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Roar Nets January 20th and January 22nd 2019


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 20 January and Tuesday 22 January 2019
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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 20th January 2019
0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 57-8 peaking 59
Phil VK2MCB was 59+10 to 59+15 and gave me 59+20
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 55-9
From Phil VK2MCB
Doug ZL1BFS was 55 and he gave me 45
Bill VK4ZD was 59+ and he gave me similar
Peter VK3KCD was not readable
0830z-0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Les PA0SDZ was 22-33 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx and gave me 11?
Pertti EA7GSU was 339 here and 549 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 22 here and 33 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx. He gave me 51
Vernon G0EGW was 44 here and 55 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
I went QRT at 0922z
From Phil VK2MCB
Poor conditions for me on 20m with only very poor signals from everyone.
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 22nd EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 5-6 and gave me 53-4-5
Nick G4HCK was 22-33 here and 54 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Vernon G0EGW was initially 33 but built to 44-54. Vernon was 55-6 on the NZ Bay Of Islands SDR Rx.
Pertti EA7GSU was 33 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 22 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Les PA0SDZ was 22 here and 44 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx. He gave me 43-55
We went QRT at 0922z
From Phil VK2MCB
I listened for people at 0830 with no luck.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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