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Roar Nets February 25th 2018 and February 27th 2018


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 25th February 2018 and Tuesday 27th February 2018
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD

Peter VK3KCD was 58
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59+20
Klaus HB9CQS was 57-8 and gave me 56-7
Noel VK2IWT was 44 and gave me 55

From Phil VK2MCB
Bill, Diane and Phil were absent from the 25th Feb nets due to their presence at the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club Wyong Field Day. Photos below of the set-up, antenna and operating the ROAR Station at Wyong, north of Sydney. Contacts were logged on 20m and 40m using the special event call VI70HI, courtesy of ROAR member Lee VK3GK. VI70HI is a Special Callsign issued to Commemorate the first ANARE Expedition to Heard Island in December 1947.

0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Pertti EA7GSU
I started with the same peculiarity: I heard nobody. Then came John, G3OKT with 58 sig. Klaus HB9CQS was second when he broke in through the noise wall with 59. He gave me the gavel and we were Malcolm PA3AHC, Les PA0SDZ, Jean-Pierre F1CFA, Nick G4HCK, Vernon G0EGW, Brian G3LUW. I had no copy of Brian nor Jean-Pierre. We kept going until 0855 when many moved to 80m G - net. I tried to hear them as well, but propagations let me identify only John but nobody else.
There had been activities on 40m as well. I understood that Klaus, John and Jean-Pierre had been there.
We did every now and then call the ANZO members but no luck.
greetings from rainy Andalusia (starting tomorrow) Pertti ea7gsu=
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA to John G3OKT
Hello John,
I heard you and Brian too yesterday morning.
It was better on 40 m than on 20 m.
But your signal was 42 to me...
I heard also ZL1BFS in the back ground when the QRM was not too hard !
My green Valley was closed for my station.
Moreover It was a contest period on every band
Best wishes,
Jean-Pierre F1CFA
From Malcolm PA3AHC
Good news !
Right at the end , when only Klaus and I were left , Vitor/CTIBJZ came on board with a good 5/6 b/w here .
The gist of his QSO with Klaus was that he’d had some serious antenna problems now being resolved ,and he told me he should resume regular attendance shortly .
Cheers, Malcolm
PS : As mentioned to Pertti , let’s take a look - say half way through the 20m net tomorrow – at 40m/7110 or thereabouts re QRM,etc to see if that helps a bit.. ( Also in fond memory of silent key good old John who got us started on 40m I think .)

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

1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
Informal 1900z Formal 1930z Transcontinental net on 14.295 +/- QRM
From Ed N4EDT
The North American net moved back to 40 meters and enjoyed a very good net. The net was a bit unique as most of the ROAR members were first seen on ROAR Members logged into Net Logger and when noted were called to confirm their check in. Those calls came from alternate net controls that had the best opportunity to be heard by the station checking in. We had a number of first time checkins including David Drummond, Jr, W4MD. David is a past ARRL Section Manager, and a very accomplished ham radio operator.  
id callsign checkin name state city remarks
1 N4EDT 60 Edward H AL Pell City PRESIDENT ELECT
2 KC4D 19 William W VA Lynchburg ROAR
3 N9HWO 28 Philip B IL Canton ROAR SEC
4 K2KXK 1 Kenneth NC Tobaccoville FIRST TIME CHECK IN
5 WA1SJG 28 Susan J MA East Longmeadow ROAR
6 KB1XG 27 Albert M MA East Longmeadow ROAR
7 K4KSW 1 John A FL Saint Augustine FIRST TIME CHECK IN
8 W2RWA 2 Richard W NY Charlton ROTARIAN
9 K4TMS 1 Marlin T SC Summerville FIRST TIME CHECK IN
10 N8XQX 1 Richard E IN Alexandria FIRST TIME CHECK IN
11 W4MD 1 David M AL Northport 1st time Prv. ARRL Al Sec Mngr
Edward Tyler


0800z – 0830z Tuesday 12th December 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 27th February 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Pertti EA7GSU
Black hole situation continue.
I opened at 0801 and heard nobody so I gave a couple of shouts. No luck.
I turned the beam around and heard somebody. It proved to be Phil VK2MCB and Bill VK4ZD. But both were weak, Phil 41 and Bill 31 so decided go for CW. We made it and I got 539 from Phil. Peter VK3KCD was there as well giving me 229 but I had no copy. Later Peter came up and was 31. No other stations from that direction.
I understood from Phil’s talks that Klaus HB9CQS and Vernon G0EGW also made contact with AUSSE’s but absolutely no copy of them here, not even change of noise colour!
Tuesday result: 2 VK’s and non EU’s.
At least the excitement is maintained: You never know what the condx will be like.
From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD was 59+10 to me and gave me 59
Bill VK4ZD was 55 here and I was a similar signal
Pertii EA7GSU was a 53 on CW and managed to copy me weakly. Bill was only just able to copy Pertti
Klaus HB9CQS was 52 and gave me 51. Klaus had Peter VK3KCD 41 and Peter copied Klaus 42
Vernon G0EGW was 53 and gave me 42
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57-8 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 55
Klaus HB9CQS was 22
After the Net Vernon G0EGW and I went to Skype for about 30 minutes and then decided to try again on 20m. I tried short path first but long path was the go. Vernon was 55 and gave me 54.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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