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Roar Nets October 10th to October 13th 2020

Report for Week beginning 10 October 2020
From Bill VK4ZD
NOTE: To celebrate World Polio Day on October 24 we will commence a special event using VK65PFA.
This call sign acknowledges the 65 countries, states and territories in Africa now declared Polio Free.
The call will be used by Australian ROAR members from October 24 until November 24.

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2020-10-10, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
W4/4G4S, Sunny, Virginia, USA
AF1E, North Carolina, USA
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM, David ZL2WT, Phil VK2MCB, Jean-Pierre F1CFA, Vernon G0EGW, Nick G4HCK and I were present.

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 56-7 and gave me 56-7 peaking at 59
Brian VK2BX was 59+10-15
Jean-Pierre was 44
Vernon G0EGW was 56-7 and gave me 57
John ZL2JPM was 58
0700z - 0730z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 57 ans gave me 55-6
Peter VK3KCD was 33
Vernon G0EGW was 55 and gave me 55-6
Jean-Pierre was 11
Nick G4HCK was 22
We went QRT at 0717z
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning everyone
Sorry I was late on peanut parade today. Just got on the net in time to say good bye to everyone.
20m was very active. There was a contest which appeared to generate a lot of interest which is a good sign for the hobby. However it did impact upon our 20m net. I heard Vernon and I though a VK in the distance but the contest station on an adjacent frequency would not allow a qso. The SFI is still creeping up so let’s hope next week we can establish a HF contact.
Nicholas Wilkinson
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI/P John was net control on the hill and was joined by:
G3LUW Brian
G3JJR John
PA3AHC Malcolm
G4LXD Bill
Conditions were good with Malcolm good copy.
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
There were 20 check-ins
ROAR President Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2003Z following the warm-up banter session.
Checking in were:-
Nate N8TE
Joe AF1E
Bill KC4D
Noel NM5AB
David WN5V
Dixon KC5PL
Gustavo PT2ADM
Phil N9HWO
Nick G4HCK
Craig KL4E
David ZL2WT
Alexander W4JHU
Dale K9SK
Vernon G0EGW
Eddie N7EDD - he was recognized for having passed his extra class license exam
The main topic was antenna installations. Pres Ed started by showing his antenna farm and related feed line connection points. Doug shared a screenshot of his Mosely 53 M with the 40m element. He also treated us to a view of his vegetable garden. Craig shared a screenshot of equipment from an estate he is helping to finalize..
There was also a round of reports of Rotary and amateur radio activities, in its many forms and modes.
A good meeting with much fun and fellowship.
Join the Weekly NET/ZOOM meeting this Sunday.
Please note that the time is *** 2000Z Sunday ***
The ZOOM Conference HAS BEEN GROWING EVERY WEEKEND. Join the group and share information about your radio and Rotary activities. We always have a lot of laughs. Join us this coming Sunday, meet your fellow ROAR members, and share in the fun.
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 2000Z.
ROAR Zoom Meeting
When: Mon 6am – 7:30am 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
0700z Tuesday October 13th EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing Heard


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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