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Roar Nets May 3rd - May 5th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 3rd and 5th May 2015
0545z-0630z ANZO Net on 7110 (Note new frequency)
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and he gave me 59
We closed the net at 0715z
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John ZL2JPM - Best wishes to the Net users tonight – I’m at District Assembly today.
From Bill VK4ZD
Coco YO9BC and I exchanged 58-9 reports
John G3OKT was 58-9 and gave me 58
Pertti EA7GSU was 58 and gave me 59 - he has boar problems and it's
illegal to shoot wild pigs
Rob ZL1RD was 59+5 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Nick G4HCK was 58 and gve me 59+
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5 and gave me 59+5 also - he helped Karen celebrate
her birthday this day and did not stay on the net
Malcolm PA3AHC was 56-7 and gave me 58-9
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 to me and got 57 from Wolf and 56 from Pertti
John ZL2JPM was an apology - on Rotary business
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 59
Wolf DK8MZ (visitor) from Munich was 59 and gave me 59
Greg KQ4ZM (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+10
From John G3OKT
SFI  106   A 9   K 3   sunspots 25 (low)
Many signals weak, though some interesting short bursts of sporadic e propagation? Frequency clear except for occasional splatter here from an IZ8 contest station
YO9BC was first on frequency at 0615 – Coco and G3OKT were  5.9+10dB b/w  with ca 10dB QSB. ZL1RD gave Coco 5.6/7 who gave VK4ZD 5.8/9.
VK4ZD was initially 5.8 here but dropped to 5.7 for rest of net.
ZL1RD only heard 1 word in 20 from G3OKT but was 5.5 here. Rob was 5.9 with Bill
EA7GSU – Pertti not heard here initially; later 5.1/2 with reduced noise of my spider quad. Pertti mid Spanish May-Day festivities!
F1CFA – no trace either, but gave VK4ZD 5.8 and got 5.7. Was 5.8 with Rob and 5.5/6 with VK2MCB
G4HCK just heard here (1.1-2 but with short burst to Q5); Nick gave VK4ZD 5.9.
HB9CQS got 5.5+5dB from Bill but Klaus only background 2.1 here.
PA3AHC just detectable, came up for 1 sec to Q5; gave Bill 5.8 and got 5.6.
ZL1BFS just heard but no copy. Doug was 5.9 with VK4ZD.
VK2MCB was 5.7 here; gave Nick 5.7, Klaus 5.9, Jean Pierre 5.5, Malcolm 4.5, Doug 5.8/9 and Rob 5.9.
VK4ZD gave Malcolm PA3AHC 5.6/7
DK8MZ, Wolf a visitor in Munich was fluttery Q3 here, gave ZL1BFS 5.7, and got 5.9 from Phil and Bill
A K/S station in North Carolina was 5.9 with VK4ZD but no copy here.
The net closed at 0717
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G3OKT
Apologies G3LUW – Brian was away from home. Periodic noise (internet?) S7 here.
G7OAI John was net control, but only 4.7 here.
G3JJR John couldn’t hear John at all, so G3OKT attempted net control. G3JJR was 5.9+10dB here.
G3SZF Bob was 5.9 here but he only copied G7OAI at Q4 and reported G3JJR down on his usual strength.
G2FUU was strongest here at 5.9+20dB; Tommy said G7OAI was above his noise level, G3JJR weaker than usual, and G3OKT between 5.7 and 5.9+10dB
At 0842 G3OKT’s tx failed but later returned for G2FUU to confirm OK.
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU was peaking 5.9+20dB and gave G3JJR 5.9 with >10dB of QSB, and gave G3OKT 5.9+10dB.
G3JJR confirmed he would be very pleased to meet VK3KCD again in July if Peter’s itinerary allows. John was 5.9+20dB here.
Again (at 1820z) G3OKT’s tx failed but recovered after the net finished at 1820z.
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 5th May 2015  NZ  40-m net on 7117
0630z – 0712z (Note New Time) Tuesday 5th May  2015  EUR net on 14,295.2
SFI  125  A  6   K 1   sunspots 85 (sudden rise)
From Bill VK4ZD
Brian G3LUW and I exchanged 58 reports - looking forward to the RIBI AGM next weekend
John G3OKT was 57 and gave me 57-8
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59+10
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5 and gave me 58-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 58 and gave me 59
Joe N3IBX (visitor) and I exchanged 56-7 reports
From John G3OKT
Excellent net this week, most signals strong against a steady, S3 noise level, otherwise no QRM. Approx 10dB of QSB but all signals except Jean Pierre Q5 and a pleasure to listen to!
VK4ZD peaked 5.8 but never below 5.7. Bill was 5.9+10dB with VK2MCB.
G3LUW was 4.4/7 here; got 5.5/6 from Bill and QSB’d between 5.9+ and nothing with EA7GSU!
G3OKT was 5.7 with VK4ZD
VK2MCB and G3OKT also exchanged 5.7 b/w. Phil gave Brian 5.6 and got 5.9 from Bill.
EA7GSU was a super signal at 5.8 . Pertti gave G3LUW, G3OKT and VK4ZD all 5.9. Pertti was 5.7 with Bill and gave Phil 5.8. Pertti could only just copy F1CFA at 2.1
HB9CQS was a hollow 4.4 here but was 5.9 with Pertti. Klaus gave VK4ZD 5.8, EA7GSU 5.7/8, and VK2MCB 5.5/7. Klaus came up to 5.5/6 here by 0705.
F1CFA was only 2.1 here but was 5.8 with VK4ZD in exchange for 5.9; Jean Pierre gave VK2MCB 5.5 and got 5.5/6 and got 3.3 from G3LUW. Pertti gave Jean Pierre 5.8 at 0712.
Both G3LUW and G3OKT will miss the net next Sunday for the ROAR in RIBI AGM. Bill will also miss the net, being in transit to the WIA AGM in Canberra. John promised to convey Pertti’s apologies to the UK AGM.
That’s all for now,
73’s from John G3OKT
BTW, no report from me next week owing to ROAR in RIBI AGM at Kenilworth.

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