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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets October 13th and 15th 2019

 

Report for Week of 13 October 2019
 
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
Sunday 13th October 2019
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Interesting discussions on Rotary projects between Phil VK2MCB and David ZL2WT
I had to use Peanut because the Ipswich repeater had a solid signal already in use but with no audio
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS built from 57 to 59+5 and gave me 58 peaking 59
David ZL2WT made it for the first time and was 56. He gave me 46 initially but later advised I was 56-7
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was there faintly and was 33
Vernon G0EGW was 57 here but had trouble hearing me through S9 QRN
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
In regard to 6 October
I am sorry but I didn’t get to advising you that I worked G0EGW on 40m last Sunday Evening. I gave him 54, and got 54 in return - but it deteriorated a bit and he dropped to readability 3 to 4. it was, however, great to work him at all. I heard nothing on 20m.
Douglas
 
0700z-0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+5
Vernon G0EGW called in briefly and was 55. He had an appointment to rush to.
We went QRT at 0708z
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
20m. Just when you thought things could not get worse. It was contest weekend. However flipping the coin it did mean there was a lot of activity on the bands which was good to hear but that put pay to the net today.
 
Regards, Nicholas Wilkinson
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
No Report Received
 
1900z-1930z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
No report Received
 
0700z Tuesday October 15th EUR 20m net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Very faint signals heard but not identified.
Never give up. On Wednesday 16th 15m, 17m and 20m were well open on the short path to Europe.
I worked some dozen or so stations in Europe - almost like old times :)

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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