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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets March 1st and 3rd 2020

 

Report for Week beginning 1 March 2020
 
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
 
Sunday 1st March 2020
0700z-0730z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM, David ZL2WT, Vernon G0EGW, Nick G4HCK and myself were present.
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was a wonderful 56 and gave me the same
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59, advised he will be  in Canberra next weekend
John ZL2JPM was 58-9 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW was suspected as being there - only 11 here
 

0800z-0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59+10
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was expected but not heard
Vernon G0EGW was 11 at 0808z, up to 54-5 at 0844z and finally 56-7 at 0906z on LP,  giving me 56
Nick G4HCK was 11 at 0844z, 33-44 at 0917z and gave me 22 then 43 peaking at 55
We initially went QRT at 0848z but after getting a 2nd wind we went QRT at 0930z
The band really opened an hour later than expected this day.
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
Brian G3LUW was net control and was joined by
G3SZF Bob
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and reports were good.
Amongst other interesting topics all reflected on the recent bad weather, Brian and Bob still to complete antenna repairs following recurrent weekend storms.
 
2100z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
(
4PM EST or 3PM CST)
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!
​https://zoom.us/j/7848247670
​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 : https://zoom.us/j/7848247670  
Ed - N4EDT
​Cell 205-919-4610  (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)
ehtyler@icloud.com
 
0800z Tuesday February 25th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Vernon GOEGW was only 33-44 and building at 0819z but could not stay
Nick G4HCK was 11 - suspected of being there at 0850z on LP

 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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