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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets August 27th - August 29th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 27th and 29th August 2017
 
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,110

From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 57
Phil VK2MCB was 57-8 and gave me 59
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me 57
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 57
 
0630z- 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 33-54 and gave me 42
Peter VK3KCD was 22
John ZL2JPM was 55 at best
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 41 and gave me 33
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 but faded quickly to 33
Pertti EA7GSU was a good 55 and gave me 51
Klaus was 41 but I don’t believe he copied me well
Terrific to make contact with Pertti, the first contact with Western Europe for some months.
 
From John G3OKT
A 0305z, QSL gave SFI 78 A 5 K 3 sunspots 35 (falling)
G3OKT called CQ at 0630z. EA7GSU responded at 5.6; gave me 5.7 QSB
HB9CQS was 5.9 with Pertti though only 4.1 here. Klaus heard Pertti at 5.7-5
G4HCK Nick was not strong at 4.1 with Pertti (same here)
YO9BC was called by Klaus at 0637 but there was no response from Coco.
VK2MCB was called by Klaus at 0638 but no response was heard
EA7GSU heard Bill at 3.1 and Phil at 2.1 responding to a CQ at 0640.
HB9CQS was a steady 5.9 here, gave me 5.9 to 4.5 in QSB. Pertti and I were the only stations Klaus could hear.
PA3AHC was only 2.1 here but Malcolm and Pertti exchanged 5.8/9 b/w
G0EGW was 5.9 with Pertti. Vernon and I exchanged 5.7. Vernon gave G4HCK 5.3, EA7GSU 5.9, HB9CQS 5.7/8
G4HCK was 5.8/9 down to 4.1 in QSB with Pertti. Nick was only 4.1 here
Klaus was 5.9+10dB here at 0703. No copy with Nick nor Vernon
F4GHB suddenly came in at 5.9+20dB. Alain was the strongest ever here but reported Pertti and Klaus were in the background. Alain got 5.6/7 from Pertti when beaming; Pertti then 5-5/7 with Alain. Klaus copied Alain at 2.3.
An ON4 station then came up many dB over S9 on 14.297 at 0732 and swamped Klaus, so I went QRT.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
Tommy G2FUU was net control, and was 5.9 down to 5.7 here in QSB
G3JJR John was 5.9 here and 5.9+20dB with Brian G3LUW
G3LUW Brian was 5.9+10dB here
G7OAI/P was 5.9+10dB here
G3SZF reported G7OAI/P was up to to 5.9+ and down to 5.6 in QSB; G3JJR went below his noise level in QSB.
Brian reported that he had heard nothing on the earlier 20m ROAR net.
G3OKT reported on the offer made by The Hand at Llangollen for the 2018 ROAR AGM. He would visit to see the suggested room for the AGM itself which seemed too large and overly expensive. Otherwise members seemed OK with the suggested venue.
G7OAI gave his apologies for absence next week - family visiting
 
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
Both John G3JJR and G3LUW thought earlier on 80m that they might be on this net.
 
2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
From Ed N4EDT
 
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 29th August 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0630z - 0700z Tuesday 29th August 2017 EUR net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Pertti EA7GSU was heard with a hint of CW maybe 229
Peter VK3KCD was 33
Phil VK2MCB was 33 here and gave me 41
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 43 and gave me 43
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 51
Peter VK3KCD was 21
 
From John G3OKT
QSL site at 0605z gave SFI 82 A 4 K 2 and sunspots 17 (falling)
VK4ZD was called on cw by EA7GSU at 0700 but I heard no reply.
EA7GSU was 3.1 here with heavy QSB. Pertti apparently heard VK4ZD at 5.5
HB9CQS was 5.7 here. Klaus gave me 5.9
VK2MCB was called by EA7GSU at 0707; Pertti said Bill was weaker than Phil. Phil gave Klaus 4.1 at 0708 according to Pertti, in exchange for 4-3.1 for Phil from Klaus.
VK3KCD was 5.3-5 with Pertti at 0712 in exchange for 5.3
HB9CQS and G3OKT now exchanged 5.8 b/w; Pertti was 5.7 here, and gave Klaus 5.9+10dB
VK4ZD was now 5.5-7 with EA7GSU. Still no sign at all of VKs here.
EA7GSU was 5.7/8 and HB9CQS was 5.9 at 0725. Klaus gave me 5.9+5dB as I closed at 0730.
 
From Bill VK4ZD in later esponse to G3OKT :
We were meant to be changing by 30 minutes.... my miscalculations!
 
 
 
That’s all for now!
73s from John G3OKT
2nd September 2017

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