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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets December 3rd and 5th 2019

 

Report for Week of 3 November 2019
 
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
Sunday 3rd November 2019
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
David ZL1WT and John ZL2JPM were present
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59+10 reports
John ZL2JPM was 57
David ZL1WT was 3/46  to me.
 
0700z-0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM 56-7 peaking 58 and gave me 56-7
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59
Noel VK3NDX (visitor) was 56-7 and gave me 59 using his new 30m per leg V-beam
No sign of Europe today and I went QRT at 0732z
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report Received
 
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
No report Received
 
0700z Tuesday November 5th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing heard today
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
I have been looking for the net but I think events have been against me. Today there was a carrier that kept coming and going and the station which seems to have adopted an adjacent frequency was spreading over 14.295.2. So I had little chance of getting in contact with anyone. In fact when I look at the waterfall on the rig there does not appear to be much activity on the band as a whole but it is still early in the UK. Come to that there is little activity coming from the operator (me) as I have only just woken up.
I have heard/read reports that we are in the bottom of the sun spot cycle and there is the odd sign of an improvement in the bands – can it get any worse I ask myself. Anyway lets hope Sunday is better.
Regards, Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Again and again !!!
News from Europe !!!!!!!
Tuesday, 7105 was occupied by a powerful Czech station.
And the 20 m band was blank...except on 14,292 MHz !!! HIRS !
Cheers, Jean-Pierre

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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