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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets February 28th to March 2nd 2021

Report for Week beginning 28 February 2021
 
Sunday 28 February 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, David ZL2WT, Nick G4HCK, and I were present but connecting through XLX299R, could be only heard on Peanut.
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Immediately prior to the net F4ESV was clearly heard calling CQ contest
Doug ZL1BFS was 59
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
Brian VK2BX was 59
 
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+5
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 also
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 42 briefly and gave me 31; Peter and Jean-Pierre exchanged 55 reports
Jeff JR2TTS/m (visitor) was 54 and gave me 58-9
Terry VK4ATM in Lowood (visitor) was 55 and gave m 57
Nick G4HCK was 21-42 building to 53-4 and gave me 35 but later 52-3 peaking at 55
Brian G3LUW was 31 buiding to 53-5 and gave me 44-55 then 56-7
We went QRT at 0832z
Then I had another call:
Vernon G0EGW was 56-9 at 0840z and gave me 59 eventually
We then went QRT at 0858z
 
From Peter VK3KCD
Reports for this week: Sunday 28/2
40mx:
VK4ZD 59/59
VK2BX 57/57
ZL1BFS 55/55
20mx:
VK4ZD 59/59
F1CFA 55/55
ZL1BFS 55/55
Tuesday 2/3
F1FCA 56/54
73
Peter
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and was joined by
G3LUW Brian
G3JJR John
G3SZF Bob
PA3AHC Malcolm
Conditions and signals were good around UK.
Brian reported on his earlier QSO with VK4ZD on 20m and Bob reported hearing Bill about 57, so perhaps propagation is improving.
It was good to hear from John G7OAI again having addressed his router issues.
Malcolm PA3AHC called in briefly and it was good to hear from him even though QRM was a problem.
John G3JJR continued to enjoy the N4EDT Zoom gatherings on Sunday evenings.
Everyone looking forward to Government announcements about release from lockdown!
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Nil Received
 
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0730z Tuesday March 2nd EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
I was 15" late due to a phone call
I called and listened until 0830z but nothing was heard
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Hello Bill.
14294 , 7h45 Z I meet VK3KCD with a 56 report ( in fact the QSB was strong ; 31 / 56 ). Nobody else...
Later, I heard Jacques F4FCW on 7105...
But one Italian above, one other under, the game was over !!
We meet Serge F1BFL and suggest him to go to 7100. For the first time we have made QSO with a 56 BW report.
So soon
Jean-Pierre
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Looked on the airwaves today – No sun spots, no roar members not a good day for me.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

 
Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra
Australia
E: philipbyrne@bigpond.com

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