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Roar Nets May 10th and 12th 2020

Report for Week beginning 10 May 2020
Don’t forget the Digital Net on Saturdays at 2100z on XLX299R.
Sunday 3rd May 2020
0530z-0600z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB, David ZL2WT, Nick G4HCK, Sonny W4/4G4S and myself were present.

0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
We ended up on 7.115 today until 7.110 cleared and then we QSY'd there.
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59.
0630z-0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 58-9.
QSB was very noticeable
We went QRT at 0642z
I then heard Doug ZL1BFS calling - he was 23 and gave me 21-43
From Nick G4HCK
Today was very good on digital but HF 20m the band was not happy.
I had a qso with Vernon G0EGW but no one else appeared.
I stayed on the frequency running GB6VED for a while but the band was very changeable.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and was joined by
G3LUW Brian
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and inter-G condx were reasonable, as were reports with some supported by SDR.
Brian as Treasurer advised that ROAR subscriptions were arriving.
Otherwise discussion focused on how members are coping with the lock-down and keeping their Rotary activities live.
1900z NA Transcontinental net on 7.185
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!
​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 :  
Ed - N4EDT
​Cell 205-919-4610  (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
Radio conditions were not the best so we met on Zoom
We had 12 Check-ins from 3 different countries.
Net control was ROAR President, Ed N4EDT from AL
WN5V David LA
N9HWO ROAR Secretary, Phil IL
KC5PL Dixon LA
N8TE Nate FL
NM5B Noel AR
KC4D Bill VA
ZL2WT David ZL
KE4RAY Rainer FL
Further discussion on having a QSO with a submersed submarine - QSL card furnished as proof.
Much conversion about each club and its activities during the pandemic.
A great time of, that for which Rotary exists, fellowship.
Noel McLaren WD8QHD/VE3
0630z Tuesday May 12th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing heard yet again.
Indications are that at the moment we are still 30" to 60" too late for the propagation.
There is also long path conditions to Europe around 2100-2200z on 20m.



Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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