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Roar Nets December 30th 2018 and January 1st 2019


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 30 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019
Emailed Messages
Vernon G0EGW Wrote on 28 December:
Hi All,
Jamie M0SDV and Kieran 2E0NCN will be operating GB18YOTA from Saxmundham my QTH on Friday midnight and Saturday 28-29 December as part of YOTA month. Please give them a call if you hear them. They will be working 10 through to 80m. Jamie is 18 and Kieran 21 it's good to young blood coming into the hobby
Regards Vernon G0EGW
From Phil VK2MCB
Please note the following notice that was sent out on 31 December:
Propagation predictions for yesterday, 30 December indicated that the long path from VK/ZL to Europe for 20m began from 0830z. This was noticed last week by Doug ZL1BFS and repeated yesterday where Doug exchanged 55 reports with Vernon G0EGW in this time slot.
Consequently, we have agreed to shift the time for the ANZO 20m net to begin at 0830z as from 1 January 2018.
As a result, on Sunday 6 January, the ANZO 40m net will be held from 0800z to 0830z to be followed by the 20m net from 0830z to 0930z.
Fingers crossed and Happy New Year to you all.
Note that the later net time seems to work better for long path propagation EU-VK/ZL, albeit not for me. However, Bill VK4ZD, Doug ZL1BFS and Vernon G0EGW are now humming along.
From John G3OKT
Thanks Phil and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
I was there from 0800 till after 0830 ;last Sunday but ND
Will continue to try and also appear on 40 m before. After all. it was quite a chore to put my 20m Spider back up again after a storm wrecked it a few weeks ago!
So, thanks for keeping there for us.
Vernon joined our 80m Rotary net 0900-1000 last Sunday and I think we recruited him to our AGM in York next May, so some good came of that. G7OAI John is doing all the local arrangements.
John G3OKT
From John ZL2JPM
A Happy New Year to you all from Palu in Indonesia.
I’m here with the Red Cross and will have to savour my recent TWO QSOs on the same net with G0EGW and G4HCK until I return later in January.
As Indonesia has rather difficult arrangements with visiting Amateurs, I’ve not even brought the DSTAR hotspot to keep in touch via the IFROAR reflector.
Pleased to see improved propagation and hope that it slowly improves as the year progresses. Best regards to those on the net. May our numbers increase this year J.
With kind regards
John (ZL2JPM)
Sunday 30th December 2018
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Next week 0800-0830z
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 57-8
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9+5 and gave me 59
0730z-0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Next week 0830-0930z

From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 54 building to 58-9 and gave me 43
Phil VK2MCB was 54 and gave me 55
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Diane VK4DI was also active during the sched
(at 0835z) Vernon G0EGW was 33-44
We all agreed to try 0830z on 20m from Tuesday

Vernon suggested trying 40m (7.105) at 0800z
Vernon G0EGW was 33-44 was 44
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report Received

1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185 September 2
No report Received

0830z Tuesday January 1st EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+
Vernon G0EGW was initially 33 but built to 55 as we closed and gave me 55 also
Phil VK2MCB was 33 and gave me 32 but was 59+10 on the NZ Bay of Islands SDR Rx
Peter VK3KCD was 23
Nick G4HCK was 11


Philip Byrne
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