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

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Roar Nets November 12th - 14th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 12th and 14th November 2017
 
Noting that ANZO signals peaked in the UK towards 0830z on both Sunday and Tuesday, there was a suggestion that net times might move a further 30 mins later.
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,110
Next Sunday 0730z-0800z
 
(Trial net times a further 30" later)

 

From Klaus HB9CQS
Worked Doug, ZL1BFS, 56 b/w _ Bill, VK4ZD 56, got 56-57 _ Vernon, G0EGW, 59+20 b/w.
Unable to work John, ZL2JPM _ Phil, VK2MCB _ Peter, VK3KCD due to station working on 7’109.5. Got 32 from Peter - according to Bill.
Went QRT 07:30z.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 59
Doug ZL2BFS was 58-9
Phil VK2MCB was 58 and gave me 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-7 and gave me 56
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW was 55 and gave me 55-6
 

0730z- 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
Next Sunday 0800z-0900z
 

From John G3OKT
At 0610z, the QSL website gave : SFI 67 A 8 K 2 and sunspots zero (for the 7th day)
QRN was S4; the broadcast harmonic was S6 with clear modulation; plus Contest stations.
G0EGW and G3OKT exchanged 5.7 b/w at 0730, but Vernon dropped to 1.1 at 0734, and subsequently was "coming and going" at S3 - 5.
G3LUW was heard faintly.
HB9CQS was not strong here; Klaus was only 2.1 at 0734 and 5.3 by 0807.
EA7GSU was 5.6 here at 0737z; Pertti gave PA3AHC 5.4 in exchange for 5.7. Malcolm was not heard here.
ZL1BFS was 5.4 with HB9CQS and 2.2 here at 0740. Doug gave Klaus 4.2, Vernon 3.2 and Pertti 1.2.
VK4ZD was 5.3/4 with Klaus and 5.8 with Pertti, but Bill was not heard here then. Bill gave Doug 5.5 in exchange for 4.2 at 0743;
VK2MCB got 5.3-5 from Pertti at 0752 in exchange for 5.7. Phil just heard here in the noise.
HB9CQS started to move my S meter to 3.3 at 0754; Klaus gave VK4ZD 5.6-7.
VK4ZD gave Klaus 5.5; Bill was now 2.2 here.
ZL2JPM got 5.3 from Pertti at 0755. John was just hearable here and gave Pertti 2.1 to 4.1.
G0EGW gave ZL2JPM 5.3 at 0758
F1CFA was referred to by Bill at 0802 but Jean Pierre was not heard here.
ZL1BFS was 3.3 here at 0802 & was 5.7-8 with G0EGW; Doug gave Vernon 2.2.
VK4ZD was 5.9 with HB9CQS at 0805; Bill gave Klaus 5.3 and VK2MCB 5.2/3.
VK2MCB gave Pertti 5.7 and got 5.5. Phil was 2.1 here and gave me 4.2.
G0EGW heard Doug at 5.7 at 0807, and then 5.9 at 0812! Doug gave Vernon 5.5/6.
ZL1BFS and G3OKT exchanged 5.3 b/w. Pertti gave Doug 5.5/6.
VK4ZD and G3OKT exchanged 5.5 b/w.
ZL2JPM gave G3OKT 4.3 and got 4.2.
VK4ZD was 5.5 with Pertti at 0827, going down as conditions seemed to have peaked. Pertti and Bill suggested we should look seriously at sliding the net another 30 mins later.
HB9CQS heard VK2MCB 5.7/8 at 0825z, VK4ZD at 5.9 and ZL1BFS at 5.8.
G3LUW heard VK4ZD at 5.3 and got 5.4/5 at 0820; Brian gave ZL2JPM 5.5 and got 4.4.
OH2BAD came up at 5.9 here at 0830. Miika gave Bill 5.8 in exchange for 5.6, and gave ZL2JPM 5.6
From Klaus HB9CQS
Good propagation conditions, improving as we went along with a little dip in between for some stations.
Worked Bill, VK4ZD, 54-55 when first contacted, got 55 _ Peter, VK3KCD, 54, got 53, fading _ Vernon, G0EGW, 53-54 _ John, ZL2JPM, 32 – 53 increasing to Q5 before closing _ Phil, VK2MCB, fading at first then 52 b/w, 57 when closing _ Doug, ZL1BFS, 54, got 43 _ Pertti, EA7GSU, 53 with his beam LP ANZO, 59 when reversed _ John, G3OKT, 56-58, got 5x _ Miika, OH2BAD, 59, got 5 fb.
I went QRT 08:34z.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59 also
Phil VK2MCB was 55-7 and gave me 57-9
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 building to 56-7 and gave me 54-5
Peter VK3KCD was 55 and gave me 57
Vernon G0EGW was 44 to 55 and gave me 55
John G3OKT was initially 33 building eventually to 56-7 and gave me 57 in return
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 58 reports
Brian G3LUW was 54-5 and gave me 53
Pertti EA7GSU was 56-7 and gave me 58
Nick G4HCK was 44 and gave me 43
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 22
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11
Miika OH2BAD was 56 and gave me 58
 
I went QRT at 0832z
 

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
Good conditions this week - low noise and good signals.
G3LUW was Net Control at 5.9+20dB here.
M0ZAE was 5.9. Henry near Bedford is a RAFARS acquaintance of Brian.
F4GHB Alain in N. France was 5.8 here; gave 5.7/8 for Brian and 4.5 for PA3AHC
G3JJR was 5.9 to 5.9+10dB here with QSB; got 4.6 from Alain
PA3AHC Malcolm was 5.7 and gave G3LUW 5.7 and G3OKT 5.6
G2FUU was 5.9+10dB and got 5.8 from F4GHB
G4LXD was a good signal with G3JJR and reported G3LUW 5.9, G3JJR 5.7, F4GHB 5.5, G3OKT 5.9, M0ZAE 2.2, PA3AHC 5.6 and G2FUU 5.7.
Tommy informed the net that he and Olive had been burgled last Monday. Everyone was shocked and expressed their concern and sympathy,
G3LUW announced with regret that Geoff Jenner G3KIW had passed away peacefully after a long illness, with family around him on Saturday11th November. As Secretary of ROAR in RIBI, John agreed to send a Sympathy Card to Ann.
Tommy said he would listen for any callers on 80m at 6pm this evening. G3OKT said that he would be Net Controller next Sunday.
Brian G3LUW has since reported by email - "I won't be available for the first two Sundays in December. I usually do the first one and OAI the second. Perhaps you can sort that out for me. Moving the 20m net to 0800 is a good idea. The signals from down-under really started to appear about 0850 today. See you on Tuesday."
John G7OAI replied : "I'll be away the 1st Sunday, but OK (Hack Green permitting!) for the 2nd Sunday."
 
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
G3JJR regretted this morning on 80m, that he would be unable to join this net.
However, G2FUU had said that he would listen for any callers.
 
2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
 
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 14th November 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0730z - 0830z Tuesday 14th November 2017 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
Next Tuesday 0800z-0830z

From John G3OKT
The QSL website gave at 0605z : SFI 72 A 6 K 3 and sunspots still zero.
In my confusion over net times, I arrived late for this net.
VK4ZD was 5.2/5 at 0820z. Bill gave me 4.4
G3LUW was just heard here at 2.1
EA7GSU exchanged 5.5 b/w with VK4ZD; Pertti was 5.7 here and gave me 5.9.
HB9CQS Klaus was 5.4
VK2MCB was absent on a drive which might also make Phil too late next Sunday.
G4HCK was just heard at 1.1; Nick gave Bill 5.4 and got pkg 5.5
PA3AHC Malcolm was just heard at 1.1
F5FCH a visitor Phil from N. France at 0837z. At 0842 he was 3.1 here and gave VK4ZD pkg 5.5.
The net closed at 0845z.
 
From Klaus HB9CQS
Nov. 14, 20 M, starting 08:00z
Worked Bill, VK4ZD, 56 b/w _ Pertti, EA7GSU, 53-54 and 59 depending on his beam direction _ Nick, G4HCK, 42 b/w. Heard Brian, G3LUW, but no contact.
QSYed 08:23z
 
From Bill VK4ZD
The conditions appeared to peak at 0800z and so we gained a consensus to start the nets a further 30 minutes later next week
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-7 and gave me 56
Pertti EA7GSU built from 33 to 44 to 55 and gave me 55
Nick G4HCK was 44-55 and gave me 42-54
Brian G3LUW was 44 and gave me 33
John G3OKT built from 44-55-56 and gave me 44 to 55
Signals were still building as I went QRT
After the net I was called by Phil F5FCH who was 55 and gave me 57-8
 
 
That's all for now;
73s John G3OKT
14th November
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