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Roar Nets April 15th 2018 and April 17th 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 15 April and Tuesday 17 April 2018

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57-9 and gave me 59+
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 57-59+
John ZL2JPM was 33-57 and gave me 52-55
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+20 and gave me 59+

From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD was 59+ and gave me 43
Bill VK4ZD was 59+ and gave me 57 to 59
Douglas ZL1BFS was 55 and gave me 55
John VZ2JPM was 47 but did not copy me

0700z- 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 59 reports
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 33-44-55 and gave me 57-9
Pertti EA7GSU was 33 briefly at 0745z
Vernon G0EGW was 22
Klaus HB9CQS was 44 at 0750z
From Phil VK2MCB
Douglas ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 58
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me 56
Pertti EA7GSU was 31 but no copy on me
Klaus HB9CQS was 32 and gave me 31
Vernon G0EGW was 57 and gave me 42
Nick G4HCK was a very weak 21 but his voice was identified
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Dear Phil,
NOTHING ! nothing ! I heard nothing today...Perhaps in the noise, a whisper !
To Hear you later ?....or better reading you on internet !!!
Have a nice Sunday evening, Jean-Pierre

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI
My report from the GB 80m net on Sunday:-
As the weather was being kind, I drove up to my usual perch on the Pennines. A thin layer of high cloud, no wind, and a temperature of 5.5 degrees C made for a comfortable experience.
I put out a call at 0758Z and Brian, G3LUW responded. At 0800Z I opened the net and Bob, G3SZF and John G3JJR joined us. After a couple of overs, Malcolm, PA3AHC called in from his location in the Netherlands, at 0807Z. After a couple of overs and signal reports, he left us at 0809Z. Bill, G4LXD was the last to join us this morning.
Various topics were aired, including my own recent experience of visiting a local mining museum and descending some 400 feet down into the preserved part of the mine.
Signal reports from my location:-
G3LUW - 59+30
G3SZF - 59+20
G3JJR - 59+20
PA3AHC - 58, occasionally 59+10
G4LXD - 59+30.
G3JJR commented that my signal to him was not very good - sorry John, I'm doing my best! Blame short skip....
I closed the net at 0841Z.
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
2100z-2200z Transcontinental net on 7.185
No Report Received.

0800z – 0830z Tuesday 12th December 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 17th April 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 44-55 and gave me 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 44 barefoot and 56 with the linear on and gave me 57 before dropping to 33 at 0723z
Vernon G0EGW was 22-33
From Phil VK2MCB
Klaus HB9CQS was 46 to 56 and had me very weakly
Bill VK4ZD was 56 and had me 44 to 55
Vernon G0EGW as 46 to 56 but had me only very weakly
Jean Pierre F1CFA as an exceptionally weak signal. Using my imagination I could hear his voice.
From Malcolm PA3AHC
Maybe EU stations could try 40m after a while if 20m still doesnt work for us tomorrow ? ( 7110 I suppose )


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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