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Roar Nets February 4th 2018 and February 6th 2018


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 4 February 2018 and Tuesday 6th February 2018
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59+
Noel VK2IWT was 22
Henk VK2GWK was 56 and gave me 44
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 57-9 and gave me the same
From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD was 55 and gave me 55 QSB meant he ranged from 41 to 57
Noel VK2IWT was 21 and gave me 57
Henk VK2GWK was 55
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 31
Doug ZL1BFS was 53 and gave me 44

0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 55
Peter VK3KCD was 44-55 and gave me 56
Doug ZL1BFS was 55-6 and gave me 33 then 56-7. Doug had Klaus 54 at 0810Z, and Vernon 21
Klaus HB9CQS was 54 and gave me 51?
Phil VK2MCB was 33 and gave me 55
Vernon G0EGW was 22 then 54 building to 57 and gave me 53 building to 56
Les PA0SDZ was 22
Alain F4GHB was 22
From Phil VK2MCB
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 57
John ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 55
Henk VK2GWK was heard 55
No copy on Pertti EA7GSU, Vernon G0EGW or Klaus HB9CQS
Although Pertti EA7GSU was not copied, I believe Pertti had Doug 51 at 0810Z
From John G3OKT
Sorry, I was away in Eastern UK this w/e.

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report because John was absent.
John G3OKT will be Net Control on 11th January and John G7OAI on the 18th.
G3LUW will be away on the 18th.
G2FUU is expected to be net control on the 25th.

1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
Informal 1900z Formal 1930z Transcontinental net on 14.295 +/- QRM
If the QRM is excessive or there is no vacant frequency space around 14.285, the Net will move to 14.325MHZ

Report from Ed N4EDT

During the month of January, the North American net was for the most part impossible due to poor propagation, and localized interference. The first net for the month of February was wonderful. We had a total of eleven checkins with several of those being first time checkins by Rotarians and past Rotary members. We also had a checkin from a past Rotarian located in Jamaica. Special thanks to W2RWA, Richard, and W2WLD, William. Both functioned as relay stations during the net. Richard first checked in. He was not aware of ROAR or ROAR activities and he immediately got on the phone to William and told him about ROAR. William fired up his station and joined the net. Both of them made a major contribution to the net by functioning as relay operators. Their efforts went a long way toward making the first ROAR net in February a success. Number of checkins were first noticed on the web site. When you are aware that someone is attempting to check in, the relay operators can then assist in listening for the ckeckins.
73, N4EDT net Control.
id callsign checkin name state city remarks
1 N4EDT 57 Edward H AL Pell City PRES ELECT 20 M
2 WA1SJG 27 Susan J MA East Longmeadow ROAR
3 KC4D 17 William W VA Lynchburg ROAR
4 W2RWA 1  Richard W NY Charlton FIRST TIME CHECK IN
6 6Y5HO 1 Othniel Jamaica Montego Bay Past Rotarian, FIRST TIME CHECK IN
8 W1MBF 1 Mark B RI Portsmouth FIRST TIME CHECK IN
9 KB1XG 25 Albert M MA East Longmeadow ROAR
10 WN5V 11 David W LA Welsh ROAR
11 N9HWO 25 Philip B IL Canton ROAR SEC
Edward Tyler


0800z – 0830z Tuesday 12th December 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0700z - 0730z Tuesday 2nd January 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Sorry, I was not available for this net today
From John G3OKT
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 74 A 8 K 2 and sunspots 13 (rising)
OH2BAD was 5.3 here at 0800, building to 5.9+10dB at 0823.
Miika gave VK2MCB 5.4; gave VK3KCD 5.5 and got 3.2. No copy of any VKs here.
F1CFA was 5.7 with Miika; Jean Pierre was just heard in the noise here – no copy, but Jean Pierre heard HB9CQS at 5.4 and got 5.2
HB9CQS was 5.6 here at 0806 and heard me at 5.2/3; Klaus and Phil exchanged 4.1 b/w; Klaus gave Miika 5.9; Miika heard Pertti at 5.7
EA7GSU was 5.8 here at 0810, building later to 5.9. Pertti gave VK2MCB 5.1 and got 4.3
PA3AHC was just a trace here, but no copy; Pertti relayed 5.4 for Miika from Malcolm. Miika heard Malcolm at 1.1
G3OKT got 5.9+ from Pertti
Pertti warned that next Sunday’s net might be difficult in Spain because of the Spanish “Sympathy Network”. The net closed at 0836.

From Phil VK2MCB
Finally, some decent propagation to my QTH to Europe
Miika OH2BAD was heard at 0801Z with a 59 signal and gave me 57. Miika had fallen to 53 by 0830Z.
VK3KCD was 31 and Peter had Miika 21-31 in S5 noise
Jean Pierre F1CFA was heard weakly at 21
Klaus HB9CQS was copied 41 and gave me 41
Pertti EA7GSU was a 51 signal and gave me 43
John G3OKT and Malcolm PA3AHC were not copied by me.
Miika made my day!


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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