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

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Roar Nets March 5th - March 7th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 5th and 7th March 2017
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59+10
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10
John ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 56
 
0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
From John ZL2JPM
Conditions from NZ to Europe on 5th March were unusually favourable for the Sched time, mainly due to very low noise. Notably, contacts were exchanged with
Brian, G3LUW 41
Vernon, G0EGW 41
Pertti, EA7GSU, 41
Klaus, HB9CQS, 53
VK stations were weaker than expected
Bill, VK4ZD, 52/56
Phil, VK2MCB, 55/59
Noel, VK2IWT, 51/51
All of this well after (one hour) the grey line time and the propagation forecast: as they say, whatever works!
 
From Bill VK4ZD
We moved to 14.293 on this occasion to avoid massive QRM from 14.290
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7 before dropping to 44 and gave me 43 peaking 55
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 53
Klaus HB9CQS was 58-9 and gave me 59
Brian G3LUW was 56-7 and gave me 57 building to 59
Vernon G0EGW was 56-7 and gave me 59
Pertti EA7GSU was 56 and gave me 57-8
John ZL2JPM was 56-7 and gave me 52
Ron AF1Q/MM (visitor) was 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 33 and gave me 43
Nick G4HCK was 55 and gave me 53-5
 
From Brian G3LUW
From QSL : SFI-75 A=22 K=2 Conditions were good on 20M.
We started at 0800. VK4ZD was 5&6 and grew to 5&9 (he gave me 5&8) VK2MCB; was about the same.
I could not hear ZL1BFS but I exchanged strength 4 with ZL2JPM. VK2IWT and I exchanged 3&3. The best I have heard Noel for some time. The Europeans varied throughout.
G0EGW, EA7GSU, HB9CQS, PA3AHC & G4HCK were all on the frequency. We started on 14292, but rapidly changed to 14293 due to splatter from a station on 14290.
 
From Doug ZL1BFS
I was away at our national Field day competition last week, so I apologise for not being on.
Next week I will be away again, doing Grandparent Duties, so apologies for that day too.
I intend to give it a go today, though.

From John G3OKT Sorry I was also away this Sunday, and again on 12th and 14th March.

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian L3LUW
I had problems with the ATU during the 80m net. Most stations suffered from QSB. Those present were G3JJR, G2FUU, G3SZF, G0EGW & G4LXD.
G7OAI called in briefly to apologise for being unable to stay.
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8 or at 1500z on Sunday on 14287kHz or 14.310MHz
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
 
2200z – 2230z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287, 7188, 14.284
From Ed N4EDT
Net on 7.197MHZ from 22:00Z to 22:23Z
Stations checked into the net:
Net Control N4EDT Pell City Rotary, Pell City Al.
N5MIG Joe, Helena Arkansas Club just celebrated 100 years.
KE0ETI Dan, Saint Paul Missouri
NG2H Ken, Elmira Virginia, Charlotsville Virginia, Club 55 years old and charted with RI to meet every 2 weeks.
N9HWO, Phil Fleming, CANTON, IL, IFROAR Secretary.
 
Guest KE5CRM, Othell E Hamilton II, Krum, TX, New General Cpas License holder making his first HF contact
 
Stations hearing the net but unable to be heard by net control or relays.
EA7GSU, Pertti. Heard net control at 3-3.
WA1SJG Susan J. Grimaldi, East Longmeadow, MA
K2LDC, Fred, Commack LI NY. Heard signal but could not check in.
AE6OH, Alan J. Bennett Palo Alto, CA could not hear net control.
K2lDC Fred, Commack, NY could hear net control but could not be heard for checkin.
 
Helena Club Arkansas ON YOUTUBE. 100 Year Celebration video (search for Helena Arkansas Rotary)
 
KM4PMU, Emmett Adams, Jr. and KD9DEG. Jason M Near checked into the informal net that ran from 21:30 until the start of the formal net
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 7th March 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 7th March 2017 EUR net on 14,292
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
Phil VK2MCB exchanged 55 reports
Klaus HB9CQS was 56 building to 58 and gave me the same report
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 building to 55 and gave me 53
Andy EA7/G8PL (visitor) was 44 peaking 55 and gave me 54 peaking 57 - he was located in AlBox running 100 watts into a dipole
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 44 building eventually to 57 and gave me 54 building to 57
Len VK4BLZ (in Toowoomba) was 56 here and was heard by Klaus
John G3OKT was 22 here
Malcolm PA3AHC was 33 here and gave me 32
I went QRT at 0835z
 
From John G3OKT
QSL gave SFI 72 A 25 K 3 sunspots 0 - Consistent with A25 (red) ?- a local UK University had already warned of a significant aurora 12 hrs ago!
20m conditions not good, though Woodpecker appeared at S9+10dB on 14.298 at 0831z.
Faint VK voices were heard under continuous S5 QRN at 0803z, QRN peaked S7 later.
VK4ZD was just hearable here in QSO with VK2MCB at 0812;
HB9CQS came up to 5.1. Klaus said he had no copy of Pertti, EA7GSU, nor of G3OKT.
F1CFA gave Klaus 5.2 and got 4.2. Jean Pierre was just heard here but no copy.
VK4ZD gave G3OKT 4.3(?); Bill was rapidly “waving in and out”, 3.1 here at best.
VK2MCB was 3.1 at 0818; Phil gave Klaus 5.1 in strong QRN
PA3AHC got 3.3 from VK4ZD but Malcolm was not heard here.
VK3KCD – no trace here, sorry Peter.
EA7GSU was just detectable at 1.1 at 0825z. Pertti got 5.6 from Bill at 0823, and 5.2 from Phil at 0833z
HB9CQS Klaus gave VK4ZD 5.7 and gave 5.5/6 for VK2MCB at 0831z.

That’s all for now.
73s from John G3OKT
9th March 2017

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