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WEEKLY NEWS

Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets October 16th to October 19th 2021

Report for Week beginning 16 October 2021
 

Note that the monthly ANZO EU Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 October at 0730 Zulu – Joining instructions at the end of this report.

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-October-16, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO Phil, Illinois USA
KS0NNY Sonny, Virginia USA
AF1I, Joe, North Carolina USA
KC4D, Bill, Virginia USA

 
Sunday 17 October 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK,  David ZL2WT and I were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
From Bill VK4ZD
In order to avoid the QRM that Peter experiences weekly we will commence moving to 7,130 +/- 5KHz next Sunday
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
 

0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 22 with me but worked Doug ok
Frank PC6RJ/J (JOTA Station) was 55 and gave me 59
Nick G4HCK built from 54 to 56 and gave me 52 building to 56-7
Vernon G0EGW and I exchanged 57 reports
Gary M0ICG (member of Nick's Radio Club)  was 53 building to 54-5 and gave me 57
Nick advised that the UK reverts to Standard time on October 31 and so we will change all scheds after that date by 30 minutes later.
We went QRT at 0754z but Gary and Nick continued to chat with good signals to VK for some time afterwards

 

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and joined by
G3JJR John
G0EGW Vernon
M1ADK Geoff
G4LXD Bill
G3SZF Bob
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK. Vernon again made us all envious as he tucked into his cooked breakfast whilst reporting on some success with the earlier 20m net. He also said that he had acquired call-sign GB4EPN (End Polio Now) for World Polio Day. Another interesting net covering radio and Rotary activities. Brian G3LUW later emailed to say that he had been listening by SDR until it closed down prematurely.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Immediate Past ROAR President ED N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030 Z following interesting discussions in the warm up of mosquitoes, State birds and fruit.
There were 14 check ins including:-
Dave WN5V
Dixon KC5PL
Peter WA6LBY remote from Wenatchee, WA
Joe AF1E
Nate N8TE
Craig KL7H
Alan KH6ATU
Dale K9SK
Bill KC4D
Eddie N7EDD
Ron LU2AH
Phil N9HWO
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Health and welfare reports of members and partners were shared as were the health and welfare of the various clubs.. There are some concerns.
There are hopeful signs that the HF bands are showing improved propagation. It is further hoped that these will improve to the point of reliable usability.
ED N4EDT closed the meeting at 2113 Z
A shorter meeting but great fellowship.
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday October 19th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Mike ZL1MJB was 58 and gave me 59+20
Doug ZL1BFS was unavailable due to other commitments
Vernon G0EGW was unavailable feeling unwell
Nick G4HCK got propagation late and called in briefly with 33-54 signals and gave me 51 peaking 53
We went QRT at 0726z

 
Notice from IPP Ed N4EDT – Weekly Zoom Meeting

Join the weekly Fellowship of Rotarians Of Amateur Radio ZOOM meeting to 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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+16465588656,,7848247670# US (New York)

Dial by your location
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kzNqwtwWA
For additional information please contact me at ehtyler@icloud.com or, 205-919-4610

Notice for ANZO EU Zoom Meeting Tuesday 26 October at 0730 Zulu

ROAR is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84838726862?pwd=VnFKa1MzUU9oc2YvQWNjTG9vTERTUT09
Meeting ID: 848 3872 6862
Passcode: 785414
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,84838726862#,,,,*785414# US (San Jose)
+19292056099,,84838726862#,,,,*785414# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 848 3872 6862
Passcode: 785414
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kdeB7yHwC9
 

73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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