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Roar Nets May 9th to May 11th 2021

Report for Week beginning 9 May 2021
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-May-8, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois 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 9 May 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM and I were present briefly as most were attending Mothers Day functions.
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 58-9+10

0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7 and gave me 55-6
Peter VK3KCD was not heard
Signals disappeared quickly and we went QRT at 0710z

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3LUW Brian was net control and was joined by
G3JJR John
M1ADT Geoff
G0EGW Vernon
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and signals were fine around UK particularly as the net progressed. Negative reports on the earlier 20m net but Vernon reported some EU success on 40m. Bob reported receiving new lapel badges which he will distribute to members and his activity with GB0TWM in support of Windmills on the Air. Another interesting net as the country emerges further from Lockdown.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Due to the ROAR Cajun Summit Craig KL7H/KH6 hosted the meeting
There were 18 check-ins:-
George K9ZSJ
Stan WA6AAI/0
Bob K4??? (sorry Bob)
Carlos WI9R
Howie K2TWL
John G3JJR
Joe AF1E/5
Phil N9HWO
David ZL2WT
Ruth Ann W9BFO
Nate N8TE
Ed N4EDT/5
Dixon KC5PL
As it was Mother's Day in North America, Craig asked the question about how our mothers felt about getting into ham radio. Many interesting stories came forward. HOA's and antenna issues was also discussed and cussed. Ideas about remote operation were also shared. An interesting discussion was had about previous call signs and there was a report from the Cajun summit given by Joe AF1E, Dixon KC5PL and ROAR President Ed N4EDT.
A good time of Rotary fellowship.
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday May 11th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Nothing was heard.
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning and yes the sun is shining in the UK
Tuesday 11th. 20m nothing heard. However there was another station on 295. He appears most morning so I am assuming he has a sked each day. Perhaps for one net we could test another frequency around 190. I was talking to Vernon and we both agreed the band does seem to be a little better at that part of the band (when conditions allow). As I type this email the station on 295 is spreading all over 294. I would imagine we give him as much aggravation as he gives me.
Nicholas Wilkinson

From Vernon G0EGW
Hi Nick
Likewise nothing heard only the German station on 14.295
I did give a few calls on 14.292 but nothing heard
Vernon G0EGW
From Bill VK4ZD
Hi Nick and all.
I could very faintly hear the German station but not enough for a QSO.
I have never heard him before.
20M was very poor indeed on the path between EU and VKZL
As for changing frequency, I cannot comment because condx do not allow me to hear everywhere as normal.
However, Russian stations often are heard below 14.200
Kind Regards
Bill Main
From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Dear friends,
We are very grateful to Bill for the basis document dealing with the Skywire Antenna. Bill used his account to ARRL to find it. It's great ! thanks a lot Bill.
And now, the question is :
It's a non-commercial product and as it, has a non- commercial promotion
It can be installed by any OM
It needs a large space to be installed
It's not necessary to get a circular figure. A polygonal shape runs pretty well.
It cover several frequencies
It has an excellent noise figure
It has a general azimuth coverage ( except for example Jean-Pierre who is living in a valley...I say "my green valley" )
It can be directly connected to the coaxial, but any other way can be used ( scale, balun, aso..)



Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra

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