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Roar Nets July 29th 2018 and July 31st 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 29 July and Tuesday 31 July 2018
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110 
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 and gave me 57-8
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 peaking 59 and gave me 59 - reported ready to use Dstar
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 57-9
John ZL2JPM was 57-8 and gave me 57
Phil ZL2RO was 45-6 and gave me 56
From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and had me 43
Douglas ZL1BFS was 35 and had me 53
Bill VK4ZD was 58 and gave me 58-9
John ZL2JPM was 25
Phil ZL2RO was below my noise level. Phil has hosted the ROAR module on his DSTAR Reflector XLS626 E.
He is hosting this free of charge. I made contact with Phil on Dstar and advised that we were on 40m which prompted him to give the net a try.

0600z-0630z / 2200z-2230z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
At 0600z:
Phil VK2MCB was 44-54 and gave me 45-55
Peter VK3KCD was 55-6 peaking 57 and gave me 57 peaking 59+5
John ZL2JPM was 44-5 peaking 55-6 and gave me 51
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me the same
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 55 at best and gave me 54 at best
Douglas ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 56
Peter VK3KCD was 21

From Pertti EA7GSU
I was there again this morning and the band was empty when I opened the RX.
But after a while I heard John .3okt and Nick ,4hck but signals were very “bumpy”, QSB up and down between 58 and 00.
I heard and got also Coco -9bc and Malcolm -3ahc. Brian -3luw was 59 with surprisingly solid signal and then came the sleepy Klaus -9cqs also with good sig˙s.
Klaus had line open to Bill vk4zd and we called but had no responce. Contest made some QRM but mostly audibility was OK.
Propagations improved towards the end and maybe a later opening hour could do?

I listened also 40 earlier and was able to detect Doug -1bfs and yourself (Phil VK2MCB) on 7015 but both so weak that reading was impossible.
From Bill VK4ZD
At 2200z:
Diane VK4DI Heard Doug ZL1BFS at 59+20 and got 58
Diane contacted Klaus HB9CQS who was 55 and gave her 55 also.
Diane said that Phil VK2MCB was barely readable but Doug told her Phil said she was 21
From Phil VK2MCB
Douglas ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 57
Diane VK4DI was 22
Vernon G0EGW as 33 and gave me 53
Klaus HB9CQS was 33 and gave me 33
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report
2130z-2230z NA Transcontinental net on 14.285 July 29
From President Ed N4EDT

Net report for 7-29-2018
North American Transcon net. Net called by N4EDT on 14.285 MHZ. Informal net opened at 2100z with the formal net start at 2130Z.
Poor propagation continued to make the net activities challenging. The net timing straddles the timing of 20 meter propagation changes.
As the net progresses, the propagation shifts from the east coast to the central part of the country. We are studying the use of remote stations to gain coverage in on the west coast.

callsign name remarks city state
N4EDT Edward H ROAR President Pell City AL
KM4DJS Hugh Rotary Member Lexington KY
KE0MZJ Darryl 1st Check In Dixon MO
N3WER Chris 1st Check In Lemoyne PA
KC1DLE Bill 1st Check In Hamilton TX
KE8GME Dan 1st Check In Newcomerstown OH
KC2OSR Sam 1st Check In Chatham NJ
KC1DLP Josh 1st Check In Plainfield CT
W1AE Paul 1st Check In Exeter NH
KG5OIB John 1st Check In Richardson TX
WN5V Dave ROAR Member Welsh LA
KC4D Bill ROAR Member Lynchburg VA
N9HWO Phil ROAR Secretary Canton IL
KE8DZI Bill 1st Check In Warren MI
The next ROAR Net will Start at 2130Z August 5, 2018
The frequency on 20 meters will be around 14.285 +/- the QRM. The actual operating frequency will be noted on the site.
The netlogger must be active for you to check in. Netlogger will be active at ROARNETLOGGER.NET at 2000Z.
It is important for you to check in if you are listening and can not hear the net or can not be heard by anyone on the net.
We may not know you are on the air unless you log into NETLOGGER web net site.​
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.)

0600z-0630z / 2200z-2230z Tuesday 24th July 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing was heard at 0600z
At 2200z:
While I was calling for Klaus I was called by Jeff KH8/W4ZH who was 58, testing a radio at Pago Pago Airport
Klaus HB9CQS called me at 2223z and we exchanged 56 reports. Klaus had fallen asleep at the TV. We went QRT at 2238z.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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