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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets August 16th - August 18th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 16th August and 18th August 2015

0530z-0600z ANZO Net on 7110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 53-4 peaking at 57
 
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 56 here
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 58-9
Peter VK3KCD was only 11 today
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33-44 and gave me 55
George YO9BGR was the stand-out at 57 and gave me 52-3 peaking at 54
Pertti EA7GSU was 33-44 and gave 54. At 0635 he came up to 55 and we
chatted for 5 minutes (after the net had closed)
Brian G3LUW was 33-44
Nick G4HCK was 33-44
Almost NIL conditions for me this Sunday
The net was closed at 0635z
 
From Brian G3LUW
From QRZ SFI 89 A 44 (red) K 5 sunspots 33
With these figures it was always going to be a struggle
I could only copy Jean-Pierre F1CFA & Pertti EA7GSU with a few words from Rumania (YO9BC & YO9BGR)
I had absolutely no signals from VK4ZD, PA3AHC & G4HCK.
I closed down at 0630
 
From John G3OKT
Sorry for my absence – all family here for birthday celebrations.
 
(later) From Bill VK4ZD
I will be in VK6 next week so Phil will be running the net. I will be back by the Tuesday net. Hope the radio waves behave for you this weekend.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
The 80m net was run by John G7OAI/P from local high ground. In contrast to the 20m net, conditions were extremely good. Members were Bob G3SZF, Tommy G2FUU, John G3JJR and me.
 
From John G7OAI, Net Controller
Opened at 0758Z, just five of us today, but very good conditions. Fortunately the two strong continental stations either side of our frequency had closed down.
G3LUW - 5x9, occasionally +10.
G3SZF - 5x9, best so far to me.
G2FUU - 5x9, occasionally +20.
G3JJR - 5x8 to 9.
All stations commented on the good conditions today, with no problems anywhere.
Some air force reminiscences from several, following my comments about XH558, the sole flying Vulcan (until the end of this year). Tommy commented that he was serving in 1943 - the year I was born!!
Regarding the AGM, going from Thursday to Sunday is to be considered, to avoid the worst of the traffic, provided that a hotel can be found to give good rates for that sort of booking. The plan is coming together!
Net closed at 0839Z

1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693

2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 18th August 2015 NZ 80-m net on 3,693

0600z – 0630z Tuesday 18th August 2015 EUR net on 14,295.2
SFI 87 A 27 K 3 sunspots 20
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 33-44 and gave me 52
Pertti EA7GSU was 33-44 and gave me 44 I think
At 0622z Phil and I went to 7.110 where he was 59+10 and gave me 59+20.
We went QRT at 0638z

From Malcolm PA3AHC
I heard nothing at all on Tuesday’s 20m net !


That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
Weekly Report