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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets April 7th and April 9th 2019

 

Report for 7 April and 9 April 2019
 
DSTAR Digital Net
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
ROAR Digital Net on 6 April at 2100Z
The following stations joined the net
Phil N9HWO who was net control
Phil VK2MCB
Sonny W4/4G4S
Dev 9Y4DG
 
Digital Net at 7 April at 0700Z prior to the 40 m ANZO net
The following stations joined the net
John ZL2JPM
Peter VK3KCD
Bill VK4ZD
Vernon G0EGW
Nick G4HCK
Phil VK2MCB
 
Request for information
Jean-Pierre F1CFA, will be attending the RI Conference in Hamburg.
He has asked which of us are attending.
If you are, please let me know and I will let J-P and all of you who to expect.
 
Sunday 7th April 2019
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Due to the frequency being busy we moved to 7,116
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 also
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 58-9
Phil VK2MCB was 58 and gave me 59
Sam VK5FSAM (visitor) was 59+
Maurie VK2MGH (visitor) was59
 
0800z-0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 22 and gave me 44 (by sms)
No other signals were heard.
Propagation appeared to have closed.
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report Received
 

1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
No report Received
 

0800z Tuesday April 9th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
I listened (and called from time to time) from 0700z until after 0800z.
We will need to listen for long path European activity to confirm a suitable current viable sched time.
 
From Nick G4HCK
I was listening on the band today and other than a load on noise I heard nothing - so I have switched off and gone for a cup of tea.
It’s odd as the SFI has risen – yes the K factor has also risen but I would have thought the propagation should have been a little better. Evidently mother nature had other ideas.
 
73
Phil VK2MCB

 

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

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