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

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Roar Nets January 10th - January 12th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 10th and 12th Jan 2016

0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9.
Noel VK2IWT was 59+20 and gave me 59+20
John ZL2JPM/MM was 58-9 and gave me 59
 
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 59+10
Phil VK2MCB was 57-9 and gave me 57
Miika OH2BAD was 58-9 and gave me 58
Coco YO9BC was 55 but had difficulty copying me
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+20 and gave me 59+20 also
Noel VK2IWT was 44 and gave me 44
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 33 building to 55 and gave me 31 building to 55-6
Klaus was initially 57 ultimately building up to 59+5 and gave me 56 initially and building to 58-9
Alain F4GHB ws 55-6 and gave me 55-6
Nick G4HCK was 55-7 and gave me 41 building to 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was 44-55 and gave me 43
Henk VK2GWK was 58 and gave me 56
We closed the net at 0904z
 
0900z -1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,695
From John G7OAI
Opened at 0859. Immediate response from Brian, G3LUW, soon to be followed by Tommy, G2FUU. A little later Bob, G3SZF and Bill, G4LXD called in, and finally Derrick, G0SQH. As usual I struggled with S7 noise, but by monitoring on Hack Green too, I managed to keep things under control.
Brian had an aerial problem for 20, resulting from his lumber-jacking exploits with his trees. No doubt soon to be rectified. Tommy is suffering from the plague, as most of us have been over the last few weeks. I hope you're soon feeling OK, Tommy.
G3LUW - 5x9 with QSB later
G2FUU - 5x9 with QSB occasionally
G3SZF - 5x9 again with QSB
G4LKD - 4x8 just above my noise level
G0SQH - 5x7 then 3x7, so difficult.
I understand that most could copy me most of the time, but juggling between my radio and PC, I missed some comments.
I closed the net at 0948.
I will be away next Sunday, leaving for High Wycombe around 0900, so apologies in advance..
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8
From Phil N9HWO
I tried calling and listening on 14.287 from1200z to 1210z but got no replies and heard no traffic.
 
Also from Phil N9HWO
On Sunday, 10 January, I tried 14.278 and 14.288 at 1300z (0700 local) for the Trans-Atlantic Net, but the band was dead. I called numerous times over 20 minutes but heard no responses.
Also on Sunday, 10 January, I tried 14.287 and 14.288 at 2000z (1400 local) for the N. America transcontinental net, but heard no responses. I monitored for about 30 minutes. Lots of traffic in this segment of the band.
There’s always next week!
OR:
Anyone want to try a different frequency and/or band, and set up a schedule to experiment. My best times would be 1200z through 0400z the next day, and my schedule is flexible. If so, let’s email each other (or use cell phones in the USA) and see what can be worked out. I’m in the central USA (state of Illinois) and in the US Central Time Zone (UTC-6 in Winter, UTC-5 in Summer). [John, is this kind of request allowed? If not, please delete.]
 
From Pertti EA7GSU
Sunday Trans-Atlantic net at 1500hrs utc on 14287kHz
I was 3 min late opening the rx but after few calls Ken, W8SOO came back to me with 55 signal giving 45 to me. Malcolm, PA3AHC appeared on qrg as well but heard Ken only 32 and Ken had no copy. We changed, Malcolm and me, reports 58 bw.
Some 1 - 2 kHz higher was an other net causing trouble in copying but we managed until 1525 to keep the net going.
Afterwards I scanned the upper end of the band and the area above 14300 kHz seemed reasonably clean. From the previous I remember it been used mainly for rag chewing. I suggest that we try 14310 kHz ±qrm as a reserve. Any comments?
That is all, greetings
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 12th January 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 12th January 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 and gave me 42
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 and gave me 54
Brian G3LUW was 44-56
Pertti EA7GSU was 56 and gave me 53-7 in rapid QSB
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22 to me
We moved to 7.136 at 0825z
Pertti EA7GSU was 44-55 and gave me 57
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave me 43
Brian G3LUW was 44 dropping to 33 and gave me 53 at best
Malcolm PA3AHC was not heard here.
I went QRT at 0843z
 
From Brian G3LUW
Tuesday 12 January by G3LUW
Same conditions as of late. Very poor signals on 20m until 0815, and suddenly
Klaus HB9CQS, and Pertti EA7GSU appeared at 5&9. I exchanged reports with
Bill VK4ZD, but 5&5 was about the best both ways. I could not hear Jean-Pierre
F1CFA or Malcolm PA3AHC. At 0828 Pertti suggested that we try 40m. I worked
Malcolm at 5&9 both ways and could just copy Bill. Klaus and Pertti were both
loud and clear. None of us could hear Jean-Pierre. We closed 40m at 0842.
 


That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
16th Jan 2016
Weekly Report