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Roar Nets October 22nd - 24th 2017

ROAR Nets Report for 22nd and 24th October 2017
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
ZL1BFS Doug had already e-mailed "I am absent from my QTH this weekend, and won’t be on the Sunday nets."
From Bill VK4ZD
Malcolm VK4/PA3AHC was visiting in the shack this week
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 59 - he heard Klaus very well
John G3OKT was heard 22
Klaus HB9CQS was heard peaking 56
Pertti EA7GSU was heard 22
Due to European QRM No-one in Europe appeared to hear either ZL2JPM or myself.
From Klaus HB9CQS
Joined the 40M net at 06:42 and quickly worked John, G3OKT, his // mine 57 // 58-59 and Pertti, EA7GSU 59 b/w.
Heavy QRM from Italian JOTA stations (Jamboree on the Air). Learned later that Bill and John JPM had heard me and also called. Unfortunately in vain due to the Jamboree QRM.
From Phil VK2MCB
Nothing at all heard on 40m today.
While Bill seems to have got through to Europe on 40, it seems the excellent propagation between him and Europe was at the expense of Aust propagation. Nothing heard from Aust or NZ
From John G3OKT
The QSL website at 0610z gave SFI 77 A 10 K 2 and sunspots of 11 after 5 days at 0!
The 40m band was busy with a steady noise level of S7
EA7GSU was 5.7 at 0640z and gave me 5.7/8
HB9CQS was "fully quieting" 5.9 here and also 5.9 b/w with Pertti. Klaus gave me 5.7.
The QRM died away towards the end, when we three QSY'd to 20m at 0653z.
0700z- 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Malcolm VK4/PA3AHC was visiting in the shack this week
John ZL2JPM was 33 here
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 56 building to 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Klaus HB9CQS was 56 and gave me 55-6
Nick G4HCK was 44 and gave me 34
John G3OKT was 44
Miika OH2BAD was 56 and gave me 55
Phil VK2MCB was heard but I failed to note a report
From John G3OKT
The 20m band was busy with a Scout Jamboree and with QRM, but the ROAR frequency was quiet.
EA7GSU was a good 5.7. At 0717, Pertti came up to 5.8 and gave me 5.9
VK4ZD Bill had PA3AHC in his shack (great to hear you later Malcolm!); was 5.8/9 with Pertti.
HB9CQS was only 5.2 under QRM at 0705z; Klaus heard Bill VK4ZD at 5.6, but nothing was heard of Bill here.
G4HCK Nick was 5.7 here at 0705. Gave Pertti 5.9 at 0717 and got 5.9 QSB
OH2BAD was 5.8 here; Miika gave Bill 5.5/6 and got 5.6
At 0710, the band noise dropped below S1!
VK2MCB got 5.5 from EA7GSU at 0712; Phil was not heard here nor by Miika! Phil gave Bill 5.9
ZL2JPM/MM was on net but no copy here of John, nor by Pertti
HB9CQS gave Pertti 5.8 and got 5.9 QSB at 0720, gave 1.1 for G4HCK, gave G3OKT 5.6, gave Miika 5.9 and gave Bill 5.5-6.
Klaus was 5.8 when pointing this way.
VK4ZD (Bill and Malcolm) was only 1.1 here at 0720; but 3.2 QSB in low noise at 0728.
OH2BAD and G3OKT exchanged 5.8/9 at 0728. Miika heard Nick at 5.9.
HB9CQS gave Miika 5.8/9 and got 5.7; Klaus was 5.3 here at 0727 pointing away.
VK4ZD/VK pathway seemed to be opening at 0735 - to 4.3? VK2MCB was not as strong.
OH2BAD was 5.9 here by 0738 talking to Bill, but under QRM from Scouts; at best 5.7/8.
EA7GSU gave Bill 4.3 and me 4.4 at 0740; Pertti was 5.5/6 with Klaus.
G4HCK was 5.5 with VK4ZD. Pertti was 5.9 with Bill as he closed the net at 0756. By then Klaus and were exchanging 5.8/9 b/w.
From Klaus HB9CQS
Got Bill, VK4ZD and Pertti at 07:00z. Bill was 55 –56. Malcolm, PA3AHC, visiting Bill and Diane was at the mike also.
Pertti’s signals varied with his beam direction. He was either 59 or 53 here, the latter when beaming VK/ZL long path.
Worked Miika, OH2BAD at 07:07z, 59 b/w. Miika had minus one degree C but no snow.
Worked John OKT at 07:14. John was peaking 53 and hit by QSB. I failed to take down John’s report to me. Sorry!
Bill tried to raise Phil, VK2MCB and John JPM but it didn’t work. Learned from Bill that John was maritime mobile.
Closed with Bill at 07:48z and with Pertti and Miika at 07:56z. End of net.
From Phil VK2MCB
Pertti was 57, Bill VK4ZD was 53, Malcolm PA3AHC/VK4 was 31 (not close enough to the microphone), Nick G4HCK was 21, Miika OH2BAD was 53. I called but could not get a response from Bill so went QRT at 0720.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT - sorry I had to miss this net.
From John G7OAI
I did put a call out at about 0805Z, but had no response. I was at home and listening on Hack Green, but switched off soon after. This Sunday I will be at 1285 Conference in Scarborough, so won't be on on Sunday.
EA6/G0VXG's last day on Menorca is today, the 26th.
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz

2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 24th October 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 24th October 2017 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 33
Les PA0SDZ was 55 and gave me 56
Brian G3LUW was 55 and gave me 44
Nick G4HCK was 55 and gave me 55-6
John G3OKT was 44-55 in QSB
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 peaking 58-9 and gave me 59+
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-7 peaking 58 and gave me 59
From John G3OKT
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 78 A 6 K 1 and sunspots 23 (increasing).
According to Pertti, there had been a good VK/ZL opening on 40m before this net.
On 20m, the broadcast harmonic was strong (S7) but the noise level was less than S1.
PA0SDZ Lez was recognisable. but initially not readable; came up to 5.2/3 at 0702z
G4HCK gave Pertti 5.9 at 0722, but Nick was only 2.1 here. Pertti gave me 5.9.
VK4ZD gave G3LUW 4.1; Bill was 5.3 and gave me 5.5 QSB
VK2MCB, Phil was just recognisable at 3.1. I think Brian gave Phil 4.4 and got 5.3. Phil was only 3.1 here and gave me 4.1
EA7GSU was 5.8; exchanged 5.9 b/w with VK4ZD. Pertti heard Phil at 5.7-9
HB9CQS was fluttering around 5.3b/w here while talking to Bill. Klaus heard Phil 5.4 at 0716, was 5.3 here, gave Pertti 5.7 and got 5.9, and later heard Bill at 5.9.
PA0SDZ was still only 3.1 at 0718; Lez exchanged 5.7 b/w with Pertti.
Pertti gave G3OKT 5.9; was 5.7/8 here.
G3LUW was called by Pertti; Brian gave Pertti 5.6 while Brian was only 1.1 QSB here. Klaus heard Brian 2.2 at 0732
The net closed at 0735 as Pertti was 5.9, and Les was 1.1 here, but 4.2 (and doubling) with Pertti?
From Phil VK2MCB
Better conditions today.
Les PA0SDZ was 53 and gave me 54
Bill VK4ZD was 55 and gave me 54
Nick G4HCK was 53 and gave me 54
Brian G3LUW was 53 and gave me 53 and gave me 44
John G3OKT was 41 and gave me 31
Pertti EA7GSU was 59 and gave me 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 and gave me 54
That's all for now;
73s John G3OKT
27th October 2017

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