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Roar Nets January 7th 2018 and January 9th 2018


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 7th January 2018 and Tuesday 9th January 2018
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 57
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB and I exchanged 59 reports
Peter VK3KCD was 47 (in storm noise) and gave me 57
Klaus HB9CQS was 57-8 and gave me the same
Noel VK2IWT was 24 before coming up to 58
Pertti EA7GSU was 339 with his CW
0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From John G3OKT
The QSL website at 0605z gave SFI 69 A 3 K 0 and sunspots 11 (falling)
Storms earlier in the week had caused loss of direction control of my Spider Quad so it was difficult to be sure I was on the correct bearing for each station. I also had serious QRM from Tadzigistan’s modulation - strength S5 QSB.
ZL1BFS was heard to give HB9CQS 5.4 and G0EGW 5.7. Doug was 4.2 here.
VK2IWT was called by Doug but no sign of Noel here.
G0EGW was heard at 0850 with fast “hollow” QSB
ZL1BFS and G3OKT exchanged 4.2 b/w at 0823
HB9CQS was 4.2 here; gave Doug 5.5; Klaus later was 5.5 here at 0853.
EA7GSU was called by Klaus but nil response
G4HCK Nick was just heard here
VK4ZD was peaking S5 at 0832 and gave Klaus 4.4. Bill and I later exchanged 5.5;
G0EGW got 3.3 from VK4ZD
G3OKT was 3.4 with ZL1BFS at 0848 as signals seemed to be going down.
The net was closed by VK4ZD at 0855; 

From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59 also
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 55
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 59 (Peter went QRT at 0820z)
Noel VK2IWT was 58
Klaus HB9CQS was 33-44 here and gave me 44
John G3OKT built from 11 to 55 and gave me 55
Vernon G0EGW was initially 33 building to 55
Nick G4HCK was 11-22
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
We had an excellent net of 9 stations with good strong signals. G3LUW was Net Control.
G3LUW Brian was 5.9+25dB here
G0SQH 5.8/9 QSB; Derek gave G3JJR and G3OKT 5.5/8 QSB
PA3AHC Malcolm had the best signal I’ve heard here at 5.9; was 5.6 with G3LUW.
G3JJR heard Malcolm at 5.8; was 5.9+10dB here, gave G3OKT and G3LUW 5.9++
G7OAI was 5.8 to 5.9+10dB QSB here; gave G3OKT and G3LUW 5.9++
G0PCF Bruce was 5.9 here; got 5.7/9 from Brian
G4LXD and G3OKT exchanged 5.9+25dB b/w; Bill gave G3LUW 5.9, PA3AHC 5.5, G3JJR 5.9+10dB, G0PCF 5.9, M3ZKB 4.3, and G0SQH 5.6
M3ZKB a visitor Kenny in Spalding, Lincs, called in; Kenny is a RAFARS acquaintance of Brian; he was 5.7/9 QSB here on only 10W and was 5.7 with G3LUW.
John, G7OAI confirmed he will be Net Controller next week; G3OKT the week after.
The net closed at 0952z after a good discussion of website authoring, grandchildren, desirability of obtaining a Welsh Choir performance during the Friday evening of the AGM in May, digital FT8 activity of G0PCF, recent Rotary activities and effects of recent gales.

1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
2230z - 2300z Informal Transcontinental net on 7.118 +/- QRM
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 John G3OKT
Sorry, G3OKT could not attend this net.

From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 58 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 56 and gave me 59
Pertti EA7GSU's CW was 229
Klaus HB9CQS built from 35 to 46 in my storm noise and gave me 57. Klause said that both Jean-Pierre and Les PA0SDZ were also on frquency but I could not hear them.
John G3OKT was also there and may have been audible at the end but was too far off frequency to copy.
Phil VK2MCB took Peter VK3KCD to 7.110 (via my relay) as he could not hear him on 20m. I followed at around 0830z and even though the band was very noisy I heard Peter 58-9 (he gave me 59) and Phil was 59+10
73’s All

Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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