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Roar Nets November 16th - November 18th 2014

ROAR Nets Report for 16th November and 18th November 2014
0615z-0700z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was initially 43 peaking 57 by the end of the net and Peter gave me 55
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+40
From Phil VK2MCB
The net consisted of myself, Bill VK4ZD, Peter VK3KCD, and Noel VK2IWT.
VK3KCD was 5/9 and gave me 5/8-9
VK4ZD was 5/9 and gave me 5/8
VK2IWT was 5/7 and gave me 5/9
Conditions were good with no interference.
My next report will attempt to record all reports to from all ROAR members, not just my own. 73s
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was only 31-2 and gave me 54
Phil VK2MCB was 53 on his new quad and gave me 53
Noel VK2IWT was not copiable - maybe he missed the net
Pertti EA7GSU was 42 initially building eventually to 57 and gave me 53 initially and eventually 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me 55
Klaus DF1QH (visitor) was 56-7 and he gave me 59
Coco YO9BC and I exchanged 58-9 reports
Slav LZ1ZJ (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59+10
Roley LY4J (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+20
Brian G3LUW was 55 peaking to 57 and gave me 57
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59
Les PA0SDZ was 58 and gave me 59
Ben ON3BEN (visitor) was 54 and gave me 55
Fergal ON6MCB was 55 and gave me 57
Henk VK2GWK called in barefoot towards the end of the net and was 43 to me and gave me 55. He worked many on the net
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 58
Apologies received from John ZL2JPM. His computer at the home QTH had reset preventing him from remoting into his home station whilst portable in VK5.
I went QRT at 0812z
From Brian G3LUW
I listened at 0700 to 14295, but nothing heard. VK4ZD started to appear at 0715 and gradually increased to 5&9. Phil VK2MCB was 5&9 both ways. VK2GWK Henk was running barefoot: we exchanged 5&8, but I had no copy on Noel VK2IWT. Peter VK3KCD was not very strong, but perfectly readable at 5&5.  Doug ZL1BFS came in very late, but we made contact, both 5&8. All the Europeans were readable and included Coco YO9BC, Pertti EA7GSU, Malcolm PA3AHC, Les PA0SDZ, Jean-Pierre F1CFA.  We were inundated with non-Rotarian callers this morning. Bill gave most of them reports including LY4A, LZ1LJ and several Italians. The net went on until well after the hour.
Klaus HB9CQS said on Tuesday “Dear friends - Sorry, I was in Copenhagen over the weekend. Ought to have let you know. I apologize. Cu next Sunday.”
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,6945
From Brian G3LUW
John, G7OAI was in charge of the 80m net, mobile from a high point near his home. Signals were very good. Participants were G3LUW, G3JJR, G2FUU, G0PCF and G0SQH. Peter G3RZP , a well known RSGB Committee member, called in from Swindon. John closed the net at 0959 after some very interesting discussions.
From John G7OAI
The wx was kind enough today to allow me to operate/P, so I ran the net today. Opened at 0900, with Brian, G3LUW. Soon joined by John, G3JJR and Peter, G3RZP, (who signed out at 0948) and a little later Tommy, G2FUU, Bruce, G0PCF and finally Derek, G0SQH.
All signals were good to me, 5x9 or better, except Derek who was 5x5 with some QSB. We all agreed that conditions were particularly good today, resulting in an interesting exchange of views, with 'armchair copy' taking us all the way to 1000.
Brian reported back about his & Don's trip to the AGM hotel, which was all good. Presently 7 rooms have been reserved, with a request to have them all on the ground floor if possible. So far no deposit required. The wx precluded any direct investigation of local attractions, but plenty of information was obtained, with many options available. This information will be circulated in the new year, when members will be asked to indicate their preferences. Thanks to both families for taking the trouble to deal with this important issue.
I closed the net at 0959.
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
Tommy G2FUU and I made contact again on 80m. We were the only ones present, and we chatted until 1820.
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
Pertti EA7GSU said on Tuesday that he had been unable to make this net.
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 18th November 2014  NZ  40-m net on 7117
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 18th November 2014  EUR net on 14,295
From QRZ  SFI 168  A 12  K 3  sunspots  95
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was there calling when I came to the frequency. He was 58 and gave me 59
John G3OKT was 56-7 dropping to 53 by the end of the net. He gave me 58
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55 dropping to 32 by the end of the net. He gave me 57-8
Phil VK2MCB called in with an excellent signal into Europe. He was 54 to me and gave me 55
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 58-9
From John G3OKT
Bill VK4ZD was heard here at 0702 at 5.8; by 0715 he was 5.9; he gave me 5.6.
F1CFA gave Bill 5.9 and got pkg 5.8.  Jean Pierre was barely hearable here at 3.2/3 and with QSB
PA3AHC gave Bill 5.7/8 and got 5.5. Malcolm started here as just hearable 4.1, but came up to 5.8 by 0738.
VK2MCB gave F1CFA 5.7, G3OKT 5.6 and VK4ZD 5.5. Phil was 5.5/8 here with QSB, but with a solid voice not heard here before!  A fine signal on his new quad.
EA7GSU was 5.9+5dB here and gave both Bill and Phil 5.8/9. Phil was getting Pertti at 5.9 and G3OKT at 5.7.
At 0735, VK2MCB gave Malcolm 5.7, gave G3OKT 5.7 and gave Pertti 5.9. Bill heard Phil at 5.4. However, by now the VK signals were falling – Bill said I was down to 5.3.
Malcolm gave Bill 5.4, gave Phil 5.5 and gave Jean Pierre 5.4 (just above his noise).
As the net ended at 0745, Pertti gave Malcolm 5.8/9, and F1CFA and G3OKT exchanged 5.9 b/w
That’s all for now, 73’s
John G3OKT
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