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Roar Nets February 16th - 18th 2014

Roar Nets Report 16th February 2014

0645z-0730z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57
Peter VK3FPSR was 56 and gave me 59 - 59+20
Noel VK2IWT and I exchanged 59+ reports
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 53-4

0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 54
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 57
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59+10-15 reports
Peter VK3KCD was 59
John EA/G4HMG was 55 and gave me 59
Ron G0HLL (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was initially 42 peaking 57 and gave me 55-8
Diane VK4KYL also exchanged reports with Malcolm PA3AHC
Alain F4GHB was 56-7 and gave me 58
Wally VK6YS called in briefly (had visitors) and was 57-8
Tony M3MZP (visitor) was 42 and gave me 55
Klaus HB9CQS was initially 56-7 building to 59 and gave me 57-8
Pertti EA7GSU and I exchanged 58 reports
Vitor CT1BJZ was 43 peaking 56 and gave me 57

We closed the net at 0832z

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694

1200z - 1300z International Net on 14,292
From Pertti EA7GSU
Sunday afternoon net 1200hrs on 14295,5kHz was very thin.
Only Mike, N4PF and Malcolm, PA3AHC were there to answer my call.
Both were 57 in my meter and both gave me 59 report.
Mike/Malcolm connection worked only one way: Mike receiving 57 but
Malcolm had poor copy.
We kept going until 34 min after the hour.

1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,692

2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Pertti EA7GSU
NA continental net at 2000hrs on 14287kHz operated under weak audibility and I decided to transmit on CW. It was
cought up by Joe, W0TBC who said he was still able to copy my QRS
speed! Bob, WB7RQG was there as well and both were 41 with me. Joe was
growing in strength but Bob's signal was weakening. When I went qrt at
2019hrs, Joe was 53 in my meter. No other stations heard at all.

From Bob WB7RQG
Net control today was Joe, W0TBC.
Those who joined were Jack, KF5BD Pertti,EA7GSU who used cw which I heard and myself. Very small net.
73, Bob, Wb7RQG

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 11th February NZ 80-m net on 3693

0730z – 0830z Tuesday 11th February EUR net on 7177
From Pertti EA7GSU
I found Brian, G3LUW and J - P, F1CFA when scanning the band few minutes in advance. Band was funny. Both had good signal (57, 59) but they appeared to be two rooms away. Echo? John, EA/G4HMG joined few minutes later with the usual 59+ and I was reasonably well received by everyone. Malcolm, PA3AHC was copied by Brian and J - P but John and me had no signal. Brian was again in the right geological position to coordinate the net. We chatted until 29 min past the full hour 0829hrs.

That’s all for now,
John G3OKT
Weekly Report