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Roar Nets July 3rd to July 6th 2021

Report for Week beginning 3 July 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-July-3, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
KK6EWB, Ingo, Louisiana USA
KS0NNY, Sonny, Virginia USA (formerly W4/4G4S)
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
KC4D, Bill, Virginia USA
73 de Phil N9HWO
 
Sunday 4 July 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM, David ZL2WT, Nick G4HCK and I were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59
Bob VK2HH/m (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+20

 
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 56
John ZL2JPM was 54 and gave me 32
John VK6VZZ/m (visitor)was 55 and gave me 58
Graham VK100AF (visitor - in VK6) was 55 and gave me 59 at 0715-19z
We went QRT at 0727z

 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI/P John on his hill was net control and was joined by
G3SZF Bob
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G0EGW Vernon
G4LXD Bill
PA3AHC Malcolm
G3LUW Brian listening
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK. Vernon reported little 40/20m activity. It was good to have Malcolm join briefly, not too strong but always good to hear from him. Generally a good net covering many Rotary and radio activities. Some sad post-net news, Tommy G2FUU had died, not long after his 100th birthday. Tommy, a long standing Rotarian and ROAR member will be greatly missed, RIP Tommy.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
Following the informal get together, ROAR President ED N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z.
There were 21 check ins including:-
WN5v Dave
VU2JHM Ajoy
KC4D Bill
AF1E Joe
KK6EWB Ingo
K2TWL Howie
G3JJR John
KL7H Craig
NM5AB Noel
N7EDD Eddie
KC5PL Dixon
N8TE Nate
PT2ADM Gustavo
N9HWO Phil
K2NKO Rob (first time check)
LU2AH Ron
KH6ATU Alan
ZL2JPM John
G0EGW Vernon
WD8QHD/VA3 Noel
There were many reports on amateur radio activities - field day events' the RAC event to celebrate Canada Day (July 1) plus the original 13 colonies contest. There were a variety of Rotary club meeting formats reported. Good wishes were extended to the USA on its muted celebrations of Independence Day. A grand time of Rotary and ham radio fellowship was enjoyed by all of us
The meeting was closed at 2145Z
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.
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday July 6th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 55 and gave me 56-7 when I was beaming LP to EU
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was initially 22 here and built up to 43 and then 54-5 and gave me 52 building to 55 and peaking 58 - all on LP
Vernon G0EGW was detectable only 22 at best
We went QRT at 0745z

 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Well I can now update my Sundays email and the answer is “nothing is happening”
However I understand the Sun is spring cleaning with a lot of Solar winds which is impacting upon the propagation.
I sent this link to Bill https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1458251/solar-flare-hit-earth-space-weather-tech-blackout-radiation-nasa-evg
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
The Roar meeting was a half success....
I got a strong contact with Bill VK4ZD : At the beginning he was 42, then I gave him 58 and he gave me 54 or more !
At the same time, G0EGW was 41 to me and he received me 22. We have heard G4HCK calling and perhaps Malcolm PA3AHC. No news from F4FCW or F1FBL.
This was the result of a strong QSB. the use a cubical quad (Bill) and a delta loop (Jean-Pierre). I have a 100W transceiver and Bill has a more powerful rig.
Thanks a lot for reporting
Jean-Pierre F1CFA

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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