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

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Roar Nets April 5th - April 7th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 5th and 7th  April 2015
 
0615z-0645z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Sorry. I missed this net as I was away in VK6
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Conditions were good.
Noel VK2IWT was 5.9+10 and gave me 5.9
Peter VK3KCD was 5.9 and gave me 5.9
Reg VK7JJ was 5.7 and gave me 5.9
Visitor Mike VK3LAN/P was 5.3 and gave me 5.9
 
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
Sorry. I missed this net as I was away in VK6
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Rob ZL1RD was 5.9+20 and gave me 5.9
Pertti EA7GSU was 5.7 and gave me 5.7
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 5.8 and gave 5.4
Peter VK3KCD was 5.5 and gave 5.4
Alain F4GHB was 5.9 and gave me 5.8
Noel VK2IWT was 4.3 and gave 5.5
Nick G4HCK was 5.7 and gave 5.9
John G3OKT was 5.8 and gave me 5.6
Malcolm PA3AHC was 4.5 and gave 5.5
Les PA0SDZ was 5.8 and gave 5.9
Klaus HB9CQS was 5.9+ and gave 5.9
 
From John G3OKT
SFI 122    A 12     K 2   sunspots 68 (climbing)
Signals generally attenuated, particularly Europeans. Severe QRN peaking S7/8 following hot weather locally.
ZL1RD was net control. Rob was 5.6 here, constant throughout the net. At 0657 he gave F1CFA 3-4.1, revised to 5.8 around 0750z. Jean Pierre was just detectable here.
F4GHB gave ZL1RD 5.8 and got 5.3/4. Alain was 3.3 here under strong QRN
EA7GSU and G3OKT exchanged 5.7. Pertti gave PA3AHC 5.8/9, 3.1 for F1CFA and 5.9+10dB for ZL1RD. Later, Pertti exchanged 5.7 b/w with VK2MCB, and got 5.4 from VK3KCD
VK3KCD was 4.5 here, also troubled by my QRN; gave G3OKT 5.3, G4HCK 5.4 and got 5.4 from Rob.
PA3AHC was not heard here, nor by ZL1RD; Malcolm was 4.5 with Phil VK2MCB.
VK2IWT was 5.4 with VK3KCD,  5.7/8 with ZL1RD, and 5.6 with F4GHB. Noel was peaking 3.5 here in QRM  and QRN..
G4HCK was 4.3 here, gave Pertti 5.9, gave VK2IWT 5.1-2, gave ZL1RD 5.7 and got 4-5.1-2 from Rob.
G3OKT was 4/5.3 with ZL1RD and disappeared in slow QSB
VK2MCB gave Rob 5.9+20dB, gave Pertti 5.7, gave Jean-Pierre 5.8, gave VK3KCD 5.5, F4GHB 5.9, G4HCK 5.7, and gave G3OKT 5.7 down to 4.5 in QSB. Phil was 5.6 here and gave PA3AHC 4.5 and got 5.5. G4HCK Nick gave VK2MCB 5.9 and got 5.6.
PA0SDZ gave ZL1RD 5.7 and got 5.2/3. Les was 4.2 here, gave VK2MCB 5.9 and got 5.8; Les gave Noel 5.4 and got 5.5.
HB9CQS appeared at 0740 but was only 4.4/5 here in QRM. Klaus gave VK2IWT 5.6 and got 5.8. Les gave Klaus 5.7.
2M0MOK Bill a visitor in Glasgow got 5.7 from VK2MCB and was 3.2 here.
At 0755 the QRM suddenly fell away here and Noel VK2IWT was 5.1 with me!
HB9CQS got 5.9 from EA7GSU as the net ended at 0757
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G7OAI/A
I left home in good time and thick fog. However I climbed up through the fog into brilliant sunshine at just over 1,000' feet, and with no wind enjoyed setting up the station.
I called initially at 0758 - and had no response. Again at 0800 - no response. Beginning to wonder if everyone had Something Else to do! My third call at 0802 brought John, G3JJR & Tommy, G2FUU on, so relief! Both were good signals, 5x9+10 peaking 20. I received 5x9 from both stations.
Next on parade was Malcolm, in Holland, PA3AHC. Only 3x3 with me, but occasionally going down to 2x2. But good to hear him well enough for a change. Unfortunately I was the only one, as the other stations' noise levels were too high. John, G3OKT joined us next, a thundering 5x9+60, but he couldn't hear Malcolm either...
PA3AHC signed after his 2nd over at 0818. We continued, with a strange mixture of topics, from teeth & dentists to aircraft landing in strong crosswinds.
I closed the net at 0856, and managed to take my station down before the fog rolled up to where I was parked. I was pleased to have enjoyed the sunny weather before descending into the murk below
 
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 7th April 2015  NZ  40-m net on 7117
 
0730z – 0800z Tuesday 7th April  2015  EUR net on 14,295.2
SFI 126   A 6   K 2   sunspots 78 (rising)
From Bill VK4ZD
I had audio problems during this net.
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-8 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 and gave me 59+
Brian G3LUW was 58-9 and gave me 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 23 with me in QSB
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Normal freq was affected by QRM
Pertti fixed things by going to 14293, heard him at 0737z
Pertti EA7GSU was 5.9 and gave 5.9
Malcolm PA3AHC was 5.4 and gave 5.4
Bill VK4ZD was 5.9 and gave 5.9
Brian G3LUW was 5.9 and gave 5.9
From  Pertti EA7GSU
I was there already at 0700utc remembering wrongly the time. But I
wasn't the only one: I changed reports with J-P and Malcolm, both were
just about audible 51 and 41 respectively. After we decided to wait
until the official time and meet again.
At 0730utc we were Phil, VK2MCB and Malcolm, PA3AHC both with good
signals. We were joint later by Bill, VK4ZD and Brian, G3LUW also with
59 sig's. The usual 14295,2kHz was occupied so we descended to 14293kHz
which was pure the duration of the sched.
We finished few minutes before 0800utc
 
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Very poor conditions for me this morning...
I recognized Pertti's voice with a 4.1 signal and he reported the same
for me.
I suspected the other station to be a PA one...
No mention for VK or ZL or G3...
 
 
That’s all for now,
73’s from John G3OKT
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