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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets March 26th - March 28th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 26th and 28th March 2017
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 59+5 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 59
Doug ZL1BFS was initially 33 building to 55-7 and gave me 59
 
0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
The band didn’t even open on the long path yesterday (Sunday) except to Eastern Europe.
Peter VK3KCD was 56-8 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me the same
Doug ZL1BFS was 44 and gave me 33-56
Pertti EA7GSU was 33 and gave me 41
 
From John G3OKT
QSL at 0605z gave SFI 74 A 4 K 0 and sunspots 11
14.292MHz was very busy with S9+ contest stations (eg., an IO9 was 5.9+10dB; I also heard JE6RPM at 5.7 at 0800z)
Called “CQ Rotary” on 14.292 and 14.2952 but no response. Just heard HB9CQS Klaus weakly at 0822 under much noise and gave up at 0823z.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
Sorry, missed this net doing grandfather duties, but note also the 20m and 80m Sunday nets now completely overlap due to UK moving to British Summer Time!
 
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
 
2200z – 2230z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287, 7188, 14.284
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 28th March 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 28th March 2017 EUR net on 14,292
From Bill VK4ZD
Again 20m did not open into Europe on the long path
As a result we decided to QSY to 40m (7.110)
Peter VK3KCD was 59+10 and gave me 59 but he could not hear Phil
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 until he disappeared at around 0850z and gave me 59+20
 
From Nick G4HCK
Tuesday still at 08.00 – 08.30 BST ?? Band was not too good for DX today but I will try and get on tomorrow.
 
From John G3OKT
Hi Nick, I would say 0800z (GMT) i.e. 0900 BST start - nothing else has (yet) been agreed. Gives us a problem on Sundays of complete overlap of the 80m/20m nets but we will have to discuss that with VK4ZD. Got visitors today so may not make 20m, but QSL figures at 0605z looked horrendous – SFI 83, A 54 (red), K 5 sunspots 49 and a serious Aurora previous evening.
 
From Nick G4HCK
The net is on as I type. I have spoken to Pertti and Coco so far but the signals are very poor. Also been joined by some interesting QRM.
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Interesting day ! This morning, we meet 59 backwards with Coco YO9BC. Then Coco meet
Pertti ( I can't hear him, just suspected). Coco had qso with two other stations (unknown call) and was obliged to leave as the bell was ringing to the door !
 
That’s all for now.
73s from John G3OKT
30th March 2017

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