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Roar Nets May 31 2009

Propagation still drowsy.  K=0, A=3, Flux=69.
0630z - 0730z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
0640z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa up to 5/9
0640z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/9
0652z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/9
0731z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 3/3, got 5/3 from John.
0735z - EA5/G7LWF John from Calpe 5/8
0740z - Net ended.  No VKs or ZLs here but Klaus had made a qso with Henk VK2GWK
earlier in the week about 2200z.
But all is not lost - Thanks to Teru JM2HBO for the following report :-
Hi Bill,
Yesterday I attended ROAR net, VK,  ZL and EU
0628Z ZL1DA  called  VK4ZD, no reply
and I called ZL1RD Rob, his signal 59 , my report 51 to 52
VK2GWK Henk checked on 14.293 net. his signal 59 on short path, also my report 59.
Before ZL1RD, his signal was very weak, but yesterday great! he is running 200 watts into DP antena, very good signal.
Nobody attend on that net. and 3 radio calling CQ Roar, no reply.
Sunspot is coming down this week.
That is all
Teru JM2HBO Good DX 73
PS sorry I could not attend W and EU net on 14.293 at 1130Z
0800z - 0900z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,693.
G4WRU Mike from London in charge in very noisy conditions.
On parade : -  G0PCF Bruce,  M0BDI Ralph,  G4MVO Jim,  G3JJR John,
G7OAI John,  G2FUU Tommy, and G4YZE Bill. 
Apologies from G3LUW Brian,  and also from G0JWE Don who was living it up in Paris.
1130z - 1230z  International Net on 14,293.
1130z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster MA 5/8
1130z - YV5CPT Reinhard from Caracas only 5/3 today.
1140z - EA/G4HMG John from Benissa 3/4
1140z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 5/5
1145z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln 5/6
1151z - W0TBC Joe from Stillwater MN up to 4/3 here
1159z - G3JJR John from Wolverhampton 1/1 here, got 4/4 from Jim.
1206z - SM0DMJ Karl from Nyneshamn 5/6  Conveyed 73 also from SM4CSF Nils.
1210z - OH1TG Pasi from Kokemaki 5/7
1210z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden 1/1 on first call
1222z - KF5BD Jack from Albuquerque 1/1 here, got 5/8 from Jim.
1227z - PA3AHC Malcolm from Naarden suddenly shot up to 5/8 here
1237z - Net ended.  What a delight to get a contact at last with fellow Scot
Malcolm Campbell PA3AHC. Normally in my dead space on 20m he suddenly
popped up in the freak propagation. The gods must be smiling at last.
1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
1800z - G0SQH Derek in charge from Ringwood in fair conditions.
On the net : -   G2FUU Tommy,  G3JJR John,  G4WRU Mike and G4YZE Bill.
Messages Received.
Much traffic about the Birmingham RI Convention station, now settling down.
Barring any last-minute engineering problems we shall have a 200 watt transceiver
feeding a three element tri-bander clear above the 19m roof height on a telescopic
mast kindly loaned to us by Wythall Radio Club. Many thanks to all concerned.
From ROAR Webmaster Bill VK4ZD :-
Hi Mike & everyone.
I agree with almost everything that you say.
The only query I would make is the need for a printed Communicator.
First and foremost, we need a Communicator.
Unfortunately Diane took it on with good intentions but failed to get enough information often enough to warrant creating the magazine.
On top of that her health has been deteriorating noticeably over the last 9 months to the point now where we are waiting to find out when she can have an angiogram performed.
It would certainly be appreciated if someone was able to step in and become the editor.
Diane is holding some material that would go part way to filling a Communicator.
I would still wish to have an electronic copy that I could place up on the ROAR web site.
Yours in Rotary Service
Bill Main, VK4ZD
Assistant Governor 2008 - 2009, Group 7
Assistant Governor 2009 - 2010, Group 8
Rotary International, District 9630
Queensland, Australia
Phone: 07 5462 5635 / 0428 935151
                                 That's all for this week,
                                    73 de Bill g4yze
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