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Roar Nets January 27th and January 29th 2019


ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 27 January and Tuesday 29 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 27th January 2019
0800z - 0830z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 56-8 and gave me 56
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 57 also
Vernon G0EGW was 46-57 and gave me 55
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 24 here
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 58 also
VK4ALR (visitor) called in as we closed the net and was 59
From Phil VK2MCB
Had an S5 noise level which affected me badly. John ZL2JPM was in my noise level and was unreadable.
Douglas ZL1BFS was readable at 35, and Bill VK4ZD was an excellent 59 signal.
0830z-0930z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Vernon G0EGW was 33 building to 55 here and 56 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Phil VK2MCB was 22 here
Pertti EA7GSU was 55 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 44-55 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx.
Vitor CT1BJZ was 55 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx
Nick G4HCK was 33-44 here at the end and was 33-44 on NZ's Bay Of Islands SDR Rx. He gave me 33-34
There appeared to be deliberate data transmission interference to the net during the latter part of the net
We went QRT at 00850z
From Phil VK2MCB
Poor conditions on 20m for me. Bill VK4ZD was 32 and he copied me 22. I had no copy on any of the ZLs which is highly unusual
as I usually copy them well, 57 is the norm. No copy at all on any European stations.
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No report Received

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

0830z Tuesday January 29th 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


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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