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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 22nd - November 24th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 22nd and 24th Nov 2015

0630z-0700z ANZO Net on 7110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 57
Noel VK2IWT was 59+15
John ZL2JPM was initially 46 peaking at 58 and gave me 53-4
Reg VK7KK was 57 and gave me 45
 
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 59+10
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+10 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+10
Phil VK2MCB and I exchanged 55 reports
Noel VK2IWT was 33
Reg VK7KK was 57 and gave me 58
Pertti EA7GSU was 58 and gave me 59
Nick G4HCK was 56-7 and gave me 57-9
Brian G3LUW was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me 55
Alain F4GHB was 58 and gave me 58
The net closed at 0802z
 
From Brian G3LUW
Propagation Forecast SFI 122 A 4 K 1
Thirteen on the net today, in good conditions.
VK4ZD, EA7GSU, ZL2JPM, ZL1BFS, F1CFA, VK2MCB, G4HCK, VK3KCD, VK2IWT, HB9CQS, PA3AHC, F4GHB
Many were 5&9 here with the exception of Jean-Pierre, Malcolm and Nick, who are too close to me.
Bill & Phil were very strong and it was nice to hear Alain again. Propagation to VK was earlier than of late. The net ran from 0705 until 0800
 
0900z -1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
There were only four of us. Tommy G2FUU was in control, with John G7OAI, Bruce G0PCF and me.
 
From John G3OKT
I did manage to pick up Brian around 0930z via the Hack Green SDR on an iPad! Broadcast quality in Cheshire! No other stations heard)
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
From Brian G3LUW
Tommy and I had a chat in the evening for 20 minutes on the nominal frequency 3693 kh/s

2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Bill VK4ZD
Sorry, I overslept for this net. Peter VK3KCD was there but no contact.
 
From Pertti EA7GSU
It didn’t work but nearly! At 2000 utc band was dead but “whispering behind five doors” was audible. 1 kc up was N3OC nearly readable which then increased to well readable, I would say rs 55 at the best. About 2020 utc more and more stations pushed through and at half past the band was full of readable but weak stations. Sweepstakes contest going on. Some stations reached up to s9 in peaks. Then 2040 utc suddenly stations started to sink into the noise and abt an hour from the start of net band was quiet again.
Either we are early or it was just a coincidental spurt.
I will not be there next Sunday because of CQWW but I am not giving up yet. So: in two weeks time we’ll see!?
 
From Phil N9HWO
Tried to check in on the North America ROAR net at 2000 UTC yesterday (11/22), but with one high-powered station on 14.285 and another on 14.288, both involved in the Sweepstakes contest, I would have been lucky to be heard outside my own back yard.
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 24th November 2015 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 24th November 2015 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7.136+/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
Brian G3LUW was 57-8 and initially gave me 57 building to 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 with me
The 20m net closed at 0735z but there was no 40m net
 
From Brian G3LUW
Propagation Forecast: SFI 120 A 3 K 0:
I answered Bill VK4ZD at 0705. He gave me 5&7, and his signal built to 5&9+ I did eventually copy Peter VK3KCD , We exchanged reports 3&4 from me and 3&2 from Peter.
Klaus received 5&9 from Bill, and was 5&7 here. Diane VK4DI came on the mic for a short while. Bill closed the net at 0738
Hope your knee has responded to treatment John, and we look forward to hearing you back on the air. 73 Brian G3LUW
 
73s to all from John G3OKT
(Was hoping to be on air on Sunday 29th. We now have forecast high winds and heavy rain so we shall see!)
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