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

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Roar Nets October 16th - October 18th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 16th and 18th October 2016
 
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+20 (welcome back to VK)
Reg VK7KK was 57-8 and gave me 58
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 53
 
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 - he went QRT at 0643z
Miika OH2BAD was 44
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave me 54
John ZL2JPM was 56
Pertti EA7GSU appeared at 0702z and was 44 building to 57 and gave me 41 building to 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 55 reports
Coco YO9BC was heard at 0646z with audio that was pumping or chopping and was 55-6
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59 reports
Nick G4HCK was heard at 0714z but was only 22
John G3OKT was heard at 0715z but was only 11 here
I went QRT at 0735z
 
From John G3OKT
Solar figures from QSL: SFI 85 A 11 K 1 sunspots 35
The band was busy with a German contest; the Kazakhstan harmonic was S5-7 and QRN was bursting S5. Woodpecker was S9+20dB at 0638 and 0654 on 14.2936 MHz, and just S9 at 0712z
OH2BAD peaked 5.9+30dB b/w with me, but Miika had QSB down to 5.7 during the net.
F1CFA was 1.1 with Miika but Jean Pierre was not heard here.
G4HCK was 5.9+ with Miika and 5.9 with Pertti; Nick was 3.1 to 5.7 in fast QSB here. Gave Brian 5.6.
G3LUW said my signal was “not good”; Brian was 4.2 here; gave 5.9+ for Miika and got 5.7/9
HB9CQS was 5.6 with Miika; Klaus was never strong here (1.1 at 0636z), being Q5 at 0637z
VK4ZD was heard by Miika. Bill was not heard here.
EA7GSU was 5.6 with Miika at 0639z, later 5.9+10dB when beaming NE. Pertti was only 1.1 here but came up to 5.5 at 0702z and heard me at 5.9 at 0707z. Pertti gave both VK4ZD and ZL2JPM 4.1 and got 3.3 from John. Pertti later (0712z) gave Bill 5.9.
YO9BC was 5.9 here; gave G3LUW and G3OKT 5.7/8. Coco gave Miika 5.9 and got 5.7; Coco was 5.9 with G3LUW.
HB9CQS came up to 3.2 at 0628z talking about ZL2JPM. John was not heard here. Klaus was 2.2 here at 0707z talking to VK4ZD but Bill was not heard here.
ZL1BFS was called by Klaus at 0710z but I heard no response.
Pertti gave Doug 5.7 at 0713 when I could just hear Doug here, and gave VK4ZD 5.4 at 0714z just before I went QRT.
 
From Klaus HB9CQS
06:32z Miika, OH2BAD, his/mine 59/56
06:33z Bill, VK4ZD, 58/57
06:35z John, ZL2JPM, 55-57/57
06:37z Pertti, EA7GSU, 54/55. Later 59+10/59
06:50z Vince, YO9BC, S9 here, audio distorted
06:56z Doug, ZL1BFS, 22/no copy
Heard F1CFA 22, G3OKT 22, G3LUW 22
07:35z QRT
 
From Nick G4HCK
Well it looked like someone cracked the door open on Sunday as I was able to talk to a few of the Rotary net members, I was sure Miika was after my coffee he was so loud I though he had entered the shack.
Let's hope conditions are a little better next Sunday – well we can but hope
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,6935
From John G3OKT who was Net Control.
G3LUW was particularly strong at 5.9+25dB. Brian gave 5.9 for all stations but with ups and downs, G3SZF being particularly strong.
MW6BAQ a visitor Paul near Swansea called into the net giving Brian 5.9+10dB. Paul was 5.9+5 here, 5.9 with Bob, 5.9+10 with both Bill and John JJR, and 5.9 with John OAI.
(G3OKT at first confused Paul with the new member of ROAR - Markus DM6ABQ)
G3SZF Bob was 5.9 here
G3JJR was 5.9+10dB
G7OAI was 5.9 here, had no copy of Paul direct but heard him 5.9+ via the Hack Green SDR. John could only copy Brian and John/OKT direct, but heard all via Hack Green.
G2FUU Tommy was a good signal
G4LXD Bill was 5.9+20dB here; gave all 5.9 except Brian at 5.7.
G0PCF Bruce was 5.9+5dB here, heard Tommy and John/JJR OK and said Bill was just above his high noise level.
A good discussion was had, including the state of booking at Banbury for the 2017 RIBI AGM. John/JJR asked particularly for clarification of what members intended to do on the Friday.
G2FUU confirmed he would listen for any callers to the evening 80m net, and would also be net controller next Sunday (Oct 23).
G3OKT apologized for his absence next Sunday and the following Tuesday – half term holidays for grandchildren!
The net closed at 0902z
 
From Geoff G3KIW
It is with sadness that I reproduce this e-mail received from Geoff -
I notice that Gus G3LLK receives your net reports. Sadly Gus died on his way back from Newark. I do not know whether he participated in the nets but he was very active in Rotary and Amateur Radio. Can his e-mail address be removed please. Trust you are well,
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
From Phil N9HWO
I listened on 14.287/8 from 1200 to 1300 UTC (except for a time on 14.293) but heard only static.
I listened on 14.293 at 1230 UTC Sunday but heard only static.
I listened on 14.288 at 2000 but heard no one.
Ed Tyler N4EDT will have a schedule at 2000 UTC on Sunday on 14.288 +/- and I hope others will join us.
I'm also interested in contacts on PSK31. Email N9HWO@arrl.net to set up a schedule (40 meters and higher)
 
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693 MHz
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8 or 14.310
From Phil N9HWO
I listened on 14.288 at 2000 but heard no one.
Ed Tyler N4EDT will have a schedule at 2000 UTC on Sunday on 14.288 =/- and I hope others will join us.
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 18th October 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0630z - 0700z Tuesday 18th October 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 42 and gave me 32 (welcome back to VK)
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-59 and gave me 56
Coco YO9BC was 46 with pumping audio and gave me 56
John ZL2JPMwas 56 and gave me 52
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 55
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 55
I went QRT at 0712z
 
From John G3OKT
Figures from QRZ @ 0605z were SFI 76 A 20 (red) K 3 and sunspots 23 (falling)
As expected, 20m was quiet and empty at 0630z. The Kazakhstan harmonic was S3-6 in QSB, and S5 with spreading modulation at 0655. Woodpecker was S9 at 0643 on 14.28Mhz.
G3OKT called CQ at 0632 and 0636, and also by cw at 0655 but received no response.
HB9CQS was 1.1 at 0637; Klaus came up to 5.5 here at 0652, heard giving Henk VK2GWK 4.4. I called Klaus later when he was back to 2.1, but no response was heard here.
VK2GWK was 4.4 with Klaus. Henk was not heard here.
YO9BC peaked S5 but was not copiable – audio was very broken and bursty – sounded like over-modulation but might have been a quirk of propagation? I called Coco at 0648 but heard no response.
VK2MCB Phil was also heard by Klaus but not heard here.
I went QRT at 0658z.
 
From Klaus HB9CQS
If you heard me working Henk, VK2GWK, it was a slip of my tongue. I have not worked Henk for several months. Here is an extract of my log:
06:36z Bill, VK4ZD, his/mine 58-59/56-59, fairly steady
06:42z John, ZL2JPM, 58 on peaks/54-57, decreasing to 43 when I closed down.
06:50z Phil, VK2MCB, 53/57, after being 11 when I joined the net
06:56z QRT
 
From Pertti EA7GSU
Some time back I thought it cannot be worse. Today it was!
Nothing heard for 10 minutes, then a couple of words from Coco, but then it disappeared. I heard you calling on CW but you did not hear me. I heard half of a syllable and recognised Bill. Of Klaus came part of a word and silence. After that nothing happened. I called North and South, phone and CW but it didn’t help. So 0704 I switched off.
Let us see can it be even MORE poor next time.
 
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
I was on the net this morning. Just in my corner at the beginning, as usual. Klaus was discussing with Bill and suddenly VK4ZD appeared to me with a 55 signal. I called him and he gave me 55 too. Bill invited some others stations and I was just heard by VK2MCB, VK3JPM. Suddenly Malcolm PA3AHC appeared with a 52 signal and disappeared at once. I suspected Pertti in the background. YO9BC was strong ( 59+) but his transmission was défective. That's all folks !
 
 
73s from John G3OKT
20th October 2016
Sorry I shall miss next ROAR nets on both Sunday and Tuesday- school holiday in UK!

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