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

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Roar Nets August 10th - 12th 2014

ROAR Nets Report for 10th August and 12th August 2014
 
0515z-0600z ANZO Net on 7118
From John G3OKT
40m seemed to have low noise and S5 QRN at 0540; I heard some familiar (VK?) voices but no copy.
From VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 58-9
Phil VK2MCB and I exchanged 59 reports
Doug ZL1BFS and I also exchanged 59 reports and he later peaked 59+20
John ZL2JPM was 55-7 and gave me 54
Chris VK2SR (visitor) was 59+
 
0600z - 0700z  Europe - ANZO Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From QRZ   :  SFI  113   A 4   K 1  Sunspots 111 (up)
From Bill VK4ZD
Coco YO9BC was 57 and gave me 57-8
John G3OKT was 53 initially then 54-5 and gave me 58-9+10
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 41 and gave me 42
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-9 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 52-3 reports
Brian G3LUW was 54 and gave me 57-8
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22 to me
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 54 and gave me 56-7
John EA/G4HMG was 53-4 and gave me 57-9
George YO9BGR was 55 on 100w and gave me 59
F4GHB Alain was 56 and gave me 58
Nick G4HCK was 54 to me
I went QRT at 0653z
From John G3OKT
Random noise only S1, Kazighstan S9 on 14.293, and a buzzing noise at S7-9 QSB received on horizontal polarization but which was absent on vertical! This noise disappeared totally towards 0700.
At 0555, YO9BC was in QSO with PA3AHC; Coco was 5.5/8 QSB here and gave Malcolm 5.5 to 5.6, and me 5.6. Malcolm was just detectable here at 1.2 and recognizable as voice at 5.2 by VK4ZD.
VK3KCD got 5.7/8 from Coco who was 5.6 with Peter. Peter heard me at 5.5 and was 4.5 rising to 5.6 here.
VK4ZD came in with fast QSB at 5.8, touching S9. Coco heard Bill at 5.7/8. Bill gave me 5.3 rising later to 5.5
VK2MCB was only a trace of a voice here; Phil got 4.1 from Bill.
ZL1BFS was also no copy here; Doug was 5.7 with Bill.
ZL2JPM was recognizable here at 1.3 in QSB and noise.
G3LUW gave Bill 5.7/8, Phil 4.4, had no copy of ZLs and exchanged 5.6 with Peter. Brian later said I was about 3.4. He was 4.7 here and got 5.4 from VK4ZD.
F1CFA gave VK3KCD 5.5 and received 4.4 from Peter. There was no trace of Jean Pierre here.
EA/G4HMG was initially hardly detectable here under the noise, only1.1 at best. John got 5.6 from G3LUW and 5.3 from VK4ZD, and gave Bill 5.7. John was only hearing G3OKT at 2.2 and VK3KCD at 3.3. Later (at 0640) John shot up to 5.9+10dB here, giving both PA3AHC and VK4ZD 5.9.
F4GHB and VK3KCD exchanged 5.7 b/w, but I could only just recognize Alain’s voice here – no copy. Alain was 5.6 with VK4ZD and gave Bill 5.8
YO9GBR George appeared briefly at 0636 peaking 5.8 QSB here, and gave Alain 5.9, gave VK3KCD 5.6 and gave VK2MCB 5.5. Bill gave George 5.5
G4HCK got 5.4 from VK4ZD but Nick was only just hearable here at 3.6.
Peter VK3KCD had no copy of EA/G4HMG, ZL1BFS or ZL2JPM but Peter got 5.7/9 from VK4ZD. Peter exchanged 3.3 b/w with PA3AHC, and gave YO9BC 5.7/8, G3OKT 5.5/6, VK4ZD 5.9, G3LUW 5.6 and F1CFA 4.4.
John ZL2JPM was peaking 5.9 with VK4ZD by 0635
The net closed at 0652
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G3LUW Brian was net control. He was 5.9+20dB with me (G3OKT), as was G7OAI John at his home QTH on account of poor weather, G3JJR John (actually 5.9+25dB !), G2FUU Tommy, and G3SZF Bob.
Bob was 5.9 with G3LUW.
G0PCF Bruce was a little lower at 5.9+15dB here, but only 3.5 with G7OAI.
G7OAI was only 5.7 (just over the noise) with G3LUW but not heard by G3SZF or G2FUU.
G3JJR was only 4.7 with G7OAI
G3LUW was only 5.7/8 with G2FUU who was getting me at 5.9 (just) but couldn’t read G7OAI at all.
MW6EPE a visitor Paul in Neath, S. Wales came in at 5.9+20dB here, and was 5.8 with G3LUW and 4.7 with G2FUU. Paul was 2.3 with G7OAI.
The net closed at 0848. G3OKT will be net controller next week on August 17th
 
1700z – 1730z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
I believe Tommy G2FUU and Brian G3LUW kept the sked.
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 12th August 2014  NZ  80-m net on 3693
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 12th August 2014  EUR net on 14,295.2
From QRZ :  SFI  105   A 7   K 2   Sunspots 84 (down)
From Bill VK4ZD
Brian G3LUW was 43 and gave me 54
Coco YO9BC was 59 and gave me 56-7
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 56
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11 to me
From Brian G3LUW
I tuned in on 14295 kHz at 0650 to hear Coco YO9BC calling "CQ Rotary" We were loud and clear both ways. Jean-Pierre F1CFA called on the hour, Bill VK4ZD at 0703 and Malcolm PA3AHC at 0705. F1CFA was 5&3 here improving to 5&8 later. I exchanged 5&4 with Bill but Malcolm was almost inaudible. Bill gave Coco 5&9 and Jean-Pierre 5&6 but was copying Malcolm with difficulty. There were no other callers and we closed the net at 0725 in difficult conditions    
 
That’s all for now,
73’s
John G3OKT
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