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Roar Nets February 14th to February 16th 2021

Report for Week beginning 14 February 2021
Sunday 14 February 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK,  and I were present.
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59
We went QRT at 0728z
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 building to 59+10 and gave me 53-4 peaking at 58
Peter VK3KCD was 31 and gave me 21
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 52 building to 55 and gave me the same and gave John and Peter 41-51
Jacques F4FCW called in and was 31 - both jean-Pierre and I heard him but he did not hear our responses
We went QRT at 0807z then Nick G4HCK called at 0813z . He was 41 but did not hear me.
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Dear Friends,
It was a bit difficult to make QSO this morning...Contest, Radar,
Woodpecker, and powerful stations...were a nice melting pot....!!
At first, we meet with Bill VK4ZD on 14294 with reports BW of 55.
Heard with difficulties KCD and JPM. Heard, also F4CFW but not QSO
possible with the radar. The Radar was strong. We called unsuccessfully G4HCK Nick.
Then on 7105 I met Jacques F4FCW. Between us, the signals were 59+ BW.
He told me the good contact and reports he got with Brian G3LUW earlier.
No news from G4HCK or G0EGW or PA3AHC or F4GHB.
We suspected the voice of Serge F1BFL but with a powerful station on
7103 and an other on 7107, the deal was impossible. Hold on the rope Serge !
Anyway we'll meet tuesday morning with Bill ( 14294 - 7h30Z ) and with
Jacques, Brian, Serge ( 7105, 8h30Z ).
So soon in ROAR spirit
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning
Exciting news - the temp has gone up to 1c - gosh I hear you say !!!!
I did look on 20m today but I could not hear any ROAR members. Good old peanut holds things together however.
The wx forecast states things should get better so lets hope there is a strong correlation between the wx and sun spots (we can but hope).
Nicholas Wilkinson
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and signals were good.
Brian reported on his earlier QSO with Jacques on 40m but nothing heard on 20m.
John G7OAI was again absent with his router issues.
Apart from vaccination experiences discussion revolved around Rotary and Ham Radio activity.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR President ED N4EDT opened the meeting at 2030Z following the warm up session.
There were 19 Check ins including:
Joe AF1E
Nate N8TE
Dixon KC5PL
David WN5V
Stan WA6AAI/0
Carlos WI9R
George W9ZSJ
Howie K2TWL
Ruth Ann W9FBO
Gustavo PT2ADM
Nick G4HCK
John G3JJR
Craig KL7H
Phil N9HWO
Bill KC4D
Much discussion on Covid 19, vaccinations, Rotary Club activities and hair cuts
President ED N4EDT broached the subject of reopening the USCB nets and outlined what it would require of the members. Still a work in progress.
A fine time of Rotary fellowship.
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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0730z Tuesday February 16th EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
I was away for this sched and could not be present at this time
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning from a slightly warmer UK (no snow)
Looked on 20m today. I called but no one wished to talk to me !!! SFI 70 K3 but no sun spots.
As Sir Tom Moore used to say “tomorrow will be a better day” we hope !!
Nicholas Wilkinson


Philip Byrne
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