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Roar Nets October 28th and October 30th 2018


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 28 October and Tuesday 30 October 2018
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 
From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD could not be copied
Doug ZL1BFS was 46 and gave me 54 but Doug had Peter 35
John ZL2JPM was 33 and gave me 45
From Bill VK4ZD
Diane VK4DI operated while I was grouting
Phil VK2MCB was 59+ and gave her 59+
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave her 59+10 also
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave her 35-57
John ZL2JPM was 57-8 and gave her 59

0730z-0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Phil VK2MCB
Thought I copied Pertti EA7GSU on CW with a 32 signal
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59+10
John ZL2JPM was 55-7 and gave me 53-4
Phil VK2MCB was 44 and gave me 43
I went QRT at 0742z

From Nick G4HCK
The band was very busy today which had a positive and a negative impact. The positive side - it was nice to hear so many stations on the band but the negative factor our frequency seemed very popular. I did call at the prescribed time but could not hear any ROAR members.
The SFI has been up to 72 which is good but today we were back to 69 K factor 3.
I will try again on Tuesday – grandchildren allowing – we have visitors arriving later today staying for the week.
From Pertti EA7GSU
It was impossible to hear something this morning...Contest !!!
But I noticed that a lot of people were on the wave.
So, my report is : Nothing heard from the Roar on 40m
and nothing heard on 20 m
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report Received

Notice from John G3OKT
At the ROAR AGM in Llangollen on May 12 2018, it was decided that the 2019 AGM would be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 in York.
John, G7OAI, kindly assisted by Sue, has agreed to research locations close to York for this next event.
However conditional at this stage, would you please indicate to me whether it seems likely that you will attend, and if so whether you are likely to be accompanied, eg by your XYL?
Even tentative agreement at this stage will be very helpful to John in finding a hotel of the required size.
As Secretary to ROAR in RIBI, I will of course forward papers in due course, including Report/Minutes of the previous AGM.
If you haven't looked already, you will find some pictures of the Llangollen event under 2018 ROAR AGM on my website at
Thank you very much - please forward this e-mail to anyone else who you think might be interested in attending.

John G3OKT

1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185 September 2
No Report Received

Notice from President Ed N4EDT
There will not b a ROAR Net November 4, 2018​
I will be out of town and unable to call the net.
This underlines the need for additional Net Control operators.
The Formal ROAR Net Will be active on Sundays thru the end of 2018 at 1930Z. The net will meet on 40 meters, 7.185MHZ +/- the QRM thru the end of 2018.
The next net activity will be November 11, 2018, informal at 1900Z and the formal net will start at 1930Z.
Ed - N4EDT

0730z Tuesday October 16th 2018 EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 53
Pertti EA7GSU was 33 and gave me 52 I think
Peter VK3KCD was 54 and gave me 53
Tom DL1MDS (visitor) and I exchanged 57 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 56 and gave me 57
I went QRT at 0759z
From Phil VK2MCB
Further to Bill’s report above, I had good contact with Pertti. He was initially a 45 signal but came up to 55 at about 0745. He gave me 51.
From Pertti EA7GSU
Just before the scheduled time I was listening a German VK - net. Signals weak to moderate and I was hopeful.
And Bill was the first to be heard. I started with cw but changed to A3.
My sig was only 33 but Bill was easy copy from the empty band: 51! John and Peter were there but not audible.
Phil, VK2MCB came a bit later and we changed 51 bw. Also F/G0EGW was qrg but after we had changed greetings, Vernon faded away.
After boys changed their back to me and concentrated in local matters, I gave few shouts to EU direction but when nobody came back, I switched off.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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