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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets July 28th and 30th 2019

 

Report for Week of 28 July 2019
 
Messages re Pertti
From Jean-Pierre
What a sadness !
Pertti was my Parrain. I can't imagine the loss ! He was so friend...
more over an excellent Rotarian.
Please, try to get some information about his daughter, in such a way we can send kind thoughts to her.
Thanks a lot
Jean-Pierre
Note : 15 days ago we were in QSO with Pertti. And then, I was in England to London.
I just come back this afternoon and find your message. I am Shocked...
 
From John G3OKT
Thanks for copying me in on this Phil.
I had received the bad news about Pertti from other directions but it doesnt make it any the less sad.
Pertti will be greatly missed by all on 20m and 80m.
I only met him face to face once during the Lisbon ROAR Plenary but of course had many QSOs.
Thank you for copying on Miika's email and best wihes to you all in Oz
73s John G3OKT

From John ZL2JPM
Please add my deepest condolences to the Family of Pertti (EA7GSU) SK. Pertti was one of the cheeriest members of the net when I joined ROAR in 2011 and always such an enthusiastic experimenter with his weird but wonderful antennas and ability to somehow make contact on the Sunday net wherever his travels took him – and there were many of them.
I had the pleasure of meeting him at Sydney Conference and making numerous QSOs over the years. I guess the solar minimum would have not amused him, but he would never have given up trying to coerce propagation over to ANZO and others in the USA.
Sadly we have lost two icons of ROAR’s Amateur Radio nets in recent times: Klaus (HB9CQS) SK and now Pertti. Let’s not forget thbem!
Dr John P Moriarty (ZL2JPM)
IPP IFROAR

From Phil VK2MCB
We are attempting to obtain contact details for Pertti’s family so we may send wishes of condolence. Should you have any contact details could you please advise Phil VK2MCB.
 
Many thanks for the reports Nick, Jean-Pierre, John ZL, John G3
 
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.

Sunday 28th July 2019
0530z-0600z D-Star Net
From Phil VK2MCB
We had seven call in to the net:
David ZL2WT, Peter VK3KCD, Bill VK4ZD, Nick G4HCK, Vernon G0EGW, Phil VK2MCB
Also, Phil ZL2RO, our honorary ROAR member, who hosts the XLX 299 R Reflector.
 
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 also
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59+10 reports
We went QRT at 0623z
 
0630z-0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 58 reports
Peter VK3KCD was 44 and gave me 53
Propagation to Europe is no longer available at this time.
We went QRT at 0635z
 
From Nick G4HCK
This morning was not very successful on 20m. I had a quick QSO with Vernon G0EGW and for the rest of the hour I was on my own.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report Received
 
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
No report Received
 
0630z Tuesday July 30th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Propagation is no longer available at this time.
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
This Tuesday, we meet with Malcolm PA3AHC and Nick G4HC.
Again , Malcolm and Nick can't communicate.
Malcolm was 57 for me and he received me 53
Nick was 59 and he received me 59.
Nobody else, except a German station.

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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