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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets December 8th and 10th 2019

 

Report for Week of 8 December 2019
 
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
Sunday 8th December 2019
Next Sunday 0700z - 0730z
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, David ZL2WT, Peter VK3FPSR and myself were present
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
Next Sunday 0730z - 0800z
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59
 
0730z-0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
Next Sunday 0800z - 0900z
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was57-9 building to 59+5 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 59 reports
John and Doug worked each other at 59 signals also - wow
Alvaro EA2BY (visitor) was 56 and gave me 59 - running 100w from a solar powered battery system
Vernon G0EGW was initially 55-6 but built to 57-8 and gave me the same report
Nick G4HCK started out at 22-33 building to 44-55 and gave me 31-2 at first, then 44-55 and then amazingly 59
A truly incredible net as all stations heard each other well and both ZL's made excellent contacts into the UK
We went QRT at 0900z
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
It was a very enjoyable sked. Last week (Sunday 1 Dec) I could work Vernon and Bill. Bill could work me and John ZL2JPM, Vernon could work Me and Nick, so we spent the whole time relaying! This week (8 Dec) I could work Bill, Vernon and John 59, and Nick peaking 55, Vernon and Nick could just work John, so it became a proper net. Jean-Pierre, I am sorry we couldn’t work you. I think I heard you as a very weak signal a couple of times, but by the time propagation improved a little later, you seemed to have gone. Sorry.
Malcolm - looking forward to the next few weeks!
Bill, because of the extremely adverse morning temperatures in Europe, I have no objection to starting half an hour later. Propagation would be a bit better at the later time, and we wouldn’t have to kill the first half hour talking just having a VK/ZL net.
Douglas ZL1BFS
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report Received
 
2100z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185

*** 4PM EST ***    *** 3PM CST ***    *** 2100Z ***

 The Net will be on 7.185MHZ

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  You can join the net on ZOOM.  If you do have HF capability and can not hear the net, we can work with you thru ZOOM to locate a frequency that will allow us to communicate over the airwaves!

Join The Net On Sunday and enjoy the fellowship!

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​ZOOM allows net controls to collaborate on getting a new caller recognized.   

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  If you can hear Net Control or a Relay Station you can tell us and additional efforts will be made to log you into the net over the air. 

At 1830Z  you can join net control on ZOOM by clicking Zoom Meeting link

below: 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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0730z Tuesday December 10th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
Next Tuesday 0800z - 0900z
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing heard here today direct but I was also listening on a Danish SDR and heard Jean-Pierre F1CFA lightly at 0740z
My own signal was audible on the SDR at 0750z
I went QRT at 0810z

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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