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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets July 24th to July 27th 2021

Report for Week beginning 24 July 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-July-24, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
KS0NNY, Sonny, Virginia USA (formerly W4/4G4S)
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
KC4D, Bill, Virginia USA
73 de Phil N9HWO
 
Sunday 25 July 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK, Phil VK2MCB, Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM and I were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-9 and gave me 49
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59

 
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 55 and gave me 56
Vernon G0EGW was 11

  
From Nicholas G4HCK
Despite having the grandchildren visiting I was given a pass to switch the rig on. 14.294 was occupied by a contest station and so it went on all around this frequency so I have adjourned to pay football or whatever Oliver has in mind.
I just need to clarify a comment I made re Covid. The amount of time between the two vaccinations in the UK is around 8 weeks not as I stated. This time has an impact upon its effectiveness. If you look at the following link the doctor gives more information.
Look around 8 minutes into the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNbs4LCgrcY
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 John
G3JJR John
G0EGW Vernon
M1ADK Geoff
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK. Vernon reported little activity on the earlier HF nets but received a 1/1 report from ZL. on 20m. He also reminded members about the Presidential handover ZOOM meeting on 31 July, details to be issued by ROAR Communicator. he also conveyed greetings from down under. A good net covering radio activity and Rotary matters as face-to-face meetings restart.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR president ED N4EDT opened the meeting a little early in order to introduce our new est ROAR member and recent returnee to the Rotary ranks, Jim K9JF. Jim has an impressive resume of ARRL activity, a former VP.
There were 20 check ins including-
Dave WN5V
Craig KL7H
Joe AF1E
Ingo KK6EWB
Dixon KC5PL
Peter WA6LBY
George W9ZSJ
Noel NM5AB
Dale K9SK
Bill KC4D
Alan KH6ATU
Howie K2TWL
Eddie N7EDD
Nate N8TE
Vernon G0EGW
Ron LU2AH
Phil N9HWO
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Following a refresher on the use of Ham Club on Line by Joe AF1E attendees gave their reports on Rotary club and other activities as well as recent amateur radio participation.
Ed N4EDT reminded us of the ROAR AGM which will take place at 1200Z next Saturday, July 31.
Due to the AGM there will be no Zoom meeting the next day.
ED N4EDT received many kodoes for his service as president of ROAR for three years
Vernon G0EGW was also given many promises of support as he ascends to the presidency next week.
The zoom meeting will continue to be a vital element of the ROAR fellowship
A good time of Rotary and AR fellowship
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
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday July 27th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 56-7
Vernon G0EGW was 54
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11
I went QRT at 0715z

From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Hello,
On this Tuesday morning, we meet on 7105 with Jacques F4FCW. Local time 8h30. He was 59+ to me.
We have been waiting until 9h15 local time then we met Serge F1FBL, through a high QSB and a report from 55 to 31.
We decided to move on 14294, then we lose the contact. Suddenly, Malcolm appeared to me with a signal balanced 55 to 31...We were so glad.
We have not QSO Vernon nor Nick. Jacques tried to contact them using a 800 Watts amplifier, but no result.
So soon
Jean-Pierre F1CFA
By the way, thanks a lot to Diana for the last communicator. A nice link for all of us

 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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