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Roar Nets May 3rd and 5th 2020

Report for Week beginning 3 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
I was 15 minutes late but heard no-one. Nick G4HCK called around 0600z but could not hear me.
From Phil VK2MCB
John ZL2JPM and I were the only two on the net at 0530z , and internet problems made for a very poor net.
Dropouts were excessive and we closed after 10 minutes.
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59. He had a tree fallen accross his antenna
Greg VK2OY (visitor) was 59+10
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 peaking 59 and gave me 35 to 47
0630z-0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,294 / 14,285 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59+10.
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 57 but could not hear Peter
With no signals heard from Europe we went QRT at 0440z
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G8EWT Graham
G4LXD Bill
F1CFA Jean-Pierre
It was good that Jean -Pierre called in briefly although propagation was not good and he was difficult to copy. Conditions and inter-G reports were good. Graham, our new member, introduced himself with info on his Rotary activity and his station set-up. Otherwise discussion revolved around how members were making the best of the lock-down including holding Rotary meetings using ZOOM.
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
A great, and international, net on Sunday May 3
It was a QSO Party weekend in North America so the net was as so much of Rotary these days conducted on ZOOM.
13 check-ins
Net Control was ROAR President Ed Tyler N4EDT
Others checking into the net included:
KC4D Bill, VA
ZL2WT David, ZL
N8TE Nate, FL
KC5PL Dixon LA
NM5AB Noel, AR
NG2H Ken, VA
WN5V David, LA
N9HWO Phil, Sec ROAR, IL
Daniel AK4SQ VA
WD8QHD/VE3 Noel, ON.
There was much light hearted banter about the SEC, Having QSO's with submarines and, of course, having club meetings and other Rotary activities on ZOOM.
A great time of fun and fellowship
Please pass my Rotary greetings along to the ANZO net
Noel R McLaren, PDG WD8QHD/VE3
0630z Tuesday May 5th EUR 20m net on 14,294 / 14,285
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing heard again :(

From Nick G4HCK
Again the band is not that good today. I managed to speak to Vernon although the path was not that great. At 08.00 BST another station on 14,297 appeared and really that put an end to any DX. He seems to be a regular on 297 but the spread from his signal is quite high.
Let hope Sunday is better.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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