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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets January 22nd - January 24th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 22nd and 24th January 2017
 
0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Noel, VK2IWT was 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 59+10 and gave me 59+30
 
0830z- 0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John G3OKT
From QSL at 0605z : SFI 86 A 11 K 3 sunspots 67
EA7SU was 5.7 at 0840 and gave me 5.9; by 0852 Pertti was down to 5.2/3.
PA3AHC and G3LUW were just heard but no copy
HB9CQS was 5.1 here; Klaus gave VK4ZD 5.4 and got 5.6/7; gave Pertti 5.9+20dB; heard ZL1BFS but had no copy of G3OKT.
OH2BAD was 5.9+10dB here
VK4ZD was 1-2.1 here, difficult copy at 0835; Bill was 4.1 with Pertti – up to 5.5 at 0847;
ZL1BFS got 5.4 from Klaus and gave 5.7. Doug was 2.1 with 1 sec flutter here; Doug was later 5.4 with Pertti in exchange for 3.2/3
VK3KCD was on the net but Peter had no copy by HB9CQS
PA0SDZ called VK4ZD at 0836 but I had no copy of Les here. Les gave Bill 3.3 at 0850.
F1CFA got 5.4 from VK4ZD but Jean Pierre was not heard here until 0903 when he was 5.5.
ZL2JPM was 1.1 here; John got 5.5 from Bill; got 3.3 from Klaus and gave 4.3; John got 4.2 from PA0SDZ.
G4HCK and G3LUW were on the net but were not heard here
G0EGW was 5.5 with VK4ZD at 0854; Vernon was 3.1 here; Vernon gave ZL1BFS 5.9 and got 5.5.
G3LUW exchanged 5.5 b/w with ZL1BFS at 0858
EA7GSU gave Doug 5.5 at 0858 and got 3.4
VK2IWT was mentioned by Bill but Noel was not heard here.
HB9CQS heard both G3LUW and G0EGW at 5.4, and Bill at 4.3 before Klaus had to leave for a birthday party. He heard Noel at 2.1 and was still only 4.1 here when he went QRT.
F1CFA gave G3LUW 4.1 at 0903, VK2MCB 3.1, PA0SDZ 1.1, VK3KCD 1.1, ZL1BFS 4.1, HB9CQS 5.4, EA7GSU 5.1 and ZL2JPM 1.1.
G4HCK heard VK4ZD at 4.3 and got 4.4. Bill was Q5 here by 0907, but still only S1!
OH2BAD was still 5.9+10dB down to 5.5 in QSB at the end; gave VK4ZD 5.4, got 5.5/9 from F1CFA. Miika and ZL1BFS exchanged 5.5 b/w at 0908
VK2GWK was the first VK to touch my S meter at 5.2. Henk was 5.6 with Miika who got 5.5. Henk got 5.5/6 from EA7GSU and gave Pertti 5.2. Henk was 5.3 here at 0915.
G0EGW gave Henk pkg 5.8 at 0913 and Henk gave Vernon 5.5/6.
PA0SDZ Les gave Henk 5.5 at 0921 and got 4.2
Severe QRM at 0924 caused me to go QRT at 0925 just as OH2BAD came up to 5.9+20dB.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-8 anf gave me 58
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-7 and gave me 54
Peter VK3KCD was 33 and gave me 34
Pertti EA7GSU and I exchanged 55 reports
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 54 reports
Noel VK2IWT was 33 and gave me 33
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 42-52
Les PA0SDZ was 33 aand gave me 43
Vernon G0EGW was 55-6 and gave me 57-8
Brian G3LUW was 55-6 and gave me 55
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 57
John G4HCK was 44-55 and gave me 54 peaking 57
Miika OH2BAD was 55-6 and gave me 54 building to 57
Henk VK2GWK was 56-7
Keith G3ADZ operating from G0EGW was55-6 and gave me 57-8
John G3OKT was 44
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11 and I was told that he gave me 43
I went QRT at 0945z
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G2FUU Tommy was net control. He was 5.9+10dB here
G3JJR was 5.9+10dB. John said that Hack Green SDR was not available today.
G4LXD was 5.9+20dB here. Bill heard G3SZF at 5.8
G3LUW was 5.9+20dB. Brian gave G3SZF 5.8, and G3OKT 5.9
G3SZF was 5.9 here and had trouble with G7OAI and G3JJR through Bob’s local noise level.
G7OAI
Brian G3LUW will be net controller next week
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
From Pertti EA7GSU
The egg - clock did not help, there was no propagation of any kind. But obviously the chance exists, maybe next Sunday.
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
 
1900z – 2000z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287, 7205
From Ed N4EDT
The N. AM Transcontinental Net was delayed 2 hours and had only one contact due to persistent thunder storms in Alabama, the location of the net control. N4EDT, WN5V David Le Jeune. S9 report.
From Joe AF1E
I put out some calls on 7.209 due to QRM on 7.205 but heard nothing. I know Ed was in the middle of a thunderstorm so he could not get on the air. I listened a little on 14.287 but heard nothing.
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 24th January 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0830z - 0900z Tuesday 24th January 2017 EUR net on 14,295.2
From John G3OKT
The QSL site gave at 0605z : SFI 84 A 4 K 1 sunspots 53 (down)
Band noise here was less than S1 except for occasional QRN to S7
As on Sunday, propagation to VK opened after 0900; before that VKs were hearable but below S1.
EA7GSU Pertti was 5.5 at 0830, gave me 5.7. By 0842 Pertti was 5.7 here giving Klaus 5.9
VK4ZD was 5.7 with Pertti at 0830 and on beyond 0850,
HB9CQS was only 4.1 here; Klaus gave Bill 5.4; gave Phil pkg 5.5; Klaus heard me at 21 but we had no contact.
VK2MCB exchanged 3.1 b/w with Pertti
VK3KCD gave Klaus 4.3 and Peter got 4.2; Peter later gave G3LUW 5.3
G3LUW was a “hollow sounding” 2.1 here at 0838; Brian exchanged 5.9 b/w with Pertti and 5.4 b/w with Klaus; Brian gave VK4ZD 3.3 and got 5.5, later up to 5.6 b/w; Brian was 4.1 with VK2MCB and later gave Phil 5.4.
EA7GSU gave VK4ZD 5.3-1 QSB at 0839. Bill was QSB Q3 here but still below S1
PA3AHC was just heard here; Malcolm gave EA7GSU 5.7 and got 5.5 with QSB down.
VK4ZD was 4.1 here at 0850, QSB to Q5 but still not S1.
VK2MCB exchanged 4.3 here, 5.3 for Phil; Phil and Peter were both 3.1 with Pertti; Phil was 5.1 here at , just touching the S meter for the first time; Phil gave G3LUW 4.4 at 0857 VK3KCD Peter was still 3.1 here as he left the QSO.
I went QRT at 0908z.
 
From Klaus HB9CQS
08:31z – Bill, VK4ZD, His / mine 54 / 56.
08:34z – Phil, VK2MCB, 55 / 58.
08:36z – Peter, VK3KCD, 42 / 43
08:39z – Pertti, EA7GSU, 57 / 59.
08:42z – Brian, G3LUW, 54 / 44
At 08:45z I QSYed to 14’328 for a sked with Len, VK4BLZ. Len was 42 here. He had difficulty reading me.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 33 and gave me 53
Pertti EA7GSU was 44 building to 55-6 and gave me 57
Phil VK2MVB was 55
Klaus HB9CQS was 56 and gave me 54
Brian G3LUW was 55-6 and gave me 33 building to 55-6
John G3OKT was initially 11 building to 33-44
Malcolm PA3AHC as 11

That’s all for now.
73s from John G3OKT
26th January 2017

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