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Roar Nets May 31st - June 2nd 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 31st May and 2nd June 2015
0530z-0600z ANZO Net on 7110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59+10
Pertti EA7GSU called on cw at 0557z. He was 44 and gave me 449.
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59+5 also
Phil VK2MCB was 56 and gave me 57, later dropping to 55
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 58-9
Nick G4HCK was 55-6 and gave me 43-4
Brian G3LUW was 55-6 building to 58 and gave me 57-9
Miika OH2BAD was 57-8 and gave me 59, later dropping to 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 58-9 later dropping to 58 and gave me 57-8 peaking at 59
Coco YO9BC was 57 and gave me 58
Rob ZL1RD was 58 here - he enjoyed his trip to Dayton and had a stopover
in Hawaii
Brian VK2BX was 59, had less noise today and got good reports from Europe
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 54-55
Alain F4GHB was 58 and gave me 58-9
John G3OKT was 55-6
Tony PA3GWO (visitor) was 56-7 and gave me 54 at 0655z
We closed the net at 0657z
From John G3OKT
From QRZ  SFI  95   A 5   K 2   sunspots 27 (very low)
“Soggy” band conditions with heavy QSB and QRM, signals coming and going.
VK4ZD was there at 0600 Q2 and coming and going at S2/3 peak. Bill was a steady 5.5 at 0636, but sinking at 0640.
OH2BAD was a reassuring 5.9+10dB. Miika gave Bill 5.9 and VK2MCB 5.8.
ZL1BFS Doug was heard by neither G3LUW nor G3OKT.
HB9CQS Klaus just heard here as a “hollow” 2.2 at 0640 giving VK2BX 5.6.
EA7GSU just heard here, not touching S meter. Pertti gave VK4ZD 5.8-9 and got 5.7 with slight QSB; gave ZL1BFS 5.3 and was 5.9 with G3LUW. Pertti later came up to 5.4 here and gave F1CFA 5.9, HB9CQS 5.8, G4HCK 5.2-5, G3OKT 5.6 to 3.1; gave ZL1RD 5.8, VK2BX 5.8 and F4GHB 5.9.
G4HCK was hard to copy here – a few clear words came and went; Nick was 5.5 with VK4ZD.
G3LUW was 2.1 here and 5.6-8 with VK4ZD. Brian gave Bill 5.7 at 0633; gave VK2BX 5.7; had no copy of ZL1BFS; and was 5.5/6 both ways with G3OKT +QSB.
OH2BAD said VK4ZD was going down to 5.6 at 0635, but Miika was still copying all European stations at 5.9 more or less..
VK2MCB was 5.7 (?) with G3LUW; Phil was 3.1 but good copy here – up to 5.6 by 0649 when Phil’s copy of G3OKT rose from 5.1/3 to 5.6.  Phil gave G4HCK 5.5, gave OH2BAD 5.8, VK2BX 5.4, HB9CQS 5.9, YO9BC 5.7 and ZL1? 5.8
YO9BC was 5.9 here; Coco gave VK4ZD 5.8 and got 5.7, gave HB9CQS very weak 4.2, and G3LUW 5.8.
ZL1RD Rob not heard here.
VK2BX was heard well here, peaking 5.5; Brian got 5.9 from VK4ZD, gave OH2BAD 5.4-5, had poor copy S3 from F1CFA, was getting G3OKT at 4.4 just above the noise, gave G3LUW 5.6, was 5.3/4 b/w with VK2MCB, gave G4HCK 5.3, gave F4GHB 5.7 and HB9CQS 5.6/7.
F1CFA not heard here at all; Jean Pierre was 5.6 with Bill and gave 5.5.
F4GHB – could just hear Alain’s voice here; gave 5.8/9 for VK4ZD.
A visitor PA3GWO Tony was 4.2 here at 0651. Gave VK4ZD 5.4 and got 5.6/7.
Signals were thought to be going down at 0647 - VK4ZD was 3.1 with Pertti, but Bill was 5.9 with G4HCK at 0648, and Nick was 5.8 with VK2MCB at 0650. The net closed at 0655z.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT, Net Controller
Very heavy QSB on all signals today plus usual vicious (broadband-related?) noise.
G3LUW was 5.9 b/w here but could hardy hear G7OAI at 4.4. Brian copied G3JJR at 5.9 down to 5.3 in QSB. G0SQH was 5.9 with Brian and Tommy was 5.9+20dB.
G7OAI was 5.8 here with occasional QSB into the noise. John gave me 5.9+20dB and Brian 5.9.
G2FUU was 5.9+20dB with QSB down to 5.8 here; John could just copy at 4.4; Tommy heard me at 5.9+5dB but with QSB down to S7; at one point Tommy said G3LUW nearly disappeared.
G3JJR was 5.9+20dB with QSB to 5.9; struggling with G7OAI (QSB) and had no copy of Derek G0SQH.
G0SQH was 5.7-9 in QSB here; we were all very pleased to hear Derek after his cycling accident. Derek reported he was now walking without a frame, using a stick.
Derek copied Bruce and Tommy OK but other stations not so good.
G7OAI had good copy of Derek via the Stoke on Trent SDR receiver.
G0PCF came in at 5.9 and appreciated Hack Green SDR which brought in G7OAI like a broadcast station!
The net closed at 0850z.
Brian G3LUW will be net control next week June 7th.
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
G2FUU had said this morning that he would listen on this frequency for any members.
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 2nd June 2015  NZ  40-m net on 7117
0630z – 0700z Tuesday 2nd June 2015  EUR net on 14,295.2
From QRZ :   SFI  100    A 8    K 1    sunspots 38
Brian G3LUW and John G3OKT were absent on account of a severe Met Office weather warning for the UK.
From Bill VK4ZD
Pertti EA7GSU was 5-6 building to 57 and gave me 55-6
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55-6 and gave me 55-7 - he also gave Malcolm 52-3
Malcolm PA3AHC was only 22 here this week
At 0703z I went QRT
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
We, only, were 4 OM's ready to shear some thoughts about the QSB and the QRM - PA3AHC, EA7GSU, VK4ZD, F1CFA..., No more...
Reports up and down in that period...
Bill experiment the beginning of the Winter and we experiment the beginning of the summer...
Malcolm reported strong winds in his country.
Pertti is preparing a travel from Portugal to England ( ? ), going along the Atlantic coast.
That’s all for now. Good luck John ZL2JPM in Sao Paulo! He will preside over the IFROAR AGM. John officially takes over from Bill on 1st July.
73’s from John G3OKT

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