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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets June 26th to June 29th 2021

Report for Week beginning 26 June 2021
 
Propagation on LP from VK3 and VK4 into Europe is now ok at 0500z-0600z and 2130z-2230z
Probably too early to expect our EU friends to get out of bed at that time.

 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-June-19, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
No report received
 
Sunday 27 June 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
David ZL2WT, Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB, Vernon G0EGW and I were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 58
John ZL2JPM was 55 but did not come back when called
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59+5
 
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 43-54 and gave me 34
Doug ZL1BFS was 53 and gave me 31
Vernon G0EGW was 33 on SP
We went QRT at 0706z
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
What a disaster 20m was today. There was a contest in full swing. I listened to 14.294 for 2 or 3 minutes and all was quiet. I put out a cq and that opened the door. As soon as I let go the PTT a contester started calling CQ contest. When no one answered he vanished. You could suggest it was the skip changing but in this case I just think it was an over enthusiastic amateur wanting points and what do points mean – prizes.
Anyway I gave a couple more calls out and yes the contesters had gone but no sign of any ROAR members arrived via my ear phones so I decided another cup of coffee was required and retired to the kitchen.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G0EGW Vernon
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK. Vernon reported little 40/20m activity and reminded us about the UK/VK/ZL ZOOM meeting on 29 June. Otherwise an interesting net covering about old cars, Rotary and radio activities.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Following the Father's Day break ROAR President Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z after a time of informal conversation.
There were 19 Check ins including:-
N9HWO Phil
KC5PL Dixon
AF1E Joe
N8TE Nate
WA6LBY/7 Peter
W9FBO /GO Ruth Ann
KL7H Craig
KK6EWB Ingo
K2TWL Howie
PT2ADM Gustavo
G3JJR John
ZL2WT David
VU2ARL James First time Check in Cochin, India
G0EGW Vernon
K9PAK Dave
LU2AH Ron
Dale K9SK
WD8QHD/VA3 Noel
The go round discussion focused on Rotary activities, amateur radio activities - including FD events and actions. In connection with the AGM/Change over meeting next month, President ED N4EDT, requested that each member make a self video of the sending out in CW, CQ ROAR followed by one's call sign, which he hopes to use to introduce the ROAR world to the active groups in ROAR.
W9FBO Ruth Ann was recognized for having passed her General Class license.
Good fellowship as usual.
President Ed N4EDT closed the meeting 2140Z
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
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday June 29th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 53-5 and gave me 54
Vernon G0EGW was 22 on SP and gave me the same
Doug also worked Vernon
We went QRT at 0715z before going to the monthly zoom meeting
 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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