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

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Roar Nets July 24th - July 26th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 24th July and 26th July 2016
 
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Phil VK2MCB
No activity on the net today due to Bill VK4ZD recovering from hip replacement therapy (he is recovering well) and other stall warts overseas.
 
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John G3OKT
The QSL forecast at 0305z : SFI 86 A 8 K 2 sunspots 34 falling (major flare at 0516z)
G3LUW Brian was 5.3 at 0557z; didn’t hear me; was 5.1 here at 0635z
HB9CQS was 2.2 in QSB at 0602; Klaus gave 5.5/5.6 to Phil VK2MCB
VK2MCB was not heard here (except perhaps a trace at 0632 ?) but was 5.4 with Klaus;
The band seemed to open at 0602 – Klaus went up to 5.5, and then to 5.8 by 0615
VK2GWK Henk was just heard here, but no copy.
OH2BAD was 5.9+ here at 0629; Miika gave 5.9 for Pertti, Malcolm, G3LUW and G3OKT; said he heard Alain F4GHB; gave Nick G4HCK 5.4 and gave Klaus 5.7
G4HCK only 2.1 here but got 5.2/4 from Pertti.
EA7GSU was heard on CW at 0610z and voice (just) at 0613z; Pertti was up to 5.5 at 0635z, and later gave me 5.8/9
ZL2JPM John talked to Henk VK2GWK at 0613z but neither were heard here.
HB9CQS gave Pertti 3.1 and got 5.3; gave G3OKT 5.7 and got 5.8 at 0620z.
F1CFA was Q5 with Pertti but not heard here at all until 0650z but still no copy even then.
OH2BAD gave EA7GSU 5.9, HB9CQS 5.7, G4HCK 5.8/9, F4GHB 5.7, but no copy of F1CFA at 0624z. Miika heard PA3AHC at 0626z but there was no sign of Malcolm here.
G3LUW and Pertti exchanged 5.9 b/w; Brian heard Klaus but nothing else!
F4GHB was just hearable at 1.1 here at 0632, but was 5.9 with Pertti.
G4HCK was only 1/3.1 here at 0645z but 5.9 with OH2BAD and 5.6/7 with Pertti.
VK2MCB was wished 73s by both EA7GSU (at 5.7) and HB9CQS (5.8), but there was no sign of Phil here.
I left the net at 0700z as Klaus was reporting that Henk VK2GWK had been keeping in touch with his Dutch friends at 2200z on short path.
 
From Phil VK2MCB
HB9CQS was 57 and gave 54
F1CFA was 43 and gave me 51
VK2GWK was 57 and gave 54
ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me the same. John could not copy any European station but Pertti indicated that he did copy John weakly.
EA7GSU was 54 and gave me 53
G3LUW was 32 here but could not copy me.
F4GHB was 43 and gave me 43
G4HCK was 21 but couldn’t copy me
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G3OKT;
Tommy G2FUU was Net Control and was 5.9 here with QSB – normally 10-20dB stronger than this! All signals were similarly attenuated, though Tommy did give me 5.9++.
G7OAI/P John was 5.9+10dB running 90W to his new ICOM 706
G3JJR John was the strongest signal here at 5.9+20dB, also with G7OAI/P. John gave G0SQH and G4LXD both 5.7 and found all others “workable”.
G3LUW was 5.9+10dB here; Brian thought all signals were good with no QSB.
G3SZF Bob was 5.9 to 5.7 here in QSB, and found Derek on the noise level and G7OAI/P up & down in QSB.
G6UT/P called in from the Harlow Rotary Club field day; Colin was 5.9+20dB with G2FUU, 5.9 with G7OAI, G3LUW, G3SZF and G3OKT; and was 5.8/9 with G3JJR.
G0SQH was 5.9 here and 5.6 with G3LUW. Derek suffered noise on Tommy and was 5.7 to zero in QSB with Derek.
G4LXD was 5.9 here. Bill said all were 5.9, and got 4.6 from G3LUW, 4.7 from G3JJR and found G0SQH unintelligible.
John G7OAI/P will be net controller next week.
 
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
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8 or 14.310
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 26th July 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0600z - 0630z Tuesday 26th July 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From John G3OKT
QSL figures for 0305z on 26 July were SFI 74 A (red) 18 K 1 sunspots zero
I heard “G3LUW on frequency” at 0556z at 3.1 and again at 1.1 at 0558z.
G3OKT called CQ at 0602z – no response.
EA7GSU Pertti was heard faintly on CW at 1.1.9
OH2BAD and G3OKT exchanged 5.9 b/w
HB9CQS was 5.6 with Miika; Klaus was only 1.1 here
G3LUW “wafted in and out” at 5.2 giving 4.4 for Miika? Later Brian gave Miika 5.9.
HB9CQS was 5.9 with OH2BAD at 0608z before Klaus left the frequency.
EA7GSU was 1.1 on SSB here at 0609z
F1CFA was on frequency according to Miika, but Jean Pierre was not heard here.
PA0SDZ and PA3AHC were also there according to Miika, but not heard here.
HB9CQS was very weak 1.1 here - Klaus announced that he had heard Phil VK2MCB and that he would call him. Someone took it to be Bill instead of Phil. In fact he did manage to have some kind of a contact with Phil.
I went QRT at 0616z, hearing Eastern music faintly in the noise, but band otherwise dead!
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Only three contacts made due to poor conditions
EA7GSU was 53 and gave me 53
HB9CQS was 53 but gave me only 32
F1CFA was 31 here and gave me 51 (I think!)
 
 
That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
28th July 2016
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