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Roar Nets April 25th to April 27th 2021

Report for Week beginning 25 April 2021
 
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-April-24, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
WA6LBY/KH6 Peter, visiting in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W4/4G4S, Sonny, Virginia USA (saw his ID, but no traffic heard)
Over-the air communications today were non-functional, but the Peanut system worked for three of us.
DMR users should use BM 53080 to join the network. XRF299R is also available for non-DMR users
73 de Phil N9HWO

 

Sunday 25 April 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, David ZL2WT, Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM, Diane VK4DI and I were present.
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 57-9
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 dropping to 33-54 in QSB and gave me 55-6
 
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 in deep QSB and gave me 55-7
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 21 and gave me 42
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning
Peanut after an initial hic up performed well today. I was interested in the Anzac celebration comments. 20m – sorry I could not find the on switch as the band was not in our favour.
I look forward to hopefully seeing you on Tuesday.

Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
It was a very bad day !
We exchanged a 42 poor signal with Bill VK4ZD.
Later, I met the local net of amateurs radio and, even on 80m, the signals were going up and down to the ground level.
It's abnormal !
I'm Looking forward to the zoom meeting Tuesday
Jean-Pierre
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and was joined by
G3LUW Brian
PA3AHC Malcolm
G3JJR John
G3SZF Bob
M1ADT Geoff
G4LXD Bill
G3OKT John, listening.
Conditions and signals were fine around UK and Malcolm was good copy when he called in briefly at the start of the net. John G3OKT is still experiencing difficulties his end but was listening. Negative reports on the earlier 20m net. Rotary meetings continue by ZOOM but some prospect of face-to-face meetings in due course. Bob reported on his club fundraising with ecoracing balloons and preparations for litter picking in support of World Environment Day.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR President ED N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z
There were 20 check-ins, some could not stay for the entire meeting, including:-
Dave WN5V
Carlos WI9R
Eddie N7EDD
Peter WA6LBY
Joe AF1E
Nate N8TE
Alan KH6ATU
David ZL2WT
George W9ZSJ
Chris KC9CRE
John G3JJR
Howie K2TWL
Ajoy VU2JHM
Ruth Ann W9FBO
Gustavo PT2ADM
Craig KL7H
Phil N9HWO
Bill KC4D
Allie VK3ZTV
Dale K9SK
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Ed N4EDT asked Joe AF1E to screen share and demonstrate Flight Aware. This program
uses radio and computers to track aircraft in flight. It tracks both civilian and military aircraft.
When an area such as Atlanta or O Hare is viewed the sight is amazing. Joe AF1E said that for about $200 one could set up a station such as his. It also has personal use if one’s flight is delayed or cancelled it allows for a new booking to be made.
The Cajun Summit was roundly discussed and culinary delights were described in great detail.
Rigs and antennas also were a topic of much discussion. There was some reporting of Rotary and amateur radio activities.
A good meeting with great humour and fellowship.
President Ed N4EDT closed the meeting at 2155Z
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
 
ROAR Zoom Meeting
The weekly Fellowship of Rotarians Of Amateur Radio ZOOM meeting will be held at 2030Z this coming Sunday.
ZOOM meeting access will be open at 2000Z.
Join early and verify that your audio and video are working properly while enjoying some social contact with your fellow ROAR members.
The ZOOM meeting information is:
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ed Tyler - ROAR weekly meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670
Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kzNqwtwWA
For additional information please contact me at ehtyler@icloud.com or, 205-919-4610
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday April 27th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
My 1st net using the Flex 6600
Randy WW6RG/KH9/QRP (visitor) was 55 and gave me 59
Nick G5HCK was 43 and gave me 31 at 0715z
Doug ZL1BFS was 11 (faintly calling)
The A index was very high causing poor condx.
 
0730-0830z ANZO-Europe Zoom Meeting
From Phil VK2MCB
The meeting was held as a first trial with Nicholas G4HCK using the Zoom licence of his Radio Club.
Five members participated, Douglas ZL1BFS, John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB, Nicholas G4HCK and Vernon G0EGW.
I know others tried to join but failed due to differing circumstances, one of which was missing a changed start time and the amendment being at the end of a long weekly report.
But, the trial was judged a success by those who did manage to talk and will be held on a monthly basis. The next one will be the last Tuesday in May at 0730Z. Reminder will be sent out the week leading up.

From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning Jean Pierre
We have just finished the zoom net. There were 5 of us on today 2 ZL, 1 VK and two Gs.
The decision was taken to have monthly zoom meetings so the next one will be the last Tuesday in May.
Phil will send out the reminder and a zoom link nearer the time.
I am sorry you were not able to connect today. The hour meeting went very quickly and the topics were varied.
We even had a video guided tour of the Readhead antenna estate ! (G0EGW).
I just managed to hear Bill today on 20m so a good start to the day.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005

 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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