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Roar Nets February 19th - February 21st 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 19th and 21st February 2017
0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
I had storm QRN on 40m.
At 0751-4z I worked Pertti EA7GSU whilst checking earlier 20m propagation. He was 46 and gave me 56 I believe.
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+40
John ZL2JPM was 47 and gave me 57
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59+20
Doug ZL2JPM was 36 and gave me 57
0830z- 0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
At 0740z I worked Pertti EA7GSU whilst checking earlier 20m propagation.
He was 56-7 and gave me 57.
Miika OH2BAD was 56-8 and gave me 57-8
Doug ZL1BFS was 55 and gave me 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 44-55 and gave me 43-54 peaking 55
Brian G3LUW was 56-7 and gave me 56 building to 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 and gave me 57
Phil VK2MCB was 44 and gave me 53
Vernon G0EGW was 57-8 occasionally 59 and gave me 59
John G3OKT and I exchanged 54 reports
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55-6 and gave me 56
Pertti EA7GSU was 56-7 and gave me 57-8
G4HCK was 44-55 and gave me 57-8 peaking 59
I went QRT at 0922z
From John G3OKT
QSL forecast was SFI 77 A 16 K 3 and sunspots were down at 13.
Woodpecker came up on 12.296 at S9+20dB at 0848z; 20m conditions were good.
VK4ZD gave G0EGW 5.7 at 0826. Vernon gave Bill 5.9, but was only a hollow 4.1 here.
G3LUW was 4.5 here and exchanged 5.6 b/w with Bill, who was 5.5 here.
VK4ZD gave Klaus HB9CQS 5.8
PA3AHC, Malcolm was just detectable both here and with OH2BAD, but got 4.3-4 from Bill.
ZL1BFS was 5.5 with Bill. but I had no copy of Doug here.
HB9CQS gave VK4ZD 5.7, exchanged 4.3 b/w with Doug; gave Brian 5.3; and Klaus was 3.1 here.
VK2MCB was 3.1 here; Phil got 4.4 from Bill
VK2IWT was called by HB9CQS at 0852 but no reply was heard from Noel.
VK4ZD exchanged 5.4 b/w with G3OKT at 0837
F1CFA was only 2.1 here at 0838; Jean Pierre gave VK4ZD 5.6 and got 5.5;
OH2BAD was 5.9+20dB; Miika gave VK2MCB 5.7; gave ZL1BFS 5.3 in exchange for 5.4; and heard both G3OKT and G3LUW at 5.9+30dB! Miika could “barely copy” G0EGW at 5.3; gave F1CFA 5.6, gave HB9CQS 5.8; Miika heard nothing from Pertti.
EA7GSU had been up all night on 80m – conditions had been good for the ARRL contest. Pertti had worked VK4ZD at 0740z.
G0EGW was 5.8 here; Vernon gave G3OKT 5.5, VK2MCB 5.3, HB9CQS 5.8, G3LUW 5.9+, ZL1BFS 5.3, PA3AHC 5.7, and OH2BAD 5.9
G4HCK got 4.4 from VK4ZD; Nick was only 1.1 here at 0846
ZL2JPM was recognizable by voice but John was only 1.1 here – I copied a few words.
G3LUW exchanged 5.7 b/w at 0850 with Phil VK2MCB. Brian was a hollow voice pkg 5.7.
HB9CQS gave VK4ZD 5.7 in exchange for 5.8 at 0850, gave 5.3 for G3LUW, 4.3 for ZL1BFS, 5.4 for VK2MCB, 5.9 for OH2BAD, 5.4-7 for G0EGW, 4.4 b/w with G3OKT, 5.6 for EA7GSU in exchange for 5.8, and gave 2.2 for G4HCK
OH2BAD got 5.8 from VK2MCB; Phil exchanged 5.3 b/w with G3OKT at 0853.
PA3AHC Malcolm was still only 3.1 here at 0853, but was peaking 5.5 with VK4ZD.
I left the frequency at 0855 to control the ROAR-in-RIBI net at 0900z on 80m.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,695
From John G3OKT who was net control
G7OAI/P was 5.9+10 here. John gave Brian S9+20, PA3AHC 4.3. and G4LXD S9+30.
G2FUU was 5.9+20
G3JJR had S5-7 QRM and was 5.9+20 here; John gave G7OAI 5.9; G2FUU 5.9+10; G3OKT 5.9+50;
G3LUW was 5.9+10 here
PA3AHC Malcolm had QSB here downwards from 5.7; was 5.4 with Brian and 4.7 with Tommy
G4LXD was 5.9+20dB both here and with Tommy; Bill gave G3OKT S9+20; G2FUU 5.9; G3JJR 5.9 with slow QSB; G3LUW 5.9 and said Malcolm was just discernable. Bill was 5.9+20dB with Tommy; G7OAI was the best signal ever with Vernon
G0EGW Vernon gave G3OKT S9+20, G2FUU 5.6, G3LUW 5.9, and G3JJR 5.6
Tommy confirmed that he will be net controller next week.
G3OKT promised to let IFROAR know John JJR’s new address near Crewe, copied to RIBI Treasurer Bruce.
A lively discussion was had on AGM attendance, electrical safety and password security before G3OKT closed the net at 1003z
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
1900z – 2000z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287, 7205, 14.284
From Ed N4EDT
2000z - no responses
2100z, 7.190 David LeJuene Sr., WN5V, S9+20. Net control N4EDT.
From Pertti EA7GSU
I finally heard something from the opposite side of the pond!! It was ED, N4EDT who was calling ROAR members on 14284 kHz.
He didn˙t answer to anybody, not even to me. He was 51 with clean frequency. But the band was open, three kc higher the US net had some strong signals. It will be worth to follow!!

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 21st February 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0830z - 0900z Tuesday 21st February 2017 EUR net on 14,292
From Bill VK4ZD
Brian G3LUW was 56-7 and gave me 54 building to 58
Phil VK2MCB was 44
Nick G4HCK was 55 and gave me 57
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 and gave me 59
John G3OKT was 55 and gave me 57
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 56 reports
Malcolm PA3AHC was 44 dropping to 33 and gave me 44
I went QRT at 0900z

From John G3OKT
QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 81 A 10 K 2 and sunspots 25 (small increase)
This significant increase in Solar flux was confirmed by good conditions on 20m today and a welcome quiet frequency on 14.292 (on the spider). I had serious S7 buzzing/QRM on the doublet. Woodpecker was heard once at S9+10dB
G3LUW was 5.6 here (unusual) and got 5.5 from Klaus (who heard me at 4.3)
HB9CQS was 5.5 here when Klaus was heard to exchange 5.9 with Phil VK2MCB
VK4ZD gave G3LUW 5.7; Bill was a solid 5.5 here (unusual).
G4HCK was only 2.1 here but gave VK4ZD 5.7 and got 5.5. At 0837 Nick was 3.1 here and gave Brian 4.3, Klaus 5.5 and got 5.7 from Bill.
F1CFA was only 1.1 here. Jean Pierre got 5.6 from VK4ZD
VK4ZD gave Klaus 5.8/9; Bill now exchanged 5.6 b/w with G3OKT.
PA3AHC Malcolm was just heard by Bill at 4.4
VK2MCB gave Malcolm 3.1, Jean Pierre 5.5, Nick 5.3, G3OKT 4.3 (Phil was 5.4 here), Klaus 5.9 and Brian 5.7
G3LUW Brian gave both VK4ZD and VK2MCB 5.8; gave Klaus 5.7 and exchanged 5.4 b/w with G3OKT.
VK4ZD was peaking 5.7 here at 0840 when I had to go QRT.
That’s all for now.
73s from John G3OKT
23rd February 2017

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