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Roar Nets July 1st 2018 and July 3rd 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 1 July and Tuesday 3 July 2018
VE3R Summary Report – Full Report Coming in the Communicator
VE3R was obtained for us by Darius VE3BR. Only a station based in Ontario can apply for the special callsign. Darius also operated the station on CW during his very limited spare time. many thanks Darius.

Bill VK4ZD and Diane VK4DI operated Special Event Callsign VE3R from Hawaii, Toronto and Australia using a remote transmitting station in Kenora, Western Ontario, Canada from 20 to 30 June.
Chris VA3ECO provided the remote operating station which was computer controlled. Our thanks go to Chris for his generosity.
In Toronto, Bill & Diane operated from the RI Convention ROAR Booth and from their apartment out of normal hours.
414 contacts were made on both CW and SSB. One notable achievement was to highlight amateur radio at the Rotary International Conference.
Many Rotarians from India, Canada and the US made inquiries as to how to obtain a ham licence.
1 July at 0453z
From Phil VK2MCB
After a ‘heads up’ by Bill that he was back in Australia and operating VE3R in Canada remotely on 14295khz I made contact and obtained a 55 report from Bill. VE3R was 53 to me.
Very satisfying: Bill working remotely using his computer in Australia, linked to the remote station in western Ontario, making contact with me in Southern Australia.-+
0530z Anzo Net on 7,110 
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me similar
Bill and Douglas had good propagation on 40m, not so me
Douglas ZL1BFS was 25 and gave me 22. Based on the poor 40m propagation we switched to 20m early

0600z / 2200z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 55 and gave me 55
Douglas ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 57
No European Stations Heard
From Phil VK2MCB at 2200z
Klaus HB9CQS was 21 but could not copy me
Vernon G0EGW as 55 and gave me 55
Bill VK4ZD was 31 as was I to him
Douglas ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 58

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
2130z-2230z Transcontinental net on 7.185 / 14.285
From President Ed N4EDT
The ROAR Net will Start at 2130Z July 1, 2018
The frequency on 20 meters will be around 14.285 +/- the QRM. The frequency will be noted on the site.
Please LOG INTO THE ROARNETLOGGER.NET WEB SITE. This will allow the net control an opportunity to update frequencies and verify the calls of those wishing to check in.
If you haven’t set a pass word on NetLogger you will need to do so. Bring up the web netlogger site and follow the instructions to login.
The site will be active prior to 2100Z and I will be glad to provide you check in assistance by email ( or text me at 205-919-4610.​
The net will be called by Ed Tyler, N4EDT.​
If you are willing to function as a Net Control please contact me at​
205-919-4610 (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)

0800z – 0830z Tuesday NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0600z / 2200z Tuesday 3rd July 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Phil VK2MCB
Very poor conditions (SN 0 has returned)
Bill VK4ZD was 53 and gave me 53
Coco YO9BC was heard calling when I monitored the University of Twenty SDR in the Netherlands but could not be heard in VK.
From Nick G4HCK
Only three of us on the net today. YO9BC, HB9CQS and myself. The band was interesting – to start with I could hear YO9BC 5.9 ++ but he could not hear HB9CQS.
Then conditions changed. HB9CQS and YO9BC could hear each other but I could not hear YO9BC and so it went on.
What interesting times we live in at the moment as far as amateur radio goes.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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