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

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Roar Nets May 28th - May 30th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 28th and 30th May 2017
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Phil VK2MCB
Three of us on 40m today, Peter VK3KCD, John ZL2JPM and Doug ZL2BFS.
VK3KCD was 59+10 and gave me 58
ZL2JPM was 41 and gave me 41
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me the same
Doug left to call on 14295.2 at 0648Z in an attempt to get some contact with Europe so we all QSY’d, unfortunately with no luck.
 
0700z- 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,292 Long Path
From John G3OKT
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 82 A 14 K 7 sunspots 21 (steady)
There had also been a minor aurora at 0400z.
Poor conditions; no hope for VK/ZL.
PA3AHC was heard at 0655z – I called Malcolm but heard no response.
G4HCK and G3OKT exchanged 5.5 b/w but I then lost Nick.
OH2BAD and G3OKT exchanged 5.9 b/w. Miika gave Nick 5.7; gave Malcolm 5.4 and got 4.4. At 0716 Miika and I exchanged 5.9+10dB b/w.
HB9CQS was just heard but I had no copy. EA7GSU was also just detectable here but not copiable.
HB0/IK3TND Giuseppe a visitor from Lichtenstein called Miika and gave him 5.6. Giuseppi was only 2.1 here.
F1CFA got 5.5 from Miika. No copy of Jean Pierre here. Later Jean Pierre got 5.7/8 from Miika in exchange for 5.9.
G0EGW/F Vernon, camping in France, got 5.7 from Miika at 0730z. Not copied here.
PA3AHC was 5.5 with Miika. Malcolm still no copy here.
G4HCK Nick was 5.5 here and gave me 3.3
EA7GSU was understood to be with a Danish station OU0POLIO (see above). At 0750 I heard Pertti at 5.6; he gave me 5.7.
HB9CQS Klaus was only 1.1 at 0742
G6UUR a visitor, Sam, was 5.9 with OH2BAD at 0753. No copy here, only 1.1?
I QSY’d at 0749 for the RIBI Sunday net on 80m.
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Both Doug ZL1BFS and Phil VK2MCB attempted to make contact with Europe between 0650-0715Z with no success
Phil and Doug exchanged 58/9 reports
 
From Frank Garbemann, 5P2BA
Please note OU0POLIO will be on the air during 03.06. – 08.06.2017
OM Wolfram, DF5LW, QTH nr. Hvide Sande, West coast of Jutland. Holiday style activity.OM Wolfram is one of the founder members of our Clubstation OU0POLIO - Radio Friends of Paul P. Harris. He is a former Navy Officer, radio officer and CW expert. For sure you will find him in the CW section of the various bands. He is – beside others – a member of German Naval Amateur Radio Society, MF-Runde. Good luck to all of you. Vy 73 de Frank.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
G3OKT was Net Controller –wierd conditions on 80m with high noise level (S6 here), improved during the net.
G7OAI/P was 4/5-6 QSB initially, increasing to 5.8/9 by 0838. Gave G3SZF 5.9+ and G3JJR 5.3; John said G3LUW was down on his usual signal and that the rest were “scratchy”
G3JJR John was 4.6 to 5.8 here; gave me 4.7 with “scratchy” copy, but G2FUU was “crashing in”! G7OAI’s signal was much improved by 0840
G3SZF was 5.8/9 here and said G3OKT was as usual; gave G3LUW 5.9; said OAI and JJR were best ever; G4LXD was initially not heard at all, but came up towards the end of the net.
G2FUU Tommy was 5.9+10dB here; said OAI and SZF were heard strongly
G3LUW Brian was 5.9+20dB here as usual; gave me 5.9; gave OAI 5.6-5; gave JJR 5.6; gave SZF 5.9; and gave FUU 5.9
G4LXD Bill was 5.9 here; gave G3OKT 5.9+20dB; G3LUW 5.9; G3SZF just heard but was 5.9 on Hack Green SDR; FUU was 4.7 to 5.9; OAI 5.8; and JJR 5.8.
PA3AHC was heard early in the net by John OAI and was up to 5.8-9 by 0836.
I closed the net at 0858 after much useful discussion, including the up-coming Hoddesdon to Himalaya (Everest Base-camp) presentation at Tommy’s Rotary Club in two weeks.
Both Johns, G7OAI and G3OKT, said they will not be on the net next week.
 
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 K9EZB 1 JOSEPH D TN Charlotte FIRST TIME CHECK IN
2 N4EDT 17 Edward H AL Pell City ROAR Treasurer
3 N4AGE 1 Charlie J TN Knoxville FIRST TIME CHECK IN
4 WA1SJG 5 Susan J MA East Longmeadow ROAR
5 AF1E 6 JOSEPH G NC CONOVER ROAR
6 NK4X 1 JOHN D NC CHARLOTTE FIRST TIME CHECK IN
7 KC4D 3 WILLIAM W VA LYNCHBURG ROAR
8 N9HWO 5 PHILIP B IL CANTON ROAR SEC
9 KN4CLH 1 BLAIR W VA BRISTOL FIRST TIME- Dad, Burch is 91 and a Rotarian
10 KB1XG 5 ALBERT M MA EAST LONGMEADOW ROAR
11 KA4KSB 1 WILLIAM A NC NEW BERN FIRST TIME CHECK IN
12 AE5EA 2 Andy ELWOOD NM PLACITAS
 
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 30th May 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 30th May 2017 EUR net on 14,295.2
From John G3OKT
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 76 A 10 K 4 sunspots 16 (falling)
Good conditions for Europe today, but no sign of VK/ZL
PA3AHC was just heard here at 0706z; later got 5.3-5.9/QSB with HB9CQS.
HB9CQS Klaus was 5.8 here, building to 5.9+.
PA0SDZ Les was 5.5 with Klaus but was only 3.1 here before disappearing completely.
F1CFA and G3OKT initially exchanged 5.5 b/w – Jean Pierre came up to 5.7 here at 0723; Jean Pierre heard Les at 5.5 and also heard Malcolm, but was not copied by Klaus.
G0EGW was 5.1/3 here; Klaus gave Vernon 5.4/6
G4HCK was only 2.1 here at 0723z. Nick gave HB9CQS 5.9+20dB and got 5.9.
PA3AHC got 5.4 from F1CFA; Malcolm was 2.1 here building to 5.2
HB9CQS called VK2MCB at 0735 but had no response.
PA0SDZ came back at 4.4 QSB at 0742 giving G3OKT 4.3.
I went QRT at 0746z.
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Called CQ Europe from 0700Z to 0720Z with no success.
 
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!
I am now touring Europe but should be back on net from June 13th (in time to make contact with Atlanta hopefully). I will compile and distribute any contributions received in the meantime

73s from John G3OKT
1st June 2017

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