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Roar Nets August 19th 2018 and August 21st 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 19 August and Tuesday 21 August 2018
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110 
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me the same
John ZL2JPM was barely readable in heavy QSB. Unusually, John copied Doug ZL1BFS 59
Douglas ZL1BFS was 34-45 and gave me 24, not wonderful conditions.
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57-8 peaking 59
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 53
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 58-9

0600z-0630z / 2200z-2230z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
At 0600z:
John ZL2JPM was 54 and gave me 41-51 and then disappeared
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7-8 beaming to LP Europe and 58-9 beaming to VK, gave me 59
At 2200z:
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 and gave me 59, did very well to Klaus
Phil VK2MCB was not heard here
Klaus HB9CQS was 44 and gave me 23
Vernon G0EGW was 44-55 and gave me 41
Brian G3LUW was 22 here briefly
From Phil VK2MCB
Nothing heard. John ZL2JPM and Phil VK2MCB held a 30 minute DStar QSO on the XRF626E reflector.
Peter VK3KCD was absent and could not join.
From John G3OKT
Coco YO9BC was heard at 0618z in contact with Nick G4HCK; Band conditions were poor here with heavy QSB. Coco was initially 5.7 but disappeared after 10 minutes and was not heard again. Nick was 4.5 to 1.1 here in QSB
Klaus HB9CQS was steady like a 5.8 broadcast station. He gave G3OKT 5.8 to 3.6/7 with deep QSB. Klaus said he had been working VK4ZD at 2200z last Sunday at 5.7/8; VK2MCB had been 5.3.
G0EGW Vernon was just a whisper today, even when band noise was very quiet
PA3AHC was on frequency but I had no copy of Malcolm here!
F1CFA was called by Klaus. I recognised Jean Pierre at 1.1 but he was hard to copy. We exchanged e-mails afterwards.
Klaus was called by AB9CBS on the Isle of Wight but I had no record of this call
Klaus closed the net at 0702z

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 G3OKT
John G3OKT was net control. Band conditions were unusually poor! John G7OAI had S9+ noise and had intermittent copy of me.
Tommy G2FUU was 5.9 here (usually 5.9+) and gave me 5.8. He reported that all his family were well.
John G3JJR was also 5.8 here; heard at 5.7/8 by John G7OAI who was listening on the Hack Green SDR
Brian G3LUW was only 5.7 here - usually 20dB over S9!!
Bill G4LXD was 5.9/QSB with G3JJR; Bill was 5.8/7 here; He reported that he no longer had to run his Rotary Club website.
Bruce G0PCF was 5.7 here and subject to heavy band noise. He reported having had a fall on the stairs at home. We all wished him well! John G3JJR had no copy of Bruce in conditions which were worsening!. John had solid copy of G3SZF.
Bob S3SZF reported that his Rotary Club was involved in their village development plan re "dementia friendliness". John G3OKT reported by coincidence, his Club had also had a presentation on dementia friendliness at the recent meeting!
G7OAI John had volunteered to research location of the next ROAR/RIBI AGM in May 2019. Choice was Harrogate, York or Scarborough. Initial response seemed to favour York, particularly for its YORVIK museum and "smellivision"! John JJR preferred York to Harrogate
Tommy volunteered to listen on the ROAR frequency at 6pm local time for any callers.
G3OKT also promised to listen for VK/ZL on the 2200z retimed net. He was also involved in organising a lecture for his Rotary Club on The Dark Web.
Both G2FUU and G3OKT reported that their 20m quad antennae were suffering from damage!
Bob G3SZF will be Net Control next Sunday
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 14.285 August 19
No Report
0600z-0630z / 2200z-2230z Tuesday August 14th 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD and Phil VK2MCB
At 0600z:
No contacts

At 2200z
Will try to be on frequency at 2200z


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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