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Roar Nets January 13th and January 15th 2019


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 13 January and Tuesday 15 January 2019
Emailed Messages
Notice about Dstar Trial Net
Trial ROAR Dstar Net
Immediate ROAR Past President John Moriarty ZL2JPM has been a strong supporter of introducing
Dstar to ROAR over the past two years. His support has been in part motivated by the current Sun Spot minima which has made it difficult for our more distant Rotarians to participate in HF DX nets.
A small number of ROAR members have made the decision to expand into Dstar. But, we currently have no scheduled ROAR Dstar net. This is a proposal to establish one.
The proposal is that a trial ROAR Dstar net begin on Sunday 3 February 2019 at 2100z for 30 minutes.
The Net will take place on the following reflector which has been set aside for ROAR use: DCS299 (R) the dashboard for which is
For those with PI-Star, please set your DEFAULT REFLECTOR to DCS299 Module R. Do this on the CONFIGURATION Screen in the”D-Star Configuration” panel and then APPLY CHANGES. You may also change reflectors on the ADMIN screen, but this will not be permanent and you may find yourself linking to the earlier setting.
Also, on your radios, if you want to go directly or via a repeater, the URCALL is DCS299spaceR.
Looking forward to meeting up with you on 3 February at 2100z.
Sunday 13th January 2019
0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 57-8 building to 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 to 59+10 and gave me 59
Jeff FO/N0DT/mm (visitor) was 58 at 0825z
0830z-0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 54-5 and gave me 43-57
Doug ZL1BFS was 55and gave me 57-8
Jeff FO/N0DT/mm (visitor) was 55 and gave me 55 also at 0835z
Phil VK2MCB was 54 and gave me 53
Vernon G0EGW was 44 and 57 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Nick G4HCK was 44 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Pertti EA7GSU was 55 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
I went QRT at 0915z
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report Received

1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185 September 2
No report Received

0830z Tuesday January 15th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 34 and gave me 34 also
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 57
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59+5 to 59+10
Vernon G0EGW was initially 44 but built to 55-6 and gave me 44-55 and finally 56-7. Vernon was 57 on the NZ Bay Of Islands SDR Rx.
Pertti EA7GSU was 33-44 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Coco YO0BC was heard by Vernon
Les PA0SDZ was 22 here an also 22 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
We went QRT at 0925z


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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