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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets December 22nd and 24th 2019

 

Report for Week of 22 December 2019
 
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
Sunday 15th December 2019
0700z-0730z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK and myself were present
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59+10 reports
David ZL2WT was 56-7 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 59
 
0800z-0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 58
Doug ZL1BFS was 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 44 - great ro hear him as well
Matt VK2BAI (visitor) 59+
Nick G4HCK started at 22-33 and built up to 55. He gave me 42 building to 55
Vernon G0EGW was 56 on the short path and then 55 building to 58 on the long path. He gave me 56-7
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22 here
Dave G4AKC bicycle mobile (visitor) was 55-6 here and gave me 57 building to 59. He was running 100w into a quarter wave vertical
Freddy ZL2FAD (visitor) was 44-55
Mike G0HWK (visitor) was 55 and gave me 58 at 0918z
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
Despite the low sunspot numbers, and not forgetting the devastation of Fires in NSW (where the news had just announced the complete demolition of a whole town) the band was very kind to people in the northern part of New Zealand. It was a most amazing experience, in which I was able to work every station that appeared in the ANZO Net.

On 40m (7105kHz)
VK4ZD, Bill, was 59, and gave me 59
ZL2WT, David (a Rotarian in Hastings) was 59, and gave me 59+20
ZL2JPM, John in Wellington, was 59, and gave me 59 (but there was some severe QSB)
 
on 20m (14295.2kHz)
VK4ZD, Bill ,was 59+10, and gave me 59+10
ZL2JPM, John, was 58 (with QSB sometimes down to 42) and gave me 59
F1CFA, Jean-Pierre was 31.and gave me 42. (There was an improvement later)
VK2BIA, Matt, was 59 (with QSB down to 44) and gave me 59
G4HCK, Nick, was 52 (Peaking 59) and gave me 52
G0EGW, Vernon, was 57, peaking 59, and gave me 58. A most consistent signal.
PA3AHC, Malcolm, was 22, and gave me 32
G4AKC/bm, Dave, was 56, and gave me 57. He was bicycle Mobile, with 100w, and a ¼ wave vertical. But near the sea.
ZL2FAD, Freddie, was 54, and gave me 59.
 
In 2013, Pertti EA7GSU (SK) had been working us on 40m with some very impressive signal strengths. The attached photo shows his 40m Vertical, with Counterpoise.
He explained to me that there were no radials - the bundle of fencing wire was tuned to give a low-impedance “Grounding” to the vertical,
using a coupling method used by G4AKC, Bicycle Mobile, who had worked the world from his bicycle. It was just a pipe-dream at the time, but now I too have worked G4AKC, and he had one of the strongest signals on the band. So it is all true.

Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2020 to you all.
Douglas, ZL1BFS
QTH Whangaparaoa (Nr Auckland).
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
It's for me a pleasure to wish you all a very happy Christmas day.
It was a pleasure to read about the Doug's family. A great moment ! Many Thanks Doug ! Yes, Pertti and Klaus are missing us. as very good friends. We keep them in memory.
Here, in the South France, we'll visit our first son and grand children ( a few km away) and shave the Christmas time. Unfortunately, my second son and his wife are living in Honk Kong since seven years with family and my grand son Ferdinand ( 7 years old). We just can have an Internet meeting via Satellite !!!
This morning I heard perfectly well Bill, then Doug...Then, much later, ZL2JPM, G4HCK, G0EGW, PA3AHC and a new station G4AAC ( I guess ). The signals were poor ( about 44 at best ) but I had been told that the new year, we'll have a new sun much more generous !
Happy Christmas day and New Year.
Jean-Pierre CFA
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report Received
 
2100z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
(
4PM EST or 3PM CST)
The Net will be on 7.185MHZ
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At 1830Z you can join net control on ZOOM by using this Zoom Meeting link : https://zoom.us/j/7848247670  
Ed - N4EDT
​Cell 205-919-4610  (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)
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0800z Tuesday December 24th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
I am away for this sched.
 
Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year to all

73 Phil VK2MCB
 
Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra
Australia
E: philipbyrne@bigpond.com

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