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In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK

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Roar Nets January 27 2013
0715z - 0800z  Anzo Net on 7,118
Yours truly (VK4ZD) provided the following report :-
Propagation was so good during the 40mx ANZO net this week that we even had QRM from an Italian net on the same frequency.
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM and myself were present and accounted for.

YIR and 73 Bill VK4ZD
0800z - 0900z  Europe - Anzo Net on 14,293 Long Path.
Yours truly (VK4ZD) provided the following report :-
Malcolm PA3AHC was on frequency but not readable here
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 57 reports - the best I have ever heard from his station
John, ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 59 back
Les, PA0SDZ started off at 45 building to 56 and gave me gave me 59
John, EA/G4HMG was 45 and gave me 57
Pertti EA7GSU was 59 and gave me 59 also
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+10 and gave me 59+10 also

Coco YO9BC was 59 and gave me 59 also
Tony M0RIF (visitor) was 53 on his Off Centre Fed Dipole and 100 watts - gave me 57
Martti OH6SM was 58 and gave me 58 back

Hermann DK4RF (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59

I left the frequency at 08:52z
Regards & 73 Bill, VK4ZD
1200z - 1300z  International Net on 14,293
Many thanks to Klaus HB9CQS for the following report:-
Dear Bill and Pertti

The Transatlantic net, aka the International Net, did not fare too well this Sunday.
Not many check-ins and heavy contest QRM. We also had a stalker who took great pleasure in trying to jam us. This is not a special ROAR nets phenomenon. The Danish long path OZ-VK net (14293) and also a late afternoon OZ-OX-VE-K1 net (14325) are jammed regularly.

Had it not been for the QRM, we could have had a fine net.
At 12:00z Pertti and Mike, N4PF, were already there. I joined about one minute late and quickly found them on 14'293.50.

G3JJR, John, checked in shortly afterwards. Operating barefoot and using a dipole, John was 59 with both Pertti and me, but he was unable to work Mike in Kentucky. After 20 minutes John suddenly dropped to a Q2.

Martti, OH6SM, called in about 12:15z and Vince (Coco), YO9BC, about 12:26z. Meanwhile Mike's signal here, when in the clear, had improved from a Q2 to a Q5.

There may have been more check-ins, some on 14'293.00 of course, but no check-ins any of us could read in the heavy QRM.
So to the relief of all participants, I believe, the net was closed at 12:46z.


Klaus - HB9CQS
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