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Provided by Phil Byrne VKMCB

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Roar Nets December 31st 2017 and January 2nd 2018

 

ROAR Nets Report for December 31st 2017 and January 2nd 2018
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 47-59 in storm noise and gave me 59+5
Peter VK3KCD was 25-36 building to 47-58
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+30
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+ and gave me 59+5
Klaus HB9CQS was 25-46 and gave me 33
 
0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John G3OKT
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 70 A 3 K 0 and sunspots zero for the 3rd day!
Signals generally weak; VK/ZL were just hearable on the high-wire 80m doublet- all the spider quad offered was more noise!
QRM from a 5.7 Russian stn 1.7kHz higher made Klaus HB9CQS uncopiable at 0800z.
OH2BAD and G0EGW were heard faintly in the noise during 0800 to 0806z.
ZL1BFS gave Miika 5.4. Doug was 3.1 here, referred to VK4ZD but no copy of Bill here.
VK2IWT was called by Doug at 0812 but no copy of Noel here.
G3LUW called me at 0813 at 2.1. I responded but no return.
ZL1BFS held the net together as far as Eu was concerned; Doug gave G0EGW 5.6, G3OKT 3.1, G4HCK ? (Nick was just heard at 1.1 here at 0848)
G0EGW flashed up to S8 at 0825z but then was gone again!
VK4ZD was first heard here at 0832z – gave Nick 3.2 according to Doug.
HB9CQS was 3.1 here at 0838 calling G3LUW; Klaus was 5.8 with Doug who was now peaking 4/5.3-4.
VK4ZD gave G3LUW 4.4.
Klaus asked if anything had been heard of YO9BC recently; G3OKT and HB9CQS said they would email Coco to see if he is OK.
The net was closed by VK4ZD at 0857; Bill said then that Vernon was up to 5.7.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59
Klaus HB9CQS was initially 11-22 here but built to 55-6 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW was initially 22 33 building to33-44 and peaked at 57 and gave me 53
Nick G4HCK was 33 and gave me 45
Miika OH2BAD was 22 here on the long path (I suspect he would have been better on the short path to me)
Peter VK3KCD was 11-33 and he went QRT at 0812z (not hearing Europe)
Noel VK2IWT was 58-9
John G3OKT was initially 11 but lifted to 22-33
Nick G4HCK was 33 and gave me 32-3
Brian G3LUW was 44 and gave me 44 also
 
From Nick G4HCK
Good morning everyone.
Today’s net was a real challenge. Thank goodness Pertti was on with Klaus. At the start I was thinking I must have the wrong times but by 08.35 Pertti was 5.9 and I could just copy Klaus.
Anyway Happy New Year and let hope we get some good (well reasonable ) conditions to talk during the coming year.
7 3’s
Nick, G4HCK
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
We had an excellent net of 9 stations with good strong signals.
G3LUW was 5.9+20dB here and Brian was net control.
G2FUU Tommy was 5.9+10dB here
PA3AHC was 5.7 here; Malcolm gave G3LUW 5.4 and got 5.6; gave 5.9+10dB for Tommy; gave 5.9+10dB for G3OKT
G3SZF was 5.9+10dB here. Bob gave Malcolm 5.6
G3JJR was 5.9+10dB here
G7OAI was 5.9 here; gave G2FUU 5.9+10dB, G3LUW 5.9+10dB to +20dB; “good copy” (5.5) of Malcolm via the Hack Green SDR; gave G3SZF 5.9+10dB; G3OKT - less strong than Brian (5.9+10dB QSB); G3JJR 5.9; G0PCF not heard; and G4LXD 5.9+10dB.
G4LXD was 5.9 here; Bill gave G3OKT 5.9+20dB and PA3AHC 5.7/5; G3LUW 5.9+20dB
G0PCF was 5.8 here and a clear 5.7 with G3LUW
We had a great discussion, ended at 0950z with the Rotary toast and wishes to all for a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Happy New Year everyone!
John G3OKT
 
From Coco YO9BC
I desired to express my best wishes to all ROAR members for the new Year 2018 !!!
A lot of health , happiness ,and success in all occupations ...
From my full heart 73's,
 
Vince Duque [Coco ] YO9BC

From Vitor CT1BJZ
Votos sinceros de Feliz Natal e prospero Ano Novo.
CT1BJZ
 

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 2nd January 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2

From Bill VK4ZD
Storm noise prevented me from hearing anyone well.
Phil VK2MCB was 33 and gave me 43-53
John ZL2JPM QSB'd between 33-55
The OHR was S9 on the back of the antenna.
 
From John ZL2JPM
Hi Roar Netters
Best wishes for the New Year. I was Maritime Mobile today in NZ’s Marlborough Sounds – had a great session with Phil (Vk2MCB) (55 in both directions) and, apart from a spot of noise and a persistent Woodpecker interference, easy copy under the circumstances.
Amazing what you can get from a simple backstay antenna and 100w. Local noise is entirely your own and propagation over water is rather better than on land.
No evidence of European stations, so forgive us for not being sociable.
Best regards
 
John Moriarty

 
From Pertti EA7GSU
Hello boys,
A challenge indeed!
I was there at 0800 shot and was able to recognise voices of Bill and Phil. I would give 11 to both. Same situation 25min later. But we got together Les, PA0SDZ, Nick G4HCK, Malcolm PA3AHC and Klaus HB9CQS. Histories of the Festive time changed with wishes made to have at least as good prop’s as last year.
 
Happy New Year to everybody! Pertti
 
 

Happy New Year to All and 73s,
Phil VK2MCB

Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra
Australia
E: philipbyrne@bigpond.com

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