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Roar Nets October 21st and October 23rd 2018


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 21 October and Tuesday 23 October 2018
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill was absent from the net due to an extensive power failure in south-east Queensland caused by very active thunderstorms.
Only three of us on the net today, Doug ZL1BFS, Peter VK3KCD and Pertti EA7GSU
Doug ZL1BFS was heard at 45 but only gave me 33
As usual with 40m, Peter was not readable at my QTH. I am too close for ground wave and not far enough away for sky wave. However, Peter and Doug exchanged reports.
Pertti EA7GSU was copied on CW at 0709z with a 32 signal.

0730z-0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Phil VK2MCB
Again only a small net with Bill absent
Peter VK3KCD was present but not copied. Neither was Doug ZL1BFS
Very loud wideband QRM from the Woodpecker really spoilt this net. Luckily, I copied three European stations through this interference but did not receive any reports. I note however from John’s report below that Alain heard me in France.
Vernon G0EGW was heard with a 52 signal talking with Nick G4HCK
Nick G4HCK was also 52 here as was Pertti EA7GSU. However, the Woodpecker dominated.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G3OKT was Net Control. Bob G3SZF and Brian G3LUW had given apologies.
G2FUU was 5.9+10-20dB here in spite of Tommy’s diminished confidence of low needle- flickering!!
Tommy was well but Olive was reported as being less than 100%
G3JJR John was also 5.9 + 10-20dB here; - said conditions on 80m were far better than for some time!
G7OAI/P was in fog with poor visibility in the hills above Rochdale.
 John reported making enquiries for a suitable hotel near York for the next ROAR/RIBI AGM in May’19.
He asked G3OKT to inform the membership of the date and location of the 2019 AGM so that we might have a better idea of numbers proposing to attend.
G4LXD was 5.9+10dB with G3OKT – Bill will be absent next week.
G7OAI will also be absent from the Net next Sunday, having special guests for his birthday.
G4LXD and G3OKT both congratulated John for his entry to the “1943 Club”.
John OAI thought that of 3 wifi hubs audible at his QTH, the BT hub caused most interference.
G3JJR was also 5,9+10-20dB with G3OKT. John said all signals were good on the Hack Green SDR;
Malcolm PA3AHC called in at 5.7; said G3OKT was the strongest ever heard at 5.9+10-20dB.
He said also that PA3BB, who was previously heard loud here, was the Dutch radio station that he had used.
Malcolm was 5.7 with G7OAI.
G4OPY, a visitor in West Yorkshire called into the Net, exchanged 5.7 b/w with G3OKT, and gave G7OAI 5.4-5 on only 20W.
F4GHB in Burgundy also called in and was made most welcome. Alain was 5.6 with G4LXD, gave G3OKT 5.8/9 in exchange for 5.8. G3JJR confirmed he had 100% copy of Alain through the Hack Green SDR.
Alain said that earlier on 20m he had heard VK2MCB G4HCK and EA7GSU
The net closed at 0902 z. Tommy said he would listen for any callers at 6pm.
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 Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD had suggested we try short path at this time as he had successfully worked Europe in the past week.
I called for 10 minutes but got no replies.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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