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

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Roar Nets November 29th - December 1st 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 29th Nov and 1st Dec 2015
 
0630z-0700z ANZO Net on 7110
From Bill VK4ZD
Storm Noise was very high for me again.
Noel VK2IWT was 59+15 and gave me 59+
Doug ZL2JPM 28 in my noise

0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Storm Noise was very high for me even on 20m.
Doug ZL1BFS was initially 48 but rose to 59
Noel VK2IWT was 11 to me but contacted almost everyone on the net
Klaus HB9CQS and I exchanged 59+5 reports
John ZL2JPM was initially36 but built to 59 and gave me 59 also
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 58 and gave me 57
Alain F4GHB was 58 and gave me 58
Les PA0SDZ was 36-47 and gave me 59?
Miika OH2BAD 58-9 and gave me 57 building to 59+5
Nick G4HCK was 36-47
Malcolm PA3AHC was below my noise completely
 
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
This morning, as a surprise, the New Zealand Stations were very strong.
This was for ZL1BFS and ZL2MCB. Bill, VK4ZD, was 56/7 no more. VK1IWC 54
For the European stations HB9CQS was strong enough 54, F4GHB 52,
PA3AHC 41, G4HCK 51, And PA0SDZ 52 building 59 when the net closed.
No mention from G3LUW
Pertti was participating to a contest, not on frequency.
 
From John G3OKT
 - that's amazing, haven't heard NZ for months. Sorry I missed sleds today - winds here still very strong, even destructive, and not encouraging for me to try pulling wires back up trees in the garden!
 
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
So high winds in England !
My green valley is open to the Atlantic wind and I just have an idea of the wind you got.
This wind bring us some rain. We need rain in my country.
This morning the magnetic loop was interesting to fight against the wind.
I never heard the 20 m so quiet. Surprising low QRM and also a pipe open to New Zealand. So soon.
 
0900z -1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
Tommy G2FUU later telephoned me to see how I was – thanks Tommy, most kind!
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Bill VK4ZD
I listened from 1930z and another NA net was active until after 2030z
 
From Phil N9HWO
The OMISS net that usually meets on 14.290 was solidly and squarely on 14.287 with many users on Sunday at 2000z. Very Frustrating.
We need to consider designating an alternate frequency to try if the regular one is in use. I’d like to see consideration given to reviving the “daily except Sunday” net on 3.935 MHz in North America. It’s listed for 1230 UTC, and (6:30 am Central US Time, where I life) but would give me an incentive not to oversleep. If not, perhaps a net later in the morning (local time) would work on 40 meters.
 
From John G3OKT
Thanks Phil, You are obviously being unlucky accessing the Sunday 2000z net, and I agree we should register a 2nd frequency.
As for opening up the US "daily except Sunday" net, I guess its already listed on Bill's IFROAR site. I should at least include a regular heading in this weekly note for others to note and join whenever they can?
Any other thoughts Bill?
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Hi Phil and John
It certainly gets crowded around that frequency and time.
As this is more Pertti's baby, it might be best to get a response from him and Joe AF1E.
Whatever is decided can be put up on the web site.
The 80m net would need a real effort of course.
In the end that must be squarely in the NA member’s corner
 
From Phil N9HWO
Hello, John
I have listened periodically for the 3.935 net but have never heard anyone on there. It is listed as being in North Carolina, where Joe AF1E lives, so I wonder if this is his baby. I had emailed him twice in the past, but never got a reply. I’m copying him on this email, so he can comment on this.
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 1st December 2015 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 1st December 2015 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7.136+/-
SFI 96 A 19(red) K 3 sunspots 51
From John G3OKT
My doublet is still down after high winds, but I did just hear Klaus HB9CQS at 2.1 at 0726z on the spider quad.
Conditions poor. No other stations heard; went QRT at 0730.
 
From Klaus HB9CQS
Our net controller, Bill, will report on the two ANZO nets, I assume. If you need a supplement from me please let me know.
On Tuesday’s ANZO net, Coco and I worked Bill from the start at 07:00z. The band didn’t open for Pertti until about 07:25z and we discussed a retiming. Pertti suggested starting at 07:30z but no decision was taken. We never QSY’d to 40M.
The net closed about 07:55z.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Camillo I6PJC (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59
Coco YO9BC was 57-8 and gave me 56-7
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5 with me
Pertti EA7GSU was fully not audible until 0725z but built from 55 to
57-8 and gave me 55 building to 58-9
Joe EA5HQJ and I exchanged 54 reports
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22 here
The 20m net closed at 0755z but there was no 40m net
We agreed with Pertti that the net should start at 0730z
(Maybe the 40m net could start before the 20m net)

73s to all from John G3OKT
5th Dec 2015 (sorry to be late)
Weekly Report