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Roar Nets August 19 2012
Propagation poor, improving slightly.
0515z 0 0800z - Anzo Net on 7,118
Many Thanks to Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Hi Bill
I hope you get this report. It seems that my last weeks report didnt make it so I inserted the report manually on the web site instead.
This week we were joined by John ZL2JPM who had a good signal (57 here)
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and heard John 53.
Phil advised of his time spent in Darwin over the last 2 weeks where he was assisted with an air show by the RC of Darwin Sunrise who handled the car parking for the event.
Rob, ZL1RD joined us for the last 10 minutes of the net with a fine 57 signal here.

0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
And again from Bill VK4ZD on the Europe-Anzo Net.
First to check in was Brian G3LUW with a 55 signal - I got 56
Then came Rob ZL1RD who was 57 - gave me 59.
Rob also checked in Phil VK2MCB who was skip to me.
Doug ZL1BFS was 43 but received me 55
Klaus HB9CQS checked in with a great 59 signal (both ways)
and Pertti EA7GSU built up to a great 58 signal, hearing me much the same.
Malcolm PA3Ahc came up out of the noise to be 43 here
We were joined by M0OYG pedestrian mobile with a shopping trolley. He was 32 here but Pertti got him 59.
Henk VK2GWK joined us with a great signal into Europe. I copied him on scatter 55-6.
We are all thinking of you Bill
Regards    73    Bill, VK4ZD

0800z - 0900z  UK  80-metre Net on 3.694
ManyThanks to John Rickood G3JJR fro the following report :-
Greetings Bill from the UK 80m 0800hrs Rotary net. Herewith report on today
Conditions were somewhat better than of late with six members on the net. g4wru,g3luw,g0sqh,g7oai/p, and g2fuu with g3jjr inthe chair. All stations receiving 5 and 9 reports at times (some QSB) with g7oai/p among the leaders, watching carefully as walkers on the site approached the hot end of his anntenna!
We are missing you and join together in wishing you a speedy return to full working order. 73 John
1299z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
 Note net frequency cnanged to 14,292 from next week  to avoid qrm from
3rd harmonic of Tjakistan broadcaster.
1700z - 1730z  UK evening 80-metr Net on 3,694
1900z - 1930z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Many Thanks to Jack Page KF5BD for th following report :-
Hi Mr.Bill
Reuben W2LGF, California was the only check-in from the West Coast today and he had a big signal from his balcony antenna location. Ed N4EDT was net control today and except for me your scribe Jack KF5BD who hails from New Mexico [USA] all the activity seemed to be east of the Mississippi river. Other check-ins were: K4LSX John Rotarian and member of the Motorcycle Fellowship. N4PF, AF1E Joe, W6LMJ, EA7GSU Pertti whom I heard but did not speak to because I did not hear him all that well, A visitor KF6XX Jason. N1UL a mobile marine visitor, WD8QHD Rev. Noel and PDG and PNC [past roar net controller] who resides in Australia but presently visiting in Ontario Canada and KD0MEI Ed a Rotarian living in Independence, MO. and was checked in by a ham from NYC not a Rotarian. I just counted 12 check-ins--Good job Mr. Ed . Attention WB7RQG---If you have Mr. Ed's e mail address pse forward him this report and forward me his address.
Jack KF5BD.
Messages Received.
Hi Everyone
An important message from our Editor.
YIRS      73's de Bill, VK4ZD
Webmaster & President


Hello All,

I am now in the process of collecting material for the fall edition of the ROAR Communicator. The issue is shaping up nicely, but I would like to include some member profiles again. This has been a very popular feature in the past but at this point I do not have any for this issue. I would like to publish two or three this time.

Please write about yourself--including your family, if you'd like-- and about your ham-radio activities and interests. You may also write about your other interests or hobbies, about your profession and career, and, importantly, about how your life has been--or is--affected by Rotary.

The length of your story should be about 500 words or less. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2012.

Also, please send me a photograph or two of yourself.

Please submit your stories and/or any questions you may have directly to me at

Thank you very much and I am looking forward to reading your story.

Richard Spingarn, TI7/AA2UP
-----------------------------------That's all for this week,-----------------------------------
                                   73 de Bill g4yze
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