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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets May 29th to June 1st 2021

Report for Week beginning 29 May 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-May-29, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
No report received
 
Sunday 30 May 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Phil VK2MCB
Phil VK2MCB, Nicholas G4HCK, John ZL2JPM, and Diane VK4DI Mobile VK5 were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
& 
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Hello Phil,
We are having a heavy problem with the ROAR net meeting...
I just can report the 7105 meeting with Jacques F4FCW on Sunday and also on Thursday. The reports are the same 51 / 59+. High QSB !
Nobody else can be heard. And the 20m was dead. Just a very weak signal from Jacques. We have done also a very interesting test trial on 18,140 with PA3AHC. I received him 51/57 while using an untuned 20m dipole.
On Sunday, I had an Italian station 2 KHz upper and a spanish station 2 KHz down. So, the QRM noise level was very high !!!
Some time earlier I heard VK3KCD and ZL1BFS on the wiki internet.
That's all Phil !
Jean-Pierre CFA
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and was joined by
G3SZF Bob
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G4LXD Bill
Brian G3LUW was listening and sent some snaps of his aerial array, sadly to be dismantled shortly. Conditions and signals were variable around UK particularly with Bill experiencing heavy QRM. With Brian relinquishing his net control role Geoff kindly offered to have a go in a week or two. A good net with interesting chat about radio and Rotary activities with everyone keen to get out to enjoy the sunshine.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR President E N4EDT called the meeting to order a few minutes early since we had two first time check-ins. There 22 check ins
Checking
ln were:
WA6LBY Peter (visual only)
K2LDZ Fred (First time check in)
N7EDD Eddie
KK6EWB Ingo
KC5PL Dixon
KL7H Craig
W9ZST George
VU2JHM Ajoy
K2TWL Howie
KH6ATU Alan
PT2ADM Gustavo
K9SK Dale
N9HWO Phil
N8TE Nate
NM5AB Noel
ZL1BFS Doug
WA6AAI/0 Stan
KC4D Bill
AA6PB Paul (
First time check in)
LU2AH Ron
WD8QHD/VA3 Noel
Following the main topic of last week Ed N4EDT had contacted the designated ROAR President-Elect Vernon and he has agreed to fulfill his commitment as ROAR President for the next term. To do so Vernon will require assistance to function at the Houston convention and the running of the zoom net.
In addition to Rotary and ham radio activities there was some show and tell of CW keyers, The local WX was discussed (and cussed) and band openings and the current CW contest.
A good time of Rotary fellowship.
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
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday May 25th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning from a lovely sunny UK (17c)
Really all I can say is Ditto to my last email. Peanut was very enjoyable on Sunday but HF, someone has forgotten to push the switch to on.
Today Tuesday was the same.
Let’s hope the switch is on, next Sunday.
 
73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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