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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets March 8th and 10th 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
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, Vernon W4/G0EGW, John ZL2JPM, David ZL2WT and myself were present.
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5-10 peaking 59+20 and gave me 59+20 also
John ZL2JPM was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
 

0800z-0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 55-7 peaking 59
John ZL2JPM was 56-7 and gave me 55-6
We went QRT at 0836z.
Although I listened for another hour nothing was heard.
 
From Nick G4HCK
Good morning
Listened on 14.294 until 09.05 GMT when a station started tuning up and transmitting all over the place. Nothing heard today.
Bill - I did manage to listen to the 294 frequency on 2/3 09.00 all clear and again on 4th. This time there was a weak carrier on the frequency.
 
Response From Bill VK4ZD
Hi Nick. 20m sounded very poor last night. Thanks for trying.
Thanks for checking the frequency other days. It seems like we are not being bothered by a regular sched on our frequency.

 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
Bob G3SZF stood in for Brian G3LUW as net control and was joined by
PA3AHC Malcolm, who was 58, the best for some time.
G3JJR John
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and reports were good.
Despite limited numbers an interesting net with topics covering respective Clubs' activities and the prospect of Spring arriving, hopefully.
 
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
 
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR greetings from south west Ontario, Canada.
Thank you for your email reports of the ROAR Nets.
A big TNX for putting me in touch with ROAR North America.
I have been joining that net on Sundays at 2100Z.
An informal report for Sunday March 1 : we had 6 Rotarians check in :
Net Control was Ed N4EDT, AL; (Pres ROAR)
Alternate was Bill KC4D, Bill, VA
N9HWO, Phil, IL (Sec ROAR)
AF1E, Joe, NC
NM5AB, Noel, AR
WD8QHD/VE3 Noel, ON
Plus 2 Visitors K3DEQ/4 Vern and KG8JK Dirk
ED also has ZOOM. This allows us to see each other as we talk.
ACMA has notified us that our VK calls have not been renewed as we no longer live in Australia.
On a Rotary note - my club, RC Watford, has decided I need to be recycled and have voted me as President for 2020/21
Please greet the 40 metre net group for me.
 
73 YIRS Noel WD8QHD/VE3
 
0800z Tuesday February 25th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
The band did not open on either LP or SP into Europe for me today.
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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