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Roar Nets May 16 2010

Propagation still in the doldrums.   K=1, A=2, Flux = 69.
0600z - 0730z   Europe - Anzo net on 14,293 Long Path.
I missed this one, as did most of the "G" stations, due to the Roar AGM at Oxford.
Many thanks to President Pertti for the following report :-
I opened my rx at 0625z to hear Coco very briefly with 59+10 and called him without response.
I then heard Klaus very faintly and realized he was talking with Peter VK3KCD whom I couldn't receive.
Klaus was 53 at the beginning growing to 59plus. On the frequency but not audible were EA5/LA7QHA, Harry,
and John EA/G4HMG both receiving good reports from Klaus. Net ended without any more participants.
Pertti / EA7GSU.
0800z - 0900z   UK 80-metre net on 3,694.
G2FUU Tommy in control from Nazeing, Essex supported by :-
G8LES Mike, our Vice-President,  returned home and recovered his voice after chairing our AGM at Oxford.
and  M0BDI Ralph from Itchenor.
1130z - 1230z   International net on 14,293
And again many thanks to Pertti for this report :-
At 1315z I heard Jim W1QUO calling me but he couldn't hear my response. I gave him 41 and heard him later giving me 44 but not real mutual exchange of confirmation. Joe, AF1E came with 58 and I got 55 from him. Solid reliable contact. Klaus got 44 from him and spoke with John EA/G4HMG from the mobile. PA3AHC came after some antenna changes with 57 both ways and towards the end G2FUU joined us with 59 both ways and had also contact with Klaus. Most welcome new scalp for both of us! His signal was tremendous and we tried him to have a qso with John EA/G4HMG as well but he had already left. I closed the net about 1415 after several unsuccessful CQ's.
Better next Sunday!!     Regards    Pertti / EA7GSU
1700z - 1730z   UK evening 80-metre net on 3,694
Brian G3LUW in control supported by :-
Don G0JWE,  Mike G4WRU, Tommy G2FUU and Bill G4YZE.
1800z - 1830z   N. Am. Transcontinental net on 14,288
Many thanks to Jack KF5BD for this report :-
I conducted the warm up session for our net today and conditions were very good. No noise. But when Bob WB7RQG opened the regular 1800 utc net somebody turned on the QRM and QRN. Check ins were WB7RQG Bob,  W0TBC Joe [Stillwater],  W1QUO Jim,  AF1E Joe [NC],  KF5BD Jack,  and EA7GSU Pertti. We had one guest KF5FHU Spencer,  Lawton ,Oklahoma a recently licensed ham Jack attracted during the warm up session. In an e mail received after the net Pertti guaranteed better props and less noise next week. Pertti----I did hear your CW but I did not copy it---E mail does come in handy once in a while. As reported by Jack KF5BD [Albuquerque, NM USA]
Messages Received.
From President Pertti EA7GSU :-
My fellow members of ROAR,
It appears that the plan to have an operational radio station in
Montreal will not materialize. As you will find by looking into the
Directory, there are hardly any members even close to the hall of the
Convention. The plan therefore was made to use the only available active
station with remote control and have the necessary computer in our
booth to display an ordinary conduct of a QSO.
It has since been found that :-
1  - the cost to have connection to Internet is unacceptably high,
2  - the available radio is not suitable for remote control.
Unless somebody comes up with a revolutionary idea which could quickly
be applied, I suggest that we will make the best out of the booth we
have reserved and have our AGM with necessary discussions of Emergency
Activities and of the need to increase our annual fee. 
--- During the week end I will prepare and send the material and articles
for the Communicator for James to proceed with the publishing. Any
comments you wish to make, please let us have them during the week end.
YIRS  Pertti

                                   That's all for this week.
                                      73 de Bill g4yze

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