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Roar Nets February 26th - February 28th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 26th and 28th February 2017
0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,110
(0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110 next week, 5th March)
From Phil VK2MCB
The Sunday and Tuesday European ANZO net times will come forward by 30 minutes from this coming Sunday to adjust for changing propagation. So the 40m net will start now at 0730z on 7110Khz (Sunday only) and the 20m net will start at 0800z on 14292Khz.

Last Sunday, we launched a special event callsign, VI100TRF (Victor India 100 The Rotary Foundation) to celebrate the 100thAnniversary of the beginning of the Rotary Foundation, at the Wyong Field Day. Bill and Dianne Main, Lee Moyle (with his ham friend Brendan) and I attended and we made 11 contacts on 20 and 30m from our station set up at Wyong. We were pleased to make contacts in ZL and VK6 using a home brew inverted L created by Bill VK4ZD.
The callsign is active for three months until 26 May. I invite all VK ROAR members to use the callsign as often as you wish, on as many bands you wish to use.
All I ask is that you keep a log of contacts and let me know of your intention to operate the callsign, by dropping me an email to indicate and intention to operate on a particular band on a particular day.
This is just to avoid having two people using the same callsign on the same band, on the same mode, at the same time. It is quite acceptable to have multiple operators using the VI100TRF callsign at the same time on different bands, and even people using it on the same band but using different modes at the same time.
Also, could you save your logs into a computer based logging program and save the logs as an ADIF file. If you then can email your file to Bill VK4ZD (at he will input all contacts to the OQRS log. This can be done on a weekly or less frequent basis, it is up to you.
The location of the lookup file is here: and if you put in your callsign you will find your contacts.
From Bill VK4ZD (0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,110)
Based on the propagation experience on 20m and Klaus's report I suggested advancing this net by 30 minutes to 0730z next week
We were in transit (mobile) from Wyong, NSW to Tamworth, NSW on the way home to Lockyer Waters, QLD during this net.
0830z- 0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
(0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path next week, 5th March)
From Bill VK4ZD
Based on the propagation experience and Klaus's report I suggest advancing this net by 30 minutes to 0800z next week
We were in transit (mobile) from Wyong, NSW to Tamworth, NSW on the way hone to Lockyer Waters, QLD during this net.
From John G3OKT
The QSL report at 0605z was SFI 80 A 7 K 1 sunspots 25
HB9CQS Klaus was peaking only 5.3 here at 0830, but we exchanged 5.6 b/w at 0848.
PA3AHC was just recognizable at 3.1 here; Malcolm and Klaus exchanged 4.3 b/w
G4HCK responded to a call from Klaus but was only 1.1 here. Nick gave Klaus 5.3 and got 3.2. Nick heard me at 2.2. Nick was 5.4 with G0EGW.
G0EGW was 5.5 with Klaus at 0840; Vernon gave Klaus 5.8, and was pkg 5.3 here; Vernon gave Nick 5.5.
F1CFA was just recognizable at 1.1 (under QRM from an Italian) and was 2.1 with Klaus. Jean Pierre gave Klaus 4.5-6, and came up to 3.1 here at 0847. Jean Pierre gave G3OKT 4.1.
According to HB9CQS, G0EGW was still the strongest G station at 5.4-5 at 0857z.
I left the QRG for the RIBI net on 80m at 0859z.
(as I left 20m, I was called by both IK7MOI and OF4UI who gave me 5.9+!)
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
Tommy G2FUU was net control. There was strong QSB on all signals.
G7OAI/P John was 5.9+10dB
G2FUU Tommy was 5.9+20dB
PA3AHC Malcolm was 5.3-5. Tommy also found Malcolm just on the noise level.
G3OKT was 5.7 with PA3AHC; 5.9 with G4LXD
G3JJR John was 5.9+10dB
G3SZF Bob was 5.9+10dB; had no copy of Malcolm in S7 noise level.
G0SQH was 5.8/9 here; Derek had difficulty with most signals
G0PCF was 5.8/9 here; Bruce heard Tommy “very strong”; he had a constant S6 noise
G4LXD was 5.9+10dB; Bill gave G7OAI 5.8; PA3AHC 4.2; G0SQH 4.7; G2FUU 5.9+
G0EGW was 5.9+10dB here; gave G2FUU 5.7 tho’ Tommy said Vernon was in his noise; Vernon gave G4LXD 5.9, G3JJR 5.9, G3OKT 5.9+10dB, had no copy of PA3AHC, gave G0SQH 5.4, G3SZF 5.7 and G7OAI/P 5.9.
Both G3JJR and G2FUU said they would try to be on the 80m net at 1800hrs.
G3LUW Brian is expected to be net control next week.
The net closed at 0955z.
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
2200z – 2230z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287, 7188, 14.284
From Ed N4EDT
N4EDT Ed, NG2H Ken, N9HWO Phil, guests N6VXM N0RSN.
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 28th February 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0830z - 0900z Tuesday 28th February 2017 EUR net on 14,292
(0800z - 0830z 2017 Tuesday EUR net on 14,292 next week, 7th March)
From Bill VK4ZD
20m was very noisy today due to storm activity near my QTH.
Based on the propagation experience and Klaus's report I suggest  advancing this net by 30 minutes to 0800z next week.
I also worked all copiable stations as VI100TRF.This special event callsign is to highlight 100 years of The Rotary Foundation.
Coco YO9BC was 56 and gave me 58
Vernon G0EGW was 56
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 57-8
Peter VK3KCD was 44 and he gave me 44 in return
John G3OKT was 33-44 and gave me 51
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 44
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11 here
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave me 55-6
Les PA0SDZ was 55 on peaks
From John G3OKT
QSL reported at 0605 utc - SFI 82 A 8 K 2 sunspots 40 (increasing)
Conditions were poor but the noise was low.
YO9BC Coco was 5.7 here in QSO with Vernon at 0825.
G0EGW was 5.1 (very clear but not touching the S meter), gave G3OKT 5.1. Vernon said VK2MCB was very quiet. I could recognize Phil’s voice but I had no copy.
VI100TRF (Bill on the mic) and G3OKT exchanged 5.1 b/w at 0830. VK4ZD had QRN from a building storm
VK3KCD Peter exchanged 4.4 b/w with VI100TRF. No sign of Peter here.
VK2MCB was 5.5 with Bill; Phil was just recognizable, but I had no copy here.
VK4ZD peaked 5.2 here at 0840, but was sinking again to 2.1 by 0850 and only Q1 by 0902.
G0EGW was 5.2 with VK3KCD. Peter was “hardly heard” by Vernon.
F1CFA called in at 0843 – Jean Pierre was only 1.1 here, but peaking 5.5 with VK4ZD and Jean Pierre gave Bill 4.4. Jean Pierre got 3.4 from G0EGW.
PA3AHC was just heard here at 0850 – I had no copy of Malcolm, but he was 5.2 with Vernon. Malcolm got 1.1 from VK4ZD.
HB9CQS was 5.1 here at 0852 and gave me 3.2 at 0901; Klaus gave Bill 5.5 and got 5.7; Vernon gave Klaus pkg 5.8

That’s all for now.
73s from John G3OKT
3rd March 2017

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