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

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Roar Nets November 13th - November 15h 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 13th and 15th November 2016

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Note Time Change to 0700z-0730z next week
Diane VK4DI was first to communicate with VK3KVCD and VK2IWT
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 before dropping to 33
Phil VK2MCB was 58
Brian VK2BX was 59 and left the net at 0646z
Chris VK5CM (visitor) was 45 here
 
From Phil VK2MCB
This is to advise that the times for ANZO ROAR nets will slip 30 minutes from today to adjust for changing propagation. Hopefully this will allow contact between ANZO and the UK.
The Tuesday and Sunday 20 metre nets (14295.2 khz) will start at 0730z and the Sunday 40m net (7110) will start at 0700z.
Peter VK3KCD was 58 but only gave me 43
Noel VK2IWT was 59 and gave me 59
Brian VK2BX was 31 but could not copy me
Visitor Chris VK5CM was 59 and gave 59
Bill VK4ZD was 58 and gave me 58
 
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Note Time Change to 0730z-0830z next week
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 33-44 and gave me 53; went QRT at 0750z
Peter VK3KCD was 22 here
Noel VK2IWT was 22 here
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 and gave me 53
Klaus HB9CQS built from 57-8 to 58-9 and gave me 57 peaking 58-9
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 33 then 56-7 and gave me 52 then 57
John G3OKT went from 11 to 33
Alain F4GHB was 54-5 and gave me 56
Brian G3LUW was 54 and gave me 55
Nick G4HCK was 33 building to 54 and gave me 54-5
Malcolm PA3AHC built from 22 to 44 and gave me 54
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave 57
Bill VK4ZD was 53 and gave me 43
Peter VK3KCD was 31 but could not copy me
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 53 and gave me 53
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave me 56
Noel VK2IWT was just readable at 21
Pertti EA7GSU was 59 and gave me 59
Alain F4GHB was 56 and gave me 56
Nick G4HCK was 21
 
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were SFI 78 A 19(red) K 4 sunspots 51 (up)
Band not in good shape at – very few signals at S3 or S4; one Russian at S9; Kazakhstan harmonic S5, woodpecker just S9 at 0708z.
G3OKT 0700 – 0710z no response to CQ’s
HB9CQS just heard at 3.1 talking to VK4ZD at 0712 and ZL1BFS at 0713 – neither heard
EA7GSU 5.3 and gave me 5.8 at 0720. Klaus 5.1;
VK2MCB 5.4 with Klaus; Phil not heard here. At 0734 Phil was 4.1 with Pertti who said Phil was going down.
ZL1BFS and EA7GSU 5.6 b/w. Doug was just heard here. HB9CQS 5.9 with EA7GSU.
VK4ZD just heard here at 2.1 QSB; Bill was 5.2 with EA7GSU
HB9CQS gave VK4ZD 5.7/8, ZL1BFS 5.7, VK2IWT 2.2 and EA7GSU 5.7. At 0735 Klaus gave VK4ZD 5.4 and also said Bill was going down. Klaus said Doug was up to 5.7.
VK2IWT Noel got 3.3 from EA7GSU and gave Pertti 5.3.
ZL1BFS 4.1 here at 0740, gave 5.8/9 for HB9CQS and got 5.8.
F4GHB was only 1.1 here at 0738. Alain got 5.5 from VK4ZD and 5.4 from VK2MCB.
EA7GSU gave Phil 5.8/9 and Alain 5.9 and got 5.9 from G3LUW. Pertti was 5.7 here.
G3LUW gave VK4ZD 5.5 and ZL1BFS 3.2. Bill heard Brian at 5.4
G4HCK Nick got 5.9 from EA7GSU and gave 5.4; heard VK’s at 4.2
F4GHB gave HB9CQS 5.8 and got pkg 5.6. G3LUW was 5.4 with Klaus. At 0750, Alain gave Pertti 5.7 but was 2.1 here.
PA3AHC was 5.8 with EA7GSU at 0751. Malcolm was only just heard here at 1.2. Malcolm got 2.2 from VK4ZD as reported by EA7GSU.
On a “second hump” at 0754, VK4ZD was 5.9 with HB9CQS and 5.5 with EA7GSU; Bill gave Brian 5.4, G3OKT 3.3 and HB9CQS 5.9.
ZL1BFS was 4.1 here at 0755; Doug was 5.7 with HB9CQS and gave Klaus 5.3.
Klaus, Doug and Bill agreed that the Tuesday sked should start at 0730z
G4HCK gave VK4ZD 5.5 and got 5.4 in the clear from Bill. G3OKT and VK4ZD exchanged 3.3 b/w. ZL1BFS and EA7GSU exchanged 5.5 b/w at 0800.
I went QRT at 0810 as Klaus heard me at 5.3 and signals disappeared into the noise.
 
From Nick G4HCK
Good start to the day today. I could hear Bill VK4ZD – and I managed to get a report from him. Conditions were not great but I was grateful to get a report – so someone cracked the door open today. Let’s hope this continues over the coming weeks.
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G7OAI was net control, operating from home until due at Remembrance Parade when G3LUW took over. Brian was 5.9+20dB here.
G7OAI was 5.9 with G3LUW; John was 5.9 here but used Hack Green wr to S9 noise.
PA3AHC Malcolm was 5.7 here. 4.3/5.4 (just above the noise) with G3LUW; heard by John OAI 5.5 on Hack Green SDR and 3.5 direct.
G0EGW Vernon was 5.9+, very squeaky audio – suggested by Brian that should turn off processor. Vernon gave G3OKT 5.9+20, G2FUU 5.9, G7OAI 5.9+, G3SZF 5.9 and G3LUW 5.9
G3JJR was 5.9+10 with Brian; gave G3OKT 5.9+50dB, and G3LUW 5.9. John could tell Malcolm was there but had no copy
G3SZF had his best signal from Malcolm. Said Vernon was strong but difficult copy.
G2FUU was 5.9+10dB here; received Makcolm best ever; Tommy gave Vernon 2.9+.
G4LXD 5.9+10dB QSB here. Bill gave Malcolm 4.7, Vernon 3.8.
A good discussion was had before the net closed at 0952z
Tommy G2FUU said he would not be on the evening net this evening
Bill G4LXD said he would not be on the net for the next 2 Sundays
John G7OAI will not be on the net next Sunday owing to a reunion
G3OKT confirmed he will be net control next Sunday
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
From Phil N9HWO
1200z Transatlantic Net
This net, if and when active, is now on the dark side of the gray line (6 AM local time) and I am not participating in it.
1500z – no ROAR stations heard, a contester was on 14.310
2000z – No ROAR stations heard.

1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693 MHz
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8 or 14.310
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 15th November 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0730z - 0800z Tuesday 15th November 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 43 and gave me 55
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 43 building to 54-6 and gave me 55-8
Klaus HB9CQS was 55-6 peaking 59 and gave me 55-7
Brian G3LUW was 44-56 and gave me 54-7
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-9 and gave me 57-8 building to 59+5
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11-44 and gave me 53-55
Vernon G0EGW was 55-6-7 and gave me 59
Les PA0SDZ was 33 to 54-6 and gave me 43 building to 59
 
From Phil VK2MCB
The later start time seemed to work for me but I did not copy any ZLs
Bill VK4ZD was 55 and gave me 43
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 43 and gave me 42
Brian G3LUW was 41 but did not copy me
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave 55
John G3OKT was readable at 31
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 56
Malcolm PA3AHC was not readable
Les PA0SDZ was 42 and gave me 42
Vernon G0EGW was here a 31
 
From John G3OKT
QSL figures : SFI 77 A 11 K 2 sunspots 26 (down). Woodpecker S9+10db at 0726.
G3LUW was heard first : he pkg 5.5, me 5.3; Brian gave HB9CQS 5.6
VK2MCB called by Brian but neither of us copied Phil.
HB9CQS only 5.2 here, gave me 3.3; gave Brian 5.3, gave Phil 5.5/7
EA7GSU just a voice in the noise at 0733; Pertti gave VK4ZD 5.9 and got 5.7/9; gave HB9CQS 5.9, was 5.5 here and gave me 5.2, gave G3LUW 5.1-6, and gave VK2MCB 4.1.
PA3AHC was 5.2 with Pertti; Malcolm barely detectable here.
F1CFA just detected here; Jean Pierre had no copy of Pertti
VK4ZD gave HB9CQS 5.6 at 0745; Brian gave Klaus 5.8 at 0746.
G0EGW got 5.5 from VK4ZD at 0750; Vernon was only 1.1 here, but was 5.7 with Pertti.
VK4ZD said that G’s should hear VK at 0800z. Sure enough, Bill began kicking the s-meter at 0755 and quickly went from 1.1 to 5.5!
PA9SDZ gave Bill 4.3 and got 3.3; Les was 5.3 with Pertti at 0808.
VK2MCB was still 2.1 here at 0800z; Phil gave Klaus 5.4 and got 4.3; gave G3LUW 4.3.
VK4ZD gave Klaus 5.8/9 and got 5.7; gave G3OKT pkg 5.4 at 0803.

73s from John G3OKT
18th November 2016

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