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Roar Nets June 21st and June 23rd 2020

Report for Week beginning 21 June 2020
Sunday 21st June 2020
0530z-0600z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 snd gsve me 51-3
Peter VK3KCD was 33-54
Vernon G0EGW was 53 and gave me 40
We went QRT at 0555z
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK, David ZL2WT, Phil VK2MCB, Jean-Pierre F1CFA, Vernon G0EGW, Phil ZL2RO and I were present

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 also
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 peaking 59 and gave me 55
We went QRT at 0653z
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian, was net control and was joined by
G7OAI/P John, operating from a nearby hill.
G4LXD Bill
G3JJR John
G0EGW Vernon
G3OKT John, but his signal was well down and not easy to copy.
PA3AHC, Malcolm, again condx were not favourable but it was good to have him call in.
Conditions and inter-G condx were reasonable but QSB evident. Another interesting net with lots of topics of discussion and again some members would be joining the N4EDT ZOOM gathering later.
73s Bob G3SZF
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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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
From Douglas ZL1BFS
With 32 people on the ROAR Zoom, there is not actually as much opportunity to talk to each other as there is on a noisy 20m QSO However, it was great to see you all this morning. (Well, it is my morning, anyway).
On the ROAR Net on Sunday 21 June on 20m there was only Bill VK4ZD who was copyable all the time, and John ZL2JPM (Whom I couldn’t hear) and Peter VK3KCD who suffered deep QRM, but was there some of the time, and I am told by Bill that Vernon was there too, but I couldn’t hear him. I attended the Rotary Convention this morning (at 0100 NZTime) so by the time I got to sleep again at 2:30am it was tough getting up this morning in time for ZOOM. Bill and Peter - I can appreciate your problem with mid winter early mornings. 8:00am NZT is early enough for me! But hey! The days are now getting longer. We got half a second more daylight today than yesterday! When we get to October, and the sunspots star climbing, the bands might be starting to open up again.
I was reflecting during the Zoom discussion about the proposal for an additional ZOOM for UK, whether it would be practical to make it an ANZO zoom. There aren’t many of us in Oceania, so we wouldn’t crowd the Gs out very much.
0530z Tuesday June 23rd EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7 and gave me 57-8
Peter VK3KCD was 22 but he could not hear me
Vernon G0EGW was 54 on the peaks and gave me 40
We went QRT at 0547z


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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