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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets July 23rd - July 25th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 23rd and 25th July 2017
 
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 58-59
He advised that he will be absent from nets over the next week as he and Carol were travelling to Cairns
 
0600z- 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Short Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was not heard
Klaus HB9CQS was 44 and gave me 53
John VK6ANC (visitor) was 57-8 and gave me 59
 
From Brian G3LUW
Conditions on the 20m net were very poor SFI=70 A=16(red) K=3.
I spoke to Klaus HB9CQS. He said that he had worked Bill VK4ZD at 0700 shortpath. Raffaele IV3EZJ was loud and clear. He is a Rotarian from Udine, District 2060 in Northern Italy.
Nick G4HCK, Malcolm PA3AHC & Jean-Pierre F1CFA were on frequency, but I did not hear them.
Pertti EA7GSU had rung Klaus. He would not be on the net today or on Tuesday.
Klaus closed the net at 0745.
Pertti EA7GSU has said that he hopes to be on Net next Sunday.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
Conditions on the 80m net were reasonable. There were only five members present. Tommy G2FUU in control with Bob G3SZF, John G3JJR, Bruce G0PCF and G3LUW. Tommy closed the net at 0840. I suppose we cannot expect much else at the bottom of the solar cycle, and during the first week of the school holidays.
 
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
 
2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
From Ed N4EDT
id callsign checkin name state city remarks
1 N4EDT 27 Edward H AL Pell City ROAR Pres-Elect
2 WA1SJG 9 Susan J MA East Longmeadow ROAR
3 N5MIG 2 JOSEPH F AR HELENA ROAR
4 KB1XG 9 ALBERT M MA EAST LONGMEADOW ROAR
5 W8SOO 2 KEN R MI Brimley ROTARIAN
6 K2EZ 1 ANDREA B NJ SPARTA FIRST TIME CHECK IN
7 WN5V 12 David W LA Welsh ROAR
8 K8DDZ 1 Thomas G OH Warren FIRST TIME CHECK IN
9 W0WT 1 WARREN J ND JAMESTOWN FIRST TIME CHECK IN
10 N9HWO 9 PHILIP B IL CANTON ROAR SEC
11 WB2GHV 1 RICHARD P FL WILDWOOD FIRST TIME CHECK IN
12 NG2H 11 Kenneth R VA Palmyra ROAR
13 AF1E 2 JOSEPH G NC CONOVER FIRST TIME CHECK IN
14 KK4PNS 1 David D FL Pensacola FIRST TIME CHECK IN
15 N9GJC 1 GEORGE C IN BEDFORD FIRST TIME CHECK IN
Sunday's North American TransCon net was plagued by noise on 40 meters, 7.188 MHZ but, we were able to communicate with many stations, 12, basically east of the Mississippi. When we shifted to 20 meters, 14.288 MHZ stations in the Northern part of the nation were able to communicate with the net control. It would appear that if the net controls are going to communicate with ROAR members across the US, two separate nets are going to be required under the existing propagation conditions.
Ingo Werk, the incoming treasurer, was able to hear the net control on 40 meters in Michigan but was unable to be heard by any active station on the net.
 
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 25th July 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0600z - 0630z Tuesday 25th July 2017 EUR net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
I was there but nothing heard on long path or short path
 
From John G3OKT
At 0305z QSL reported SFI 70 A 12 K 2 and sunspots 0 for the 6th day running.
Conditions were poor, no sign of VK, QRN to S6
OH2BAD was 5.8/9 at 0600z, later 5.9+20dB. Miika copied HB9CQS at 5.9+10dB.
HB9CQS was not touching the S meter here, I could just tell that he was there; at 0627 Klaus was fading up to Q5 here, but was still only S1.
PA3AHC was hardly hearable here but Malcolm was 5.9 with Miika
F1CFA was not copied by Miika (later given 5.1), and Jean Pierre and G3OKT heard "a few words" both ways.
G3OKT was 5.9 with OH2BAD
G3LUW was hardly heard here at 0608z (4.1 waving in and out); Brian got 5.7-9 from Miika.
DJ7UD (Klaus) and SY4CCF (both visitors) called Miika at 0621, but were not heard here.
I left the net at 0630z.
 
That’s all for now! Sorry, I had family visitors so missed the Sunday nets!
73s from John G3OKT
27th July 2017

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