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(In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK)

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Roar Nets August 28th - August 30th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 28th and 30th August 2016
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Diane VK4DI initially took the microphone at our QTH
Peter VK3KCD and she exchanged 59 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 58 and she received 59+10 from Phil
Ray VK3HSR (visitor) from Mildura was 57 here
From VK2MCB Phil
VK4DI Diane was 59+ and gave me 58
VK3KCD Peter was 59 and initially gave me 43
VK3HSR Ray a visitor was 59 and gave 59
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
This net 0630z – 0730z next Sunday 4th September (also 0630 – 0700z Tuesday 30th Aug)
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 22 here
Phil VK2MCB was 33 and gave me 43
Miika OH2BAD and I exchanged 57 reports
John G3OKT was 11 initially but built to 44
Brian G3LUW was 55-6
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 22 building to 55 and gave me 57-8
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 57 reports
John ZL2JPM was 56 and gave me 55
Klaus HB9CQS was 57-8 building to 59 and gave me 54
Nick G4HCK was 55-6 and gave me 54-5
Vernon G0EGW wa 56-7 and gave me 55-7
John G7OAI was only 11 here
Alain F4GHB was 56-7 and gave me 56
I went QRT at 0700z after we achieved a consensus to delay the net by 30 minutes from next Tuesday
From John G3OKT
Solar figures from QSL at 0305z were SFI 84 A 5 K 1 sunspots 52 (rising).
Woodpecker appeared here at S9+20dB at 0650z.
OH2BAD was 5.9+10dB here at 0600z; Miika heard G3OKT at 5.9 and HB9CQS at 5.7/8.
G3LUW exchanged 5.9 b/w with Miika. Brian was 1.1 here initially but was 3.1 by 0625z, and was 5.5 with Klaus.
VK4ZD got 5.7 from Miika and gave 5.5; nothing was heard of Bill here until 0625z.
VK2MCB exchanged 5.7 b/w with OH2BAD but Phil was only 1.1 here. Phil was 5.4 with Klaus.
EA7GSU was 5.9 b/w with OH2BAD and was 5.5 to 5.8 here; Pertti gave both Klaus and G4HCK 5.9, heard G3OKT at 5.8 and exchanged 5.9 b/w with G3LUW; Pertti gave G0EGW 5.9; heard VK4ZD in the noise but had no copy of Phil nor Peter.
At 0603z no ZL stations were heard by the VKs nor by Miika.
VK3KCD gave Miika 4.3 and got 5.5. I recognized Peter’s voice at about 2.1 at 0623z!
G0EGW Vernon gave Peter 5.1.
F1CFA was 5.7 here. Jean Pierre gave G0EGW 5.5, G3LUW 5.9, G3OKT 5.4, VK2MCB 5.4, VK4ZD 5.6 and OH2BAD 5.9
G4HCK was only 1.1 here, later 4.1. Nick had a poor exchange with Bill; gave VK2MCB 5.4/5 and got 5.7. Nick later gave Pertti 5.9 and Vernon 5.5
G0EGW was 5.9 with OH2BAD, exchanged 5.5 b/w in QSB with G3OKT, was 5.7/8 with EA7GSU, gave VK2MCB 5.6/7, gave HB9CQS 5.7, gave VK4ZD 5.7 in exchange for 5.6/7. Vernon had good b/w copy of G3LUW.
HB9CQS was 5.9 here at 0630 and again at 0656z; Klaus gave Vernon 5.5.
G7OAI* appeared at 3.1 at 0635z. John was 5.8/9 to 5.5 in QSB with EA7GSU; gave OH2BAD 5.9 in exchange for 5.8. G3LUW said later that he had no copy of John nor Nick.
VK2MCB came up to 3.2 here at 0642z. Phil gave Pertti 3.1, got 5.5 from G3LUW and got 4.3 from Nick.
VK4ZD fluttered up to 2.1 at 0645 but was then limited by serious QRM from 0700z as the net was closing. Miika gave both Phil and Bill 5.5. Bill heard Klaus at 5.8/9 at 0650z. Pertti heard Bill at 5.7/8.
VK4ZD agreed that next Sunday net (and Tuesday) should start at 0630z
F4GHB gave VK2MCB 5.4/5 at 0652 (in terrible QRM here). Alain was 5.5 with OH2BAD.
From VK2MCB Phil
OH2BAD Miika was 57 (a pleasant change) and gave me 57
ZL2JPM John was 59 and gave 57
VK4ZD Bill was 43 and gave 43 (which was good – whenever Bill is poor with me, Europe is good)
VK3KCD Peter was 42 and gave me 33
HB9CQS Klaus was 57 and gave me 55
F1CFA Jean-Pierre was 55 and gave 54
EA7GSU Pertti was 31 but I could not copy my report
G4HCK Nick was 55 and gave me 42
G3OKT John was 31 here but from his report above I was only 11 to him
G3LUW Brian was 55 and gave 55
G0EGW Vernon was 57 and gave 55
F4GHB Alain was 55 and gave me 54
*G7OAI is a regular member of the Sunday 80m RIBI net at 0800z. Also G0EGW. Welcome John and Vernon!
0800z - 0908z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G2FUU was net control. Tommy was 5.9+5dB here.
G3LUW got 5.9+10dB from Tommy; Brian said all were 5.9 except 5.7 QSB for Bruce.
G3JJR was 5.9 with G2FUU; Brian said John’s signal was best for a long time (5.9+10dB here)
G3OKT was 5.9+40dB with Tommy; G3LUW was 5.9+20dB here.
G0PCF was 5.8 here. Bruce was 5.9+15dB with Tommy and 5.7 with Brian.
G0SQH was 5.8 here; Derek got 5.7/9 from G2FUU
G4LXD was 5.9+10dB here. Bill gave 5.9+10db for each of G2FUU, G3LUW and G3OKT; G0PCF and G0SQH were 4.7 to 4.5; Bill got 5.9+20dB from G2FUU and 5.9+10dB from G3JJR.
John JJR had some difficulty with G0PCF and G0SQH.
John had found a control on his rig which improved the topiness of his audio.
Following Bob G3SFT’s e-mail about the 2017 AGM in Banbury, Bruce confirmed he and Susan would be going. Also Tommy said he hoped to get a family member to provide transport.
Tommy and Brian said they would listen on this frequency for any callers at 1700z.
G3LUW said he would be net controller next week and expected John G7OAI the week after. G3OKT would be absent on holiday the 11th and 18th September but would be net control on Sept 25th.
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693 MHz
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8 or 14.310
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 30th August 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0630z - 0700z Tuesday 30th August 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 45-56
John G3OKT was 55 and gave me 43
Klaus HB9CQS was 56 and gave me 57
Pertti EA7GSU was 32-44 and gave me 41 building to 54-6
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 11 to me
Nick G4HCK was also only 11 here
I went QRT at 0701z
From Phil VK2MCB
VK3KCD Peter was 43 and gave 43
VK4ZD Bill was 55
HB9CQS Klaus was 59 and gave 55
F4GHB Alain was 21
LZ1RJ Tsanko a visitor was 52 and gave 52
EA7GSU Pertti was 31 and gave me 31
F1CFA Jean-Pierre was 41 and gave me 51
G4HCK Nick was 42 and gave me 42
From John G3OKT
QSL Solar conditions at 0305z were SFI 88 A 6 K 3 sunspots 67 (increasing)
Very little activity on 20m, occasional QRN to S4.
I called every 5 minutes but heard no response.
G3LUW Brian called weakly at 0630, HB9CQS was just recognized at 1.1 in QSO with VK4ZD at 0735z.
Klaus gave VK2MCB 5.4 at 0636, but neither Phil nor Bill were heard here.
LZ1RJ a visitor called in at 0645z at 5.5 here and giving 5.2 for Phil, but was not heard.
EA7GSU said five words at 5.7 at 0656 and then disappeared.
VK2MCB called G4HCK at 0658z but was immediately lost as local S6 QRM started up.
I went QRT at 0702. Very disappointing.
From Malcolm PA3AHC
I was all ready to go Tuesday but heard nothing from nowhere !
And on Sunday, the ultimate frustration of hearing those now remotely familiar d/u voices + all Europeans at the outset , so beam up and linear tuned , but then a great lightning strike nearby , thus QRT asap ! It cleared up nicely just after the net finished , hi hi
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Yes, yes, very disappointed by this Tuesday net.
Anyway I had a short contact with VK2MCB (we exchange 51 both sides at 6h35 )
I heard as usual HB9CQS, discussing with VK4ZD. VK4ZD was 51 for me at the best.
The problem with HB9CQS is that he can't copy me ( this is due to the local QRM he said ), but I can always copy him.
I suspected EA7GSU, G3LUW, G4HCK, F4GHB.
A LZ1 station was breaking in at 7,00. I was copying him 54...and the same for me
Until better times

That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
1st September 2016

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