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Provided by Phil Byrne VKMCB

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Roar Nets September 2nd and September 4th 2018

 


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 2 September and Tuesday 4 September 2018
 
Please note the recommendations for changes to net times below. These reflect changed propagation conditions.

0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110 
Recommend next week 0700z
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57-8 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 3-5/7-9
Gary VK2GSP (visitor) near Newcastle was 59+5 and gave me the same
Reg VK7KK called in but was only 22 here
ZL4CD (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59
ZL3YOK (visitor was 58
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 57-8
We QSY'd to 20m at 0555z
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me 57-8
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 37
Reg VK7KK was not readable here

From John G3OKT
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110 : faint voices were heard on the 80m doublet, but were not intelligible.
A strong Russian stn on 7109.4 at 0547z put an end to any hope.
 

0600z-0630z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
Recommend next week 0730z
From Bill VK4ZD

Doug ZL1BFS was 57
Phil VK2MCB was 44

From Phil VK2MCB
Douglas ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 57
Bill VK4ZD was barely readable here
 
From John G3OKT
G0EGW at first only 2.1 in the noise; then 5.6 to 3.1 but with vicious QSB;
EA7GSU Pertti was just recognisable in the noise QSB 5.6 to 3.1
Contest QRM - eg, station IB4A was very strong at 0638z
I went QRT at 0640
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G3LUW Brian was Net Control; we exchanged 5.9+20dB reports.
Brian reported on the sad demise of Klaus HB9CQS
G3SZF Bob was 5.9+10dB here, suffering huge QRM; was 5.9 with Brian
G3JJR John was also 5.9+10dB here; was 5.9 with Brian
G2FUU Tommy was 5.5 to 5.9 here in fast QSB; said he would listen for callers at 6pm
G4LXD Bill and I exchanged 5.9+10dB report; he heard Brian at 5.7; Bill reported on the success of their satellite Rotary Club
Both Bill and Brian had to work hard to keep a strong Belgian station clear for our net
G3OKT said that as Secretary, he would clarify the date of the 2019 AGM as May 11th at 6pm
G7OAI John was working to fix the venue of the 2019 AGM as York.
G3OKT offered a free WS19 to G3JJR, but John said he had one already!
G3OKT apologised he couldn't do net control on 16th Sept but could do Sept 30th
G3LUW will do Sept 16; G3SZF will do 23rd.
The net closed at 0844z
 
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185 September 2
No Report
 
2200z - 14,295.2 Long Path- Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
Recommend next week 2130z
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-9 building to 59+5 and gave me 59+10-15
Vernon G0EGW was heard at 2020z only 22
 
From Phil VK4ZD
Douglas ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 56
Bill VK4ZD was 31
Peter VK3KCD was 11
Vernon G0EGW 43-53 and gave me 42

 
0600z-0630z Tuesday September 4th 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
Recommend next week 0730z
From Bill VK4ZD
At 0600z:
Phil VK2MCB and I exchanged 55 reports
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 43 reports
Phil heard YO9BC at 0610z, but Coco was 11 here
 
From John G3OKT
CQs from 0600 to 0608 on both the Spider and high wire antennae gave no result
Coco YO9BC called at 0610, he was 5.5 with deep QSB here; gave poor copy both ways.
I went QRT at 0616

2200z-2230z Tuesday September 4th 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
Recommend next week 2130z
From Bill VK4ZD
I listened to 20m from 2130z onwards.
Stations heard were CT1ASM on 14.237 55 at 2132z,
G0SXC on 14.190 55-6 at 2144z,
M0DXR on 14.186 55 at 2157z,
ER1SDC on 14.180 44 at 2200z
Worked Vernon G0EGW from 2205-15z on 14.295.2.
Vernon was 44-55 and gave me 33.
 
From John G3OKT
At 2200z International 20m net - Nothing heard
 
73
Phil VK2MCB

 

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

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