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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets October 13th - October 15th 2013

Roar Nets Report October 13th and 15th 2013

0515z-0600z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD This net retimed to 0615z - 0700z next week.
I was a bit late for this net but did spend 10 to 15 minutes on the frequency. Noel VK2IWT and Phil VK2MCB and I both exchanged 59 reports although there was very deep QSB. Doug ZL1BFS was 59 to me and gave me 56-7.

0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD This net retimed to 0700z - 0800z next week.
The Russians still trying to get us to move - telling us 'Russian Traffic' to which I responded with 'Rotary Traffic'. We will see if the move to 0700z fixes the problem. It seems that last week they tried 0700z themselves but came back to 0600z this week again.
Doug ZL1BFS was first off the rank; he was 59 to me and gave me 59+, John ZL2JPM was 57 to me and gave me 58
Klaus HB9CQS had a superb signal; we exchanged 59+20 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 31 to me but made some good contacts into ZL and Europe
Noel VK2IWT was also 31 to me and succeeded in working into Europe also
Alain F4GHB started off at 55 and eventually built up to 59; he gave me 58-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was initially only 33 but built to 56; he gave be 54 initially and later 59
Les PA0SDZ was 56 to me and gave me 58
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 33 to me, slowly building to 56, then 57 and eventually 59; he initially gave me 55 peaking ultimately at 59+10
Malcolm PA3AHC was 53-4 in the clear and gave me 58
We closed the net at 0700z

From Pertti EA7GSU
ANZO net did not give very much but improved towards the end. Of the stations from down under I got only Bill, VK4ZD but I heard something of ZL1BFS, ZL2JPM, VK2MCB and VK2IWT. They were all too weak for a QSO. Of Europeans there were Klaus 59+, F4GHB 59+, PA0SDZ 59+ and PA3AHC 57. No other audible stations.
From Alain F4GHB Nice contacts Sunday on 20 m but of course, Russians stations were present to make big QRM !! Never mind ...
VK4ZD Bill the net control was 58 at first and then 59 + . He gave me a good 59 .. super !
VK2MCB Phill was 52 . It would be a nice contact without the qrm !!
EA7GSU Pertti was 59 and then 59+ 10; He gave me 59 as well.
ZL1BFS Doug was 46 and He gave me around 45
John ZL2JPM gave me 57 . I gave him also a solid 57
Unfortunately I couldn't hear my friend Jean-Pierre as usual. We are too close maybe in winter !!
Normally I 'll not present next Sunday.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI
Today's 0800z net went well, with just five of us on :-
G7OAI/P John (Control), G4WRU Mike, G3JJR John, G0MMO Norman and G2FUU Tommy
Conditions were particularly good, with all stations 5x9 or better to me on my lofty perch on the Pennines, and everyone could hear everyone else today. Despite strong winds and low cloud, the wx was kind & stayed dry.
It was good to be able to hear & be heard by Mike, who is doing well health wise and hopefully soon to be signed off.
Pleased also to report that Pauline is back home & on the mend, and that Tommy is recovering well from his eye operation.
Our discussions continued up to 0859z, when I closed the net. Thanks to all who came on!

1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,293
From Pertti EA7GSU
In Trans Atlantic net we were Mike N4PF with 57 but he had problems with QRM. Coco YO9BC was 59 when beaming to my direction and I got the same. Malcolm's (PA3AHC) linear made 57 and I got the same.
No other stations heard and we closed the net at 1227utc.

From Pasi OH1TG
On the Europe - Anzo Net (I think, hi ) I heard some traffic but did not distinguish who or what it was.
Later in the afternoon on the International Net I heard Coco at times with 55. He worked N4. I only heard his prefix, but now I know he was N4PF.
I only have a Windom for the antenna, but it is on the roof of my city home and accordingly I can listen to the band more often. Hopefully the conditions improve.

1700z - 1730z UK evening 80-metre Net on 3,692

1900z - 1930z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Bob WB7RQG
Gentlemen, Contesters drove us off the air today. Ed Tyler, N4EDT called me and we thought about trying a different frequency. I picked an old frequency that ROAR used to use, 21.403.0 mhz. It worked very well. I also called Joe, W0TBC and he joined us so we had three on the net. As net manager I am thinking of using the 15 meter frequency as a back up. I will get a vote from the members next Sunday from those that check in and we will go with the majority.

From Pertti EA7GSU
NA national net was transfered to 15m but I didn't know of it. It would not have helped if I did, because I have no antenna for the band, yet!

0700z – 0730z Tuesday October 15th NZ 80-m net on 3693

0730z – 0830z Tuesday October 15th EUR net on 14.150
From Pertti EA7GSU
Tuesday morning was excellent propagation wise, we were all 59 both ways, Brian, G3LUW and Malcolm, PA3AHC. Only disadvantage was that Brian and Malcolm had no copy of one another. We were on the air 0730 - 0746 utc.
DX propagations were very good, on both sides of our QRG were VK's working EU with 58/9 sig

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