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Provided by Phil Byrne VKMCB

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Roar Nets December 10th and 12th 2017

 

ROAR Nets Report for 10th and 12th December 2017

 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9+5 and gave me 59+20
 
0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John G3OKT
 
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 72 A 4 K 0 and sunspots 0 for the 2nd day!
The Tadzikistan harmonic today shared 14.295 with a “warbling” signal at S4/QSB.
 
ZL1BFS returned to G3OKT’s CQ at 0807z. We exchanged 5.2 b/w; by 0813 Doug was 5.5.
F1CFA was Q2 with Doug at 0814z; Jean Pierre was not heard here.
VK4ZD heard by Doug 3.2 Doug at 0813, Bill not heard here LP nor SP; in fact no VKs heard here.
I8VJK a visitor Stephano from Napoli was 5.6 here
G0EGW called VK4ZD; Vernon 5.4 here with QSB and gave Doug 5.7
VK2MCB got 5.7 from ZL1BFS and gave Doug 4.1. Phil not heard here.
EA7GSU was 5.6.9 here on CW at 0825. Pertti gave ZL1BFS 5.4
G3OKT got 4.4 from VK4ZD; Bill was 2.3 here on bearing of HB9CQS
ZL1BFS got 5.4 from HB9CQS in exchange for 5.6. Doug now 5.5 here.
EA7GSU gave PA3AHC 5.7, G4HCK 5.7, G0EGW 5.9 and heard F1CFA. Pertti was 5.9 here at 0836.
G0EGW gave VK4ZD 5.7/8 and EA7GSU 5.9+ at 0838. Bill was 3.1 to 5.3 here QSB.
VK4ZD was 5.3/4 with HB9CQS; Bill was a solid 5.4 here at 0850z (best time). Gave G3OKT 4.4 to 5.5
EA7GSU gave VK4ZD 5.3 while he was 5.8 here; Pertti got 4.4 from Bill
F1CFA got 3.2 from VK4ZD. Jean Pierre was still not heard here.
VK2MCB got 2.1 from EA7GSU at 0850z and gave 3.1; Pertti was 5.9 here. Phil still not heard here. Phil got 4.0 (?) from HB9CQS at 0852 and gave 4.1.
G4HCK got 5.4 from VK4ZD and gave 4.4. Bill gave Klaus 5.6.
VK4ZD said signals were lifting generally at 0856. ZL1BFS was 3.3 QSB here and gave Nick 4.3. Klaus gave Bill 5.6 with HB9CQS though Klaus was only 4.3 here. Klaus gave Nick 4.1.
VK4ZD got 5.3 from PA3AHC via EA7GSU.
 
The Net closed at 0907z.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 56-7
Phil VK2MCB was 56
Peter VK3KCD was 55 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW was 54-5 building to 55-6 and gave me 57-8
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 and gave me 31 I believe
Pertti EA7GSU was 44-33-44 and gave me 53-4
John G3OKT was 44-55 and gave me 54
Klaus HB9CQS was 55-6 and gave me 53-4 then 56
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me 33
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22
I went QRT at 0907z
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT Net control was G7OAI.
 
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
 
2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
 
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 12th December 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 12th December 2017 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From John G3OKT
 
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 72 A 10 K 3 and sunspots 13. This was the first non-zero sunspot forecast for weeks and generated an expectation of a good Eu/ANZO net. But it was not to be! G3OKT had to contend with 30cm of snow, temperature of -13deg C and a frozen rotary beam. Warble and Tadzikistan modulation created considerable QRM.

EA7GSU and G3OKT exchanged 5.9 b/w at 0812, while HB9CQS and G3OKT exchanged 5.3 b/w
VK4ZD was not heard here at 0817, but was 5.1 to 5.5 with EA7GSU at 0825 and 5.3 with Klaus
PA3AHC was 5.6/7 with Pertti at 0828 but Malcolm was not heard here.
Neither VK2MCB nor ZL were copied by HB9CQS
G0EGW was a wavy 2-4.1 here at 0829, but was 5.9 with Pertti
F1CFA was weakly heard on CW by G3OKT.
PA0SDZ was 5.7 with Pertti but Les was not heard here.
VK4ZD was 5.1-2 with Pertti at 0826 though had been S7 earlier. Bill got 5.6 from Klaus at 0827. Bill was just recognizable here at 0833, coming up to a wavy 2.1
G4HCK called EA7GSU but had no response
VK4ZD was just 1.1 as Bill left the net for his Rotary meeting
EA7GSU closed the net at 0850, giving me 5.9
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 59
Pertti EA7GSU was 449 on CW and gave me 31
Klaus HB9CQS built from 44 to 55-56 and gave me 52-3 then 56
Jean-Pierre F1CFA may have been detected on CW
Vernon G0EGW was 55-6 and gave me 56 after lifting the antenna up higher for a better angle of radiation
John G3OKT was 22

14th December 2017

73s
Phil VK2MCB
Philip Byrne
 
E: philipbyrne@bigpond.com

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