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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets July 10th to July 13th 2021

Report for Week beginning 10 July 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-July-10, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
KK6EWB, Ingo, Louisiana USA
KS0NNY, Sonny, Virginia USA (formerly W4/4G4S)
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
73 de Phil N9HWO
 
Sunday 11 July 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM and I were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 56 and gave me 43-4

 
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7 and gave me 57-8
Peter VK3KCD was 54 and gave me 59
VK3MH/m (visitor) was 53 and gave me 59
We went QRT at 0715z

 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
This morning a contest was on.
40m was corrupted and so for the 20m band.
I heard some stations from outside Europe but they were crashed by European stations.
Anyway, the sun is upset !!
Thanks a lot
Jean-Pierre CFA
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
There was a lot of activity on the band as the IARU contest took place. 14.294 was free but there were stations so close each side that if I had given a cq call I think I would have felt like the filling in a sandwich – the station each side being the bread. So I gave up.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and joined by
G7OAI/P John on his hill
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G3LUW Brian listening
Conditions and signals were not good with most stations relying on SDRs for better copy. Limited number this morning probably because of condx but nevertheless another interesting net. With Covid relaxations most Rotary clubs are looking forward to resuming face-to-face meetings.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
ROAR President Ed N4EDT was having internet issues so VP Joe AF1E served as host.
Following the warmup session Joe AF1E called the meeting to order. at 2030Z
There were 19 check ins with 2 additional in and out check ins
These include
Dixon KC5PL
Peter WA6LBY
George W8ZSJ
Nate N8TE
Alan KH6ATU
Howie K2TWL
Stan WA6AA/0
Ruth Ann W9FBO
Noel NM5AB
Ingo KK6EWB
ED N4EDT
Dale K9SK
Jean Peirre F1CFA (i/o)
James VU2ARL
Phil N9HWO
Craig KL7H
(i/o)
Dave K9PAK
Dave WN5V
Ron LU2AH
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR President ED N4EDT, using his cell phone, reminded us of the ROAR AGM on July 31 at 1200Z.
The vagaries of the weather in many parts was discussed (and cussed)
Rotary activities were reported on including meeting formats and frequency. With a variety of actions following the pandemic. There reports of band openings and digital formats and meeting times and frequencies.
The possibility of a presenter on the topic of stealth antennae was mentioned
Much Rotary fellowship took place.
Joe AF1E closed the meeting 2132Z
YIRS
73 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.
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday July 13th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Vernon G0EGW was 33 on LP nd gave me the same so we went to SP where signals lifted to Q5 both ways - he was 55-6
Nick G4HCK was 33 when he called in
Malcolm PA3AHC was briefly 54 and gave me 43 I think (signals had dropped)
Vernon needed to switch to LP to contact F1CFA and PA3AHC
I went QRT at 0737z

 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
As a resume of the net meeting ROAR for today !
***First of all, congratulations to Serge COUSIN ( F1BFL ) for having initiated a brand new Rotary Club in his country. It was very important to say***
For that reason he was not following the ROAR activity during the last weeks.
Please Serge, let us know the name of your new Rotary Club.

For the meeting Roar of this Tuesday, I just can tell you that I was not QRV on 7105, but only on 14294. As a special agreement, the beginning was from 7h00Z to 7h30Z on 14294.
We met with G0EGW Vernon, our president, with G4HCK, Nick, with PA3AHC Malcolm and with F1BFL Serge. It's funny to say, the reports are from 58...to 51 following that list, with a strong QSB, but we have done it !!!!
Vernon tried to QSO VK4ZD Bill, but It was difficult with these two Tigers ROARing on the frequency (14297 and 14293...).
Thanks a lot everybody...
I am joking, but Today Nick has been satisfied, I guess !
Best Wishes
Jean-Pierre F1CFA

From Serge Cousin F1BFL
‌Hello dear friends
Very happy for this first contact with the ROAR group.
The Club that I have just created is a satellite Club whose name is: Rotary Club satellite de Roubaix-Hem.
Looking forward to meeting you again.
Friendships
Serge
F1BFL
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Yes the door was opened slightly today and I managed a quick contact with Bill and your good self (I had better not forget Vernon !!). The band was like a roller coaster one minute Ok and the next minute gone. Let’s hope it’s the start of better times as far as propagation is concerned.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
 
From Malcolm P3AHC
And I had a glancing QSO with Bill under a heavy noise blanket which then took him away…
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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