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Roar Nets May 15th - May 17th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 15th and 17th May 2016

0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5-10 and gave me 59+20
Mal VK3CWM from Bendigo was 58 and gave me 57-8 - his father was a Rotarian and Ham, now SK
From Phil VK2MCB
06:03 06:03 VK3KCD 40m LSB 59 59 Peter
06:03 06:03 VK4ZD 40m LSB 59+20 59 Bill
06:08 06:08 VK3CWM 40m LSB 59 59 Mal Visitor: Mal heard us and called in. His father was a Rotarian for 57 years and also a ham. Silent key for two years. Invited Mal to join us in the future.
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB and I exchanged 55 reports
Klaus HB9CQS was 58-9 and gave me 57
Pertti EA7GSU was 44-55 and gave me 52
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 57
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 57 (I think)
From Phil VK2MCB
06:32 VK4ZD 20m USB 55 55 Bill
06:32 VK3KCD 20m USB 43 33 Peter
06:32 HB9CQS 20m USB 59 57 Klaus
06:33 EA7GSU 20m USB 55 53 Pertii
06:35 F1CFA 20m USB 53 53 Jean Pierre
07:00 ZL2JPM 20m USB 59 58 John Peaking 59
Apologies from G3LUW and G3OKT who were at the 2016 ROAR AGM near Liverpool.
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
I was there both Sunday and Tuesday...Just in "my corner " ! You know, my green Valley open East / West.....
I had a good report from VK4ZD and VK2MCB. (about 53 /54 with an enormous QSB ). And also a good report from OH2BAD ( 55 about with the QSB ). I heard Klaus 52 but as usual he had no copy of me...
Notice : To copy the QSO, I use in alternate my Delta loop or my Sky Wire, following the QSB and the noise band
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,6942
Apologies from UK stations who were at the 2016 ROAR AGM near Liverpool
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.3115MHz
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
Apologies from UK stations who were at the 2016 ROAR AGM near Liverpool
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8 or 14.310
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 17th May 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0630z - 0700z Tuesday 17th May 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Pertti EA7GSU and I exchanged 57-8 reports
John G3OKT was heard in NA QRM at 22
Malcolm PA3AHC was also 22
Les PA0SDZ was 55 in the clear and gave me 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 57-8 and gave me 57
Brian G3LUW and I exchanged 55 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 55
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 57
I went QRT at 0706z
From Phil VK2MCB
06:35 06:35 EA7GSU 20m USB 56 54 Pertii
06:35 06:35 PA0SDZ 20m USB 53 54 Les
06:35 06:35 VK4ZD 20m USB 56 55 Bill
06:41 06:41 HB9CQS 20m USB 59 57 Klaus
06:43 06:43 G3OKT 20m USB John Heard from others that John was on freq but could not copy.
06:46 06:46 PA3AHC 20m USB 31 Malcolm Could just hear Malcolm but could not copy his report.
From John G3OKT
Propagation figures at 0605z were SFI 102 A 13 K 3 sunspots 76 (steady).
Noise level was less than S1 but all signals were low and in the noise; however woodpecker was over S9+20dB at both 0630z and 0654z!
EA7GSU was heard by G3OKT on CW at 0630, then 100% copy here on SSB at 5.2 b/w.
PA3AHC was only 3.1 here; I heard via Pertti that Malcolm was 3.1 with VK3ZD.
VK4ZD was very quiet in the noise here : 2.1 with QSB; I think Pertti gave Bill 5.7.
PA0SDZ burst up to S5 then went again; Les got 5.8 from Pertti
G3LUW and HB9CQS very quiet at 0640; Klaus gave Bill 5.7 while Klaus was 3.1 here. Klaus then left for another sked.
VK2MCB was called by Klaus – I barely heard the response here. Phil was 5.7 with Klaus. Phil got 5.4 with QSB at 0647 from Pertti, who was still 5.2 here. Phil got 5.5 from Brian at 0648 – Brian was 2.1 here.
VK4ZD was heard by Brian G3LUW – “better than Phil” at 0652.
PA0SDZ Les gave VK4ZD 5.6 at 0652z.
F1CFA got 1.1 from EA7GSU; Jean Pierre was not heard here.
EA7GSU gave G3LUW 4.1; Pertti was up to 5.3 here at 0700z.
VK2MCB Phil was just faintly heard in the noise here at 0700 (but no copy) as I went QRT.
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
I was there both Sunday and Tuesday...Just in "my corner ". !
Tuesday I was in qso with PA0SDZ...Les and heard suddenly by Malcolm PA3 - ' he heard me suddenly and I heard Pertti. As usual Bill was 53 here and also Phil. Sorry, just suspecting your voice !!!
Received today (18th May) from Malcolm PA3AHC - I’m in Milano and will miss Sunday morning , but should be able to power up to join Pertti and others (?) for the Trans-Atlantic sked at 1500 z
That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
19th May 2016.
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