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Roar Nets April 29th 2018 and May 1st 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 29 April and Tuesday 1 May 2018

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Noel VK2IWT was initially 59+10-15 before dropping to 56-5
Peter VK3KCD was 59+5 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 59 drppoing to 57 and gave me 59+5
John ZL2JPM was 56-7 and gave me 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 56 and gave me 33
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59 reports

From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 59+ and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 54
John ZL2JPM was 21 and could not copy me

0700z- 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 44
Klaus HB9CQS and I exchanged 44 reports before the band died
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 56
All signals appeared very briefly so we decided to try an hour earlier on Tuesday
From Phil VK2MCB
Klaus HB9CQS was 11 but increased to 54 at 0701 , giving me 55
Bill VK4ZD was 41
Douglas ZL1BFS was 33 increasing to 57 at 0702
Pertti EA7GSU was 31 and gave me 41

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

0800z – 0830z Tuesday 24th April 2018 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0600z - 0330z Tuesday 1st May 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCG was 55-6 and built to 57-8; gave me 56-7
Peter VK3KCD was 56-7, then 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Klaus HB9CQS was 22-33 and appeared at the end of the sched
As the opening to Europe did not really happen we decided to try 30 minutes later as of next Sunday.
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 56 and gave me 57
Peter VK3KCD was 21 and gave me 21
Klaus HB9CQS was 43 and gave me 43
Vernon G0EGW as briefly heard a 31 signal at 0639 talking with Nick but I could not make contact
From Pertti EA7GSU
All ok here except the propagations!
I was up there at 0600 utc, and at some stage I thought the white noise changed the color, but nothing heard. I repeatedly called ROAR’s on voice and CW but no help.
Just before 0700 utc Nick came back and we changed the weather reports and wished each other nice Sunday.
I think there are more than just the timing influencing the propagations and one of the factors were missing, hi.
But Summer is coming and in summertime it is easier to sit at the radio in the morning warmth!
From Phil VK2MCB
As the trial on Tuesday was unsuccessful, we have decided to try the following times on Sunday 6 May:
ANZO 40m net at 0600-0630Z
EUR 20m net at 0630-0730Z
I will miss the next two nets, Sunday and Tuesday, due to an all week Rotary project that I am running.



Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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