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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by John Thompson G3OKT
(In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK)

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Roar Nets July 14th - 16th 2013

Roar Nets July 14th and July 16th 2013

0515z - 0600z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill, VK4ZD
I was on frequency but no others were able to call in.

0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Challenging (slightly better) propagation again this week.
Coco YO9BC was first heard at 57 but peaked at 59+, also giving me 59+
Phil VK2MCB was 55 to me but had difficulty with Europe
John EA/G4HMG was only 42-53 and gave me 55-7
Brian G3LUW was 42 and gave me 55
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 42 and gave me 57
Alain, F4GHB was 53 and gave me 55-6
Klaus HB9CQS was initially 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Ted N4QMW (a visitor) was 55 and gave me 59

From Brian G3LUW
It was the weekend of the IARU Contest, and they gave us QRM problems on 20m.
Bill VK4ZD was 5 & 6 but gave me 4 & 2. The only other Australian was Phil VK2MCB but none of the Europeans could copy him. John EA/G4HMG and Coco YO9BC were both 5 & 9 here. Klaus HB9CQS, Jean-Piere F1CFA and Alain F4GHB were the only other stations audible.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
Brian G3LUW was Net Control
80m was extremely noisy and all signals were down. There were only four of us - Mike G4WRU, John G3JJR, Tommy G2FUU and me. Mike G8LES called in as I was closing the net, and we exchanged reports all round.

1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
From Klaus HB9CQS
Once more propagation conditions were poor during our nets and the QRM from 14’295 was heavy.
There was also a station tuning on 14’293.
At 12:00z I managed to copy Pertti and Coco, but not Mike, N4PF. I later learned that Mike had heard us and tried to call us.
Pertti had just arrived in Denmark by ferry from Germany and accordingly used the call sign OZ/EA7GSU/P.
He was 57-58 here and gave me 57.
Coco, YO9BC, was 54-58 and gave me 57-58. Coco’s friend George, YO9BGR, was visiting Coco.
I had to go QRT at 12:15z but Pertti and Coco continued.
Pertti is heading for Finland. Look out for OH1SH.
It is Pertti’s old Finnish call sign and he will undoubtedly use it from Finland if it is still valid.

1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
From Brian G3LUW
I called several times on 80m at 1700 but there were no takers. It must be summer.

1900z - 1930z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Bob WB7RQG
Conditions still not good. I was net control with 6 checkins; Ed, N4EDT Bob, KN9H Jack, KF5BD
Joe, W0TBC and a long time friend who lives in Stillwater, Minnisota, Dave, W0OXB.

0700z – 0730z Tuesday July 16th NZ 80-m net on 3693

0700z – 0740z Tuesday July 16th EUR Net on 14,150

News
Teru-san JM2HBO has posted a group photograph and the following text on the ROAR FACEBOOK page on July 14th :-
Thanks to JA5DLV Mr.Junji Shimada
ROAR-Japan general meeting was finished.
This pic is attendance all members, but I could not attend this meeting.
See you next year's meeting.
DE JM2HBO Teru 88 and 73
On July 16th, Teru san added the following text on FACEBOOK :
Everyone. Yesterday I got email from Japanese CQ magazine office.
I write CR6RI operating in Lisbon and radio league in Portugal.
I took some pics in booth and Sunday morning at 7 I went the office and shack .
and I took some pics.
I write 1 page of Oct.issue, CQ magazine.
Now Carlos permit to put the pics in magazine.
Everyone : Can I use your pics on magazine?
below the picture, pic by VK4ZD or VK4KYL name , or Thnaks name or call sighn.
Everyone, Do you permit to take your pic on CQ magazine?

That’s all for now, 73’s to all
John G3OKT
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