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Roar Nets September 5th to September 8th 2020

Report for Week beginning 5 September 2020
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2020-09-05, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Canton, Illinois, USA
W4/4G4S, Sonny, Eastern shore of Virginia, USA (new location for him)
AF1E, Joe, Conover, North Carolina, USA
73 de Phil N9HWO
Sunday 6th September 2020
0530z-0600z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 54-5 peaking 56 and gave me 43-54
We went QRT at 0546z
This sched is back to 0700z this coming Sunday

0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM and I were present. Nick G4HCK, Vernon G0EGW and Jean-Pierre F1CFA could connect to each other (using Peanut) but could not be heard by or hear John or myself. Phil VK2MCB was at Father’s Day festivities and joined with John ZL2JPM at 0630z

Note from Phil VK2MCB
The Peanut problem that presented itself on 6 September has been isolated to an issue with the routing of Peanut data to a server before it reaches XLX 299R. The issue is in the process of being resolved.
It may be fixed in time for the 13 Sep sked so try 299R first and if there is still no contact with Peanut users, all should link to XLX 299E. Fingers crossed!

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW  was 56 but had massive  QRM.
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 53-4 before I jumped to 59
0700z - 0730z LP to Europe on 14,294
Nothing Heard
This sched to continue at 0700z this coming Sunday

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by:
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G4LXD Bill
G3OKT John
Conditions were good as was copy all round UK although some QSB evident. John G3OKT joined us again and it was good to hear his news. Otherwise our discussion was dominated by recent uptick in Coronavirus and how families and Rotary are coping.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2000Z.
Following a brief introduction of our speaker for the meeting, Ed called for a round of brief reports of recent Rotary and radio activities as well as introductions of ourselves to our speaker.
Participants included:-
KC5PL Dixon (now returned to his home QTH)
N8TE Nate
KL4E Craig
G0EGW Vernon
PT2ADM Gustavo
WN5V David (also back at his home QTH)
N4POY Jerry
XE4KK Ramon Santoyo (our speaker)
KE4RAY Rainer
ZL2WT David
KC4D Bill
W4JHU Alexander
NM5AB Noel
G4HCK Nick
N9HWO Phil
AE1E Joe
W9ZSJ George
K9SK Dale
KJ7PEH Eddie
XE3AR Alejandro
Guest Stan Stan Grigsby
Ed invited XE4KK Ramon to address the group.
Ramon is President of Region 2 of IARU.
He shared with us his thoughts on the future of Amateur radio. He gave us a well planned and illustrated view of the future of ham radio. It is here to stay but some aspects of the craft will be changed. He shared his thoughts on the changes that digital radio is making. The greatest percentage of QSO's being made currently are digital. CW is here to stay but SSB may not be as popular in the near future.
Ramon considered the impact of digital contacts on contesting. What impact will all this have on making contacts and "rag chewing"?
An extensive presentation that was thought provoking. Ham Radio is here to stay, but it will be different.
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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
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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 8th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing Heard
This sched to continue at 0700z this coming Tuesday


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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