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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets October 9th - October 11th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 9th and 11th October 2016
 
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Peter VK3KCD
40mx 7110 was occupied so called at 5 min intervals on 7115 but nothing heard.
 
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John ZL2JPM
STATION_CALLSIGN RST_RCVD RST_SENT TIME_ON

ZL2JPM PA3SDZ 52 41 065429 

ZL2JPM EA7GSU 11 11 064911 

ZL2JPM YO9BC 54 54 063359 

ZL2JPM HB9CQS 59 57 063332 

ZL2JPM VK3KCD 52 52 063116 

ZL2JPM OH2BAD 56 53 063106
 
From Peter VK3KCD
20 mx much better than earlier 40m.
OH2BAD 56/55
HB9CQS 56/55
ZL2JPM 52/52
YO9BC 44/56
ZL1BFS heard at 22 no contact
 
From John G3OKT
Sorry, I was absent from QTH this Sunday.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI who was net controller
I opened the net at 0759z, with Brian, G3LUW. G3JJR was next on parade, and after a couple of overs Tommy & Bob joined us.
Bruce called in soon after, as did Bill. The seven of us enjoyed very good conditions throughout, with various topics discussed, Rotary & otherwise. Bob reported that interest in the AGM was looking good.
Reports from me were as follows:-
G3LUW - 5x9+20
G3JJR - 5x9+10
G2FUU - 5x9+20
G3SZF - 5x9+20
G0PCF - 5x9
G4LXD - 5x9
Everyone was down a bit from time to time, but the QSB was only slight, and not noticeable unless one was scrutinising the bar graph. Armchair copy throughout, only spoilt by a continental station 2kcs down. But not enough to cause us to move. Best conditions for a long time! I closed the net at 0849z.
 
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 11th October 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0630z - 0700z Tuesday 11th October 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From John ZL2JPM
Results for the Euro net from me on Tuesday at 0750z onwards
STATION_CALLSIGN RST_RCVD RST_SENT 

ZL2JPM EA7GSU 21 41 

ZL2JPM F1CFA 54 51
ZL2JPM HB9CQS 55 55 

ZL2JPM VK3KCD 51 51
 
From Peter VK3KCD
YO9BC heard at 35 very choppy signal
ZL2JPM 54/53
HB9CQS 59/59 !
Best from Klaus for a long time I closed at 0650
 
From Klaus HB9CQS
I copied G3OKT’s call sign but nothing more.
06:43z wkd Peter, VK3KCD. Big signal not often heard from Melbourne, 58. On peaks 59. Got 59 from Peter.
06:45z wkd John, ZL2JPM, 55 b/w.
Les PA0SDZ gave me 54 at 07:04z
 
From John G3OKT
From QSL at 0605z : SFI 102 A 11 K 1 sunspots 64
Some strong signals on the band at 0630z, including harmonic of the broadcast station (Kazakhstan?) which caused severe QRM on all signals from my doublet antenna. Woodpecker appeared at only S1 at 0647z.
YO9BC Coco and G3OKT exchanged 5.8/9 b/w at 0631z
PA0SDZ was only 2.1 here but Les got 5.8/9 from Coco and gave Klaus 5.4 at 0604z.
EA7GSU was only 3.1 here at 0640z but got 5.9 from Coco. At 0703z Pertti suddenly came up to 5.8 (on my spider).
HB9CQS was just recognisable 2.1 at 0644z but Klaus got 5.9 from Pertti at 0700z.
F1CFA was 4.1 here; Jean Pierre copied Klaus at 0707z
ZL2JPM was copied 3.1 by Klaus at 0650z. No sign of John here.
ZL1BFS suddenly appeared at 0709z – was 3.1 here; was 5.7 b/w with Pertti. Klaus heard Doug at 4.4 and got 5.5. (Klaus still only 2.1 here)
PA0SDZ called Doug at 0712z but Les was not copied by Doug. Doug called Jean Pierre but no response.
ZL1BFS was 5.7/8 with Pertti, dropping to 5.7/6 with Pertti as I went QRT at 0718z.
 
 
73s from John G3OKT
13th October 2016

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