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Roar Nets August 22nd to 25th 2020

Report for Week beginning 22 August 2020
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2020-08-22, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
No report received
Sunday 23rd August 2020
0530z-0600z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 55-7 and gave me 56-7. He went QRT at 0545z
Peter VK3KCD was 54-5 and gave me 55-7
John ZL2JPM was 56-7 and gave me 53-6
We went QRT at 0553z
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
David ZL2WT, John ZL2JPM,  Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, Vernon G0EGW,  Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I were present.
I requested a 20m sched at 2115z with Vernon

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 peaking 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 peaking 59 and gave me 43 building to 59
Vernon G0EGW  was 45. He had massive QRM and QSY'd with F1CFA
We went QRT at 0700z
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by:
G3LUW Brian
G7OAI/P John
G3JJR John
G0EGW Vernon
G4LXD Bill
Conditions were good as was copy all round. Another interesting discussion including using ZOOM to gather up other UK members who do not come up on the 80m net and agreement to give it a go.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2005Z
Check-ins included:-
KC5PL Dixon he was in and out due to WX alert
KL4E Craig
N8TE Nate
NM5AB Noel
K2TWL Howie
N1LF Les (our speaker)
WN4V David
KC4D Bill
N9HWP Phil
ZL2WT David
W4JHV Alexander
G7OAI John
W4YWW Bert
KJ7PEH Eddie
G0EGW Vernon
WA6LBY Peter
F1CFA Jean Pierre
IV3EZJ Raffaelo (a newcomer to the group)
Visitor Kenneth
Ed introduced Les Rayburn N1LF to us. Les Shared with us his experiences with Home Owner Agreements that usually have antenna restrictions or outright bans. He share some of his efforts in being an active amateur and being compliant with such restrictions. Les described for us his early efforts in attic antennas and his developing antennas in his attic that worked and worked well. He has earned VUCC awards in several categories. Photographs of his antenna arrays can be viewed on his QRZ page.
Some time was also afforded to DGE Raffaelo IV3EZJ to introduce himself and his RI district in Italy. He was invited to join our group.
There were a total of 26 check-ins
President Ed closed the gathering at 2118Z
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
2115z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Due to QRM we all moved to 14.277
Vernon G0EGW  was 56-7 and gave me 55-7.
John ZL2JPM was 58
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9
We went QRT at 2152z
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Dear Friends,
It was a hard job this Sunday !! but we hold on the rope!
On 20m, between 7h30 / 8h00 local time, NOTHING ! the band was dead.
With the Peanut, it was much better. We close at 8h35 local time.
On 40m (7105 KHz), except the disturbance of a Spanish station completely deaf ( but powerful), we meet with Verrnon and F4FCW, (Jacques LEPAGE), fighting against a very high QSB.
Jacques announced he is raising a new antenna ( 2 éléments on 40m ).
He thinks he will have a better signal with Vernon. Anyway, they have QSO (51 both way).
Later, on the 3694 MHz frequency I receive some weak signals from Brian and Nick participating to the
Sunday UK meeting. F4CFW do so.
Since some Sunday a french station located 2 KHz lower destroys any chance to join the UK net meeting ( I Think it's the same for Malcolm PA3AHC). QUESTION : Are you disturbed by that French station too ? On any Sunday, he is always discussing all along on that frequency. We can perhaps react against....and ask him kindly to move...
That Sunday, we heard far away in the background VK4ZD and perhaps VK2MCB.
As already said to someone, we try to rise on the waves F1BFL ( Serge COUSIN), a station from the Northern part of France who has some problem with the antennas. He is in a protected area and can't raise any antenna as visible. I suggested to use the cradle of the house. What do you think about ?

0530z Tuesday August 25th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7 peaking 58 and gave me 57-9
Peter VK3KCD was 44 and gave me 33
We went QRT at 0548z
Vernon advised on the Digital gateway that he had 50mph winds and would not be present at 2115z.
At 2115z he confirmed that and after wards I was called by Phil N8HWO and we had a short chat.

2115z Tueday LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Not held today


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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