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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets March 14th to March 16th 2021

Report for Week beginning 14 March 2021
 
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-March-13, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
Nil Received
 

Sunday 14 March 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM, 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
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 building to 58 and gave me 56-7
Jean-Pierre was 23
Vernon G0EGW was 57 and gave me 57 also at 0727z
 
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 55-9 and gave me 57-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 at 0735z and gave me 42
Rod VK7RG (visitor) was59+ and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 59 and gave me 57-9
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 53 at 0750z and gave me 51
Bill F8VOF was 54 and gave me 54 also at 0758z
Zenek SP5INQ (visitor) was 56-7 and gave me 55 at 0820z
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 53 at 0827z and gave me 53 also
We went QRT at 0828z
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning/evening
Today, Sunday was good on Peanut but the 20m band was not favourable. I could just hear Vernon. The SFI was good 81 but the K factor, o dear not so good at 5. Never mind the sun is shining and the strong winds we have had over recent days has gone so perhaps I will be able to spend some time out in the garden today.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and was joined by
G3SZF Bob
G3JJR John
G3LUW Brian
PA3AHC Malcolm
M1ADK Geoff
Conditions and signals were fine around UK and Malcolm was good copy by some. It was good to be joined by Geoff M1ADK again. Brian reported on his success with the BERU contest when conditions to VK/ZL were good. Some interesting discussion about charities that Rotary clubs could support, Lend with Care and Recycle4Charity.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Following an interesting warm-up session in which topics ranged from women in Rotary and amateur radio ROAR President Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z with 23 check ins
Checking in were:-
N9HWO Phil
AF1E Joe
KC5PL Dixon
W9FBO Ruth Ann
WA6AAI/0 Stan
W9ZSJ George
KK6EWB Ingo
N8TE Nate
KC4D Bill
K2TWL Howie
F1CFA Jean Pierre
KC9CRE Chris
K4BWM Bob
KL7H Craig
NM5AB Noel
N7EDD Eddie
K9SK Dale
G4HCK Nick
ZL1BFS Doug
K9THO Rick
W7V0 Mike ARRL Director
WD8QHD/VA3 Noel
There was much discussion of the open ROAR Summit to take place in May in Louisiana. The Cajun trio are planning a great time of fun, fellowship and learning about Rotary for those who wish to attend.
Some discussion on the virtues of Alaska.
Of much focus was PI Day with much sharing of flavours of pies already or about to be enjoyed. There was also mention of Raspberry PI's.
The time was well spent in fellowship and sharing and Mike W7VO reminded us that like Rotary, ARRL is a service group - serving both the public and the amateur radio community.
At 2140Z President closed the gathering.
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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0730z Tuesday March 16th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD and I exchanged 42-55 reports
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 42 at 0735z and gave me 32
Charlie VK6ACF (ex Rotarian) was 55-7 and gave me 59
Terry VK4ATM (visitor) was 56 and gave me 59+
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 53 in QSB at 0800z and gave me 53 also
I very faintly heard Vernon talking to Nick around 0830z
I went QRT at 0832z

From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning Vernon
I could just hear you today but the signal was so poor. Other than that I did not receive any other ROAR member.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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