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In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK

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Roar Nets February 17 2013
0715z - 0800z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Yours truly (VK4ZD) provided the following report:-

John, ZL1JPS (visitor) called me to assureme that I was getting out ok. We exchanged 57-8 reports
Phil, VK2MCB was 59 and his club had raised $12k for the floods in Bundaberg. He is looking at a tower and directional antenna.
Doug, ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 58
Brandon, VK4FABB (guest) from Biloela called in again with a 57 signal
John, ZL2JPM and I exchanged 59 reports
Reg, VK7KK called in with a wildly fluctuating signal that peaked 57 and dropped as low as 32 - he gave me 57 back.
and from John G3OKT:-
I could hear some Australian accents below S8 Russian and Italian stsations and sporadic S9+10dB impulsive noise, but nothing copied!
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Yours truly (VK4ZD) provided the following report:-

Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5 and gave me 59
John, ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 59+10
John, EA/G4HMG amd Diana, G3MVV were both good copy again this week at 55 - I got 56 from them
Coco, YO9BC was 59+5 and gave me 59+10 this week - great to hear him at that earlier time
Doug, ZL1BFS 59 and gave me 59+20
John, G3OKT and I exchanged 58-9 reports after a shaky start when he was only 43-55
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-8 and gave me 59
Brian, G3LUW was 58 and gave me 59+10
Jean-Pierre, F1CFA was an excellent 57-8 here and gave me 58
Phil, VK2MCB was only 53 here but was heard in ZL and Europe
Malcolm PA3AHC was audible to me for the first time in weeks at 33 - he gave me 57
Vitor, CT1BJZ was 55 and gave me 59
Immediately after I had closed the net at 0900z surprise, surprise Noel, VK2IWT called in and gave Klaus HB9CQS 58-9

and from John G3OKT:-
Coco YO9BC was first in contact with Bill VK4ZD - Coco was initially 5.8 with me increasing to 5.9+10dN. Gave me 5.9+
Bill VK4ZD was already 5.8, excellent signal; gave me 3.5 QSB (think I had a low audio problem) increasing later to 5.8
Klaus HB9CQS initially 5.8, increasing to 5.9+20dB;
gave Phil VK2MCB 4.4; at this early point I couldn't hear Phil but he later QSB'd up to 5.4
Jean-Pierre F1CFA very strong at 5.9 gave VK4ZD 58, VK2MCB 41 and me 57
Diana EA/G3MVV and John EA/G4HMG good signals at 5.6 - great to hear Diana now walking!
Brian G3LUW was clear at 55 - announced that Margaret had a big birthday today and all wished her well
John ZL2JPM was 4.3 with me, he gave me 5.3
Doug ZL1BFS was only 3.5 with me but gave Brian and me 5.6. He gave Klaus 58. Strong QRM for me from the Broadcast Stn (S7+)
Pertti EA7GSU gave me 57 with QSB; I could hardly hear him on the 80m Doublet but he was 5.8, noise free on my J-Beam Vertical! Think he said he would be operating OA7RI on 7180 next weekend? He left early - tired from operating ARRL CW Contest all night!
Malcolm PA3AHC was just detectable with me on the Vertical antenna but zero copy
Viktor CT1BJZ came up to ask Bill VK4ZD about progress of the Lisbon Convention Application for a ROAR station.
Bill said that he, Diane (VK4KYL) and Alizah would be operating VI4POLIO for 48 hrs on Feb 22, 23, 24 - at times on all ROAR  xx.293 frequencies
0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
Many Thanks to John G3OKT:- for the following report :-
John G3OKT Net controller; said nothing heard yet from RSGB about including an article on ROAR. 
Don G0JWE was 59+10dB; returned from holiday in The Canaries; we caught up on state of his booking of AGM Hotel in Barnstaple.
John G7OAI was 59+10dB; re ROAR having a table at the Blackpool Rally on 7th, he said we needed to join NASA. Did ROAR think it worthwhile? RIBI President and Mayor of Rochdale had visited his club last week.
Brian G3LUW was 59+20dB; noted with regret that Viktor YO9BC had referred to Bill G4YZE on the 20m net. Brian had sent a card informing him of Bill's passing. All wished Margaret happy birthday!
Mike G4WRU was 59. Reported satisfactory operation to have Pacemaker fitted
Tommy G2FUU was 59+20dB. He is waiting to see whether it will be possible for him and Olive to attend the AGM in May.
Bruce G0PCS was 59+10dB; Bruce reported that he and Susan had attended the funeral of G4KTX last week. He confirmed that he and Susan will attend the ROAR/RIBI AGM. Bruce had no copy of Don G0JWE.
Phil G4DCI was 59+25dB; Reported on Rotary issues, including that his Club had not identified a president for next year. His HEXBEAM was working well and he intended to join future 20m nets.
Norman G0MMO was 59+20dB; having trouble copying Mike and Tommy. Receiving Bruce OK.
Tommy, G2FUU will be Net Controller next week. 
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
Many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report:-

This Sunday's transatlantic net was again a very small net although conditions were not bad at all.

N4PF, Mike, was ready when I called CQ RI at 12:00z and stayed until the net was closed. 56 here for a start and slowly increasing.
Mike gave me 59. WX: Minus 7C and windy.

G3OKT, John, joined us very soon. Big signal, 59+20, here. Gave me 59. John had to go QRT early.

EA/G4HMG, John. A fine signal here, 59, but John was unable to reach Mike in Kentucky.

YO9BC, Coco, once more was 59+20 and gave me the same. 
Coco got 57-58 from Mike and Mike was 55 with Coco. WX: Minus 12C, no snow.

PA3AHC, Malcolm, also joined the net. No signal here but Coco and John (HMG) managed to work Malcolm.

The net closed at 12:40z. I kept listening until 13:00z but no callers.


Klaus - HB9CQS

and from John G3OKT:-

I called Klaus HB9CQS at 1155z - exchanged 5.9+30dB reports but with QSB down to 57
Mike N4PF was 56 with me
John EA/G4HMG and I exchanged 57 reports. He was not heard by N4PF
Malcolm PA3AHC was just detectable by me but R0
Coco YO9BC was 5.9+10dB
I had to leave at 1215z

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