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Roar Nets January 8th - January 10th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 8th and 10th January 2017
0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9+10 and gave me 59+20
Peter VK3KCD was 59+5 nd gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+40
0830z- 0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 56 and gave me 57
Noel VK2IWT and I exchange 57 reports
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 and gave me 53
Pertti EA7GSU was 43-54 and gave me 31-41
Vernon G0EGW was 43
John G3OKT was 11
Clearly the condx were not in our favour even though the time was optimal
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0605z were SFI 72 A 20 (red) K 3 and sunspots were zero for the 3rd day!
The new later time of the net seemed to cause serious QRM from Italian stations 2 kHz higher, particularly for Pertti, Jean Pierre and me. No significant opening appeared for VK or ZL.
Brian G3LUW was heard first at 0830z, 5.2 here and Brian heard 50% of me at 3.3.
EA7GSU and G3OKT exchanged 5.7 b/w. Pertti was consistently the strongest signal of the net here, but complained of his S9+30dB QRM around 0900z!
HB9CQS Klaus was 5.7 with G3LUW; gave Pertti 5.9, Brian 5.3 and said G3OKT was unreadable
VK4ZD was called by Klaus and Pertti but Bill was never heard here. Klaus gave 5.3 and got 5.5; Pertti gave Bill 3.1 (just about readable)
PA3AHC was 5.5 to 5.8 QSB with Pertti. Malcolm just recognisable here when QRM low
F1CFA gave Klaus 5.5 but Jean Pierre unreadable here and with Pertti
G4HCK got 5.7 from Pertti at 0847; Nick was not heard here.
G0EGW was 5.1 here when QRM low; Vernon gave Pertti 5.9+10dB and got 5.9; got 5.4 from Klaus
VK4ZD was very weak and in QRM with Vernon, but came up to Q5 with Pertti.
IZ0DRC, a visitor, exchanged 5.7 b/w with Pertti. Franko was 3.4 here.
F1CFA called in at 0907z but copy was difficult here. I went QRT at 0912.
Pertti said he would not be on the Tuesday net
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
We had a short contact on 20m this morning. TKS !
It appeared, with that modification in the meeting time, that we are polluted by a greater lot of stations getting out of bed !! The one we got this morning was an Italian, long term speaking !!! It was impossible to copy a ROAR station for me, as I am too close from the Italian OM.
Anyway, I was very surprised to hear Malcolm in very good conditions since he put a new antenna.
To reach the 80m British QSO, it was very difficult this morning. Too weak signals. But G3LUW heard me.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT – I QSY’d from the 20m ANZO net at 0915z to find a very busy post-Christmas RIBI net!
G2FUU – Tommy found Bill G4LXD strong; G0PCF was “readable”
G3SZF was 5.9 here but suffering high noise there; Bob heard G7OAI at 5.7 to zero in QSB!
G0SQH was 5.9+10dB here; Derek was listening on Hack Green
G3JJR John said Hack Green SDR was very good for PA3AHC, not for F1CFA, but G3SZF “very readable.” G0SQH and G0PCF were OK but the SDR kept going down (it had 129 users at 0950!) John was 5.9+10dB here with QSB.
G7OAI John was only 5.5 with G3LUW, 5.9 here; heard Brian at 5.9+20dB in S9 noise!
G0PCF Bruce was 5.8 here
G4LXD Bill was 5.9+10dB b/w here; listening both on his local aerial and to Hack Green.
G3LUW Brian gave F1CFA 5.7, PA3AHC 5.5, G4LXD 5.9 and G3OKT 5.9 b/w.
G0JWE Don was reported to be listening via the Hack Green SDR
G0EGW called in at 0927; Vernon was 5.9 here but suffered S9 interference
PA0AHC Malcolm called in at 0930. Good signal here at 5.5 to 2.3 QSB; he was the only non-UK station heard by Tommy G2FUU. G3SZF gave Malcolm 3.3 but lost F1CFA in the noise. Malcolm gave G3LUW 5.6 in exchange for 5.4; gave Les PA0SDZ 5.9; and could just hear G2FUU
F1CFA Jean Pierre was heard by G3LUW
PA0SDZ Les was 5.6 here ; 5.4 with G3LUW and gave 5.7
G7OAI should be at his higher /A QTH next week.
G3OKT will be net control next Sunday; I went QRT at 1000z.
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
Both Tommy G2FUU and Brian G3LUW said earlier that they would try to be on this net.
1900z – 2000z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Phil N9HWO
Ed N4EDT began calling CQ and over the next hour got several responses. With Rotarians and non-Rotarians. Calls heard/worked included N9HWO (Phil), K7QS (Bob), VE6BGL, W5CBO, KA0HDJ, and KDZ9FYS. I didn’t hear all the stations that Ed N4EDT worked, and he didn’t hear all the stations that others worked, so my list may be incomplete. It was a good group and I hope that more will join us next Sunday.
From Ed Tyler‪ N4EDT.
Stations heard, N9HWO Phil Fleming, K7QS Bob Mc Farland, Rotary members. KD9FYS, Brian Polzin non-Rotarian.
The noise was very high and reception was difficult but, this time we enjoyed some success. 73 and listen for the net next Sunday. We were heard by Wally Gardiner About S5 here in S6 noise.
From Bill VK4ZD
Great News. Well done to everyone concerned.
From Pertti EA7GSU
Been there and heard nobody!!
The band was just noise and a couple of qrm˙s from the village. But like many things, you have to wait for the good things to happen, hi
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 10th January 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0830z - 0900z Tuesday 10th January 2017 EUR net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Once again the condx cheated us of any real European propagation
Peter VK3KCD was 56-8 and gave me 55-9
Phil VK2MCB andI exchanged 43 reports
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 51
Doug ZL1BFS was 56 with an intermittent fault so he went QRT
Brian G3LUW was briefly 43
John G3OKT was 22
Klaus HB9CQS was 44 and also gave me 44
From John G3OKT
QSL figures at 0610z were : SFI 71 A 12 K 2 sunspots zero for the 6th day!
Band quiet at 0830 with a 5.8/9 Russian station right on our frequency. He went QRT at 0843.
G3LUW was 4.3 and gave me 3.3 at 0836. Brian called HB9CQS at 0837 – Klaus was not heard here then.
Faint voices in the (low) noise were heard 0840 – 0848 – presume VK4ZD, VK2MCB et al
VK4ZD was heard to say “good morning Brian” at 0850 – Bill was less than 2.1 here!
VKs were still frustratingly under the noise at 0900
HB9CQS was 3.1 at 0902 – Klaus apologized for late arrival; exchanged 4.4 b/w with VK4ZD. Klaus was suddenly 5.7 for 1 second and then was gone. I went QRT at 0905z.
That’s all for now.
73s from John G3OKT
13th January 2017

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