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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets January 10th to January 12th 2021

Report for Week beginning 10 January 2021
 
Sunday 10 January 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, David ZL2WT, Phil ZL2RO, and I were present.
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+ and gave me 59+10
John ZL2JPM was 22 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 55-7
 
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 41 here and also gave me 41
Nick G4HCK was 11 at 0815z
We went QRT at 0833z
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning from a nice warm UK – its minus 1
The 20m net was a challenge today. I managed to speak to Doug but could not hear anyone else. I understand although the SFI has improved the lack of sun spots is not helping with propagation. Let’s hope Tuesday is better!!
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and was joined by
G3SZF Bob
G3LUW Brian
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
F4FCW Jacques
A very noisy 80m. Signals were strong but heavy QRM made for difficult copy at times. It was good to have Jacques F4FCW join the net and interesting to hear his news, he was copying UK stations reasonably well and hopefully he will become a regular. Brian reported a potential new member, Alan M7ALS, to be confirmed. All round another good discussion about respective Rotary activities whilst tolerating the Covid restrictions.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2000z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President Ed N4EDT opened the warm up session at 2000Z
The time was used to introduce ourselves to our special speaker for the session, Patrick Bolan of Geochron.There were 23 additional check ins including:-
K4BWN Bob
AF1E Joe
N8TE Nate
ZL1BFS Doug
WA6LBY Peter
KC4D Bill
WN5V David
VE3DPG Bill
PT2ADM Gustavo
K2TWL Howie
KK6EWB Ingo
KC5PL Dixon
NM5AB Noel
N7ED Eddie
W9FBO Ruth Ann
JA0CBU CHihiro
G4HCK Nick
KL7H Craig
N9HWO Phil
W9ZSJ George
IV3EZJ Raffaele
WD8QHD/VA3 Noel
President ED introduced Patrick Bolan of Geochron who gave us a brief history of the company and a little more detail of events since he acquired the company a few years ago. Geochron is an electronic clock that indicates the exact time anywhere in the world.
Modifications that Patrick has made include aeroplane flight patterns, weather conditions, satellite paths as well as the night and day time lines as they move across the planet. He is very keen to include information of great interest to amateur radio such as propagation information and stations worked locations and times.
For a small company, 5 employees, it has had a great impact on our world. Many world leaders have been gifted with Geochrons.
An extremely interesting program for all who were part of our Zoom meeting. But it came with an added bonus - stay tuned for further developments.
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
 
Join the Weekly NET/ZOOM meeting this Sunday.
Please note that the time is *** 2030Z Sunday *** (warmup from 2000z)
THE MEETING WILL START AT 2030Z SUNDAY,
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
​Cell 205-919-4610  (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)
ehtyler@icloud.com
  
ZOOM Meeting info:
Note the timing details are for Australian Eastern Standard Time – you need to adjust for your time zone.
The meeting will be on Sunday at 2030Z.
ROAR Zoom Meeting
When: Mon 7.30am – (6:30am Australian Eastern Standard Time - Brisbane)
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670 (map)
Who: more details »
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting open to all ROAR members.
Topic: Ed Tyler - N4EDT's Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670
Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
 
0730z Tuesday January 12th EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 55-8 and gave me 55-9 in QSB
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning
Looked on 20m today and nothing !!!!
The whole of the band was quiet.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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