ROAR Nets Report for 3rd and 5th September 2017
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Please note that I will be absent from the sched next
Sunday and will be too late getting back to the shack for the Tues sched as
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 and gave me
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 57 reports
0630z- 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and
gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 53
John ZL2JPM was 54 and gave
Klaus HB9CQS abd I exchanged 57 reports
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 and
gave me 57
Vernon G0EGW built from 33 to 54-5 and gave me 56
was 22-44 and gave me 53
The 20m net was non-existent
here. I thought I heard Pertti, but a very weak signal.
From John G3OKT
I got no joy from the 20m
net either, conditions were very strange - great expectations from SFI 100, A 26
(red) and sunspots high at 71. But all I heard was noise, faint contest QRM and
QRN, and strong modulation from the broadcast harmonic. No sign of VKs and even
Pertti and Klaus came and went weakly. I called CQ at 0630 and Vernon G0EGW
VK2MCB Phil was "5.3 but not as strong as Bill"
with HB9CQS at 0640z, and 3.3 with Pertti at 0702z.
G0EGW was 5.9 with
EA7GSU. Pertti also gave 5.7 for G3LUW, 5.5 for G4HCK and 5.3 for G3OKT. EA7GSU
was 5.7 but said he "heard VKs through 10 doors."
VK4ZD was 5.7 with HB9CQS
at 0654z, but Klaus was poor copy here.
G0EGW was still talking to VK4ZD at
0655 but Bill was not heard here.
VK3KCD Peter was on the net but not hear
G0EGW came up fast and briefly 5.2-9 in QSB
EA7GSU was heard at
0700z but then all signals disappeared. Just noise and S5 QRN.
returned at 1.1 QSB at 0733 giving VK4ZD 5.4.
Broadcast stn at S5 QSB and
with modulation, noise and QRN became a nightmare at 0704z. No ROAR signals were
recognised any longer, so I went QRT at 0720z.
From Nick G4HCK (on Monday)
was what can be classified as ‘awful’. If it wasn’t for Vernon and Pertti I
would have been on my own. Looking at the internet reports it would appear a
storm had stopped a lot of the propagation.
However as I am typing this
email (Monday morning 08.00 UK time) I have VK5AEP at 5.7 and a second station
from VK at 5.5. I will try to get on the Tuesday morning net – yes I know VK is
a large land mass but lets hope Bill and Phil's antennae can catch the UK
propagation as it passes over head.
From Bill VK4ZD
I am glad that VK5 had some
propagation. Even when things are working it seems to be very selective. Last
Sunday I could hear Klaus, a bit of Vernon and even less of Pertti. Peter VK3KCD
got through as well when you might think he would not.
VK5 is a lot further
west (a 30 minute time zone difference).
Bill also notes :- I will be there
but we can't guarantee what will work and what will not and when.
that I will be absent from the sched next Sunday and will be too late getting
back to the shack for the Tues sched as well.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
I ran the 80m net, but
there were only five of us. and I brought it to an end after 30 minutes. Others
were G2FUU, G3SZF, G3JJR & G4LXD. SFI=100 A=26 (red) K=3 sunspots 71
I looked in on 3.694 at 0825 and heard many Eu stations at 5.9
across the band but no sign of ROAR so I went QRT at 0728z.
FYI on 2018 AGM,
I visited The Hand Hotel, Llangollen firstname.lastname@example.org last week
and confirmed we don't need the huge room they have reserved for us for our
meeting. When they tell me the price of an adequate room, I will inform everyone
of the details and the date by when we have to book.
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
2230z - 2300z Informal
Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
From Ed N4EDT and Dave WN5V
propagation was changing and challenging for net control. The 20 meter
propagation went right over the N4EDT’s station without being heard. Thanks to
Dave, WN5V for working as net control for the 20 meter net.
id call checkin
name state city remarks
1 N4EDT 37
Edward H AL Pell City ROAR Pres-Elect
2 WN5V 14 David W LA Welsh ROAR
W4RTV 2 TODD R TN CORDOVA
4 WA1SJG 16 Susan J MA East Longmeadow ROAR
KB1XG 16 ALBERT M MA EAST LONGMEADOW ROAR 20 m
6 KG5HEO 1 Christopher M AR
Romance FIRST TIME CHECK IN
7 KC4D 12 WILLIAM W VA LYNCHBURG ROAR
N9HWO 17 PHILIP B IL CANTON ROAR SEC
9 NG2H 15 Kenneth R VA Palmyra ROAR
10 KA9LFX 5 CARROLL O IL ANNA Rotarian
11 WA1UNO 1 SARKIS M CT NEW HARTFORD
FIRST TIME CHECK IN
WN5V served as net
control for the 20 meter portion of the net. N3EDT was approximately in the
center of the propagation cloud only able to hear KB1XG and WA1SJG.
12 KT4AS/M Paul
13 KM4ZXQ Harry
15 K4JB Jim
16 KC2F Jack
17 N9PWM Bob (Kiwana Club)
18 W0LS Harry
19 KA9LFX Doc (ROAR)
20 K4DIN Dean
Good propagation from all over. At the end you (N4EDT) were beginning to come up
(I swung my beam due east and that helped - most of the day it was between 30 -
45 Deg. Only KA9LFX was a Rotarian, but many had heard of it. Bob, N9PWM
belonged to the Kiwana, but was glad we had a group of Rotary Hams!
0800z – 0830z Tuesday 5th September
2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0630z - 0700z Tuesday September 5th 2017 EUR
net on 14,295.2
Apologies from Pertti who missed this net
From Bill VK4ZD
WOW real Condx for a change
Peter VK3KCD was 44-55 building to 58 and gave me 57
Vernon G0EGW was 55-6
and gave me 58-9
Phil VK2MCB was 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 and gave me 59
Nick G4HCK was 44 and gave me 52 I think
Malcolm PA3AHC climbed out of the
murk with a 33-44 signal
John G3OKT was 44 and gave 52-4
(visitor) was 56 and gave me 59
I closed the net at about 0710z
non Rotarian stations then successfully called both Phil VK2MCB and myself
From John G3OKT
At 0605z, the QSL site gave SFI 183 A 18 (red) K 3 sunspots 122
I was late
joining the net. At 0655z, VK4ZD was 5.5 with Vernon G0EGW.
G0EGW was only a
"wavy" 3.1 here and in QRN. Bill was 5.3-6 and gave me 4.4.
G4HCK was 2.1
here with slow QSB - poor copy; Nick was 5.3 b/w with VK2MCB
VK2MCB was 5.6
here. Phil gave me 5.7 (our first contact on the rotatable spider!)
visitor called in at 0703z; gave Bill 5.9 and got 5.6. Cisco (?) was also 5.6
G0EGW Vernon got 5.9 from Phil at 0709z
Signals started falling at
0710z - VK2MCB was down to 5.2 at 0715
PA3AHC was not heard here but Malcolm
was just recognisable by Phil at 2.1
Bill closed the net at 0713z, but many
Eu stations continued to give Bill and Phil fine reports - Pete YO7MPD gave Bill
5.8 at 0717 in exchange for 5.7; "Igor" gave Bill 5.9
That’s all for now!
73s from John G3OKT
7th September 2017