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Roar Nets December 4th - December 6th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 4th and 6th December 2016
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+30
Jason VK3FNQS (past Rotarian) was 58
Tom VK3EO (visitor) was 33-57 in deep QSB
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 57
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 56
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-8 AND GAVE ME 56-9
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-7 and gave me 43-54 initialy building to 56-8
Peter VK3KCD was 33-55 and gave me 55-6
Pertti EA7GSU was 44 building to 55-6 and gave me 54-5
Miika OH2BAD was 55-6 and gave me 56. He was also 56 on the short path
Derek HL1ZIX (visitor) was 55 and gave me 55 with my antenna looking to Europe long path
Nick G4HCK was initially 22 building to 44-55 and gave me 43-4 building to 57
John G3OKT was 33 building to 55-6 and gave me 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was 33-44 at the end and gave me 52
Vernon G0EGW was 55 building to 57 at the end
Henk VK2GWK was 58
I went QRT at 0858 (allowing Henk to make good contacts later in the net)
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were SFI 85 A 3 K 1 sunspots 62 (climbing)
HB9CQS was heard at 0735; Klaus was 5.6 with VK4ZD. Bill was only 2.1 here.
ZL1BFS called EA7GSU at 0741. Pertti was not heard here until 0750 & then only 2.1.
OH2BAD was only 3.1 here at 0744, but 5.6 by 0745. Miika exchanged 5.5 b/w with Doug.
HB9CQS only 4.1 here; Klaus gave “Les” 5.4-6, gave VK2MCB 5.4; ZL1BFS 5.4; gave OH2BAD 5.5; gave VK3KCD 5.4 and got 5.5/7 from Peter. Peter was just heard here – but not copiable.
OH2BAD was suddenly 5.9 here at 0752 and was 5.5 with EA7GSU.
HL1ZIX – Derek, a visitor in Korea, exchanged 5.5 with OH2BAD
ZL1BFS was now heard here at 4.1. Doug gave F1CFA 2.2 at 0812.
G4HCK Nick was 5.9 with Miika at 0758.
F1CFA and VK4ZD just heard in the noise here at 0800. Jean Pierre 5.7 with Miika at 0812
EA7GSU 5.5 here by 0802; Pertti complaining of S9 QRN!
HB9CQS was up to 5.5 here by 0803; Klaus gave VK4ZD 5.5. Bill was still in the noise here.
OH2BAD suddenly came up to 5.9+20dB here at 0805!
PA3AHC Malcolm was just detectable in the noise at 0807
G3OKT was 4.3 with VK4ZD at 0809 but Bill was still in the noise. Bill appeared “wavy” 1.1 at 0815, was peaking S3 by 0843, and was up to 5.6 here by 0848. (5.7 with OH2BAD)
G0EGW was a hollow, unstable 5.1 here at 0813; Vernon gave G3OKT 5.8, gave ZL1BFS 5.7/8 and got 5.4
HB9CQS was 5.4 with QSB here at 0817; Klaus gave F1CFA 5.4, G0EGW 5.4/5, Derek 4.4 and EA7GSU 5.5.
OH2BAD was now 5.9+30dB at 0845 but Miika said Bill was fading.
VK2GWK Henk called PA3AHC at 0845. Henk was 5.7 with Malcolm and was the strongest VK here. No copy of Malcolm here. EA7GSU gave Henk 5.8 at 0829 and got 5.5.
ZL1BFS was 5.5/6 with HB9CQS at 0850; Doug gave Klaus 5.7; Doug was 4.2 with QSB here; EA7GSU Pertti gave Doug 5.4/5 and gave VK4ZD 5.6/7 at 0852.
Woodpecker appeared here at S9+20dB on 14.285 at 0853.
OH2BAD was still 5.9+25dB here at 0822; Miika gave Pertti 5.8 and Henk 5.7 at 0825.
HB9CQS was only 5.5 here at 0827; Klaus gave Henk S7/8 and got 5.7.
F1CFA heard VK2GWK at 4.4 and got 3.3 from Henk.
VK2GWK was 5.9 with G0EGW at 0832. Vernon got 5.7/8 from Henk.
G4HCK was 4.4 with VK4ZD. Nick gave Henk 5.7 and Bill 4.3
G3OKT was 4.4 with VK2GWK at 0840; Henk was 5.6/7. I was peaking 5.5 with Bill at 0842 as the net closed.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT who was net control (Apologies received from G3LUW Brian)
PA3AHC Malcolm was 5/3.7 here in QRM. G2FUU had no copy of Malcolm but G3SZF Bob heard Malcolm at up to 5.7 in QSB.
G7OAI/A was 5.9+10dB here and heard all at S8 or 9
G2FUU was just 5.9 here with QSB; got G3JJR rather weak, G3OKT 5.9+15dB and G3SZF 5.7/8
G3SZF said G3OKT had QSB down to 5.7. Bob just 5.9 here, again with QSB down.
G0EGW was 5.9 here; Vernon gave me 5.9 + peaking S9+20dB; heard Tommy at 5.7; John OAI at 5.8
G2JJR said QSB affected both Bob and Tommy. John was 5.9 here
G4LXD was 5.7/9 here in QSB. Bill said all stations were 5.9 except John JJR who was Q4/5 later.
We had a good discussion on Club activities, especially “Lend with Care’ and various water aid activities in the 3rd world. G0EGW and G4LXD had been at the same District meeting without realizing their common interest in radio (G3OKT to inform Bruce G0PCF of possible sale of 2 ROAR ties for identification!)
G7OAI John said he would be net control next Sunday.
The net closed at 1008z.
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
From Phil N9HWO
1200z Transatlantic Net
This net, if and when active, is now on the dark side of the grey line (6 AM local time) and I am not participating in it.
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 6th December 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0730z - 0800z Tuesday 6th December 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 33 at first then 54-5 and gave me 53
Peter VK3KCD was 44 and gave me 54
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 32 and gave me 31
Klaus HB9CQS was 54-55-56 and gave me 55
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 33, building quickly to 57-8 and gave me 55 building to 58-9
Yosi JH3JEZ (visitor) was 57 and gave me 56
Les PA0SDZ was 11 here
ZL/GM44FZH/QRP (visitor) was 33-44 at 0810z
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11 here
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were SFI 83 A 4 K 1 sunspots 37 (down)
Noisy band, no QRN, little activity.
G3OKT called CQ at 0734 – I think Les PA0SDZ came back at 1.1, poor copy. Les got 3.1 from VK2MCB via Pertti at 0757. Pertti was 3.1 with Les.
HB9CQS was just recognisable at 0736 ( 2.1?) Klaus was 5.1 at 0803, giving Phil 4.1.
VK4ZD was 5.4 with Klaus who was then 2/3.1 here with QSB right out.
EA7GSU was 5.5 at 0750 – gave Bill 5.1. Pertti came up to 5.9 b/w here at 0801.
PA3AHC, VK3KCD, F1CFA and VK2MCB were also in the net but not heard here;
VK2MCB got 5.3 from Pertti, who also gave VK4ZD 5.1. Klaus was 5.9+10dB with Pertti.
PA3AHC Malcolm was 5.8/9 with Pertti.
I left the net at 0804z.

73s from John G3OKT
9th December 2016

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