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

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Roar Nets December 28th - December 30th 2014

ROAR Nets Report for 28th and 30th December 2014
0645z-0730z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 55 and gave me 57
Phil VK2MCB was 56-7 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59+20 and gave me 59+40
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From QRZ  :  SFI 134   A 7   K 2   Sunspots 111 (rising)
From Bill VK4ZD
Noel VK2IWT was 53 and gave me 56-7
Rob ZL1RD was 57-9 here
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+20
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 59 reports
Coco YO9BC and I exchanged 58 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 53-4
Diane VK4DI called in to wish everyone a Happy New Year
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55-6 and gave me 57 and Diane 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 53-4 and gave me 43-4
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59+
Brian G3LUW was 55 and gave me 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 58-9 and gave me 59
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me 56
John G3OKT was 54-5 and gave me 57-9
At the end of the net I was called by:
Liam EI8BLB (visitor) who was 57 and gave me 59
Nicky EI3JB was 43 and gave me 55
From John G3OKT
At 0730 band noise very low at S1 with very occasional QRN to S9.
YO9BC was heard here at 5.9+10dB calling VK4ZD who Coco heard at 5.8.  Coco went QRT at 0740, after giving PA3AHC 5.9, F1CFA 5.8 and ZL1RD 5.6/7. No sign of Bill, nor Malcolm /Jean Pierre/Rob here.
I (G3OKT) called in at 0742 – no response.
At 0751 G3LUW called ZL1RD - I just heard Rob at 1.0!
At 0800 the band started to come alive. G3LUW gave ZL1BFS 5.5 and got 5.6 from Doug. Both stations were peaking 2.5 here. Brian gave ZL2JPM 5.5 – John not heard here. I could only just hear HB9CQS at S2
At 0807, Brian and Bill were S2, Brian then peaking S5. Brian was 5.5 with Bill.
Peter VK3KCD came up at 0810 but was lost here under S9+ QRM from an Italian station on 14297.
VK4ZD was peaking S7 at 0812, discussing how shifting the net by 30 mins would give problems for VKs with ZLs. Bill was S9 by 0820 and now hearing me.
ZL1RD was peaking S7 with QSB by 0817, getting Klaus better on long path than short path.
Nick G4HCK was just heard here at 2.2, gave Bill 5.6 and got 5.4. Band noise now up to S6 (at 0820)
PA3AHC just heard here but no copy; Malcolm got 5.3 from VK4ZD
ZL1RD was hearing HB9CQS  at 5.6/7 when Klaus was coming up to 4.4 here (by 0834, Klaus was 5.9+20dB here!)
Doug ZL1BFS was 5.7 peaking S9 by 0830, exchanged 5.6 b/w with Klaus and heard G3OKT at 5.4
VK4ZD was up to S9+10dB here by 0831
ZL2JPM John exchanged 5.3 b/w with HB9CQS.
VK2IWT Noel got 5.3 from Klaus in exchange for 5.8; Noel was just 2.0 here !
VK2MCB was 3.5 here at 0835 and heard me at 5.3
VK3KCD was called in by Bill at 0838 but Peter was not heard here.
PA3AHC was peaking S4 with Bill at 0840 but Malcolm was not heard here.
EI8BLB a visitor called Bill and got 5.7. EI3JB also called Bill. Both Eire stations were in my noise. The net closed at 0845 just as the sun rose brightly here.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
was late moving from the 20m net (and performing grandfatherly duties!!). The 80m net had closed by 0930z.
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 30th December 2014  NZ  40-m net on 7117
0730z – 0800z Tuesday 30th December 2014  EUR net on 14,2952
From QRZ     SFI  132    A  23 red!    K 4     sunspots 113 (high)
From Bill VK4ZD
Malcolm PA3AHC and I were the only two on frequency. He was 32 and gave me 42. Malcolm plans to head in our direction next May
From John G3OKT
Again, too late to join the net because of family visitors.
That’s all for now,
73’s and Happy New Year to All, from John G3OKT
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