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Roar Nets September 26th to September 29th 2020

Report for Week beginning 26 September 2020
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2020-09-26, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
W4/4G4S Sunny, Virginia USA
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
WA6LBY, Peter, California USA
First time we’ve had coast-to-coat Digital Voice Net as well as Midwest.
73 de Phil N9HWO
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK,  Jean-Pierre F1CFA, Vernon G0EGW, John ZL2JPM, David ZL2WT and I were present.

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre was 54 and gave 53
We went QRT at 0658z
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
It was a such "Bazar" on 40m this morning !
On 7110 I found F4FCW. He used an excellent antenna and 400 W. So, he was the target of a lot of Italians. He meet CT7AXB and it was the end of the story. This OM started a discus...
On 7105 I found Bill, Phil and Vernon, perhaps Nick. But it was the same, extreme European QRM.
Who can explain to some Italians that using 1 KW or more is not a guarantee to receive the QRP stations ?
Next time, why not 10 KW ?
A French OM, to fight against the Italiians, is constructing a power amplifier using an tube Amplifier. For only heating the tube, 300 Watts is necessary...What do you think about ?
Have a nice Sunday.
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning Jean Pierre
I still have not got a 40m antenna up yet. Its on the jobs to do list.
The Italians have always been a problem here in the UK. They seem to know - switch on - full power and off they go.
Mind you on SSTV they do send some interesting pictures of birds.
With reference a fights with the Italians I would suggest we sit down and have a few glasses of wine before we consider that action.
20m was dead today and it is just beginning to wake up now as I type this email.
Nicholas Wilkinson
0700z - 0730z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing Heard
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by:
G7OAI/P John, on the hill
G3LUW Brian
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
PA3AHC Malcolm
Conditions were poor initially but quickly changed to good. Copy followed condx although some QSB evident. It was good to have John G3OKT and Malcolm join the net again and to hear their news. Malcolm's signal was the best from him for some time.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President Ed N4EDT opened the meeting at 2000Z following an interesting prenet net discussion of MFJ equipment and women in Rotary and the lack of women active in ROAR groups.
17 check ins and one non-ham visitor including:-
David WN5V
Nate N8TE
Dixon KC5PL
Peter WA6LBY
David ZL2WT
Craig KL4E
Sonny W4éG4S
Nick G4HCK
Bill Kc4D
Joe AF1E
Rick K9THO
George W9ZSJ
Stephen Haseldine - No call
Informative discussion on the varieties of club activities in the face of covid 19 restrictions, varieties of modes of amateur radio operation. and informative discussion of mag mounts on modern cars.
As usual a good net.
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 September 29th EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing Heard


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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