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Roar Nets May 2nd to May 4th 2021

Report for Week beginning 2 May 2021
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-May-1, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
WA6LBY/KH6 Peter, visiting in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W4/4G4S, Sonny, Virginia USA
DMR users should use BM 53080 to join the network. XRF299R is also available for non-DMR users
73 de Phil N9HWO

Sunday 2 May 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, David ZL2WT and I were present.
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59
Peter VK3KCD was 59
Dick VK5DIK (visitor) was 57
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-9 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 57
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 23 and gave me 51
Vernon G0EGW was 33
Nick G4HCK was 23
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by
G3LUW Brian
PA3AHC Malcolm
G3JJR John
M1ADT Geoff
G0EGW Vernon
Conditions and signals were fine around UK but Malcolm struggled with QRM and QSB. Negative reports on the earlier 20m net. It was good to have Vernon join the net, he reported on a successful ZOOM trial and the intention to expand it to the wider audience shortly. A good net with discussion about Rotary and radio activity and the prospect of continuing emergence from Lockdown.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR President ED N4EDT called the meeting together at 2030 Z
There we 19 check ins including:-
Peter WA6LBY/KH6
Dave WN5V
Bill KC4D
Dixon KC5PL
Joe AF1E
Ingo KK6EWB/W5
Dan AK4SQ (pilot for the Cajun Summit)
Phil N9HWO
Gustavo PT4ADM
Craig KL7H
John G3JJR
Noel NM5AB
Nate N8TE
Eddie N7EDD
George W9ZSJ
The dominant topic of discussion was the ROAR Cajun summitt which will take place next weekend and days following. Much discussion of ground transport and Dan AK4SQ shared info on air transportation. . Thanks to Joe AF1E and his demonstration of flightaware hardware and software, those whose travel plans are up in the air will be tracked by some on Terra Firma.
Considering all the chatter about the summit this operator is disappointed that he will be unable to be part of the summitt but will be an attentive listener and viewer of the oral and visual record of proceedings.
Since most of the participants of this net will be Louisiana for the summitt Craig KL7H will be acting host of next Sunday's net
A great net with much fellowship and humour!
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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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday May 4th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 22 and gave me 22 also
Vernon G0EGW was 53-4 and gave me Q4 (42?)
Nick G4HCK was 53 and could not hear me or Vernon
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning from a windy mild UK
The band was dead today. I thought I heard Vernon but I was not sure. When will these little sun spots appear on the sun again.
Nicholas Wilkinson
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Yes, really, it was a full black out. And the QSB was extremely deep. I tried yesterday to QSO a Uruguay station but he disappeared at once. Today, worst situation, a DL station from Manheim was received 55 and disappeared quickly..
A very good news : The migrating birds told me this : " We wish a very happy Birthday to Vernon "...
Brenda has perhaps cooked a big and nice Cake ? isn't ?



Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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