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Roar Nets March 18th 2018 and March 20th 2018


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 18th March 2018 and Tuesday 20th March 2018
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD

Peter VK3KCD was 59+5 and gave me 58
Noel VK2IWT was 59+10 and gave me 59+40
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10-15 and gave me 59+15
Klaus HB9CQS was 56 and gave me 53 on 7,113
Reg VK7KK was 45-57 building to 58-9 and gave me 58

From Phil VK2MCB
Noel VK2IWT was 59 and gave me 59
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me 59
Douglas ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 58
Peter VK3KCD was 21 only and no copy on me
Reg VK7KK was 55 and gave me 58

0800z- 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59
Phil VK2MCB was 55-44 and gave me 55-53
Noel VK2IWT was 22
Peter VK3KCD was 22
John ZL2JPM was 44-55 and gave me 42-53
Klaus HB9CQS was 22-33
Pertti EA7GSU was 11
As signals were very poor to me I went QRT at 0830z
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 55 and gave me 53-4
Douglas ZL1BFS was 59+20 and said I was strong
Noel VK2IWT was 21
Peter VK3KCD was 31
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 53
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 and gave me 55
Vernon G0EGW was 21 and I believe he gave me 21
Pertti EA7GSU was also 21 as was F1CFA Jean Pierre

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report received. Believe John G3OKT was in Portugal this week

1700z – 1730z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694 MHz
2100z-2200z Transcontinental net on 7.185
From Ed N4EDT
Again, the 40 meter net went long and the participation dropped.
While we had only three ROAR members checking in, there were nine guests. We obtained recorded the signal reports and it becomes very apparent that the signals were passing over ROAR members. If we can attract more members in the heart land, the net will be able to reach more North American ROAR members.

The test on 75 meters was dropped when storms entered into me local area. That rather mild storm front was followed by a very strong front last night that dropped soft ball size hail, had strong straight line winds and spawned a number of tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia. Thankfully no deaths only tens of millions of dollars in property damage.
id callsign checkin name state city remarks
1 N4EDT 64 Edward H AL Pell City PRESIDENT ELECT
2 WN5V 14 David W LA Welsh ROAR S9+30
3 KG5TOZ 1 Jason L TX Universal City FIRST TIME CHECK IN S7
4 WE5GNF 1 Gregoy N TX West Colombia FIRST TIME CHECK IN S8
5 N9HWO 31 Philip B IL Canton ROAR SEC S8
6 KF4OJA 1 Richard A FL Defuniak Springs FIRST TIME CHECK IN
7 N4ABT 1 Cleve TN Millington FIRST TIME CHECK IN S9+20
9 N5TCM 1 Michael D AR Malvern FIRST TIME CHECK IN S9+10
10 KA4PWS 1 James A TN Shelbyville FIRST TIME CHECK IN S9
11 N5LAP 1 Steven W FL Bradenton FIRST TIME CHECK IN S9
Edward Tyler


0800z – 0830z Tuesday 12th December 2017 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 13th March 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCG was 55 and gave me 54
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-7 and gave me 56-8
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 44-55 and gave me 54
Vernon G0EGW was 33-44
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 54 and gave me 55
Peter VK3KCD was not heard. He later advised he had 53 noise and heard ‘zilch’.
Klaus HB9CQS was 43 and gave me 50. I heard Klaus calling Vernon at 0823 but had no copy on Vernon myself.
Jean Pierre F1CFA was heard very faintly. Heard him saying he had Bill 54
Additional Reports: -
From Phil VK2MCB
On Wednesday evening, John ZL2JPM and I attempted to make Dstar contact without success. Participating on a local Canberra Dstar net on Wednesday at the same time, I established that there was probably a software problem at the Canberra repeater preventing connection with the internet. Oh well, we will get there eventually.

From Douglas ZL1BFS in regard to ‘Woodpecker Activity’.
Douglas has pointed the finger at the Australian OTHR.
Bill, Phil, I thought all that trouble with woodpeckers on 20m was China, or Russia. It seems we have met the enemy, and it is us!

Douglas, ZL1BFS

JORN............interference source ??????


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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