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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets January 24th - January 26th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 24th and 26th Jan 2016
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+20
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59+20
John ZL2JPM was 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59
 
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
SFI 99 A 12 K 2 sunspots 54
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 57 building to 59+10
Phil VK2MCB was and I exchanged 55 reports
Nick G4HCK was 44 dropping to 33
Noel VK2IWT was 22 to me
Brian G3LUW was heard 56 dropping to 33 and gave me 44
Miika OH2BAD was 57 and gave me 57-8 - he was a great help with net control
Coco YO9BC was 55
Klaus was 58 and gave me 58-9
Alain F4GHB was 56 and gave me 56
Pertti EA7GSU was 44
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22
John G3OKT was 33 building to 55
We closed the net at 0855z
 
From John G3OKT
Quiet voices heard coming and going at 0800 – G3LUW and I exchanged 3.3 b/w.
G4HCK Nick gave 5.9 to both EA7GSU and OH2BAD and 5.3 for ZL1BFS. Nick was 2.3 here, later 5.2.
ZL1BFS was 3.5 here at 0838 and gave me 4.3; Doug exchanged 5.6 with G3LUW; gave VK2MCB 5.5, G4HCK 3.3, OH2BAD 5.5/6 and Pertti 5.6. Doug was said to be the strongest of VKs and ZL in Europe.
VK4ZD initially only peaking 1.2 here; however Bill was solid 5.7 by 0853 and gave me 3.3 to 5.5 with QSB.
VK2MCB initially gave Bill 5.7 while Phil was peaking S3 here.
OH2BAD was 5.9+20dB here; gave Bill 5.7 increasing to 5.7/8 at 0827, and gave G3LUW, G4HCK and G3OKT 5.9. Miika gave ZL1BFS 5.5/6 and VK2MCB 5.5.
YO9BC was 5.9 here; Coco gave both Bill and Miika 5.8.
HB9CQS Klaus was hard to copy at 0813, giving 5.4 for ZL1BFS, a weak 5.2 for VK4ZD, 4.3 for VK2MCB, 5.5 for G3LUW and 5.9 for OH2BAD. Klaus left the net at 0828 under lower noise at 4.1.
F4GHB Alain only 3.3 here, was 5.9 with EA7GSU.
EA7GSU was 5.7. Pertti heard VK4ZD at 5.9 at 0800 but down to 5.5 at 0817. Pertti gave G3LUW 5.8, G4HCK 5.8 to 8/9+, just heard VK2IWT (Noel not heard here), gave G3OKT 4.2, HB9CQS 5.8, ZL1BFS 5.6, VK2MCB 5.4, OH2BAD 5.9+ and YO9BC 5.9.
PA3AHC was 2.2 with VK4ZD, just heard as a voice here but 5.9 with OH2BAD.
G3LUW heard Miika and Pertti at 5.9 at 0835 and exchanged 5.6 b/w with both HB9CQS and ZL1BFS.
G4HCK said VK4ZD was coming and going at 0838; Nick gave EA7GSU 5.9 and gave ZL1BFS 5.3.
EA7GSU was 5.9+20dB with OH2BAD at 0840
PA3AHC was 5.8 with OH2BAD; Miika exchanged 5.7 b/w with G3OKT.
VK4ZD fluttered up to 4.5 here, gave G3OKT 3.3 to 5.5 in QSB. Bill was a solid 5.7 here by 0853 as woodpecker started at S6.
 
0900z -1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,620
From John G3OKT who was Net Control.
G3LUW was 5.9+20dB here and net control. (Tommy had a sore throat) Brian was 5.7/8 with G7OAI; Brian gave John 5.9.
G7OAI was 5.9+10dB here; using Hack Green SDR as a back-up rx.
G3SZF was 5.9 +10dB; was 5.8 with G7OAI
G2FUU 5.9+5 here (down on usual) Tommy said OAI down in the noise; G3LUW weaker than usual.
G0SQH Derek 5.8 here; got 3.7 from Tommy; heard all at 5.8
G0EOB/M in North Devon called in. Fred was 5.7 here, 5.5 with G3LUW, 5.6 with G3SZF
 
From Bill, G4LXD
I did listen to this morning's net but was defeated by the Dutchman who talked non-stop and had a 3k wide signal that almost completely masked the ROAR net.
I could hear signals on and off but that was about it
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8
 
Sunday Trans-Atlantic net at 1500hrs utc on 14287kHz
From Bob G3SFT
Sunday 1500 14310kHz : I heard EA7GSU, Pete, calling CQ ROAR and had a good QSO with him (5-7/9 QSB). We were then joined by Malcolm PA3AHC and Peter OZ1FZW (neither of whom I could copy) and then by Herb KC1CWW in Boston who was 5-8.
A rare opportunity for me to be on the bands at that time but perhaps things are livening up. Pete said he would be on again next week
 
From Pertti EA7GSU
Trans - Atlantic net Sunday on 14310 kHz at 1500 utc.
Interesting Atlantic net! I called few time without hearing anything, but then came Rotarian Bob, G3SZF who gave me 59 being 57 himself. After changing the formalities, I heard Malcolm, PA3AHC with 57 b/w. Another Rotarian, Peter OZ1FZW was next and we were 57/59. Next station was in a similar business as we but via Lions, Herb KC1CWW. He was strong 59 and I received the same. One more W called but I didn’t manage to copy his call sign. Herb exchanged reports with Bob and Malcolm, too.
Evenings are getting longer light and propagations will improve. We will try again next Sunday.
Join us, 73
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
Tommy G2FUU had earlier said his sore throat meant he would not be on this evening.
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 26th January 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 26th January 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Again signals were much better on Tuesday than Sunday although initially we had to contend with 59+20 OHR
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 57
Peter VK3KCD was 33 building to 55
Klaus HB9CQS and I exchanged 58-9 reports
Brian G3LUW built was 57-8 and gave me 55 building to 59
Pertti EA7GSU was 59 on his 2 element yagi and gave me 59+10 - hopes to have his SteppIR in the air soon
Coco YO9BC was 57
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 54 building to 56
Malcolm PA3AHC was 56 and gave me 43
Some of the group QSY'd to 7.138 at 0830z and then moved to 7.143.
Phil VK2MCB and I had local QRM but Phil copied Klaus 45 and Pertti 34 I think.
 
From Brian G3LUW
0805 Bill VK4ZD 5&7 building to 5&9. Pertti EA7GSU & Coco YO9BC 5&9+
Klaus HB9CQS 5&6 gave me 4&3 I could hear Phil VK2MCB about 3&3, but no copy at all on Peter VK3KCD, Jean-Pierre F1CFA or Malcolm PA3AHC.
Bill had heavy Woodpecker intermittent QRM initially, which sounded like rushing water here. Very variable conditions.
At 0830 we tried 40m, but I had no copy on any station.
 
That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
28th Jan 2016
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