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Roar Nets January 24th to January 26th 2021

Report for Week beginning 24 January 2021
Sunday 24 January 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB, Phil, ZL2RO,  David ZL2WT, Nick G4HCK,  and I were present.
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+5
Peter VK3KCD was 56-7 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 44 and gave me 52
David ZL2WT was 44 and gave me 44 also
Gordon ZL1AQ (visitor) was 33 here
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59+
John ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 58
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 53 and gave me 55
Jacques F4FCW was 22 here but Doug gave him a 52
Nick G4HCK was only 11 here
Brian G3LUW was 32 here
We went QRT at 0820z but I continued to listen
Nick G4HCK called at 0900z and he was 53, giving me 34-45
We completed the QSO at 0905z
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by
G3LUW Brian
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G3OKT John
F4FCW Jacques
G4LXD Bill
Signals were good but QRM made for difficult copy for some at times. Jacques F4FCW was copying some UK stations reasonably well but was also had high QRM. Brian reported on earlier 20m activity and John G3JJR reported enjoying his first Sunday ZOOM gathering. Another interesting net covering the weather (!), vaccinations, Rotary and Ham Radio activities.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VE3
The warmup session began at 2000Z
Roar president Ed N4EDT opened the meeting at 2040Z with 17 Check ins including:-
WN5V David
AF1E Joe
N8TE Nate
W0WT Warren
KC5PL Dixon
KC4D Bill
G3JJR John
K2TWL Howie
K9FBU Ruth Ann
KL7H Craig
N9HWO Phil
W9ZSJ George
ZL2WT David
N7EDD Eddie
Discussion topics and reports covered a wide range - Aircraft, Covid, Football, Vaccinations and Rotary activities and Amateur radio.
It was reaffirmed by the group the closeness we have developed over the past year through our meetings on Zoom.
What a great fellowship we are!
Join the Weekly NET/ZOOM meeting this Sunday.
Please note that the time is *** 2030Z Sunday *** (warmup from 2000z)
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.)
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: (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
Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
0730z Tuesday January 26th EUR 20m net on 14,294
From Bill VK4ZD
Brian G3LUW called me 1st and was 53-4, giving me 56 dropping to 55
Peter VK3KCD was 55 before signals dropped between us.
Nello IC8HRG (visitor) called in 0745z and was 58-9, giving me 57-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA then called in with a booming 58-9 and gave me 57-8 peaking 59
We went QRT at 0800z but left the radio running while Diane did some work at the desk
Nick G4HCK then called Diane at 0810z. I took over and he was 55-5, giving us 53-4 before signing at 0822z
Next we had Malcolm PA3AHC call in at 0822z and we chatted with difficulty until 0835z.
Malcolm was 53 and gave me 33 dropping to 32.


Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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