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

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Roar Nets February 14th - February 16th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 14th Feb and 16th Feb 2016
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59-59+5 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 59-59+5 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+20
Rod VK2FAAA (visitor) was 44
John ZL2JPM was 59+5
 
From Phil VK2MCB (reverse order directly from his log)
07:55 ZL2JPM LSB 7.110.000 58 59+ John
07:34 VK2IWT LSB 7.110.000 58 58 Noel
07:34 VK4ZD LSB 7.110.000 59 59+ Bill
07:30 VK3KCD LSB 7.110.000 58 59 Peter
 
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
SFI 110 A 7 K 3 sunspots 46
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59
Nick G4HCK was initially 56-7
Coco YO9BC was 56 and gave me 57-8
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59+5
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 57
Pertti EA7GSU was 55-6 and gave me 56
Noel VK2IWT was initially 55, then went ballistic at 59+5 and gave me 55
and then 59+20-40
Malcolm PA3AHC was 56-7 and gave me 55-6
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 building to 59+5 and gave me 59
John G3OKT was 57 and gave me 57-8
Miika OH2BAD was 58-9 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57-8 and gave me 59
Brian G3LUW was 58 and gave me 59
I went QRT at 0900z
 
From Phil VK2MCB (reverse order directly from his log)
08:30 VK2IWT USB 14.295.200 41 55 Noel
08:27 G3LUW USB 14.295.200 53 54 Brian
08:14 OH2BAD USB 14.295.200 57 57 Miika
08:05 PA3AHC USB 14.295.200 42 Malcolm
08:04 G3OKT USB 14.295.200 53 John
08:03 EA7GSU USB 14.295.200 55 55 Pertii
08:03 HB9CQS USB 14.295.200 59 56 Klaus
08:03 YO9BC USB 14.295.200 57 Coco
08:03 ZL2JPM USB 14.295.200 55 55 John
08:02 ZL1BFS USB 14.295.200 55 54 Doug
08:02 VK3KCD USB 14.295.200 51 Peter
08:01 G4HCK USB 14.295.200 57 52 Nick
08:01 VK4ZD USB 14.295.200 57 55 Bill
 
From John G3OKT
Good signals globally though with QSB. Unusually low noise.
G3LUW was 5.6 here and 5.8 with VK4ZD at 0833. Brian gave Bill 5.9.
VK3KCD was 5.4 with Brian in exchange for 3.4 from Peter.
G4HCK was 5.6 here. Nick gave YO9BC 5.9, heard both Peter and EA7GSU, was 5.7 with Bill, got 5.6 from Brian in exchange for 4.3, and gave G3OKT 5.3.
YO9BC was 5.8 here (5.9 on the spider ant.) ; Coco gave EA7GSU 5.9+, gave both G3OKT and G3LUW 5.8, and gave VK4ZD 5.7/8.
VK4ZD was peaking 3.3 In QSB early on, later exchanged 5.7 b/w with G3OKT and came up to 5.8 by 0826.
VK2IWT was only 2.1 here, got 5.2 from G4HCK, got 5.5 from HB9CQS in exchange for 5.8 for Klaus, and was 5.5 with both VK4ZD and OH2BAD. At 0832, Noel was 5.9+5dB with VK4ZD.
ZL1BFS was just heard here with a hollow 2.1 but got 5.5 with Brian.
HB9CQS was 5.9 here, gave VK4ZD 5.9in exchange for 5.8/9, VK2MCB 5.6, EA7GSU 5.9, both G3LUW and G3OKT “very strong”, gave PA3AHC 4.3, G4HCK 5.6, YO9BC 5.7-8 and had no copy of ZL2JPM.
ZL2JPM John’s voice just heard here but no copy; John got 5.5/6 from Bill, 3.3 from Brian and 3.1 from G4HCK.
Woodpecker came up at S9+20dB!
PA3AHC was up to 4.4 here in QSB; Malcolm was 3.3 with Brian and gave Nick 5.2; Malcolm had no copy of VK3KCD.
EA7GSU was 5.6 here; gave G3LUW 5.9, G3OKT 5.7, gave G4HCK 5.8-9, gave both Coco and Klaus 5.9, gave VK2MCB 5.5, Malcolm 5.8 and VK4ZD 5.6.
OH2BAD was 5.9+20dB here; Miika exchanged 5.9 b/w with Bill, G4HCK and other UK stations 5.9+20dB, and gave VK2MCB 5.7
VK3KCD was weak but fully readable here 5.1! Peter gave Nick 5.4, gave Bill 5.9, Coco 4.3, Klaus 5.4, was 5.2/3 with Nick and 5.9 with VK4ZD.
At 0824z, ZL1BFS Doug was just above Klaus’ noise level at 5.6/7. Doug gave Klaus 5.7/8. Doug got 5.1 from Pertti and gave 4.2/3. Miika had no copy of Doug. Nick could just hear Doug but no copy.
VK2MCB gave Noel 4.1, gave Brian 5.3 and got 5.4; exchanged 5.7 b/w with Miika.
At 0838, EA7GSU gave VK3KCD 3.1; gave ZL2JPM 3.1; and gave Miika 5.9+.
OH2BAD got 5.9 from VK4ZD, gave Coco 5.9 and was 5.9+25dB here at 0832.
I left the net at 0847z.
 
0900z -1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G3OKT
Brian G3LUW was net control in the absence of John G7OAI.
I joined the net at 0920 – Brian was 5.9+10dB and G4LXD was 5.9 but signals were clearly down on normal.
G2FUU Tommy was only 5.6/7 but thought he had an aerial problem.
G3SZF Bob was 5.9+10dB
G0SQH was a good clear 5.9+
PA3AHC Malcolm was difficult to hear in my noise.
The net closed at 0940z.
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8
N9HWO Phil e-mailed :-
For Sunday, 14th Feb., 1200 UTC Trans-Atlantic Net, I called on 14.287 from 1200z-1210z and heard only atmospheric noise. Called on 14.288 from 1210z to 1215z with same result.
For Sunday, 14th Feb, 1230 UTC International net, I called on 14.293 from 1230z-1240z and still heard only atmospheric noise.
For Sunday, 14th Feb, 2000 UTC, North America Transcontinental Net, I called on 14.287 from 2000z-2015z, with no response. Other QSOs were happening on adjacent frequencies. Also checked 14.293, and 14.310 and both had QSOs in progress. When I returned to 14.287, a QSO was in progress.
Is the Sunday net on 14.293 at 1230z active?
Is the “Daily Except Sunday” 1230 UTC net on 3935 (listed as “North Carolina, USA”) active? If so, I will make an effort to join it.
 
EA7GSU Pertti replied by e-mail :
I have been worried of the distribution of my intentions about the Trans-Atlantic.
For everyone the following: my apologies about the antenna failure on Jan 7th Atlantic net, for which I was disabled by "antennas down".
In principle the following: I will continue to be looking members on 14310 kHz ± qrm at 1500hrs utc on Sundays. As soon as feasible I will have my old 2-el yagi up and afterwards 3-el Stepper, my max power is 200W.
Any changes in schedule will be via these bulletins or during the ANZO net the same morning.
Propagations are not promising but the cause maybe that hams do not believe in good propagations! I have made North American qso’s at that time with reasonable reports.
 
Again from Pertti EA7GSU :
This Sunday I was on 14310 kHz at 1500 hrs for about 15 min calling stations. Only a YU station came back confirming that my tx was still transmitting.
Note: there are two headlines for the Trans – Atlantic net. What I try to revive is the 1500 hrs net. The other in the evening will not be feasible in the winter as the skip was originally intended to catch the members in SW states of US. I will try that later in the year if propagations are promising.
 
From Malcolm PA3AHC
I’m there too on Sundays @ 1500z on 14310 , but will also listen out on 14.287/8 @ 1200z just in case.
 
Sunday Trans-Atlantic net at 1500hrs utc on 14287kHz
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 16th February 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 16th February 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
Propagation forecast @ 0605z SFI 107 A 11 K 3 sunspots 48
From Bill VK4ZD
Coco YO9BC was 58 and gave me 59+ and introduced us to the Romanian word 'sanatate' meaning health or healthfulness
Brian G3LUW was 58 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 55 peaking 59
Brandon VK4VIP (visitor) was 59+10 and gave me 59+30
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me 55
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 57-8
I went QRT at 0832z
 
From Phil VK2MCB (reverse order from his log)
08:13 EA7GSU USB 14.295.200 57 57 Pertii
08:12 PA3AHC USB 14.295.200 53 43 Malcolm
08:11 G3LUW USB 14.295.200 57 59 Brian
08:11 VK4ZD USB 14.295.200 59 58 Bill
08:06 YO9BC USB 14.295.200 57 58 Coco
 
From John G3OKT
Sorry I had to miss today’s net.


That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
18th Feb 2016
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