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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets January 17th to January 19th 2021

Report for Week beginning 17 January 2021
 
Sunday 17 January 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, David ZL2WT, John ZL2JPM, and I were present
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 5+59 and gave me 57-9
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59+10 also
David ZL2WT was 55-6 and gave me 57
 
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+5
Peter VK3KCD was 41-53
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 56
The disgusting OHR was 59+30 (Doug had it at 59+40)
Nick G4HCK was 11 here but Doug had him 53
We went QRT at 0825z
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Hello everybody !
This morning, I heard VK4ZD and VK3KCD on 14294...But I can't meet them !
On the contrary, I meet F1BFL on 7105 at 9h20 local time. It was the first meeting B/W with him. An Anniversary !!!
So sorry that Jacques or Brian were not on frequency, but Malcolm was on !!!
Malcolm is wishing a special meet on 14294 this afternoon at 16h30 local time.
Please, try to be on !!!
F1BFL will be also on frequency. His R9 Antenna is now running pretty well as he bought an Antenna Tester. That tool permitted a fine adjustment of the Antenna. This morning I received him 57...
So SOON !
Jean-Pierre CFA
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by
G3SZF Bob
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
F4FCW Jacques
G4LXD Bill
Signals were good but heavy QRM made for difficult copy for some at times.
Jacques F4FCW was copying UK stations reasonably well but was also experiencing high QRM. Brian reported on poor 20m condx earlier hearing nothing from down under. Another interesting net covering Rotary and Ham Radio activities.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
ROAR President Ed N4EDT opened the warm up session at 2000Z
During that time it was revealed that two members of the group were Covid 19 survivors.
Ed opened the meeting at 2030Z
There were 20 check ins including:-
Joe AF1E
Sonny W4/4G43
David WN5V
Dixon KC5PL
Nate N8TE
Noel NM5AB
Ingo KK6EWB
Doug ZL1BFS
John G3JJR
John ZL2JPM
Peter WA6LBY
Gustavo PT2ADM
Craig KL7H
Bill KC4D
David ZL2WT
Nick G4HCK
George W9ZSJ
Phil N9HWO
WD8QHD/VA3
There was much conversation about Covid 19 and its impact on members and community and upon Rotary activities. Amateur radio reports included discussion of CW, maritime mobile activity, loop antennas, QRP Operation and digital communications.
And as often occurs discussion of crawfish.
Good fellowship as to be expected from a group of Rotarians.
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
 
Join the Weekly NET/ZOOM meeting this Sunday.
Please note that the time is *** 2030Z Sunday *** (warmup from 2000z)
THE MEETING WILL START AT 2030Z SUNDAY,
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
​Cell 205-919-4610  (Feel free to text me at this number if the need arises.)
ehtyler@icloud.com
  
ZOOM Meeting info:
Note the timing details are for Australian Eastern Standard Time – you need to adjust for your time zone.
The meeting will be on Sunday at 2030Z.
ROAR Zoom Meeting
When: Mon 7.30am – (6:30am Australian Eastern Standard Time - Brisbane)
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670 (map)
Who: more details »
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting open to all ROAR members.
Topic: Ed Tyler - N4EDT's Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670
Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
 
0730z Tuesday January 19th EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA emailed that he heard Peter and me but I did not hear him.
We went QRT at 0803z
 
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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