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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets April 21st and April 23rd 2019

 

Report for 21 April and 23 April 2019
 
DSTAR Digital Net
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
ROAR Digital Net on 20 April at 2100Z
The following stations joined the net:
Phil VK2MCB who stood in as net control
Sonny W4/4G4S from Virginia Beach Va
Warren W0WT from Jamestown
Stan WA6AAI from Kansas
Deve 9W4DG from Trinidad and Tobago
Chuck WB5VYR from Houston Tx
Vernon G0EGW from Saxmundham
 
Digital Net on 21 April at 0530z prior to the 40m ANZO net
The following stations joined the net:
Vernon G0EGW
Dev 9Y4DG from Trinidad where it was 0130 in the morning. He had just left a party. What a life!!
Phil VK2MCB
 
Sunday 21st April 2019
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Diane VK4DI operated in my absence
Phil VK2MCB was 58
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave Diane 59 also
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave Diane 59+20
Vernon G0EGW was 57 and gave Diane 57 also
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59
Diane VK4DI was 59 and gave me 58
Douglas ZL1BFS was 55 and gave me 49
Vernon G0EGW was heard very weakly 21
 
0630z-0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 45-55
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 56-7
Peter VK3KCD 57
As no Europeans were heard we closed the net at 0703z
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Douglas ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 56
Vernon G0EGW was 55 and gave me 44. Vernon gradually faded away by 0655z
Bill VK4ZD was 57and gave me 55
Peter VK3KCD was 33
John ZL2JPM was maritime mobile and an excellent signal at 59. He gave me 57.
 
From Nick G4HCK
Had a short qso on peanut with a couple of people in Australia then Dev appeared from the Caribbean –
He was at a party and wanted to return (wonder why) so again the qso was short.
I then transferred to 20m where I found Vernon G0EGW and that was all.
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report Received
 
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
No report Received
 
06300z Tuesday April 23rd EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
I was 10 minutes late for this net but nothing was heard while I listened for the next 20 minutes.
Vernon later called on Skype to say that he had been in the shack from 0600z (early).
I noted what Vernon and Nick had said about Pertti EA7GSU not being heard.
I have tried to call him on his mobile more than once but the phone appears to be turned off or unavailable.
I did not fully understand the Spanish announcement.
 
From Phil VK2MCB
I missed the net due to a family function.
 
73
Phil VK2MCB

 
Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra
Australia
E: philipbyrne@bigpond.com

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