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Roar Nets October 14th and October 16th 2018


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 14 October and Tuesday 16 October 2018
Please note the changed frequency for 40m below.
This is due to 7110 being used as an Emergency Freq in Indonesia post the earthquakes.

0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59+
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 54-9+
Pertti EA7GSU was 47 and gave me 55
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW was 36
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was just detected as 13 - Pertti and Vernon told me he was there

0730z-0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD

Doug ZL1BFS was 59+
Pertti EA7GSU was 44-55 and gave me 53-4
John ZL2JPM was 56 and gave me 57

I went QRT at 0742z when signals faded out
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G3SZF was Net Control. Bob was 5.9 +10dB here but had his usual S9 QRM;
John G3JJR said all signals were good on the Hack Green SDR;
G4LXD Bill later said that Hack Green could be found via Google at “Hack Green SDR”
All stations were 5.9 here except Malcolm PA3AHC, averaging 5.6 but S 7 to zero in slow QSB
G3LUW Brian was off air having lost the tree branch which supported his aerials in a Storm.
G7OAI Bob had been heard earlier to say that RAENET duties would prevent him appearing later.
G0SQH reported heavy rain; we discussed the raspberry pi programmable chip; Derek said 16 million had now been sold; he had given a talk on its use for access to the Intl Space Stn; they cost < £5!
G2FUU Tommy was 5.9+10dB; said he would check 80m at 6pm for any ROAR calls.
We discussed professional institutions; G3OKT had just visited the IET in London for a talk on video compression. IET has now been refurbished as a “members’ Club”; Bob said the same for the Civil Engineers; Bill already used the Royal Army Medical Corps.
G3OKT confirmed he would be Net Control next week (as usual for 3rdSunday in the month)
The net closed at 0852 z
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185 September 2
No Report Received

0730z Tuesday October 16th 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
I missed this net due to workload

I have noted that the short path to Europe is now opening from around 1000z.
I have successfully worked many Europeans in many parts of Europe including G, EA, OH.
Last night (Wednesday) a station in Moscow was coming in here at 59+15. He was incredulous (laughing) when I called him and he gave me 59+10.

It is definitely worth a try around that time slot at the moment.

Let us trial 1000z on 14295.2 short path on 21 October.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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