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Roar Nets June 10th 2018 and June 12th 2018


ROAR Nets Report from for Sunday 10 June and Tuesday 12 June 2018

0430z - 0500z Anzo Net on 7,110 
From Phil VK2MCB
No activity today. Bill VK4ZD is enroute the US (Hawaii and Alaska) and Canada for the Rotary International Convention as is John ZL2JPM, who is currently in Vermont.

0500z- 0600z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Phil VK2MCB
Zero sunspots spelt death for the band today. No contacts made from VK/ZL.
I will continue to call at 0500z which in theory continues to be my best chance of long path Europe contact. But, I will also try again at 0600z if nothing is heard at 0500z. It appears that my best chance of contact with Europe is at 2200z. I tried at 2200z on 10 June and made contact with Vernon G0EGW with a 55 signal; he had me at 51. Interestingly, a ZL station in the far south of NZ, ZL3OZ was copying Vernon 56. It appears the 2200z time slot is a much better alternative for ZL to Europe.
I will call again at 2200z on the 17th June and with a SSN of 13 may have some luck.
From Nick G4HCK
Propagation was not too good today. I enjoyed a chat with Vernon G0EGW then we were joined by Miika (OH2BAD) at 5.9 ++++ Klaus was in the background could just recognise his voice. Wished him a happy birthday I seem to have got into the habit of meeting 05.00 gmt. I think it’s one of those habits which I hope to be able to break before long !!!
7 3’s
Nicholas Wilkinson

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI/P
Below is my report from the UK 80m net today....
I put a call out at 0759Z and Brian, G3LUW came back immediately. After a couple of overs I called again and G3JJR and G3SZF joined us. A little later Tommy, G2FUU came on and a little later again, G4LXD.
Brian was expecting builders at his QTH so left the net early, 0815Z. We had a visitor, Kevin, 2E0WMG/P on 'Packing Shed Island'. He joined us for a short while, and was a good signal to everyone with 50w and a dipole close to the shore.
Various Rotary topics were aired, but with only a few of us on I called it a day at 0838Z
Signal reports from me:-
Brian, G3LUW initially 59+10, but much QSB later, taking him down to 55 at times. Strange...
John, G3JJR 59+20, but QSB later down to 59.
Bob, G3SZF 59+20
Tommy G2FUU 59+20
Bill G4LXD 59+10
Kevin 2E0WMG/P 59+10
QSB was commented on by several members, but not a big problem.
John Cannell,
Past President, Rotary Club of Rochdale
1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
2130z-2230z Transcontinental net on 7.185 / 14.285
From Ed N4EDT
This is also on the ROAR Website.
One of the unique features of Rotary International (RI) Is the support of special interest groups under the umbrella of RI. Our Fellowship, Rotarians Of Amateur Radio, is one of the oldest fellowships in Rotary but it is not the only one. There is a good page on the RI website, that describes and lists currently recognized fellowships.
One of the more interesting notes on the page is the current RI qualifications for Fellowship members. “Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni.” The RI qualifications for Fellowship members are much broader than most ROAR members recognize.
Visit the RI Fellowships web page and share that information with your club. Visit with other clubs in your area and share the information about Fellowships and ROAR.

0800z – 0830z Tuesday NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0500z - 0530z Tuesday 12th June 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Phil VK2MCB
Apologies but home circumstances prevented me from joining the net on 12 June
Note: VK2MCB will be on 14295.2 Long Path on Sunday 17 June at 0500z and 0600z and again at 2200z.
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
No news, good news is sometimes not true.
I was enduring 3 weeks in hospital and unable to participate to the net meeting ROAR.
Please say hello to our friends.
I feel better now, but not perfect and very weak.
I have to rest now for one month before a surgical act in July.
Members of my Rotary club were always present, which is very appreciated.
I read always with pleasure all the ROAR net meeting reports.
The situation seems to be improved: no ?
Best wishes


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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