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Roar Nets November 18 2012
Propagation good,  K=2,   A=7,  Flux=135.
0645z - 0730z  Anzo Net on 7,118.
Many Thanks to Philip Byrne VK3MCB  (Immediate Past Pres. of R.C. Canberra) for the following report :-
Hello Bill,
Peter VK3KCD asked me to send the 40MX report this week in his absence.
The net was attended by Bill VK4ZD, Noel VK2IWT, Peter VK3FPSR and myself. We were joined by Pertti EA7GSU on CW who was copied by Bill well, and even I could copy him in Canberra on my poor excuse for an antenna. All the Australians were suffering from strong QRN from thunderstorms on the east coast with Bill being most affected. Despite the weather, all were good signals and a good time was had by all.
YIR and 73 Phil VK2MCB
0730z - 0830z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
Many Thanks to  Roar President Bill VK4ZD for the following report :-
Hi Bill
First off the mark this week was Brian G3LUW who was 55-6 and gave me 58
John EA/G4HMG was 34 and he gave me 54
Doug ZL1BFS/P was 58-9 with me
John G3OKT was initially 55 ultimately reaching 58 and I got me 57 initially building to 58-9
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 gave me 59 again this week
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 without his amplifier on, reaching 58-9 with it on
Martti OH6SM called in with a great 59+5 here and I eventually got to 59 in Finland
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was only 22 with me this week and I poor ti him also - only 32
Malcolm PA3AHC called in with a great 55 here and gave me 57
We eventually closed the net at 0837z
Regards   73   Bill, VK4ZD
And Many Thanks to Roar-UK Secretary John G3OKT for this view from the European end :-
Excellent conditions for VK and ZL but serious storms in Qld (later saw a Utube video of an impressive but harmless Waterspout in NSW!)
Brian G3LUW opened the net (5.3 both ways with G3OKT) and initially got 5.5/6 from Bill VK4ZD
John EA/G4HMG got 3.6 from Doug ZL1BFS and 3.4 from Bill VK4ZD. John was 5.7/8 with me.
Doug ZL1BFS was 4.6 with John G3OKT who gave Doug 4.5.
Pertti EA7GSU got 5.8 from Doug ; was 5.7 with G3OKT (5.9 on a Jaybeam 3 band vertical rather than the usual 80m doublet)
Klaus HB9CQS was initially undetectable by G3OKT - later came up to 5.9+20dB as skip changed !!
Bill VK4ZD was 5.8/9 with John G3OKT who received 5.8. Bill was suffering 30dB over 9 QRN crashes; Had had 95mm rain since last visited shack. Reported having a great family birthday celebration on Friday. Still using the 160m horizontal loop while working on Quad.
Nothing heard from Phil VK2MCB or Noel VK2IWT
Martti OH6SM was 5.9+20 with G3OKT; got toppy speech report from 2 or 3 stations - typical of voice proc., good for DX
Jean-Pierre F1FCA was 5.9 both ways with G3OKT but only S2 with VK4ZD due to QRN
Malcolm PA3AHC was 5.7 with G3OKT; welcomed back to Europe from stay with Bill VK4ZD
0900z - 1000z  UK 80- Metre Net on 3,694
Many Thanks to John G3OKT for the following report :-
Brian G3LUW opened the net. Good frequency with minimal QRM
John G3JJR was Net Controller - said it was getting difficult to retain this regular "3rd Sunday in the month" commitment so John G3OKT agreed to take this over from January 20th. Everyone thanked John for all his past contributions as Controller.
John G3OKT gave Brian and John 5.9+20; reported that an advertisement for ROAR had been submitted to Radcom but no response received from RSGB (have since received an acknowledgement that we will be a January Radcom news item)
Mike G4WRU 5.9 with John reported on excellent birthday party for Sandra in Aylesbury
Tommy G2FUU 5.9+10dB with John
Norman G0MMO 5.9+20dB in sunny Wirksworth!
John G7OAI 5.9+5dB with John
Bruce G0PCF 5.9+5dB with John
Brian G3LUW said we had interest in joining ROAR from Richard G1SLE. G3OKT will send him a form.
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293.
Many Thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report :-

Transatlantic Net

The frequency was clear when I started listening, so I gave my call sign briefly to stake out my claim on the frequency.

11:56z N4PF, Mike. Big signal, 58, compared to previous Sundays. Got 59. Temp. 1 deg. C.

11:57z G8LES, Mike. 59+25. Got 59+40 on peaks. Beautiful sunny day, 7 deg. C. Gave interesting report on club activities.

12:00z EA7GSU, Pertti, 59 both ways. Sunshine and showers, 15 deg. C. Good contact to Mike, N4PF.

12:03z PA3AHC, Malcolm. 59+15 for a start. Gave me 59+10. Later Malcolm's signal dropped to 45.

12:18z G3LUW, Brian. 59+20 here. Got 59. Brian worked Mike, N4PF 44 both ways.

12:26z EA/G4HMG, John. 56-58 here. Got 59.

12:42z Net closed

On the coming weekend Pertti will be contesting (80 M CW) using contest call ED7T. He may attend the ROAR nets, but only briefly.

Bill, we are all looking forward to hearing you on the nets again and wish you a speedy recovery.

(Thanks Klaus, the doc' is trying to get me fit for an op. G4YZE)

73 - Klaus, HB9CQS

1800z - 1830z  UK evening 80-Metre Net on 3,694
Many Thanks to  John G3OKT for the following report :-
Brian G3LUW opened. 5.9+30dB with G3OKT!
John G3OKT was asked to be net controller. First time I hade been on this net - 80m surprisingly busy cf morning net. Steady S7 QRM
Tommy G2FUU was 5.9+30dB with John; retuned report of 5.9+40dB!
Mike G4WRU 5.9+20dB with John
John EA/G4HMG was 4.7 with G3OKT, returned 5.5
Derek G0SQH was 5.8 with John
Don G0JWE 5.9+10dB with John
Jack G3HWQ from Huddersfield joined as a non-Rotary visitor. He was 5.9+20dB with G3OKT
1900z - 1930z  N. AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287.
No report received.
                                                 That's all for this week,
                                                   73 de Bill g4yze.
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