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Roar Nets April 22nd 2018 and April 24th 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 22 April and Tuesday 24 April 2018

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 and gave me 59+
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 and gave me 44
Vernon G0EGW was 44

From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD was 59 as was I to him. This was a big change in propagation from previous months.
Bill VK4ZD was 59 as was I.
Klaus HB9CQS was heard very weakly, a 21 as was Vernon G0EGW. I heard Bill copying Klaus 55.

0700z- 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 55
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 57 also
Pertti EA7GSU was 54 and gave me 53
Phil VK2MCB was 22-33 and gave me 31
Vernon G0EGW was 22
Klaus HB9CQS was 33-44
Miika OH2BAD was 55 and gave me 53
All signals appeared only briefly - a very short opening
From Phil VK2MCB
Douglas ZL1BFS was 51
Bill VK4ZD was only 31
Pertti EA7GSU was 21
Klaus HB9CQS was 53 and gave me 54
Miika OH2BAD was 55 and gave me 56. This was the equal best contact with Europe (together with Vernon in a long time.)
Vernon G0EGW then came in with a 53 signal and gave me the same.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report Received
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
2100z-2200z Transcontinental net on 7.185
No Report Received
From Ed Tyler on 25 April

In an effort to locate a station in the Toronto area that could be used to support the RI convention activities, I have reached out to our Canadian members. I have not made contact with any ROAR members in Canada. I have however received a call from the wife of VE3LSU, Wayne McKinnon. She was returning a call I had made in an effort to reach Wayne. She explained he was deceased, passing away in 2014.

Mrs. McKinnon talked to me for some time about her husband's love for ham radio and Rotary. She told me of his Paul Harris awards, his activities with Interact, his contacts with the International Space Station, and memorable ham radio contacts.

One of the things as Rotarians and ROAR members we need to improve is our ability to stay in touch with ROAR members. I am open to suggestion on how we might be able to do a better job in this area. We all cherish our ROAR contacts and relationships. Please let me know what we can do to improve in this area.

Keep the enthusiasm up chaps/mates/les amis; things must get better eventually!!

0800z – 0830z Tuesday 24th April 2018 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 24th April 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCG was 44-56 and gave me 33-55 initially and then 59
Klaus HB9CQS 58 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 44 and gave me 55
Jean-Pierre was 44 and gave me 55
Vernon G0EGW was 55 and gave me 56-7-8
From Phil VK2MCB
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and he gave me 55
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave 56
Peter VK3KCD was 21
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 31 and gave me the same. I hear JP give Klaus 51.
Vernon G0EGW came in at 0720 with a 54 signal and he copied me 54
The opening was very short and by 0720 everyone had virtually disappeared.
From Nick G4HCK
I was about this morning but conditions we not very good. I could hear Vernon – just and a couple of others but that was it. I did give a couple a calls but gave up. Let’s hope next time is better.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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