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Roar Nets November 20th - November 22nd 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 20th and 22nd November 2016
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Sorry I missed this net on Nov 20th due to other ham radio commitments.
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.
Bill VK4ZD was absent on radio club duties overseeing a Foundation Course I believe.
VK2IWT Noel was a 59 signal and gave me the same.
VK3KCD Peter also was 59 and gave me the same.
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Sorry I missed this net due to other ham radio commitments, but did speak with Pertti EA7GSU and Nick G4HCK after the end of the net.
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were SFI 77 A 3 K 1 sunspots 22 (lower)
Band busy at 0730, QRN to S5, Kazakhstan S3 QSB + modulation
HB9CQS Klaus was 5.2 here at 0738 talking to VK3KCD. Peter was just 3.1 here at 0807 and Klaus was 5.5 here by 0810..
VK3KCD was not heard here but gave Pertti 4.3 and got 5.1 at 0737.
EA7GSU gave Klaus 5.8 (later 5.9) and got 5.9. Pertti was 5.5 b/w with G3OKT
VK2IWT Noel gave Pertti 4.3 and got 4.1 at 0744. Noel gave Klaus 5.4
ZL1BFS Doug gave 3.2 for Pertti and got 5.2; Doug exchanged 5.7 b/w with Klaus.
G4HCK gave Pertti 5.8, gave VK4ZD 3.2 and got 5.8. Nick was 2.2 here and 5.4 with Klaus.
F1CFA exchanged 5.4 b/w with HB9CQS. Jean Pierre was only 1.1 here at 0742.
YO9BC was 5.8/9 here with QSB. Coco gave EA7GSU 5.5-9+ and HB9CQS 5.5-8 depending on beam direction, and gave G3OKT 5.6-7 with QSB. VK2MCB was 5.4-5 with Coco but Phil was not heard here then.
F1CFA was 2.1 here and exchanged 4.1 b/w with Pertti.
VK2MCB was 2.1 here at 0804 and was 5.5 with Pertti at 0806.
PA3AHC was 5.9 with Coco. Malcolm got 5.5 from Klaus, and 2.1 to 3.1 from VK2MCB at 0823. Malcolm was 5.6/7 with Pertti by 0820 and 1.1 with ZL1BFS.
ZL1BFS was 5.3 here at 0803 and peaking 5.5 by 0815. Doug was 5.7/8 with Klaus, and 5.4 with Pertti. Doug gave Pertti 3.3.
G4HCK was called by VK2MCB and gave Phil 5.2. Nick was 5.7 QSB here by then! ZL1BFS gave Nick 4.4 and got 5.3, and gave G3OKT 4.3.
VK2MCB gave G3OKT 5.3 and got 4.3 at 0823; Phil heard F1CFA at 2.1
HB9CQS was 5.6 here at 0824 and gave G3OKT 5.5; Klaus was 5.9+ b/w with Pertti
From Phil VK2MCB
Good, or at least better conditions, particularly for Doug ZL1BFS who had reasonably good contact with Europe. This was our biggest concern with the 30 minute later time slot, but thankfully, Doug had good contact particularly with Klaus.
F1CFA Jean Pierre started out at 41 but climbed in strength to 52. Jean Pierre gave me 51
ZL1BFS Doug was 55 and gave me 57
HB9CQS Klaus was 57 and gave me 56, Klaus also gave Doug 55 and Peter VK3KCD a 53 report soon after 0730z
EA7GSU Pertti was 57 and gave me 56
VK3KCD Peter was 42 with me and gave me 53 (I think!)
VK2IWT Noel was a weak 31 but had contact into Europe
G4HCK Nick was initially 21 but gained in strength to a 45 at around 0800. Nick gave me 52.
G3OKT John was 43 at 0753z and gave me 21. John increased in strength to 53 after 0800z
YO9BC Coco was 55 at 0756z and gave me 54-5
PA3AHC Malcolm was heard a 21 signal at 0819z
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT who was net control
G3LUW Brian was particularly strong here at 5.9+25dB
G3SZF Bob was 5.9+20dB; said Brian was stronger than OKT. Heard PA3AHC at 4.8 in his S7 noise level, and gave Vernon 5.9.
G2FUU Tommy was 5.9+20dB and gave me 30dB over S9; said most other stations were 5.9+20dB; and gave G3JJR 5.8/9
F4GHB Alain was 5.9 here b/w; got 5.8 from Bob; got 5.9 from Brian; found Malcolm just readable; gave John JJR 5.5 and Tommy 5.9
G3JJR was 5.9+15dB here
PA3AHC Malcolm was 5.9 here and gave me 10dB over S9; gave G3LUW 5.9+.
G0EGW Vernon was 5.9+20dB here. Gave Malcolm 5.8, Tommy 5.9, John JJR 5.9+10db and gave Alain 5.9
G7OAI and G4LXD had previously given apologies for this net.
We had an excellent discussion on Rotary “Lend with Care” (Vernon), “Judge and eat” to increase culinary skills with young people (Bob) and the need to increase Rotary visibility for its good works and photographic coverage in the press! (John JJR)
G2FUU will be net controller next week. Tommy will also listen on 80m at 1700 today for any activity.
The net closed at 1007z.
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 grey line (6 AM local time) and I am not participating in it.
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 22nd November 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0730z - 0800z Tuesday 22nd November 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 57 and went to another net before making contact with Europe.
Les PA0SDZ was 55 and gave me 57
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 44 and gave me 53
Brian G3LUW was 55-6 and gave me 44-56
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave me 57-8
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22 and gave me 53?
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 58-9
VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 55
John G3OKT was 33-44
From Phil VK2MCB
VK4ZD Bill was 55
HB9CQS Klaus was 59 and gave me 57
G3LUW Brian was heard at 43 but could not copy me
PA3AHC Malcolm was heard at 21
EA7GSU Pertti was 59 and gave similar
PA0SDZ Les was 55 and gave me 53
F1CFA Jean Pierre was 53 and gave 53
G3OKT John was heard at 0744z with a 21 signal.
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were SFI 75 A 6 K 1 sunspots 0
Not the best of conditions though woodpecker did come up to S9 on 14.2MHz
PA3AHC Malcolm was just recognized at 0743
VK4ZD Bill was 3.1 with QSB and “a hollow quality”. Bill gave me 4.4
G3LUW was 5.5 here with very “hollow” sound. Exchanged 5.6 b/w with VK4ZD. Brian could hear VK2MCB but had no copy; Brian gave HB9CQS 5.6 and got 5.4.
HB9CQS Klaus heard VK4ZD at 5.6/7 and F1CFA at 5.3. Klaus was 3.2 to 5.5 here. Klaus heard VK2MCB peaking 5.7 and got 5.9 from Phil. G3OKT and Klaus exchanged 3.2 b/w
EA7GSU was 5.3 here. Pertti heard VK4ZD at 5.3, PA0SDZ at 5.8 and PA3AHC at 5.7
EA7GSU exchanged 5.9 b/w with HB9CQS; heard G3LUW at 5.9; exchanged 5.9 b/w with VK2MCB; exchanged 5.5 b/w with G3OKT
F1CFA was only just detected here 1.1?
PA0SDZ was 2.1 here; 4.4 with G3LUW; exchanged 5.4 b/w with Klaus
The net ended at 0805z.
From Les, PA0SDZ
Thanks for the draft report. Tuesday 21/11 I managed to have QSO with Bill VK4ZD at 7.30, gave him 55 and got 57. At 7.41 I contacted Phil VK2MCB, I gave 53 and got 55. I heard that you G3OKT received me 42 but unfortunately I could not reach you.
From Malcolm PA3AHC
Incidentally , reflecting on my “ 2.1 “ – or was it 1.1 ( ?) from Bill , I had a quick look on 40m. and found much activity around our old frequency . Although I’m not – yet – properly set up for that , antenna – wise , maybe it’s worth trying for us poor folks dying for a QSO ?
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
This morning, as usual, a Russian station was again on 14,2968 MHz, disturbing the QSO and over splattering a lot !
That station discuss with some other station which are weaker and probably using some Kilowatts...
He is unable to hear some other station.
We can, perhaps, think about an other frequency : 14,290 for example ?

73s from John G3OKT
25th November 2016

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