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Roar Nets April 11th to April 13th 2021

Report for Week beginning 11 April 2021
 
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-April-10, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
ROAR Digital Voice Net 2021-04-10 at 1900 UTC
Saturdays at 1900 UTC
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
W4/4G4S, Sonny, Virginia USA
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
 

Sunday 11 April 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil ZL2RO, Nick G4HCK and I were present. Phil stated that hardware upgrades were going to be done.
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59+5 and gave me 57-9
Steve VK3SN/VK5 (visitor) was57 and gave me 59+ at 0730z
 
From Peter VK3KCD
VK4ZD 59 both ways
 
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59+ and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW was 53-4, peaking 55 and gave me 52-3 at 0734z
Nick G4HCK was 31
We QRX'd at 0751
Vernon G0EGW called back in later and we exchanged 55 reports but the band was closing
We went QRT at 0825z
 
From Peter VK3KCD
VK4ZD 59 both ways
G0EGW was 5x6-9 gave me 55
G4HCK was 43 gave me 54
 
From Malcolm PA3AHC
I could just hear Peter/VK3KCD for the first time in ages but no QSO was possible .
Ditto for Vernon/GOEGW ( I think )
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by
G3LUW Brian
PA3AHC Malcolm
G3JJR John
G7OAI John
M1ADT Geoff
G4LXD Bill
G3OKT John
Conditions and signals were fine around UK and Malcolm was good copy when he called in briefly. Both he and Brian reported nil activity on the earlier 20m net. John G3OKT is still experiencing difficulties his end. Apart from Rotary Club matters members were looking forward to lockdown release tomorrow with perhaps the possibility of an AGM later in the year.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Nil Received
 
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
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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0730z Tuesday April 13th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+ and gave me 59 but I lost him at 0740z when he went QRT
F4HRM was heard 42 at 0758z
OHR was S9 at 0800z
Nick G4HCK was 21 at 0814z
Vernon G0EGW was 54 and gave me 54 at 0816z
We went QRT at 0825z

From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning
I have been talking to Vernon and we were wondering if you would like to have a monthly Zoom meeting until HF picks up. I was wondering about having a Zoom net on a Tuesday before the 20m net. The Tuesday net runs from 07.30 to 08.30 (GMT) and I thought about a Zoom call from 07.00 to 07.30 GMT. Time - what about the last Tuesday in the month.
What do you think? The suggestion Zoom link last Tuesday in the month 07.00 to 07.30 GMT.
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
I would be keen on Vernon’s Zoom Meeting. Count me in.
Bill, I did not go QRT at 0740 last Tuesday. Your signal rapidly decreased to 11 then to 00
I stayed on for quite a time, thinking the band might pick up again, but I heard nothing for the next half hour.
Then I went QRT. It was just a light-switch propagation problem - someone must have turned it right off!
Douglas
ZL1BFS
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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