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Roar Nets August 12th 2018 and August 14th 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 12 August and Tuesday 14 August 2018
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110 
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57-8 and gave me 57-8
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 56-7
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 peaking 59+5 and gave me 56-9
John ZL2JPM was 56-7 and gave me 55
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 58 and he gave me the same
Douglas ZL1BFS was 35 and gave me 24
Peter VK3KCD initially was 35 but after 15 minutes came up to 59. He gave me 44
John ZL2JPM was 25

0600z-0630z / 2200z-2230z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
At 0600z:
Nothing heard
At 2200z:  QSY to 14270 due to QRM
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8
Phil VK2MCB was 11 here
Vernon G0EGW was 56-7 and gave me 56-7
M0IQD (visitor) was 44 and gave me 56 at 2219z
Klaus HB9CQS was 58 and gave me 59
We went QRT at 2245z
From Klaus HB9CQS
Good morning Phil
First CQ at 06:02z. First station in log: Nick abt. 06:30z. RS 22 here. Got 52.For inter-European contacts the net appears to be starting too early. Switched beam towards east and worked Coco. 59, preamp 1. Got 59.  Back to VK/ZL LP (255 degr.) I worked Nick again but never R5. Malcolm was there and worked Nick but unfortunately skipped out here. QRT at 06:55z.Our anchor, Pertti, was not taking part this Sunday morning. I hope that Pertti and also his village are doing fine.Bill and I will give it a try again this Sunday evening at 22:00z. Hope that you and Vernon will be there too. 73 – Klaus, HB9CQS
From Phil VK2MCB
Great conditions for a very welcome change
Douglas ZL1BFS was 55 and gave me the same
Bill VK4ZD was barely readable, too close to me
Vernon G0EGW was 57 and gave me 55. Also Vernon had Klaus 56-57
Klaus HB9CQS was 56 and gave me 55. Klaus had Vernon 56
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI
Report from the UK 80m net.
I opened the net at 0759Z, with Brian, G3LUW. We agreed to move up a little to 3.6950 to avoid QRM from the near continent.
After a couple of overs I called for anyone wanting to join the net, and John G3JJR and Bob G3SZF came back. We exchanged
the usual wx reports, and then Vernon, G0EGW called in.
Apart from Bob, who was suffering local QRN as well as the QRM afore mentioned, all were good signals.
Some discussion about venues, meals and Rotary Council meetings ensued, with similar comments all round. Basically you can't satisfy all of the people all of the time!
And it's important that Council reports back to, and takes account of, members' comments about their suggestions. Heady stuff!!
Tommy G2FUU called in next at 0824Z and commented that he couldn't get a word in... Black mark for the Controller!
However all is well at FUU Towers.
Good news. Bob decided to sign out at 0832Z, as the QRM was becoming intolerable.
Another round of overs passed and then Bill, G4LXD called in at 0835Z, with the same comment as Tommy.
Another black mark for the Controller. "Could do better".... Fortunately Bill is a tolerant type.
By 0845Z, QSB was also becoming an issue, so I decided to call the net to a close, after a final run down at 0847Z.
Signal reports from me were:-
G3LUW, 59+20
G3JJR, 59+10
G3SZF, 59
G0EGW, 59+20
G2FUU, 59+20
G4LXD, 58
2130z-2230z NA Transcontinental net on 14.285 August 12
From President Ed N4EDT

Net report for 8-12-2018
North American Transcon net. N4EDT normally calls the net on 14.285 MHZ. at 1900z with the formal net start at 1930Z, but due to thunderstorms at his home WN5V filled in as net control. Specila thanks to Dave for handling the net control duties. Ed was able to monitor and checked in as the net closed

callsign name remarks city state
WN5V Dave ROAR Net Control Welsh LA
K0KJT Jake   Richhill MO
WU5E Jim   Woodlawn TN
KN4JFD Mickey   Nashville TN
WB9PTN Eric   New Albany IN
KN9DRV Robert   Louisville KY
K9ABL David   Louisville KY
KD9GRL Steve Mooresville IN
N4EDT Ed ROAR President Pell City AL
The next ROAR Net will Start at 1930Z August 19, 2018
The frequency on 20 meters will be around 14.285 +/- the QRM. The actual operating frequency will be noted on the site.
The netlogger must be active for you to check in. Netlogger will be active at ROARNETLOGGER.NET at 2000Z.
It is important for you to check in if you are listening and can not hear the net or can not be heard by anyone on the net.
We may not know you are on the air unless you log into NETLOGGER web net site.​
If you haven’t set a pass word on NetLogger you will need to do so. Bring up the web netlogger site and follow the instructions to login.
The site will be active prior to 2100Z and I will be glad to provide you check in assistance by email ( or text me at 205-919-4610.
The net will be called by Ed Tyler, N4EDT.​
If you are willing to function as a Net Control please contact me at​
205-919-4610 (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)

0600z-0630z / 2200z-2230z Tuesday 24th July 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
At 0600z:
I was unable to be present due to a business meeting
From Phil VK2MCB
No contact on 20m but assisted Peter VK3KCD to get his Dstar Icom ID51A Plus 2 programmed.
Peter was also assisted by Phil ZL2RO to make Peter’s Raspberry Pi Hotspot operational. As a result
Peter, John ZL2JPM and I managed to have a successful Dstar QSO.
From Bill VK4ZD
At 2200z:
Klaus HB9CQS called me at 2214z and we exchanged 57 reports
Email Received from Noel VK2IWT, now permanently resident in Canada, follows:
Hello Phil:
Due to the poor performance of my e-mail server I have changed my e-mail address. It is now
Enjoy getting the ROAR reports. Please send them to the new e-mail.
Am QRT at the moment - in our absence, the power co. deemed the tree I tied my dipoles to was dead and thus cut it down. One sided dipoles do not work well for me.
I squandered some of my kids' inheritance on some new radio gear. When the antennas go up I will let you know how they work.
Please give my regards to the 40 m net.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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