The International Fellowship for
Rotarians of Amateur Radio

We gratefully acknowledge Tord Elfwendahl's
of our new logo design

Home Nets Links Reports Members Communicator Office Bearers Regions

Brought to you by Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE

Click here to access previous Weekly Newsletters

Roar Nets August 12 2012
Propagation still very slack.  K=2, A-12,  Flux=112.
0515z - 0600z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Peter VK3KCD for the following report :-
Good Morning Bill
A small net this week with Bill VK4ZD, Doug ZL1BFS and myself joined by 2 VK4 guests. Propagation VK/ZL is deteriorating as the days lengthen but as the 20mx time of 0600z seems OK at present perhaps the times should remain unchanged for a few more weeks.
Bill our thoughts are with you and we hope you get some relief soon and we are able to hear you on air again.
(Many thanks Peter.  I am still chasing the surgeons.  Bolton Royal Hospital had to cancel 50 operations last month.)
YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD
0600z - 0700z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Many Thanks to Klaus fro the following report :-
Greetings Bill,

Many thanks for your weekly report. Here is my humble contribution for Sunday, August 12.

ANZO Net, 06:00z - 07:00z

We had a fine net under fairly good conditions.

05:57z VK4ZD, Bill was collecting his troops when I called. 57 - 58 for a start peaking at 59. Got the same.

05:57z VK3KCD, Peter. Initially 56 but improving. Got 57 - 58.

05:59z G3LUW, Brian. Only 23 and not certain how Brian received me. 57?

06:00z ZL1RD, Rob. Good to hear Rob again. 56 - 57 here. Got 57 - 58.

06:04z ZL1BFS, Doug. 34 here, - perhaps due to beam direction? Got 55.

06:06z EA7GSU, Pertti. Starting at 44 but quickly increasing to 59+10. Got 57 for a start.

06:10z F1CFA, Jean Pierre. Bill (ZD) managed. Unfortunately Jean Pierre was skipped out for most European stations.

06:15z ZL2JPM, John. 56 here. Got 55.

06:20z PA3AHC, Malcolm. Skipped out here, but Pertti managed.

06:25z G3OKT, John. 59 both ways with some QSB on my signal.

07.02z CT1BJZ, Vitor. 58 here. Vitor had a good contact to Bill (ZD).

07:05z Net closed

And from Bill (VK4ZD) - Inserted by webmaster
Rob   ZL1RD    sent 59 received 59
Peter VK3KCD sent 59 received 59
Klaus HB9CQS sent 57-8 received 57-8
Brian G3LUW  sent 53 received 55
Pertti EA7GSU sent 57 received 59
John  G3OKT   sent 42 received 45
Jean-Pierre F1FCA sent 42
Malcolm PA3AHC sent 21
Coco YO9BC sent 57 received 56-8
Martti OH6SM sent 55 received 55
All ZL's were able to contact most Europeans.
Good to see Rob back.
Peter VK3KCD also made good contacts until he had to leave at 0630z.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
And Many Thanks to Brian G3LUW for this report on today's nets.
Hi Bill, Hope you are surviving, without too much discomfort. The 20m net this morning was very good. Bill, VK4ZD was 5 & 7 and Peter VK3KCD 5 & 6. There were 3 New Zealand stations, Rob, ZL1RD, Doug ZL1BFS and John ZL2JPM. They were all weak here, but I could copy 90% of their transmissions. John G3OKT was copying them well. Pertti and Klaus were good signals but I could not hear Malcolm PA3AHC. Jean-Pierre F1CFA called in, loud and clear, but he was suffering with QRN.
Mike G4WRU controlled the 80m net in strange conditions. Signals were up and down. Present were John G7OAI, Tommy G2FUU. Bruce G0PCF, John G3JJR, Mike G8LES, Norman G0MMO and myself. Mike managed to keep the net going, but it was a struggle.
I listened for the 20m net at lunchtime, but did not hear any ROAR stations ( Come back W1QUO and G4YZE hi,hi )
This evening I was joined by Tommy and Mike WRU. Conditions were good, but we ran out of things to say, and I closed the net at 1815 bst.
We all look forward to you getting back on the air, Bill. 73 Brian G3LUW
1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293

International (Transatlantic) Net 12:00z 13:00z

Not very good conditions, besides I started late after having followed the Olympic Marathon. I apologize.

12:18z N4PF, Mike. 44 here. Got 34. Someone (or two) calling in but not certain who. 12:28z EA7GSU. Pertti. 44 here. Had to beam directly towards EA7 to obtain Q5 both ways.

- - - AF1E, Joe. Heard 23 here. Pertti fared better and had contact with Joe.

- - - VE3BGG, Bert. Not heard here, but Pertti reported having heard Bert calling in.

12:36z Gave up. QRT.

I wish you well.

73 – Klaus, HB9CQS

And from Bill (VK4ZD) - Inserted by webmaster
Mike N4PF sent 59 received 59
Joe AF1E   sent 54 received 57
Bert VE3BGG sent 53
Jana VE3BFU sent 54 received 57-8 (visitor) ?

I heard Klaus HB9CQS and Pertti EA7GSU being called but could not hear the Europeans at all.
I left the net at 1227z to get some well deserved shut-eye.

1900z - 1930z  N.AM.Transcontinental Net on 14,288
Mamy Thanks to Jack Page KF5BD for the following report :-
Dear Bill: I am having a hard time getting this report off to you and hope it won't be too late. Check m-ins today were;
N4EBT Ed who held the freq open for us and we do appreciate him doing that, WB7RQG Bob, AF1E Joe, Jack KF5BD, W2LGF Reuben and Pertti EA7GSU. We had three visitors and according to our net control roster WB7RQG Treasurer Bob served as net control.
Scribe, Jack KF5BD
       That's all for this week,
             73 de Bill g4yze
Weekly Report