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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets August 14th to August 17th 2021

Report for Week beginning 14 August 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-August-14, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
KS0NNY, Sonny, Virginia USA
KC4E, Bill, Virginia USA
73 de Phil N9HWO
 
Sunday 15 August 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB and I were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 56-7 and gave me 57
Tim VK3FTIM/QRP (visitor) was 56 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9+ and gave  me 59 at 0650z
Michael VK3FMDC (visitor) was 56 (55 on mag loop) and gave me 59
 

0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 33 building to 54-5 and gave me 23-55
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 building to 58 and gave me 43-53 building to 57-9
Vernon G0EGW was 33 and contacted F1CFA (Jean Pierre) and F4FCW (Jacques)
Nothing was heard after 0715z

 
From Nicholas G4HCK
The Peanut net was very interesting today.
It rather focused on plumbing and I was surprised to hear that John (ZL2JPM) was experienced in this area.
He even commented he likes the blue glue.
Then someone mentioned there was pink as well(for XYL’s ???).
It’s surprising what you learn.
I am off to research if I can get CLR which I hope is the answer to a problem I have in the bathroom department.
So the peanut qso was full of useful information.
However when I switched over to the 20m net the wheels came off the waggon. I could hear Vernon (5.8) and I could just make out the voice of John Pierre but that was it so I called it a day.
 

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and joined by
G3SZF Bob
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G0EGW Vernon
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK although some reliance on SDR. It was good to have John G7OAI back after being temporary QRT for some roof repairs. Vernon reported on some earlier success with the 40/20m nets and reminded members of the planned ZOOM meeting later in the month. Another interesting chat about radio and Rotary activity.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR Past President Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z
There were 18 check ins including:-
Dave WN5V
Dixon KC5PL
Ingo KK6EWB
George W9ZSJ
Bill KC4D
Nate N8TE
Joe AF1E
Howie K2TWL
Peter WA6LBY
Jim KL7FS (1st time check in and newest ROAR Member)
Noel NM5AB
Phil N9HWO
Dale K9SK
Alan KH6ATU
ROAR President Vernon G0EGW
Eddie N7EDD
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
There were some interesting show and tell items on display.
Concerns about Covid fourth wave and its impact on Rotary club meetings.
Health and welfare reports of partners were shared.
Plans for ROAR activities at the ARRL Convention in Huntsville, AL were reiterated.
A good time of Rotary and AR fellowship.
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3

 
ROAR Zoom Meeting
The weekly Fellowship of Rotarians Of Amateur Radio ZOOM meeting will be held at 2030Z this coming Sunday.
ZOOM meeting access will be open at 2000Z.
Join early and verify that your audio and video are working properly while enjoying some social contact with your fellow ROAR members.
The ZOOM meeting information is:
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ed Tyler - ROAR weekly meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday August 17th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 54 and gave me 55
We went QRT at 0710z when signals died.

 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Hello My friends,
We meet with Vernon this morning ( 55/59 backwards). A very powerful German station was on 14295 splaterring a lot.
We meet on 14290 with vernon. As you remember the meeting frequency is 14294 plus or minus 2 KHz.
Have a nice day
Jean-Pierre
 
From Malcolm PA3AHC
Yes , that German station was here sounding very close by and all over the place ! At least he found the band open with someone !
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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