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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets November 17th and 19th 2019

 

Report for Week of 17 November 2019
 
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
Sunday 17th November 2019
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
David ZL2WT, Peter VK3KCD,Peter VK3FPSR, Phil VK2MCB and myself were present
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59+15
Brian ZL2ASH (Past Rotarian) was 58 and gave me 59
David ZL2WT was in my QRN but gave me 59
Norm ZL2SY from Dunedin (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59+15.
 
0730z-0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59+10
Doug made early contact with Nick G4HCK
Initially Nick was only 11-22 to me but built up to 44-55 and gave me 51-52
Nick said that Jean-Pierre F1CFA was there but we could not hear him
We went QRT at 0832z.
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning Phil.
Well it looks like the radio activity may be changing. I spoke to you on peanut then Doug and Bill on 20 m on Sunday. Today Tuesday I checked 20m around 07.30 and no one was about. I called again at 07.55 and still no takers.
Still it was great to talk to everyone at the weekend. Early Christmas present !!!
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report Received
 
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
No report Received
 
0730z Tuesday November 19th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Propagation to the UK did happen but getting later each day it seems.
Whist waiting for the UK to come on stream I had a contact with an Italian station and then a Japanese station.
At this point I was called by Nick G4HCK who was 33-44 and gave me 31-32 but building
When Vernon G4HCK called in he had been listening for some time as he commented on my speaking Japanese
Vernons signal continued to build also and was 56-7 buiding to 58. Vernon gave me 58 building to 59+
We went QRT at 0843z
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Well someone opened the door- Bill was 4.4 today and getting stronger then Vernon appeared. Unfortunately I had to leave but the later time appears to favour DX.

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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