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Roar Nets September 18th - September 20th 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 18th and 20th September 2016
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 55
Coco YO9BC was 57 and gave me 58
Peter VK3KCD was 58
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave me 55
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 57
Yosi JH3JEZ (visitor) was 56 and gave me 57 at 0646z
Alain F4GHB was 44 here and gave me 54
I went QRT at 0719z
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Following reports : first “heard by me” / second “the report I got”
YO9BC - 55/56
VK4ZD 59/59
VK3KCD 53/53
HB9CQS 42/22
Just heard : PA3AHC and F4GHB...perhaps EA7GSU
Important remark : These reports are correct for just a quarter of an
hour...Then VK4ZD / VK3KCD shut down totally...and the European stations
appeared poorly.
On Monday, 19th September ; 09 afternoon : A fantastic propagation must be mentioned with a lot of American stations and even New Zealander, Australian stations....
Notice : Just for the fun : If a station is for example 3 by 2 on my
delta loop, the report is 4 by 2 with my Skywire antenna. But I can't
transmit with my Skywire as I am losing power !!!
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
I missed this net, but Bob G3SZF has since concluded from feedback received that Banbury is an agreeable spot for the RIBI 2017 AGM. The Whately Hall anticipates our reservations at
Members making reservations on line should let Bob know to keep track of who is doing what. Special rate is £99/Double DBB, but may be subject to change as demand changes.
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 20th September 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0630z - 0700z Tuesday 20th September 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
From John ZL2JPM
I came on this frequency at about 0620z and worked Bill (VK4ZD) until the net started. Bill was 57 and reported me at 54. Peter (VK3KCD) was heard briefly at 0630z (33 both ways). Propagation was lost at about 0635 as the QRM increased. Unfortunately I heard nothing else beyond VK.
From Bill VK4ZD
My radio had glitched and the received signals were about 2 S points
lower than normal; accordingly I have adjusted my reports up by 2 S points
John ZL2JPM called in early and was 54-5 (56-7) and gave me 57
Peter VK3KCD was 56 (58) and gave me 59
Pertti EA7GSU was 22-33 (44-55) here
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 (55)
Coco YO9BC was 44 (56) and gave me 57
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 (57) and gave me 57-8
From John G3OKT
QSL figures for 0605z were SFI 83 A 10 K 4 sunspots 56 (rising)
EA7GSU was just heard using CW at 0638z. I then heard Pertti on SSB giving VK3KCD 5.5-7; Pertti was initially 5.3 here, but later (at 0646z) exchanged 5.7 b/w with G3OKT.
VK3KCD and VK4ZD were both heard by Pertti, but no trace here.
YO9BC was 3.3 here initially, then peaked 5.6 talking to VK3KCD at 0640z.
HB9CQS was only 2.1 at 0635 working both Bill VK4ZD (who was not heard here) and Peter VK3KCD. Klaus gave Jean Pierre 3.3 at 0647z. Klaus was then 3.2 here and gave me 4.3. Klaus and Pertti exchanged 5.9+10dB b/w.
F1CFA was 5.9+20dB with Y09BC at 0643; Jean Pierre was hardly heard by Pertti and only 1.1 here..
Pertti said the VKs disappeared at 0647z
PA3AHC was just recognizable here at 0651; Malcolm got 5.8/9 from Pertti, later 5.9+10dB; EA7GSU heard G3OKT at 5.8 at 0658z as I went QRT..
From Malcolm PA3AHC
For what it’s worth, I made a marginal QSO with VK3KCD, just above the noise. (Must be Peter’s new loop antenna? )
Again to note, I am now - after many months – picking up Radio Australia’s Asian broadcasts in my pm on 12,075 . Hopefully not just one swallow before the Aussie summer.
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Heard by me / second : The report I got
ZL2JPM - 51/---
VK4ZD - 51/---
VK3KCD - 33/43
HB9CQS - 43/43
YO9BC - 59+/59+
Just heard : EA7GSU / PA3AHC / G3OKT
The situation was the same as Sunday : 6h25 : Bill and Peter discussed,
heard clearly as for ZL2JPM... a quarter later they were just down...
From these observations I suggest :
1) - To modify the hour of Sunday to 6h00 UTC ( on control of Bill )
2) - To modify the hour of Tuesday to 7h00 UTC ( European net with HB9CQS as a manager)

That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
23rd September 20166

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