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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets June 4th - June 6th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 4th and 6th June 2017
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
 
0700z- 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
Received from Jean Pierre F1CFA
We were, all of us, very happy for this net meeting ! That's my report :
Pertti was net control with a very strong signal.
EA7GSU : 59+40db ( I was afraid for my fuses ! )..He told me "Mama mia ! it's Jean-Pierre ! )
Pertti will not be QRV on Tuesday as he has an important "Rendez Vous" ( honni soit qui mal y pense ! )
HB9CQS : 54 ( which is pretty good for him ). At the beginning of the net, he was a little boy !
G4HCK : building 59...A pleasure to hear you so good, Nick !
G0EMH ( Vernon ) : 54 from the North of France with a vertical antenna. Not too bad !
YO9BC : 58 ( with an enormous QSB )
OH2BAD : 55 with QSB. It will be better next time Mika !
PA3AHC : 56 with QSB..Nice to hear you, Malcolm.
Some of us called VK2MCB or VK4ZD, but no results.
I was leaving as storm and Lighting were in final aproach !!
 
Received from Nick G4HCK
What an interesting net today. With the exception of Vernon I could hear everyone and it was really good to make contact with F1CFA John P for one of the first time (5.9).
Looks like propagation has reached an interesting time with 10m providing some interesting contacts.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
 
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
 
2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
From Ed N4EDT
At the start of the net the conditions were rotten. No one could hear more than 1 or 2 additional stations and in most cases could not copy all they could hear. Thanks to the patience of those checking in, we were able to take advantage of improving conditions and had a good net. Netlogger proved its worth in several cases, providing the first indication that there was a new station attempting to check in.
 
KA9LFX, CARROLL O LOOMIS, was a new check in, a Rotarian and Past President of his Club. He was able to check in because Bill Perkins, KC4D, had travelled from Lynchburg, Va. to Anna Il. to assist in the installation of a new antenna and work out some other station issues. A Rotarian assisting another Rotarian with Radio.
 
The net finished with improving signals.
 
id callsign checkin name state city remarks
1 N4EDT 18 Edward H AL Pell City ROAR TREASURER
2 N9HWO 6 PHILIP B IL CANTON ROAR SEC
3 AF1E 7 JOSEPH G NC CONOVER ROAR
4 KB1XG 6 ALBERT M MA EAST LONGMEADOW ROAR
5 WA1SJG 6 Susan J MA East Long Meadow ROAR
6 WN5V 5 David W LA Welsh ROAR
7 KG5MBX 1 BRENT W OK HASKELL FIRST TIME CHECK IN
8 NG2H 5 Kenneth R VA Palmyra ROAR
9 KC4D 4 WILLIAM W VA LYNCHBURG ROAR
10 KA9LFX 1 CARROLL O IL ANNA FIRST TIME CHECK IN
 
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 6th June 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 6th June 2017 EUR net on 14,295.2

Again, for those who have a FACEBOOK Account, Di VK4ZD posted on 15th May :
Diane Main shared a link to the group: ROAR International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio.
President John (ZL2JPM) has provided us with detailed plans for everyone to be able to communicate with us in Atlanta.
As the attachment is being stripped by the mailer, please click on this link to view the document:
http://www.ifroar.org/Atlanta/Atlanta%20Communications%20Plan.pdf


That’s all for now!
(Catch-up report for website sent 15th June 2017)
73s from John G3OKT

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