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My past is my wisdom to use today. . . my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.

 Gene Oliver




Poppy, VK6YF, is still in hospital but responding well to treatment - Please keep your get well cards and notes moving across the Pacific to her  Her address is:

Mrs Poppy Bradshaw, VK6YF
29A Wicks St
Eden Hill, WA
6054 Australia

At times we have had a lot of QRM on our 20M CLARA Net, which runs Tuesdays at 1700.  So if you can't find us on 14.120, please turn your dial to 14.123.  I am sure you will hear us as you get closer.  


It has come to our attention that many folks who need to send in a change of address or articles to share and don't know where to send it. So please go to the Contact Us page, and you will find your area reps along with their email address. Please forgive us for this oversight, Also, under QSL & Contests, please find our Net Frequencies and time. Note that all our CLARA nets run from September to the end of May.

President's Message

Well, the winter has finally left us behind. Sadly, the radio propagation has decided it is summer, too! The CLARA nets will shut down at the end of May, and start up again after Labour Day. Roberta VA3RMW has been trying the 80 Meter net on Mondays at 9 PM Eastern instead of the 7 PM Eastern. It has worked well for the weeks she has tried it so it will be continuing at 9 PM in the fall, unless someone can come up with a good reason to not change.

Now, I am writing this as if I were still President of CLARA but actually, I am now Acting President. My term ended in January 2015. It would be wonderful if someone would step forward to take over. I have been President for at least six years. It is not a difficult job. I managed it while I was moving a whole time zone, and while I had a number of other volunteer jobs. There are lots of wonderful women out there willing to help the next president, including me. In the olden days, much of the president work had to be done over the airwaves. Now, much of it is done with email. Please think about giving it a try.

Have a great summer

73, 33
Helen VA1YL


This is a very interesting article on Solar Flares and HF Propagation. Click FDIM81 for PDF.


Please Check out the Upcoming Event's Page. This will have upcoming events for the current month. This page will only work if everyone sends me the information.  


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