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Roar Nets December 19th to December 22nd 2020

Report for Week beginning 19 December 2020
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday ,2000z
From Phil N9HWO
No Report Received
Sunday 20 December 2020
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Vernon G0EGW, John ZL2JPM, David ZL2WT,  Nick G4HCK and I were present.
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 58-59+5 and gave me 59+5
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59+10 reports
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8-9 and gave me 57-9
John ZL2JPM was 47 and gave me 55-6
David ZL2WT was 35-47
Vernon G0EGW was 11
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 55-7 and gave me 55
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-8 and gave me 54-9
Peter VK3KCD was 55-6 and gave me 57-9
Vernon G0EGW was 11-22
We went QRT at 0756z
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI/P John was net control from his hill and was joined by
PA3AHC Malcolm
G3LUW Brian
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
G4LXD Bill
GW6GBY Robert
Malcolm joined briefly at the start of the net, was good copy, and would be looking again for some afternoon 20m activity. We were also joined by Robert, GW6GBY for the first time. Conditions were good although continental splatter did not help. Brian reported on no DX success with the earlier 20m net. An enjoyable net, reflecting on Christmas Covid restrictions and hopefully better things in 2021. Festive greetings to all from ROAR in RGBI.
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President Ed was back in the Chair
He shared with us some of his experiences with Covid 19
In the warm-up session in addition to Ed's health a wide ranging discussion of the Americas Cup wisk(e)y production and consumption (both commercial and personal)
The net opened at 2035Z There were 21 Check-ins including:-
Joe AF1E
David ZL2NT
Dale K9SK
Rick K9THO
Peter WA6LBY
Howie K2TWL
Bill KC4D
Craig KL7H (his new call)
Gustavo PT4ADM
Ruth Ann W9FBO
Dixon KC5PL
Phil N9HWO
Nick G4HCK
Dev 9Y4DG
George W9ZSJ
Nate N8TE
Guest Stepen
Noel WD8QHD//VA3
Following the comments on Rotary club activities and amateur radio engagement and band openings there was a varied and informative discussion on digital modes of communication.
Joe AF1E demonstrated some of his equipment using other stations' radios and antennae to communicate. Engo KK6EWG explained his Geochron clock and world time program and Dev (y4DG showed his fully automated station.
A very informative and entertaining net
Ed closed the net at 2154Z
Join the Weekly NET/ZOOM meeting this Sunday.
Please note that the time is *** 2030Z Sunday *** (warmup from 2000z)
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
​Cell 205-919-4610  (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)
ZOOM Meeting info:
Note the timing details are for Australian Eastern Standard Time – you need to adjust for your time zone.
The meeting will be on Sunday at 2030Z.
ROAR Zoom Meeting
When: Mon 7.30am – (6:30am Australian Eastern Standard Time - Brisbane)
Where: (map)
Who: more details »
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting open to all ROAR members.
Topic: Ed Tyler - N4EDT's Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
0730z Tuesday Dcember 22nd EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was a steady 54-5 and gave me 54 on a very quiet band at 0740z
Zenek SP5INQ (visitor) was 57 and gave me 57 also at 0805z
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me 33
Vernon G0EGW was 56-7 building to 58 and gave me the same
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 peaking 59 and gave me 59  
Peter ZL2BAQ (visitor) was 55 and gave me 55 also
Malcolm PA3AHC was 54 and gave me 44
Nick using GB4XMS was 54 and gave me 52-3
Propagation started slow but built up nicely into the UK after 0800z
We went QRT at 0845z


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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