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Roar Nets November 13th to November 16th 2021

Report for Week beginning 13 November 2021

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-November-13, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
KS0NNY, Sonny, Virginia USA
AF1I, Joe, North Carolina USA

Sunday 14 November 2021
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
The system failed to allow me to hear anyone until ZL2RO fixed it after the net time.
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me the same
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 58-9
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
Rod VK1ARL (visitor) was 59

0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
We moved to 14.292 due to QRM on 14.295
Peter VK3KCD was 55 and gave me 46 - 57
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 55-6
John ZL2JPM was 44-55 and gave me 43
We went QRT at 0755z but I checked later and heard:
Nick G4HCK who was 44 and gave me 54 at 0758z
Geoff VK2GM (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59+10 at 0800z - 0805z
Esmond 8R1AK/p hen called me from Leguan Island IOTA SA-068 - He was 55 and gave me 59
From Nicholas G4HCK
Not a good day today. First Peanut did not wish to play ball. I did have a quick chat with David but then the system went wrong. I duly qsy’d to 20m and found the frequency had qrm. Odd really as it turned out to be a VK station slightly higher. Just as I was about to switch off I found Bill on 292 and had a quick word.
Anyway I have to travel to London so I am off.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and joined by
G3JJR John
G7OAI John
G4LXD Bill
G0EGW Vernon
G3VNT Lindsay
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK.
Vernon reported little success on the earlier HF Nets but is preparing a Ham Radio demo for his fellow Rotarians.
Tony Hancock remarks expected! Joiners to his demo QSO welcome.
An Interesting discussion covering Radio interference and Rotary activities with the net closing early for Remembrance Sunday services. Greetings to Brian G3LUW and other listeners.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Net Control Ed N4EDT opened the meeting at 2030Z following an interesting warm up session on the topics of dogs, WX, radio kits.
There were 14 check ins including:-
Dixon KC5PL
Craig KL7H
George W9ZSJ
Howie K2TWL
David ZL2WT
Noel NM5AB
Tujihara JH2HZC (first time check in)
Dave WN5V
Bill KC4D
Dale K9SK
The usual reports of club activities, or not, were shared, health and welfare of members and significant others were reported.
Some interesting show and tell by Craig KL7H of machine gun range action shots and ARRL Newsletter article re Brazilian hams helping in an emergency situation.
The meeting was somewhat shorter thn usual as some check ins were called away and others had not made the time change.
A good meeting with good fellowship and celebration of the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.
0730z - 0800z Tuesday November 16th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM/QRP was 33 building to 54-5 and gave me 55 building to 58-9
Franta OK7WA (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57-8 at 0736-38
Jean-Pierre F1CFA and I exchanged 55 reports and he advised of a high profile new potential ROAR member F5JDK located in Brest
Jacques F4FCW was 54 building to 57 with his amplifier on and gave me 55-6 building to 59. He advised that his antenna was a TH3 Mk3 6m above the ground
We went QRT at 0801z

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