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Roar Nets December 5th to December 8th 2020

Report for Week beginning 5 December 2020
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2020-11-28, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
No Report Received
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK and I were present.
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59+5 reports
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 58-9 also
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Dear Friends,
Once again it was difficult to have a good Net Meeting, as the Italian Machine was running ! We just have found a small space between two Italians splattering a lot !
I say 7106 instead of 7105 KHz...That's perhaps the problem with Serge...As the closest Italian was occupying 7105
With Jacques, we were ok with a 59+ exchange. With Malcolm and his low power transceiver (50w), it was difficult...31 no more with the QRM.
F1FBL was perhaps on frequency, but no reading signal.
Perhaps an other station...but with the QRM...
We have "rendezvous" next week 15/12 on 7105. Jacques will install our Net Meeting half an hour before and keep strongly the frequency. Thanks a lot Jacques !!
Just a remark : at 8h45 Z, the same situation repeated with an enormous increase of the propagation. Interesting, no ?
Cheers in Rotary Service
From Malcolm PA3AHC
Dear ROAR OM’s ,
Yes ,, it was a good idea of Jacques to QSY to 7106 which was also pretty clear for me Btw , he was 9+20+ here with his linear on ! As I said I could in principle re – rig my shack # 1 outside to also do 40m with the linear which might even warm it up a bit from its 3c this morning – next week ?
I’ll also be on 20m /294 at around 1530z today from shack # 2 upstairs with all my nostalgic Heathkit stuff where it will also be a bit warmer and where I can eventually also put a linear on.. Could we also try to keep this little rendezvous on a weekly basis ? ( It did work once for us with Jacques .)
Cheers .
PS : Worked VK4ZD on 20m at 4/4 bw but no skip with FICFA unfortunately .
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 54-5 peaking 56
Peter VK3KCD was 55-7 and gave me 55-9
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5-10 and gave me the same
Brian G3LUW was 55 and gave me 57
Cliff ZL4AS (Rotarian) was 59+10 and gave me 59+ (email address provided)
Cliff knew Brian G3LUW and Sam ZL1AOE (SK) Rotarians)
Nick G4HCK was 54 building to 56 and gave 56-7
Vernon G0EGW was 58-9 and gave me 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55 and gave me 43 at 0835z
We went QRT at 0845z
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by
PA3AHC Malcolm
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
G4LXD Bill
Malcolm joined briefly at the start of the net and was good copy. Conditions were good although continental splatter did not help. Brian reported on excellent conditions with the earlier 20m net making good contact with VK/ZL. Hopefully such conditions will prevail.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President ED N4EDT opened the meeting 2000Z
21 Check Ins including:
Bill KC4D
Howie K2TWL
Joe AF1E
Dale K9SK
Peter WA6LBY
Dixon KC5PL
Phil N9HWO
Dave K9PAK
Noel NM5AB
David ZL2WT
Ruth Ann W9FBU
Gustavo PT3ADM
Craig KL4E
Nick G4HCK
Eddie N7EDD
Vernon G0EGW
David WN5V
There was some very serious discussion of Rotary and amateur radio activity in light of the Corona Virus and the image we project to others.
Rotary meetings are varied as to format and content. Many clubs are engaged in community service actions. Amateur radio has been a mixed bag. Participation in the 160 m contest was enjoyed by those active in it. Digital mode communication was limited in action and band openings between Europe and VK and ZL allowed for good contacts.
A good net with a wide range of topics was on tap.
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 8th EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 54-5 building to a solid 55 and gave me 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was 44 and gave me 54
Paolo IZ8QMH (visitor) as 56 and gave me 57 at 0811z
Vernon G0EGW was 57-8 and gave me the same
Nick G4HCK was 54-5 and gave me 4-55
We went QRT at 0826z


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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