Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE
Click here to access previous Weekly Newsletters
Roar Nets March 6 2011
Propagation much better. K=0, A=5, Solar Flux up to 143.
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
Better propagation this week on 40mx and I was able to copy Peter VK3FPSR in Cobram Q5.
Present were Noel VK2IWT, Peter VK3FPSR, Bill VK4ZD and myself.
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD.
And further from Peter :-
I shall be absent from the nets from March 20 to April 3 inclusive.
I shall ask Bill VK4ZD to provide a short note on the 40mx net.
0730z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many thanks to Klaus for the following report :-
Another Sunday with good propagation conditions and good attendance:-
07:12z VK3KCD, Peter. 58-59 here. Got 59. With no one else on the net we had a fine two-way chat.
07:29z VK4ZD, Bill, came on with 58 signal. Got 57. Q5 between Peter and Bill.
07:31z G4YZE, Bill. 44 here. The band was now opening up and Bill and Bill took over net control jointly.
07:39z EA7GSU, Pertti. 59+ both ways with sudden extreme dips. High winds and rain with raindrops electrically charged and hence much QRN.
07:45z IK6MII, Aldo. About 58 here, but Aldo had difficulties copying me, probably due to high mountains close by in that direction.
07:52z EA/G4HMG, John. John later worked Bill, VK4ZD, but the band was not open between John and Peter.
07:57z JM2HBO, Terusan. 54-56 here. First contact between Terusan and Aldo.
08:16z PA3AHC, Malcolm, almost skipped out here. The EAs fared much better. Malcolm also worked the VKs.
08:28z OH6SM, Martti. It helped when Martti switched on his linear. As usual a big signal, also for the DX stations.
08:36z VK2GWK, Henk, 59 here. Got 58. Henk's Emtron linear is still under repair. Meanwhile Henk is using his old linear.
08:42z G3LUW, Brian. 44 here. Could be back-scatter.
08:45z G3OKT, John. Another 44 here, much like Brian's signal.
09:04z Net closed.
P.S. I learned from Peter that he has introduced some Rotary colleagues to amateur radio.
He expects that as a result two of his Rotary colleagues may take up amateur radio as a hobby.
73 Klaus, HB9CQS
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre net on 3,695.
G4WRU Mike in charge from London in fair conditions. supported by :-
G3LUW Brian, G3JJR John from Wolverhampton, G7OAI John from Rochdale,
G3OKT John from Oswestry, G2FUU Tommy, G4MVO Jim, and G4YZE Bill.
1230z - 1330z International Net on 14,293.
This was destroyed by merciless contesters using auto repeat callers non-stop.
"In the clear " means in the 5 seconds while the idiots listened.
1230z - W1QUO Jim from Leominster 5/9 in the clear.
1230z - VO1NP Nate from St.John's NF 5/7 in the clear
1230z - N4PF Mike from Cynthiana KY 5/4 in the clear
1230z - EA7GSU Pertti from Genalguacil 3/4 in the clear.
1234z - SM4CSF Nils from Falun 5/9 in the clear.
1235z - HB9CQS Klaus from Sachseln - I think he was in there !
1235z - WN5V Dave from Welsh La - somebody heard him. no copy here.
1252z - Net abandoned due to ferocious contest qrm - up to S9+50 here.
1800z - 1830z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,695.
Many thanks to Mike G4WRU for the following report :-
G3LUW Brian ran the net in very good conditions supported by :-
G0SQH Derek, G0JWE Don, G0MMO Norman,
G0PCF Bruce, G2FFU Tommy and G4WRU Mike.
1800z - 1830z N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288.
Many thanks to Treasurer Bob for the following report :-
Hi Bill, Five checkins today despite heavy contest QRM. Net control was Joe, AF1E
We moved the net to 14.289.0 The following showed up;
Joe W0TBC everyone heard Joe AF1E
Jim W1QUO everyone heard him but me
Pertti EA7GSU was heard by Jim and both Joes.
73, Bob WB7RQG
Also thanks to Jack KF5BD for the following :-
BOB, I did not check in to net today due to the aggressive contest.
From Pertti re Tuesday's EU 40-metre net at 0730z :-
Hello Bill, here is today's net report:, ROAR EU-net Tuesday March 8th on 7180kHz
0731utc heard EA/G4HMG, John with 59 signal in communication with
G3LUW, Brian also with 59 signal. Different from earlier Tuesdays.
No breakers or other members called in.
Sunspot count high and as reported by Brian the10m band has been wide open.
After several unsuccessful calls for further participation we terminated the net at 0803utc
That's all for this week,
73 de Bill g4yze