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Roar Nets February 9th and 11th 2020


Report for Week beginning 9 February 2020
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
Sunday 9th February 2020
0700z-0730z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK and myself were present.
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59+
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5-10 and gave me the same
Bob VK5FPAC  (visitor) was 57 and gave me 57 at 0750z
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave 59
Barry VK2WB Barry (visitor, long time friend and white stick operator) advised that the RC of Numbucca Heads had assisted him with his total loss of  house and contents in the fires.

0800z-0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 55-6 and gave me 55-7
John ZL2JPM was 56 and gave me 56
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW running 100w was 44 on the Bay of Islands SDR, building to 44-55 direct at 0903z and gave me 55
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was suspected of being there
Nick G4HCK was 33 on the Bay of Islands SDR, building to 44 direct and gave me 44 also
Al EA2BY (visitor) was 56 on the Bay of Islands SDR and gave me 57 at 0858z
Malcolm PA3AHC was 22 on the Bay of Islands SDR at 0902z
We went QRT at 0920z
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
Conditions were generally good and the band reasonably quiet
John G7OAI was net control and was joined by
G3LUW Brian
PA3AHC Malcolm who reported some VK/ZL activity on the earlier 20m Net
G3JJR John
G4LXD Bill
G3SZF Bob who had to leave the net early to attend to storm damage!
2100z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
The Net will be on 7.185MHZ
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​ZOOM allows net controls to collaborate on getting a new caller recognized.  
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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 February 11th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK may have been there but was only a hint of audio in the noise so not actually heard.
Comment from Malcolm PA3AHC on Monday 10 Feb:
Ok at last – again -with Doug/ZLIBFS @2/2 max (!) and I could just hear Bill/VK4ZD but no QSO possible there.
Also no copy on the Brits which is not unusual as the skip is mostly non-existent in EU on 20 m .
Shall we then “ keep on keeping on “?

Feedback from Bill VK4ZD regarding QRM in Europe on 14285.
Hi Malcolm. Thanks for the feedback.
So far we have been able to avoid going to 14.285 since we moved to 14.294.
That said, whenever we have checked 14.285 either from VK/ZL or within Europe (listening on an SDR), the frequency has been clear.
We will need to deal with that only if 14.294 becomes unusable.



Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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