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Roar Nets February 24 2013

(From John G3OKT) Propagation not good SFI=095 A-index=5 K=1, High (S6) Random Noise level here
0715z - 0800z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Thanks to Peter, VK3KCD for the following report:-

An active net this week with Noel VK2IWT back on air and we were joined by Phil VK2MCB  Peter VK3FPSR and myself who all worked VI4POLIO operated by Bill VK4ZD.

YIR and 73 Peter VK3KCD

0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Thanks to John, G3OKT for the following report:-

EA7GSU Pertti seemed to be there first, good and clear at 57
VK4ZD Bill at 57 with QSB
HB9CQS Klaus initially 43 (gave me 5.4), was 58 by 0840, and 59+10dB by 0955! Klaus had a clear exchange with Alizah on VK4ZD
VK3KCD Peter was copying me but I could only hust hear a voice; he got 56 from Klaus, 46 from Brian and 33 from Pertti
No copy from VK2MCB but understand Phil intends to put up a 2el cub quad at 60ft
ZL2JPM John was 23 with me, gave 53 for VK4ZD but was not copying me
IZ5UFW Vasco came up at 5.8 – I understand he a non-Rotary visitor
G3LUW Brian gave VK4ZD 58 and received 56
EA/G4HMG John and EA/G4MVV Diana got 55 from VK4ZD, they were 57/8 here
VK2IWT Noel got 33 from Klaus; apparently heard Klaus 57; just heared by me
VI4POLIO (Bill, VK4ZD) called all stations on the net to record QSOs using the special ROTARY call sign celebrating 108 years and progress of the Polio Plus campaign :
OH6SM Martti 59+10dB here, exchanged 57/8 with Bill
CT1BJZ Viktor 56 here, gave Bill 44 and received 55
PA0SDZ hardly readable here at 22
PA0AHC Malcolm not copied here but gave VI4POLIO 22
By close of net, VK4POLIO reported 800 contacts and 3290 hits on their QRZ webpage. Net participants congratulated Bill, Diane and Alizah on their remarkable effort.
Net closed at 0900z

and from Bill VK4ZD:-
I operated as VK4ZD except to exchange reports with ROAR members to avoid QRM from others wishing to work VI4POLIO
Pertti EA7GSU was 58 and gave me 59
Klaus HB9CQS and I exchanged 59 reports
Peter, VK3KCD checked in
Phil. VK2MCB checked in (I heard him faintly)
Les, PA0SDZ was 55 and gave me 58
John, G3OKT was 55-7 and gave me 57
John, ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 53 initially
Brian, G3LUW was 55 and gave me 58
John, EA/G4HMG amd Diana, G3MVV were both good copy again this week at 55
Noel, VK2IWT checked in
Vasco, IZ5ULW (visitor) called and exchanged reports with some members
Coco, YO9BC was 59+5 and gave me 59+10 this week - great to hear him at that earlier time
Vitor, CT1BJZ was 55
Malcolm PA3AHC was on frequency but not audible to me
Martti, OH6SM
and I exchanged 57-8 reports

0900z - 1000z  UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
Many Thanks to John G3OKT:- for the following report :-
G2FUU Tommy was net controller 59+25 here though with up to 20dB QSB !
Tommy reported that he did regularly look at IFROAR Net reports
G4WRU Mike 5.9
G3LUW Brian 5.9+10 reported on VI4POLIO and 20 m net results
G3JJR John 5.9+20 reported that he and Pauline were now booked into AGM hotel
G0MMO Norman 59+10 (5.7/8 from G4WRU
G7OAI John 59 QSB, reported S9+10 noise level made copy difficult, only 55 with G2FUU, 57 with G3JJR
G0JWE Don 59 here, though occasional QSB down to 55 Reported could just hear G3LUW, G2FUU and G3OKT but no-one else
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
Many thanks to Pertti, EA7GSU for the following report:-

Hello everyone,

It was more or less the usual activity of the net.
Mike, N4PF came back straight away with 55 signal, improving as usual
towards the end up to S9. The next was Kevin, G0PHP whom I had
contacted already earlier on 15m after CQPolio call. He was 55 this
time, a non rotarian. The other similar was Roman, WU8R from Ill. with
56/57 signal. I got Malcolm, PA3AHC after that with 57, he had a frozen
antenna and was using only a dipole. John, EA/G4HMG was also on the qrg
but as usual I was not able to copy him. Malcolm made the QSO. Then
joint us AF1E with 56/56 signal. We were calling also Bill, VK4ZD who
had promised to watch the QRG to join, but no response was recorded.
As a whole the propagations were not good yet, but  they improved
towards the end.

That is all for this Sunday.


and from Bill, VK4ZD:-

I was on frequecy for the whole of the net but only faintly heard some of the European stations; sadly no propogation into NA.

Messages Received.
From John, G3OKT...
0806z – 0835z Tuesday Feb 26th UK 40-metre Net on 7191
The usual frequency (7180) was already occupied by a net led by LA0HK (59 – very strong). 40m very busy, few gaps, many S9+ signals
G3LUW Brian 59 with me; gave me 5.2 hardly hearable on my vertical J-Beam (this being better for Europe receive on 40m), me 54 on doublet?. Pertti 55 from Brian and John 56 from Brian
EA/G4HMG John 5.6/7 with me on J-Beam; I was 5.4 with him
EA7GSU 56 with Brian, 37(QRM) with me on the Doublet but 53 on vertical J-beam; Pertti gave me 56
There was discussion of the successful weekend POLIO Event. Pertti only received authority for special call sign AO7RI after the weekend!

Sorry, couldn’t attend the other Sunday nets :
1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
1800z - 1830z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
1900z - 1930z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
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