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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets August 15th to 18th 2020

Report for Week beginning 15 August 2020
 
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2020-08-15, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO Phil (Net Control)
VK4ZD Bill (at 6am Sunday local time, after a night of contesting)
AF1E Joe
73 de Phil N9HWO
 
Sunday 16th August 2020
0530z-0600z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 54-6 and gave me 55
Peter VK3KCD was 22 and gave me 32 but went QRT at 0540z
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+10
 
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
David ZL2WT, John ZL2JPM,  Nick G4HCK, Phil VK2MCB, Vernon G0EGW, and I were present.
Vernon requested a 20m sched at 2115z
 

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 peaking 59+10 and gave me 56
Nick VK2DAP/P was 57 dropping to 33 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 11
We went QRT at 0652z
  
2115z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Vernon G0EGW  was 56-7 and gave me 55-7.
Doug ZL1BFS was 58
We went QRT at 2143z
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by:
G3LUW Brian
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G0EGW Vernon
Conditions were really poor and copy all round was difficult. Nevertheless an interesting discussion around using ZOOM for gathering up other UK members and possibly overseas members. Vernon reported on 20/40m activity and a 20m UK/VKZL trial planned to follow Ed N4EDT's ZOOM meeting later in the evening.
 
2000z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President ED N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2000Z.
29 Check-ins, including:
KC4D Bill
VK2FGWP Grant
PT4ADM Gustavo
WA6LBY Peter
KK6EWB Ingo
G3SZF Bob
ZL2WT David
KK6MDJ Carroll
W4JHU Alexander
KC5PL Dixon
K2TWL Howie
N8TE Nate
K8HP Harry Joe
W9ZSJ George
KL4E Craig
WN5V David
W5FY
N9HWO Phil
G0EGW Vernon
ZL1BFS Doug
G4HCK Nick
AE6OH Alan
J73CS Cecil
NM5AB Noel
ZL2JPM John
AF1E Joe
W9ZSJ George
KL4E Craig
W5FY Jerry
F1CFA Jean Pierre
WD8QHD/VA3
First order of business was the introduction by Bill KC4D of Dr Carroll Lommis who was celebrating his 91st birthday. It was marked by the extension of heartiest best wishes which was followed by the group's singing of "Happy Birthday" in varying tunes (simultaneously). Carroll was joined by two of his daughters and was invited to return to the group next week.
This was followed by reports of Rotary and Amateur radio activities by the group.
Some clubs still meet in isolation while others have face-to-face meetings while observing social distancing.
The net closed at 2105Z
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3.
 
Join the Weekly NET/ZOOM meeting this Sunday.
Please note that the time is *** 2000Z Sunday ***
THE MEETING WILL START AT 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.)
ehtyler@icloud.com
  
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670 (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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670
Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
 
0530z Tuesday August 18th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
I missed this sched and so asked Vernon for a 2115z sched instead.
 
2115z Tueday LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Vernon G0EGW was 54 barefoot then 56-7 and gave me 56-7 peaking 58
Vernon was being QRM'd by stations from USA so it was a good time for a NA-UK sched also.
We went QRT at 2140z

 

73
Phil VK2MCB

 
Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra
Australia
E: philipbyrne@bigpond.com

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