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Roar Nets July 8th 2018 and July 10th 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 8 July and Tuesday 10 July 2018
0530z - 0600z Anzo Net on 7,110 
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil advised he may be late for this sched so I called on frequency and received the following responses:
Lou VK2NZ (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+10 at 0542z
Keiran VK2QK (visitor) and I exchanged 59+10 reports at 0544z
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 56 reports at 0554z. John had only just arrived back from Toronto that day.
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 at 0559z

0600z-0630z / 2200z-2230z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59. No other contacts so we decided to try at 2200z.
At 2200z Phil VK2MCB was barely heard but I continued to call for Klaus as I knew he would be there.
At 2232z Klaus HB9CQS finally came through and we exchanged 55 reports, chatting for around 15 minutes.
From Klaus HB9CQS
Sunday morning I started calling CQ ROAR at 06:10z. At 06:25z a Danish ham friend living in EA5 answered (59 b/w). At 06:34z Coco called. With the beam shifted to an easterly direction it was Q5 b/w but Coco got visitors and had to go QRT.
No other signals heard. QRT at 06:38z.
On Sunday evening at 22:00z Bill and I had a schedule on 14’295.2. Weak signals heard but nothing readable. Trying again half an hour later Bill was 55 and gave me the same. When closing down with Bill at 22:38z signals were still 55.

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 July 8
From President Ed N4EDT
id callsign checkin name state city remarks
1 N4EDT 77 Edward H AL Pell City PRESIDENT
2 K0DPT 1 Max S MN Forest Lake 1ST CHECK IN
3 K8GLR 1 Gerald L OH Franklin ROTARIAN - 1ST CHECK IN
4 KG4ZXC 1 Jesse T PA Grampian 1ST CHECK IN
5 KC4D 28 William W VA Lynchburg ROAR
6 N1VLZ 1 Brian M ME Livermore 1ST CHECK IN
7 N1RCX 1 Eric J VT Shelburne 1ST CHECK IN
The next ROAR Net will Start at 2130Z July 15, 2018
The frequency on 20 meters will be around 14.285 +/- the QRM. The frequency will be noted on the site.
Plan to check in with the Net Sunday at 2130Z. The netlogger must be active for you to check in.
Netlogger will be active at ROARNETLOGGER.NET at 2100Z.
It is important for you to check in if you are listening and can not hear the net or can not beheard 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.
If we can discover who is trying but unable to check in we can make adjustments to improve the net.
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-0630z / 2200z-2230z Tuesday 10th July 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
As the 0600z time slot is not currently working I am focusing primarily on 2200z. At 2210z Klaus HB9CQS came through in fine style and we exchanged 59 reports, again chatting for around 15 minutes. We agreed that the good news about the recovery of the boys and their leader in Thailand was really excellent to hear.
From Nick G4HCK
Only three of us today YO9BC, G0EGW and myself. But we are still trying – perhaps we will do better at the weekend.
From Phil VK2MCB
I am away this coming week so will miss the nets on 15 and 17 July. Good luck, but from recent experience the band from VK/ZL to Europe is only open at 2200z onwards; too late for most.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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