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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by John Thompson G3OKT
(In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK)

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Roar Nets May 7th - May 9th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 7th and 9th May 2017

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
No Activity today
 
0700z- 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 and gave me 53
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 33 building to 54-5 and gave me 41 building to 55-7
Ramon PZ1EL (visitor) and I exchanged 54 reports at 0733z
Phil VK2MCB was 53 and gave me 53 also
Nick G4HCK was 11 here
Klaus HB9CQS was 33
 
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were SFI 73 A 4 K 3 sunspots 26 (steady)
HB9CQS was heard in QSO with F1CFA at 0700z; Jean Pierre gave Klaus 5.2 and got 3.3.
Jean Pierre was 5.6 here and also gave me 5.2. Klaus was 5.5 here.
EA7GSU was 5.9 with Klaus at 0707z; Pertti was 5.8 here and gave G3OKT 5.5/8.
G4HCK was heard by Pertti who gave Nick 5.8. Nick was not heard here but got 5.2 from Phil.
EA7GSU called VK4ZD; gave Bill 4.1. Phil was 5.5 with Pertti.
VK2MCB gave G4HCK 5.4/3 at 0740z. Phil was 3.1 here at 0745 but under Contest QRM.
As I left the band at 0752, Phil and I exchanged 5.2 b/w. I still had no sign of Bill.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI/P who was Net Controller
I opened the net at 0759Z, and the following members called in:-
G3LUW 59+30
G3JJR 59+20
G2FUU 59+40
G0PCF 59+10
G3OKT 59+60
G4LXD 59+40
All signals were as above initially, but QSB became increasingly apparent as the net went on, but everyone stayed at or about 59. The main topic of conversation was the imminent AGM on the weekend of Saturday 13th May in Banbury, where most of the members will be next Sunday, so there will be no 80m net next week.
I closed the net at 0854z.
For the record, I'll be away the Sunday after the AGM, in Menorca.
 
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
 
2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
From Ed N4EDT
id |callsign checkin name state city remarks
1 AF1E|4 2 JOSEPH G NC CONOVER ROAR
2 |N4EDT 14 Edward H AL Pell City ROAR Tres
3 |KB1XG 3 ALBERT M MA East Longmeadow ROAR
4 |WA1SJG 3 Susan J| MA East Longmeadow ROAR
5 |WN5V|2 4 David W Lejeune LA Welsh ROAR
6 |W8SOO 1 KEN R| MI Brimley ROAR
7 |EA7GSU 3 PERTTI ILMARI| Genalguacil, (MA) ROAR Past President
8 N9HWO 3 PHILIP B| IL CANTON ROAR SEC
9 NG2H 3 Kenneth R VA Palmyra ROAR
Conditions were marginal but with help of relay stations we had a good net.
Net closed at 2306z
 
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 9th May 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 9th May 2017 EUR net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Pertti EA7GSU peaked 57 and gave me peaking 59
Phil VK2MCB was peaking 33
Vernon G0EGW was only 11 here
I went QRT at 0532z
 
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were not very exciting ! SFI 71 A 6 K 1 sunspots 11 (down)
EA7GSU and G3OKT exchanged 4.2 b/w at 0705z, but later were 5.8 b/w with antennae aligned.
VK2MCB and VK4ZD were acknowledged by Pertti at 0710z but there was no sign of either here. Phil was the weaker with Pertti who said Bill was peaking 5.8/9, though was down to 5.5 later at 0723. Pertti got 5.6 from Bill.
PA0SDZ was also acknowledged by Pertti. Les was at best 5.1 here.
PA3AHC and PA0SDZ exchanged overs but neither were readable here. Pertti heard both at 5.5
F1CFA called G3OKT but I had no copy of Jean Pierre.
G0EGW came in waves at 0724; Vernon was 5.6 with Pertti, increasing to 5.8/9 with more power. Conditions were very strange on Vernon’s signal here at 0724 – rapid QSB between S1and S6.
Pertti announced that new Rotary Clubs were being established in Mihas and Ronda near his QTH in Spain.
I went QRT at 0734
 
 
That’s all for now!
Sorry there will be no report for Sunday – ROAR in RIBI has its 2017 AGM!
73s from John G3OKT
11th May 2017

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