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Roar Nets April 19th and 21st 2020

Report for Week beginning 19 April 2020
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
Sunday 19th April 2020
0700z-0730z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, Jean-Pierre F1CFA, John ZL2JPM  and I were present.
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 45 and gave me 53
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59+10
Steven VK2FCVD (visitor) was 59+20 and gave me the same
0800z-0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 53 and gave me 42-56
As there was no other propagation we went QRT at 0803z
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA to Bill VK4ZD
Hello Bill,
The Peanut was excellent this evening.
When finished (and after saying hello to the Sri Lanka station 4S5SC
I move to 40m. On both frequency given, I tried a CW contact...Nothing.
Then on 20 m I have done the same (on 14295,2 and 14294 MHz)...Nothing
The propagation is not good enough.
This morning we heard Diana. Hello, have a nice time.
Don't forget : Wash your hands !
A humourist, on a picture :
A dog is thinking : Why all these humans have a "muzzle" ?
Have they done a fault ?
Keep Safe
Answer from Bill VK4ZD
Hello Jean-Pierre
I am glad you could say hello to 4S5SC.
I am sorry I had to leave before then.
That's right, all the humans have been naughty so they are muzzled
Good luck with the old radio
There was no propogation on 40m nor on 20m.
I am thinking we will have try much earlier
Regards 73
Bill Main, VK4ZD

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
G4LXD Bill
PA3AHC Malcolm called in very briefly about 5/6
Conditions and inter-G reports were good. Discussion was inevitably dominated by the current pandemic with members using the fine weather to attend to overdue domestic activities. ZOOM is becoming increasingly popular for Rotary meetings. We have a potential new ROAR member, Graham G8EWT, and hopefully he will join our net next week.
2100z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
The Net will be on 7.185MHZ
Join Us on the ZOOM video conference and give us your input on how to improve the net!
​Join the Video conference even if you don't have HF or can't hear the net on HF!
You can join the net on ZOOM.  If you do have HF capability and can not hear the net, we can work with you thru ZOOM to locate a frequency that will allow us to communicate over the airwaves!
Join The Net On Sunday and enjoy the fellowship!
ZOOM has added a new dimension to the net activities making it possible to bring more people into the net.  
​ZOOM allows net controls to collaborate on getting a new caller recognized.  
Join us on ZOOM and Join the ROAR net. 
If you can hear Net Control or a Relay Station you can tell us and additional efforts will be made to log you into the net over the air. 
At 1830Z you can join net control on ZOOM by using this Zoom Meeting link :  
Ed - N4EDT
​Cell 205-919-4610  (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)
0800z Tuesday April 21st EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Still no propagation at all at this time.  Indications are that we will need to have the 40m net at 0600z and the 20m net at 0630z.
From Vernon G0EGW
I called on 14.294 for about 20mins this morning Tuesday 22nd long and short path, didn't hear anyone not even Nick G4HCK so I gave up
Regards Vernon



Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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