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Roar Nets November 6th - November 8th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 6th and 8th November 2016
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 58
Phil VK2MCB was 59+10 and gave me 59+20
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+40
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 56
Miika OH2BAD was 58-9 and gave me 57-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 43-55 and gave me 51, peaking at 58
Peter VK3KCD was 333 and gave me 54
Phil VK2MCB was 33-54 and gave me 54
Noel VK2IWT was 22 here
Brian G3LUW got to 33 here but he did not hear me
Klaus HB9CQS was 59 and gave me 57
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-59+ and gave me 52-3 then 56
Coco YO9BC and I exchanged 58 reports
Alain F4GHB was heard briefly at 33
Vernon G0EGW was also heard briefly at 44
From John G3OKT
QSL figures were SFI 77 A 3 K 1 sunspots 24 (steady)
Band noisy at 0700, QRN to S7 every few seconds; Woodpecker only S7 at 0717 but S9+20dB at 0748 (+40dB with Miika!). Band seemed to open for Europe at 0730 but VK/ZL remained weak.
EA7GSU was heard weakly on CW at 0705; 1.1 on SSB by 0725 talking to VK2MCB (Phil not heard here); Pertti was 5.8 here by 0743z
VK2MCB was 5.8 with OH2BAD and gave 5.5 at 0720 (Miika said he starting to lose VK)
OH2BAD heard Pertti at 5.9 at 0730z but said that by then all VK’s had gone. Miika was 5.9+20dB talking to VK4ZD but Bill was not heard here then.
G4HCK was just hearable at 1.1 at 0740 – Nick had no copy of VK; got 5.8 from Pertti and gave 5.9
VK2IWT was 4.2 with Miika and Noel gave OH2BAD 4.3/4
HB9CQS only 2.1 here in the noise at 0707; Klaus was 5.9 with OH2BAD and heard talking to VK4ZD at 0726.
VK3KCD Peter was 5.6/7 with OH2BAD
PA3AHC was detected in the noise at 0740; no copy of Malcolm here until 0802 at 1.1.
G3LUW 3.1 here. Brian got S2/3 from Klaus
F1CFA Jean Pierre was not heard here.
ZL1BFS was 5.3 with OH2BAD. Doug gave G3LUW 3.2 at 0753 and was 2.1 here.
YO9BC was 5.9 here at 0731 and exchanged 5.9 b/w with HB9CQS. Klaus was still only 3.1 here.
VK4ZD was 5.8 with YO9BC at 0735. Bill was not heard here then but I copied a few words at 0746.
G0EGW Vernon appeared here briefly at 3.1 at 0752 and got 5.9+ from EA7GSU
VK2MCB was heard here at 3.1 at 0754 and gave G3OKT 5.1; Phil was 5.6 with G3LUW and Brian was 5.7 with Phil. EA7GSU gave Phil 5.2/3 at 0804.
G0EGW gave VK2MCB 5.5 at 0803 and got 4.5. Vernon was 2.1 here with QSB.
G3LUW exchanged 5.9+ b/w with EA7GSU at 0750.
F4GHB was referred to by OH2BAD at 0743 but Alain was not heard here. Alain gave EA7GSU 5.6 at 0807 and got 5.3
G4HCK was only 4.1 in S7 QRN here at 0810, but Nick got 5.9 from EA7GSU.
The net closed at 0812z.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
Sorry but G3OKT was unable to join this net
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 MHz
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8 or 14.310
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 8th November 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 8th November 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 56 and gave me 57
Coco YO9BC was 57 and gave me 58-9 - his audio now softer but readable with no compression being used
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 55
Doug ZL1BFS was 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 59 and gave me 58-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 54
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 33, building quickly to 57-8 and gave me 55 building to 58-9
I went QRT at 0735z - The opening was much shorter this time for me
From John G3OKT
Similar to Sunday : QSL figures @0605z : SFI 77 A 4 K 0 sunspots 24 (static)
Band seemed to open for Europe about 0730z, too early for VK/ZL.
QRN troublesome – S3 every 5 seconds. The Kazakhstan broadcast harmonic was S5.
YO9BC 5.7/9 QSB; Coco heard calling VK3KCD at 0652z (Peter was not heard here)
VK4ZD 5.8/9 with YO9BC; No sign of Bill here. Coco’s audio better with no compression.
ZL1BFS and VK2MCB heard by Coco at 5.6 at 0700 (neither heard here)
EA7GSU – a voice in the noise at 0705z
HB9CQS – ditto, but Klaus came up to 5.1 at 0708 talking to ZL1BFS (Doug not heard here)
YO9BC 5.7 here at 0707; gave VK4ZD 5.8/9 – Bill not heard here.
YO9BC and HB9CQS exchanged 5.9 b/w at 0714z
G3LUW called HB9CQS – Brian only 3.1 here. Klaus not heard
VK2MCB was 5.7 with Klaus at 0720; Phil not heard here.
G3OKT called G3LUW at 0725z. Acknowledged but only 3.1
EA7GSU 5.4 with HB9CQS at 0725; Pertti was only 2.1 here.
I went QRT at 0730z. I have the feeling that the net should be later?
From Malcolm PA3AHC
It may be interesting to note that my trusty “ VK “ propagation indicator – Radio Australia’s Pacific b/c on 12,065 which is NOT beamed to EU - is again coming through in my PM time . Not heard properly for quite a while now , so is this a good sign , I wonder ?
It was not so much the time of day I thought was relevant as the fact that that Radio Australia b/c has tended to be there when our props on 20m were also ok.
From JeanPierre F1CFA
(Kind words about the report – thank you J-P).
For my own, I was ready on board, listening a casual station...Just in my corner !!
Sometimes, I am feeling like Lucky Luke...A lonesome cowboy !
Finally, this Tuesday, two gentlemen, far away, named Bill and Coco, had taken me in pity...With a 54 report backwards for Bill and 59 for Coco ( nice audio Coco ) !
I heard of course a lot of stations with my big ear antenna SkyWire...VK2MCB, VK3KCD, HB9CQS, ZL1BFS, aso...Ah ! I miss EA7GSU, a solar powered station as me, waiting for the solar...But the sky was dark for both of us at this time. Anyway, I say hello to Pertti in this mail...

73s from John G3OKT
10th November 2016

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