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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets November 1st - November 3rd 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 1st and 3rd Nov 2015
 
0630z-0700z ANZO Net on 7110
From Bill VK4ZD
Malcolm PA3AHC in the shack of VK4ZD
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+20-40
Peter VK3KCD was 48-59
 
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
It was a great pleasure to have Malcolm PA3AHC in the shack. He made contact with most net participants.
Peter VK3KCD was 33 and gave me 34
Doug ZL1BFS was 58
Noel VK2IWT was 33
Pertti EA7GSU was 58 and gave me 59
Nick G4HCK was 57-8 and gave me 59+
Klaus HB9CQS and I excahnged 59+10 reports
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 53
Les PA0SDZ was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Alain F4GHB was 58-9 and gave me 59
Frank DF3UM (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+10
Phil VK2MCB was 44-55 and gave me 33 building to 56
Brian G3LUW had arrived home to his antennas on the ground and so called in using his 40m antenna and was still 56-7
The net closed at 0803z
 
0900z -1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI/P
Opened at 0858z, a bit away from our usual spot, on 3.695 owing to QRM on 3.692.
G3LUW responded, and G2FUU soon found us and little later G0SQH.
We enjoyed an interesting net, and remembered Tommy's friend from his RAF days, Sam, who went SK about two years ago. I helped to dispose of Sam's radio equipment, the proceeds of which went to the RAF Benevolent Fund. Two pieces of Sam's equipment are in use, his IC706 with me and his linear amp. with G3LUW. His memory lives on!
The conditions were good today, but Derek struggled with me, and there was some QSB towards the end.
G3LUW, Brian, 5x9+20
G2FUU, Tommy, 5x9+20
G0SQH, Derek, 5x9+10
I closed the net at 0927z.
Brian, G3LUW will be in charge next week.
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Bill VK4ZD
This net is at 06:00am local time and is long path into NA.
I heard AF1E calling for Pertti EA7GSU from shortly after 2000z.
He was 56 for at least 15 minutes.
I called him a number of times but he didn't pick me up until just
before the signals faded around 2017z
I could hear Phil N9HWO faintly 11.
I couldn’t hear Pertti at all.
 
From Pertti EA7GSU
I originally arranged the shed with Ken, W8SOO and we tested it in advance. I sent out a number of reminders to earlier participants to the nets and Bill, our pp had put it in Facebook.
Before the net time I scanned the band which was terrifyingly quiet! My call produced Joe, AF1E to the qrg and we changed 57 bw. He remained the only communication but Joe the changed reports with K2WNW/p, Phil N9HWO and Bill VK4ZD. I think he was able to make one or two more but the skip failed and I lost audibility at 2022utc.
My intention is to be there again in a week’s time.
 
From Joe AF1E
Good net on Sunday. On my list were EA7GSU, K2WNW, N9HWO, VK4ZD, and W2RWA.
My rig was acting up and the end of the net so I need to look at it on Friday to see what's up. I'll try to make it again next Sunday. The good news was that the frequency was remarkably clear so that was great news.
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 3rd November 2015 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 3rd November 2015 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7.136+/-
SFI 122 A 7 K 4 sunspots 94
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57 to me
John G3OKT was initially 22 building to 44 and then 57 and he gave me 57 also.
Brian G3LUW was initially 33 building to 55 and then 57. Brian gave me 59.
Pertti EA7GSU was 55-6 building to 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports and he made some good contacts into Europe.
The 20m net closed at 0730z and I QSY'd to 7,137
Storm noise was peaking 59+10 with me, making it impossible to QSO
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
Pertti EA7GSU was 24-35 and at the end 359 on CW
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 24
Brian G3LUW was 35
John G3OKT was 35 peaking to 45 at one point
 
From John G3OKT
At 0700, EA7GSU was the only Q5 signal at 5.8. Pertti gave me 5.8/9.
Initially we had both heard a “woodpecker” signal at 40dB over S9, but fortunately didn’t recur.
G3LUW was 5.1 with Pertti and gave 5.2. Brian was 5.3 here and gave me 4.4.
At 0720 Pertti gave Brian 5.9+5dB. Brian was then 5.5 here.
VK4ZD was 4.1 here but quickly came up to 5.5 and then 5.7 by 0728. Bill heard G3OKT at 4.4 increasing to 5.7, and also G3LUW at 5.7.
EA7GSU was 5.5/6 with Bill at 0717 and gave 5.8/9.
Bill heard VK3KCD at 5.9 but Peter was only just hearable here – no copy.
VK3KCD exchanged 5.5 b/w with EA7GSU, and got 3.2 from Brian.
G3OKT heard “a band always just on the edge of opening” but F1CFA was only 2.1; Jean Pierre gave me 3.1
At 0730 G3OKT and VK4ZD exchanged 5.7 b/w and the net QSY’d to 40m.
0730z on 7137kHz
G3LUW gave F1CFA 5.7 in exchange for 5.9; Jean Pierre was 5.6 here.
EA7GSU gave Brian 5.7 and G3OKT 5.5; Pertti was 5.6 here.
F1CFA was 5.7 here and gave G3OKT 5.5
PA0SDZ was 5.8 here. Lez was 4.1 with Pertti and gave 5.3.
Vk4ZD was only 2.3 here under serious splatter from a station on 7142 at 40dB over S9 !
VK3KCD was just heard here but no copy. Peter got 3.1 from Pertti and got 4.6
F1CFA was 5.7 and gave G3OKT 5.9 at 0740
VK4ZD complained of heavy noise at 0753; got 5.7 from Pertti by CW and gave him 3.4 just as I went QRT at 0754.
QRM was just too hard here!

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