to the membership in attendance.
Yours in Rotary Service,
John Maier, W8AUV
President (2006-2009)
International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio
Tele:  513-674-1901
                                 That's all for this week,
                                   73 de Bill g4yze


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