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Roar Nets October 11th - October 13th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 11th and 13th October 2015
0600z-0630z ANZO Net on 7110
Note Rescheduled to 0630z - 0700z next week

From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 57
Stephen VK2BOS/m (visitor) was 58 here
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 and gave me 59
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
Note Rescheduled to 0700z - 0800z next week
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 44-55 and gave me 33 building to 56
John ZL2JPM was 56 and gave me 55
Coco YO9BC was 57 and gave me 58
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 57-9
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5 and gave me 59+10 at best
Peter VK3KCD was only 22 today
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was initially 33 building to 56 then 57 and gave me 55 building to 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me 54-5
Nick G4HCK was 55-6 and gave me 55
John G3OKT eventually was 44 building to 56 and gave me 33 building to 56
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 58
Frances 9H1MRC - Marconi ARS [operated by 9H5FM] (visitor) was 56 and gave me 55
The net closed at 0740z
From John G3OKT
Conditions poor, improving later.
SFI 81 A 12 (from 26 red earlier!) K 3 sunspots 22 (rising)
YO9BC was heard first (Coco speaking French) at 5.7 at 0629.
0632 I heard HB9CQS faintly giving 5.9+10dB to someone, then no more.
G3OKT announced present at 0634 - Coco responded giving me 5.9.
At 0644 I heard “woodpecker” at 5.9+5dB
Nothing heard until 0652 – VK4ZD just heard
G3OKT announced going QRT at 0700 just as “woodpecker” came up at S9+20dB!
HB9CQS still there at 2.1; few “squeaks from Bill
PA3AHC just heard calling Bill at 0704
VK4ZD 3.1 at 0720, soon peaking S5
G4HCK Nick only 1.1 here, gave Klaus 4.3
EA7GSU 5.7 gave Nick 3.1; Pertti said PA3AHC was 5.7/8 earlier.
VK4ZD solid 5.5 by 0725. Bill said net should move +30mins next week.
ZL1BFS – no sign of Doug here.
VK2MCB and G3OKT exchanged 5.3 b/w. Net closed at 0735 after an exchange between VK4ZD and PA3AHC
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Just to mention that I was there last Sunday...but no mention of me on your report John ! So sad !!! (:-)
And, just to explain, if Coco was speaking French, that was with me !!
Anyway, Bill and Phil was received here in "Bout du Pont de l'Arn" pretty well.
All the signals improved with time...In fact, we started too early.
I am glad to hear you on 40 m next Sunday morning (Next Tuesday I think - webmaster)
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI/A who was net controller:
I opened the net by responding to Tommy's call at 0800z on 3.695, as a strong D station on 92 made our usual spot unusable. We were soon joined by G3OKT and Malcolm, PA3AHC. Derek also joined us a little later. We enjoyed an interesting net, including reminiscences from Tommy & John about WW II equipment, and aviation matters of AVRO and museums.
Tommy, G2FUU, 5x9+10-20
John, G3OKT, 5x9+40
Malcolm, PA3AHC, 3x6 with QSB (Good to hear you!) Signed at 0820.
Derek, G0SQH 4x6 and later 5x7.
From John G3OKT
Apologies received from G3LUW and G3SZF this week.
PA3AHC gave G7OAI/A 5.7; Malcolm 4.7 here and down in QSB;
Malcolm was 5.7 with G2FUU.
G0SQH came up to 5.8/9 here at 0824; Tommy heard Derek at 4-5.7.
G7OAI/7 was 5.9+10dB here.
G3OKT will be net control next week.
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
G2FUU Tommy said earlier that he would listen on this net for any callers
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 13th October 2015 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0630z – 0700z Tuesday 13th October 2015 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136
Note Rescheduled to 0730z - 0800z next week
Propogation from Europe came much later today on 20m
Phil VK2MCB was 54 and gave me 53-5
Mike RU3Q (visitor) was 57 here
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55-7 and gave me 55 building to 59
Coco YO9BC was 57 and gave me 59
Geo YO8THG (visitor) was 57 and gave me 57-8
Rolf DK2MH (visitor) was 57 and gave me 55
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 but only got me 44
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
The 20m net closed at 0710z and I QSY'd to 7,136
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 53
John ZL2JPM was 59 here and heard 11 by Pertti
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 here and gave me 53
Steve (G4BVB (visitor) was 57 and gave me 55
I went QRT at 0719z
From John G3OKT
From QRZ SFI 89 A22 (red) K 3 sunspots 51 (rising)
Nothing heard until 0638 when G3LUW called; I replied but he was not heard again.
0640, 0644, 0646 G3OKT called CQ – no response, only noise.
0647 voices under the noise; woodpecker S4 only (sometimes 20dB over 9)
Went QRT
From Pertti EA7GSU
At 0630utc my rx was just noisy on 14295,2 kHz, no signals from anywhere. At 0649 I heard Bill coming through 41 and then Klaus 31. Signals got stronger and at 0657 I heard and worked also Phil VK2MCB with 41/42 signals. No copy of any other EU's.
Via Phil I let J - P know of my qsy to 7132 kHz and we exchanged 59 b/w.
But then came Bill (VK4ZD) again with 53 and gave 57 and I did hear also John, ZL2JPM but not readably.
J-P and me agreed we shall start Tuesday net on 20m at 0730utc and then qsy to appr. 7132kHz +/- qrm.
Afterwards came Steve, G4BVB and Graeme VK2FPQ and we all exchanged reports. So props aren’t so bad on 40m either!
There are holes in the sky, we just have to identify them to keep in touch.
From Bill VK4ZD by email:
OK Pertti, I will see if I can be on the Tuesday net 1 hour later. 40m should also be possible.
From Klaus HB9CQS by email:
Hello Pertti. Sorry, I started late. Thought we had agreed to start at 07:00z.
Bill was Q4 and very weak and Phil was booming in, 59 plus a few dB. Same on the OZ-VK net.
Coff's Harbour was just 43 and Melborne a solid 59.
At the next opportunity, I will try my new 40 M dipole, up 17 metres
From Malcolm PA3AHC
I too had only S-5 noise on 20m , which was even worse when I went to 40m @ 7150 , so gave it up .
Good idea to try 7132 next week. (halfway through the net ?)

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