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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets March 24th and 26th 2019

 

Report for 24 and 26 March 2019
 
Digital Net
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
Sunday 24th March 2019
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59 also
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 also
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
 
0800z-0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 44 and gave me 55
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 and gave me 44-55
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 22-33 and gave me 22
Vernon G0EGW was 11 (22 on the short path)
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
On Sunday, 24 March, the 40m net started at 0700 with the usual pacific locals Bill VK4ZD was 59, and gave me 59+10 Phil VK2MCB varied between 34 and 56, and gave me 58 Peter VK3KCD varied between 55 and 58, and gave me 55 John ZL2JPM was only 33 and I couldn’t copy what he gave me.

On the 20m net at 0730:
Phil VK2MCB varied between 58 and 53, and gave me 58 Bill ZL4ZD was 59+10, and gave me 59 Peter VK3KCD varied between 22 and 33 John ZL2JPM was no copy

THEN SUDDENLY at 0805
Vernon G0EGW came in at 53, rising over the next half hour to 54 Malcolm PA3AHC was there, but barely readable Nick G4HCK was also there, but barely readable

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 March 26th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was initially 56-7 building to 58-9 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 56-6
Nick G4HCK was 24-45 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Vernon G0EGW was was 24 here and 55-7 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx and gave me 24
Malcolm PA3AHC was 24 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
We went QRT at 0840z. Congratulations to Doug who had superb propagation into Europe on the short path.
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
On Tuesday 26 March, I had a competing net at 0730 to 0800, so I was able to get onto the 14295.2 net at 0800 I was beaming short path to Europe, Bill VK4ZD was 59, and Phil VK2MCB was 56. and we had a three way conversation for several minutes, Then suddenly at 0804 there was Nick G4HCK and we exchanged 52. Four minutes later at 0812, Vernon bounced in at a solid 5 8/9 We later tried long path, and Vernon dropped to 52, so we went back to Short Path, and back to 59 signals Nick continued to be 52, but at 0827 I heard another voice, and there was Malcolm PA3AHC - only 42, but he was there!
We believe Jean-Pierre F1CFA but also there, but received only the occasional almost indistinguishable words

All in all a must surprising but enjoyable net, in which I learned that Vernon now has a 1934 Morris 12.

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

 

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

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