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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets February 1st - February 3rd 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 1st and 3rd February 2015
 
0645z-0730z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 55 and gave me 57-9
Phil VK2MCB was initially 55 building to 58
Noel VK2IWT was 59+20 and gave me 59+40
 
From Phil VK2MCB
The net consisted of myself - Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3KCD, Bill VK4ZD, and Noel VK2IWT.
Conditions on 40m were good.
VK3KCD was 5/7 and gave me a 5/7
VK4ZD was 5/7 initially rising to 5/9 at the end of the net and gave me 5/8
VK2IWT was 5/8 and gave me a 5/9. 
Bill has received approval for the VI110ROTARY special event call which we will launch at the Wyong Field Day on 22 February.
 
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From QRZ  :  SFI 154 (falling)   A 9 (yellow)   K 3    Sunspots 153 (high, falling)
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59
Rob ZL1RD was 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 57
John ZL2JPM was 59+
Noel VK2IWT was 22
Miika OH2BAD was initially 58 building to 59+5 and gave me 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 53-4 and gave me 57
Les PA0SDZ was 56-7 and gave me 59
Alain F4GHB was 58-9 and gave 59+
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56-7 and gave me 59
Pertti EA7GSU was 59 and gave me 59+10
Phil VK2MCB was 53-4
Brian G3LUW was 57-8 and gave me 59
John G3OKT was initially 55 building to 58 and gave me 57-8
Klaus HB9CQS and I exchanged 59 reports
George YO9BGR operating from Coco's QTH was 59+5 and gave me 59+10
Nick G4HCK was 55-7
Rafaele IV3EZJ was 55-7 and gave me 55
 
From John G3OKT
A good net, conditions mixed to good; Band lively, particularly from contest QRM; my feed spacers were iced over! 
ZL1RD was about 2.3 here at 0735; up to 5.5 by 0808 when Rob gave both G3LUW and PA0SDZ 5.7/8
VK4ZD just heard at first 3.4; up to 5.8 by 0805; going down again to S7 by 0825. Bill gave me (G3OKT) 5.8 at 0832.
EA7GSU gave Bill 5.9+10dB at 0752; gave PA3AHC 5.8, ZL1RD 5.9, PA0SDZ 5.8, F4GHB 5.9+, ZL1BFS 5.6, F1CFA 5.9+, ZL2JPM 5.5, VK2IWT 3.1. Pertti was 5.6 here and got 5.9 from VK4ZD.
G3LUW and G3OKT were 5.5 b/w at 0741. Brian gave VK4ZD 5.9. At 0755 Brian said he copied the 3 ZL’s very well, gave Noel 5.8 and both Pertti and Miika 5.9+.
OH2BAD came in strongly at 5.9+20dB here; Miika gave Rob 5.9, ZL2JPM 5.7, ZL1BFS 5.6, VK4ZD 5.9, just heard Malcolm PA3AHC, and got 5.9 from VK4ZD.
F4GHB was just a trace here (no copy); Alain got 5.8/9 from Bill
F1CFA also just a trace here; Jean Pierre got 5.6/7 from Bill
HB9CQS just heard at 1.3 in contest QRM at 0800; got 5.9 from VK4ZD. At 0832 Klaus shot up to 5.9+20dB here.
YO9BGR on Coco’s station was 5.9+10dB here at 0753. George gave PA3AHC 5.9; VK4ZD 5.9+10dB; PA0SDZ 5.9; ZL1RD not heard; F4GHB 5.9; HB9CQS 5.9+10dB; VK2MCB 5.7; G3LUW 5.9; G3OKT 5.9+; and got 5.9+5dB from VK4ZD
PA3AHC was just 1.4 here in QRM. Malcolm gave Bill 5.7.
VK2MCB no trace here at 0753. Phil got 5.3/4 from Bill. At 0830 Phil was 4.7 here and gave me 5.5. Phil was then 5.7 with G3LUW
VK3KCD just heard in the QRM at 0805. Exchanged 5.5 b/w with EA7GSU
G4HCK Nick was 3.2 here under contest QRM but was peaking 5.5 with VK4ZD.
Both Doug ZL1BFS and John ZL2JPM were about S3 under QRM at 0814  – I missed all their reports. Likewise VK2IWT would have been 5.4 here if not for the contest QRM. Noel heard F4GHB, F1CFA, PA3AHC all at 5.5, and YO9BGR at 5.7 and VK2MCB at 5.3 b/w.
PA0SDZ Les got 5.7 from VK4ZD but only a trace of Les here.
F4GHB gave many reports lost under QRM but Alain got 5.9 from Bill.
EA7GSU remained 5.6 here at 0827; Pertti gave G3LUW 5.9, G3OKT 5.7, VK2MCB 5.9, YO9BGR 5.9+20dB, G4HCK 5.9+.
VK3KCD just a trace at 0835.
IV3EZJ joined the net at 0835 with a strong 5.9 signal here; Raffaele exchanged 5.7 b/w with  Bill VK4ZD.
I left the net at 0839z.
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G3OKT
G3LUW Brian was net control and 5.9+20dB here
G3SZF Bob was 5.9+10dB and had a noise level of S7 so could only copy 50% of PA3AHC. My noise level was S8 so no copy of Malcolm here. Brian heard Malcolm at 5.4.
G2FUU was 5.9+5 dB here, 15dB less than usual though with slow QSB.
G3JJR was 5.9+20dB and gave good reports all round.
G0PCF was 5.9 here and with Brian. Bruce had no copy of Malcolm.
G7OAI had apologized for missing the net through family commitments.
The net closed at 0944
 
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 3rd February 2015  NZ  40-m net on 7117
 
0730z – 0800z Tuesday 3rd February 2015  EUR net on 14,2952
From QRZ   SFI 142  A 21 (red)  K 4     sunspots 132
From Bill VK4ZD
Klaus HB9CQS was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 52 building to 56 and gave me 53 building to 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was 53-4 and gave me 55
John G3OKT was 53 and gave me 55
Manolis SV8PER (visitor) was 57 peaking 59 and gave me 55 from Corfu Island
Brian G3LUW was 55 and gave me 57
Peter VK3KCD was 59
John ZL2JPM was 57
 
From John G3OKT
Heard HB9CQS, not touching the S meter, talking to VK4ZD. Bill came up to 5.4; Klaus later got 5.9 from SV8PER.
EA7GSU “fine copy of HB9CQS” was suddenly 5.5 here at 0740, 5.7 with G3OKT by 0742. Pertti heard me at 5.7/8.
G3LUW gave Bill 5.7, and both Malcolm and Klaus 5.5; Brian got 5.5 from Bill, was 5.3 here.
PA3AHC heard me at 5.8, gave Klaus 5.3/4, gave Bill 5.5. Was 4.4 here in QSB.
SV8PER a visitor in Corfu was 5.9 with Pertti and gave him 5.8. Manolis was 5.9+10dB here; got 5.7/8 from VK4ZD and was 5.8/9 with Klaus. Gave PA3AHC 5.5.
VK4ZD was up to 4.2 here by 0747; 5.5 QSB by 0752 and gave me 5.3 in the clear.
VK3KCD Peter not heard here. 5.5 with Pertti and gave 5.6.
EA7GSU gave G3LUW 5.9.
ZL2JPM was just 1.1 here. Gave Pertti 3.2 in exchange for 5.3.
Pertti was 5.6 with VK4ZD by 0757 (Bill 5.7 here)
HB9CQS 3.4 here by 0757, peaking S5; went QRT 0758.
G3LUW no copy of Peter, 5.6 here; gave 4.4 for ZL2JPM.
PA3AHC could only just copy G3LUW and G3OKT. No copy ZL2JPM nor VK3KCD. Malcolm was 5.5 here at best.
EA7GSU solid 5.7 here by 0805.
Net closed at 0806.
 
That’s all for now,
73’s from John G3OKT
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