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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets October 23rd to October 26th 2021

Report for Week beginning 23 October 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-October-23, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO Phil, Illinois USA
KS0NNY Sonny, Virginia USA
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
KC4D, Bill, Virginia USA

 
Sunday 24 October 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
Next week 0630z - 0700z
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, David ZL2WT, John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK, and I were present.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
Next week 0700z - 0730z
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-9 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59+15
John ZL2JPM was 55-8 and gave me 59+
 

0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
Next week 0730z - 0830z

From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Piere F1CFA was 54-5 and gave me 52-5
Doug ZL1BFS was 58 and gave me 59
Zenek SP5INQ (visitor) was 56 and gave me 58 at 0717z
Nick G4HCK was33 and gave me 33 also
 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning from an overcast UK
Today I could just hear Bill in the clear. Doug was also in there and at the end he was coming through 3.3.
However it was contest weekend and I did have another station slowly drifting in which was creating some major problems.
The good news is that we are making contact so the band must be getting better.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
Thanks Nicolas.
I have been suffering an unusually higher noise level on 20m in the last few months,
but last night (Sunday morning for you) the noise was not lifting the meter off its stop
on the long path. I could just hear you sneaking above the noise floor. Absolutely
no S meter deflection - but at the end you were readability 5. Fortunately I couldn’t
hear the contest stations.
I’ve been saying for 6 months now that things will come right in November.
73s
Douglas
ZL1BFS
 

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and joined by
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G7OAI John
Conditions and signals were good around UK when adjacent QRM subsided. It is World Polio Day and Geoff reported appearing in a related local newspaper article which he will forward for inclusion in the ROAR Communicator.
Bob reported on the JOTA activity last weekend from his local club. Another interesting net covering radio and Rotary activities. Clocks change next weekend!
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
A very different meeting. It is related to the significance of the day.
IPRP (Immediate Past ROAR President) Ed N4EDT opened the meeting early at 2025Z and introduced our special guest - Rotarian John Nanni of Delaware.
Also checking in were:-
Ingo KK6EWB
Eddie N7EDD
Craig KL7H
Linda W7SPA she was hosting Ingo, Eddie and Craig at her QTH in Pahrump, NV
Harry K8HF
Nate N8TE
Howie K2TWL
Dale K9SK
Noel NM5AB
Bill KC4D
Dave WN5V
Raffaelle IV3EZ
Phil N9HWO
Joe AF1E
Ron LU2AH
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
John shared his story of contracting polio shortly after birth (before the anti polio vaccine was available) and many of the issues and struggles he has faced since that time. He has undertaken the task of promoting the Rotary Polio Plus program and encourages everyone to contribute to Rotary's program.
He serves on many committees and boards that promote this effort. His was a touching first hand experience that moved us all to continue our personal commitment to fund the vaccination program.
Following John's presentation, Ed afforded each check in , the opportunity to convey to John our feelings about his time of sharing and what our reactions might be.
A very different program that was very moving and many commitments were made to contribute to Polio Plas.
Ed closed the meeting at 2123 Z
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday October 26th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
Next week 0730z - 0800z
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Vernon G0EGW was 57-8 and gave me 57
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 55and gave me 57
Nick G4HCK was 54 briefly before going to the zoom meeting
Vernon offered SE station GB4EPN (End Polio Now) and we exchanged 58 reports
Diane VK4DI gave GB4EPN 59 and got 58-9 in return
Ron SP8ARY (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59
We went QRT at 0725z in time to attend the ROAR EU-OC zoom chat

 
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.
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73
Phil VK2MCB

 
Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra
Australia
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