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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets March 1st - March 3rd 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 1st and 3rd March 2015

0645z-0730z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+
Phil VK2MCB was 47 initially, peaking 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 47, peaking 58 and gave me 57

0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
SFI 123 A 13 (sudden rise) K 5 (red) sunspots 70 (rising)
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57 and gave me 55-7
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 58 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 54-8 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 54 and gave me 56
Malcolm PA3AHC was 43-4 and gave me 55
Rob ZL1RD was 59 barefoot
Klaus HB9CQS was 59 and gave me 59+
Alain F4GHB was 57-8 and gave me 59
Brian G3LUW was 57 and gave me 58
Pertti EA7GSU was 55-7 and gave me 57
John G3OKT was 55-6 and gave me 58
Les PA0SDZ was 57 and gave me 59
Vitor CT1BJZ was 55 and gave me 57-8
 
From John G3OKT
Poor conditions here, noise low but so were signals – consistent with A=13? Also, strong QRM from a broadcaster and a warbling beacon on 14.2952.
HB9CQS was first to be heard, but weak here and no copy at 0735. Klaus was 4.4 by 0743 and 5.4/5 by 0817. Never came strong, but was 5.7 with VK3KCD at 0830 (Klaus gave Peter 5.4/5 and at 0815 gave Noel VK2IWT 5.7).
VK4ZD was the strongest signal throughout the net here – 5.6 at 0741, later 5.7/8; Bill received me peaking 5.6
ZL1RD was peaking 5.9 with Bill and with G3LUW; Rob gave Brian 5.2
EA7GSU Pertti was 5.5 with Bill, and was 5.6 here with QSB downwards. Pertti gave 4.1 for VK2IWT, 5.9 for ZL2JPM, 5.5 for VK3KCD, 5.8 for PA3AHC and 2.1 for HB9CQS; Pertti gave VK2MCB 5.8.
F4GHB poor copy here; gave VK2IWT 5.4 and G3LUW 4.6. Alain was peaking 5.8 with VK4ZD.
G3LUW difficult copy here (2.3/5 ?), gave VK4ZD 5.8 and got peaking 5.7. Brian said later that he had no copy of me.
F1CFA Jean Pierre not heard here.
VK3KCD Peter gave ZL1RD 5.4, was 4.3/4 in fast QSB here and gave me 4.3.
ZL2JPM John just heard but no copy – peaking S2?
VK2MCB only 2.2 here under QRM of loud key clicks, but Phil had heard me earlier at 5.7. Phil gave Pertti 5.4; and gave Bill 5.9 at 0812 and got 5.8.
VK2IWT and PA3AHC just a trace here – no copy of either.
ZL1RD was 5.5 here at 0812. Rob said European Stations were generally 5.7/8 apart from PA3AHC, and Australians were 5.7/9. Rob gave me 5.4.
EA7GSU gave VK4ZD 5.9 and got 5.7; Pertti was 5.6 here at 0824 and gave G3LUW 5.9 (4.1 earlier!) and G3OKT 5.8. Pertti gave VK4ZD up to 5.9.
PA0SDZ hardly heard here; Les was 5.7 with VK4ZD; got 5.4 from HB9CQS.
HB9CQS got 5.7 from VK3KCD and got 5.4/5. Peter said he would miss the net next week.
The net closed at 0830.

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G3LUW was net control; all signals seemed 10 – 20dB down on usual strength, perhaps because of my temporary repair and suspected mis-match of a damaged aerial after high winds. QSB on all signals.
G2FUU Tommy, G3JJR John and G0PCF Bruce all about 5.9+ here. Bruce was 4.8 with Tommy.
G7OAI John had been on 80m earlier, but could not attend the net.
PA3AHC called in but was only 5.5 with G3LUW; was 5.7 in and out of the noise with G2FUU. Malcolm was detectable here but no copy under pulsed S8 noise.
I left the net at 0922.

1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694

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

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 3rd March 2015 NZ 40-m net on 7117

0730z – 0800z Tuesday 3rd March 2015 EUR net on 14,2952
SFI 130 A 28 (red) K 3 Sunspots 65 (slight fall)
A strong solar flare (M8.2 red) was reported on QSL site at 0135z on 3rd March.
Signals were generally attenuated here, as expected for A=28!
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56-7 and gave me 58
Brian G3LUW was 5-8 and gave me 59
John G3OKT was 55-6 and gave me 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was 54-5 and gave me 55-6
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 59
Coco YO9BC and I exchanged 58-9 reports
Klaus HB9CQS and I exchanged 59 reports

From John G3OKT
VK4ZD was steady and clear at 5.7 here throughout the net; Bill gave me 5.5/6; Bill initially got 5.4 from F1CFA rising to 5.8; Jean Pierre got 5.6/7 from Bill.
G3LUW heard VK4ZD at 5.9 and got 5.7/8. Brian was 5.4 here – said he could hear neither me nor Jean Pierre.
F1CFA initially just detectable here at 1.2 in S4 noise. However Jean Pierre suddenly shot up later to 5.9 b/w at 0806!
PA3AHC just heard here but no copy. Malcolm got 5.4/5 from VK4ZD
EA7GSU gave Bill 5.9 and noted strong QSB on all European stations. Pertti gave F1CFA 4.1 (and later 5.5), G3LUW 5.9+10dB, G3OKT 5.9 QSB, PA3AHC 5.7, YO9BC 5.9, HB9CQS 5.9+. Pertti was 5.6/7 here and got 5.7 from VK4ZD.
YO9BC was the strongest signal of the net here at 5.9+, and gave VK4ZD 5.8/9, EA7GSU 5.8, both G3LUW and G3OKT 5.9/9+, F1CFA 5.9, PA3AHC 5.8/9, and HB9CQS 5.9+20dB. Coco got 5.8/9 from VK4ZD.
HB9CQS was initially 4.4 here, later becoming Q5; Klaus gave Coco 5.9+15dB, gave Pertti 5.8/9, Bill 5.8/9 and Klaus was peaking 5.9 with Bill.
G3LUW gave Pertti and Coco 5.9, gave Klaus 5.7, had no copy of Malcolm nor Jean Pierre. Brian was 5.5 with QSB here.


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