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

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Roar Nets October 26th - October 28th 2014

ROAR Nets Report for 26th October and 28th October 2014
 
0545z-0630z ANZO Net on 7118
 
0630z - 0730z  Europe - ANZO Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Brian G3LUW
Margaret and I went to the memorial service for John EA/G4HMG on October 25th in Somerset, UK. There were some 70 people there. Very nicely done, and Diana was on good form despite the odd tear when the tributes were paid. There were members for his own club, Taunton Vale, and also members from his former club, Langley & Ivor. He was a pp of both clubs. Diana is staying with her daughter for a while, and will make a decision about returning to EA5 soon. I gave our greetings to whoever would listen, and Margaret and I were very glad we had attended. 
Today’s 20m was disrupted by the CQWW contest. I copied Bill VK4ZD initially at 5&7 but lost him in severe European QRM.  I heard him speak to Klaus and Malcolm but was unable to copy either of them. I gave up at 0655.
From Pertti EA7GSU
In spite of "plenty of contest communication", there was little for us.
Sunday morning net, as one could anticipate was hopeless to try to get
through. At 0630utc I heard Klaus, HB9CQS with 59 signal and between
the splatters, the voice of Bill, VK4ZD with 33. In between the
breathing breaks of contesters I got also Doug, ZL1BFS who came 58/9
towards the 0700utc. Bill had opened the pipe line by then and was
full 59 with me giving 57. Other stations identified/heard were Peter,
VK3KCD, and Noel, -IWT. By then the QRG had calmed some and I got
Malcolm, PA3AHC 47/56. The President closed the net at 0659utc.
From Nick G4HCK
Looked for the net today without success – mind you there was a contest on which did not help. What are the net times GMT ?
(From G3OKT by e-mail : Hi Nick, sorry you couldn't find anyone. Times stated in GMT are unaffected by our switch from Summertime. All times in the weekly report are always shown in "z time" which is "universal time", or "utc", and which is GMT. So net times don't change when thought of as being in GMT. Of course, when local time switches from BST to GMT, then the nets seem to be an hour later!)
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From Brian G3LUW
The conditions on 80m were very good, but there were only four of us.
Tommy G2FUU was the controller with John G3JJR and Bob G3SZF.
Tommy closed the net at 0930
 
1700z – 1730z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Pertti EA7GSU
(following comments on the 0630z 20m net), the band continued to be a hopeless mess and I skipped the 2000utc NA net.
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 28th October 2014  NZ  80-m net on 3693
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 28th October 2014  EUR net on 14,295
From QRZ  :  SFI  188  A  14  K  3  Sunspots 120
From Pertti EA7GSU
Tuesday morning net at 0700utc on 14295,2 did not materialize. I
called half a dozen times Rotarians but as there were no takers I
switched off at 0710. Checking the QRG at 0729utc nobody was heard. I
worked on computer but opened the RX again an hour later to hear
VK9DLX (Lord Howe Isl.) calling. I tuned "10 up", called and he came
back straight away with 57. Not a bad second prize!!
Next Sunday will be better.
 
That’s all for now, 73’s
John G3OKT
Weekly Report