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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets March 28th to March 30th 2021

Report for Week beginning 28 March 2021
 
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-March-27, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
1900 UTC – ROAR Digital Voice Net
Phil, N9HWO, Illinois USA
Sonny, W4/4G4S, Virginia, USA
This net will continue to be on Saturdays at 1900 UTC.
73 de Phil N9HWO
 

Sunday 28 March 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, Reg VK7KK and I were present.
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59 also
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59 as well
 
0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-9 and gave me 55-6
Peter VK3KCD was 53-7 and gave me 32
Paul VK0PD (visitor) on Casey Station was 59+ when beaming to him and gave me 59+10 at 0800z
We went QRT at 0800z
I continued to listen and faintly heard Nick G4HCK calling at 0808z - he was 21
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning from a lovely sunny UK a heat wave of 13C
Sunday – what can I say. It was contest day and that sums up everything. The one positive side was the band was jammed so the enthusiastic amateurs are still about. Perhaps I am in the minority as I have never been attracted to contests so I switched off and headed down stairs. Last weekend the clocks changed by one hour which now makes the US Zoom net not so attractive as it starts at 21.30hrs local time and finishes to late so I will become an occasional visitor now.
Well I am off out into the garden and the sunshine
7 3’s
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
G3SZF Bob
M1ADT Geoff
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and signals were fine around UK. An interesting discussion about Rotary activities particularly the problem of attracting new members.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR President ED N4EDT opened the warmup session but had to check out to ring his wife home from the hospital. USCB RoAR East VP Joe AF1E called the net together at 2030Z.
Attendance was less than usual 13 check ins with Ed and Nick G4HCK as apologies.
Check ins included:-
Ingo KK6EWB
Dixon KC5PL
Craig KL7H
Peter WA6LBY (mobile in Washington)
Howie K2TWL
Ruth Ann W9FBO
Noel NM5AB
George W9ZSJ
Doug ZL1BFS
Phil N9HWO
Nate N8TE
N7EDD Eddie
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Following reports on club activities - Rotary and Ham Joe AF1E made a presentation on Ham Club on Line the app that ROAR uses to organize and maintain the fellowship list of members.
It is an extensive and detailed program and Joe encouraged those who have not yet logged in to do so in order to access and assess their information.
Next Sunday, being Easter, the net will not be held
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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7848247670
Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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0730z Tuesday March 30th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 59 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 52-5 at first then building to 58-9 and gave me 41 then 55 and finally 59
Mike 9A4BU (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59 at 0755z
Nick G4HCK was 52 and gave me 34 at 0757z
Jacques F4FCW  was 55 and gave me 52 at 0802z
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning from a sunny UK
Gosh there were a lot of crashes and bangs on the band today. Around 09.00 local (08.00 GMT) I managed to make contact with Bill although the contact was challenging. However saying that the band did appear to be getting better. I had been monitoring the frequency for 30 minutes before and I could hear some stations talking away which I assumed were ROAR stations.
Well the sunshine calls time to qsy to the garden.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
07785391005
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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