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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets August 28th to August 31st 2021

Report for Week beginning 28 August 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-August-28, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
Nil Received
 
Sunday 29 August 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
David ZL2WT, John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB and Nick G4HCK were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave  me 59+5
 

0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 55 reports and went QRT at 0707z when signals faded
Doug ZL1BFS was 44 and gave me 45 direct and 53 on an SDR and went QRT at 0710z when signals faded

 
From Nicholas G4HCK
I was very hopeful we would have a good 20 net today. The SFI was 90 and the K factor 1 everything was in our favour. However was there some solar winds in the background. I gave several calls out and nothing. I did find myself sandwiched between two stations but the frequency was reasonably clear here in the UK. Let’s hope Tuesday brings some better results.
 

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF was net control and joined by
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G0EGW Vernon
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK. Vernon reported on limited success with the 40/20m nets and reminded members of the planned ZOOM meeting on Tuesday. Another interesting chat about domestic matters, radio and Rotary, with some thoughts about attracting new members. Greetings to any listeners.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Past ROAR President ED N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z following an informative warm-up session.
There were 21 check-ins including
Joe AF1E
Alan KH6ATU
Dave WN5V
Nate N8TE
George W9ZSJ
Dixon KC5PL
Peter WA6LBY
Ron LU2AH
Curt Smith Guest of Peter WA6LBY
Craig KL7H
Howie K2TWL
Jim AL7FS
Bill KC4D
Noel NM5AB
Dale K9SK
Phil N9HWO
Cecil J73CS
Eddie N7EDD
David ZL2WT
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
There was quite a bit of show and tell. Craig KL7H gave an interim update on the Drake Amplifier reconstruction. George W9ZSJ displayed his first built project. Foremost in everyone's minds was Hurricane Ida that was about to make landfall on Louisiana home of two of our check ins Dave WN5V was well out of harm's way but Dixon KC5PL had evacuated to Dallas, TX hoping to have a home to return to.
Concerns were expressed about rising numbers of Covid infections and the impact it would have on community and Rotary life.
A great meeting with loads of fellowship - Rotary and AR.
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
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday August 31st EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 54 reports
Nick G4HCK was present but not copiable here
Vernon G0EGW was 55-6 and gave me 56-7 and advised of new member Geoff M1ADK
We went QRT at 0720z to attend the EU-ANZO zoom chat

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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