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Roar Nets October 19th - October 21st 2014

ROAR Nets Report for 19th October and 21st October 2014
0545z-0630z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 55-6 and gave me 58-9
Doug ZL1BFS called in but did not appear to copy me
0630z - 0730z  Europe - ANZO Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John (ZL2JPM) I’ll not be on the net tonight (Sunday). Trust propagation serves you all well.
From John G3OKT
From QRZ :  SFI  160   A 14  K 2  Sunspots  39 (low)
High absorption seemed to create a quiet band – S1 background noise, occasional S9 QRN. Bill’s “beacon signal” did not reach 5.9+10dB until 0704.
Good for ZL; poor here for much of EU.
YO9BC was 5.9+10dB here giving Bill a fine 5.9+15dB in exchange for 5.9+5dB
VK4ZD only peaking S3 here giving 1.3 to S0 in QSB report to a ZL
G3LUW was peaking 4.5 here and heard me at 5.4.  Brian got 5.2 (?) from Bill in exchange for 4.4
ZL1BFS was 5.6 here, 5.5 with Brian and gave 5.5 for Alain
F4GHB was a faint voice at S0 here; Alain got 5.9+5dB from ZL1BFS
PA0SDZ just heard, no copy here; VK4ZD “copying Les all the way”
PA3AHC just heard, no copy; Malcolm was 5.5 with Bill
EA7GSU was up to 5.9+10dB here with QSB by 0702. Pertti gave me 4.1 coming up; also gave YO9BC 5.9+20, YO9BGR 5.6, PA3AHC 5.9, PA0SDZ 5.8, ZL1BFS 5.8, 4.1 for Noel and no copy of F1CFA.
Noel was heard at 3.3 in QRM here, gave YO9BC 5.8, Pertti 5.5, and G3LUW 5.5
VK4ZD peaking 5.7 at 0648, gave me 5.3. By 0700 Bill was 5.9
Phil VK2MCB was just a faint voice at 0653. Hoped to have his cubical quad up in 2 weeks
HB9CQS was just a whisper at 0658 but was 5.9+10dB with Bill, and gave ZL1BFS 5.7
YO9BGR was very clear here at 5.7. George gave F4GHB, G3LUW, PA3AHC and G3OKT all 5.9
G3LUW gave Pertti 5.9, said he copied G3OKT very well, just copied F1CFA and F4GHB, had no copy of PA3AHC and gave Noel VK2IWT 3.3. Brian was peaking 3.3 here and got 5.7 from Bill at 0708.
ZL1BFS had a strange hollow voice and QSB but was S5/7 here. Doug gave Noel 3.3, Klaus 5.7, Pertti 5.6, G3OKT 4.5, PA3AHC not very strong, Coco 5.9, Les 4.5?, Brian very good 5.6, Alain 5.7/9 QSB and Jean Pierre 5.6. Doug was 5.5/6 with Bill at 0710.
G3JJR called in at 0726. John was just 4.3 here and gave VK4ZD 5.9
The net closed at 0737z.
From Bill VK4ZD
Pertti EA7GSU was 54 peaking at 57 and gave me 57-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 59 reports
George YO9BGR was 55 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was only 11 here
Alain F4GHB was 59 and gave me 59+
Brian G3LUW was initially 52 building to 57 and gave me 44 building to 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 53-6 and gave me 58 dropping to 55
Les PA0SDZ was 55 and gave  me 59
Coco YO9BC was 59+5-10 and gave me 59+10
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me 55
John G3OKT built from 53 to 57-8 and gave me 57 peaking at 59+10
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+10 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 32 to me and gave me 55-6
John G3JJR was 43 and gave me 56
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G7OAI/P Net control
Net opened by Brian, G3LUW, who was already on frequency, and handed over to me to run it today at 0802z. My call was answered by John, G3JJR & Tommy, G2FUU, both good signals. Malcolm, PA3AHC was also heard and stayed with us for a few minutes, but didn't respond to further calls. John, G3OKT joined us around 0820, as usual a rock crushing signal....
G3LUW - 5x9+10
G3JJR - 5x9+20
G2FUU - 5x9+10
G3OKT - 5x9+60
We enjoyed just short of an hour of Rotary fellowship, and closed at 0856Z with a revised, and apparently now not uncommon, toast to Rotary, "Rotary fellowship & peace the world over'
From John G3OKT
I joined the net at 0813; John G3JJR and G7OAI/P were both 5.9+25dB.
G2FUU Tommy was 5.9+30dB
PA3AHC had been 4.6 with Tommy and 5.6/7 to 4.4 with G3LUW. Malcolm was not heard here – probably left before 0815? Brian G3LUW was 5.9+20dB here, and noted that he had lost his TOMO 6m beam in high winds.
Brian said he would be OK for net control next week and might be able to report on the Memorial Service of John G4HMG which he and Margaret will attend on Saturday in Somerset.
Tommy G2FUU said he would listen at 1700z to see if anyone attended.
John G7OAI/P reminded  members of the Net to comment on the OFCOM proposals for new licensing rules in the light of new services like smart metering.
1700z – 1730z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Pertti EA7GSU
This Net was slightly more active than a week ago. I heard Joe, AF1E some
minutes before the net time 1954utc with 55 and got the same back.
Propagations were not as good as they usually are. Joe continued to
call members but in vain. We changed some news and at 2005utc Joe
suggested we fold the net as there were no takers.
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 21st October 2014  NZ  80-m net on 3693
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 21st October 2014  EUR net on 14,295
From Pertti EA7GSU
Tuesday morning net at 0700utc was opened by Jean - Pierre,  F1CFA  by
calling all members. He was 59 and gave me the same back. Bill
broke-in and was 59 giving me 57 in return. Band was quiet and
noiseless. John, G3JJR had got reminder from Peter, VK3KCD of the net
time and joined us with 57 giving me the same to start with. He only
heard Bill and me. Malcolm had PA on and came with 58 but with qsb dwn
to S4. Jean - Pierre and Malcolm did not have proper copy of John.
After half an hours chatting we folded the net at 0736utc.
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Anyway, during the last meeting of Tuesday, we meet with Bill VK4ZD and also Pertti G7GSU, with a good 59+.
You, Brian, Malcolm, were too weak for me
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 with QSB and gave me 59
John G3JJR initially 42 but dropped to 21
Malcolm PA3AHC was 54-5 and gave me 55
From John G3OKT
Strong winds from Hurricane Gonzalo put a twist in my feeder so I couldn’t get on this net. Also will miss next Sunday net on 26th October so good luck to Bill and Dianne for their trip to Japan on the 28th.
RIBI members will also be aware that Summertime ends and UK reverts to “z time” at 2am on Sunday 26 October
That’s all for now, 73’s
John G3OKT
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