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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets April 3rd to April 5th 2022

Report for Week beginning 3 April 2022
 

Sunday 3 April 2022
0600z - 0630z Digital Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK, Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM and I were present

 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 47 at first then 57-8
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 44
 

0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 57 also
Nick G4HCK was 53-4 building to 55-6 and gave me 55 then 57-8 peaking at 59
Jacques F4FCW was 43 and gave me 57
Bob G3SZF was 53-4 and gave me 58
Vernon G0EGW was 57-8 and gave me 58
We went QRT at 0751z

 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF was net control and was joined by
G4LXD Bill
G3JJR John
G0EGW Vernon
Conditions and signals were generally good although Vernon was experiencing QRM. Bob reported joining the earlier 20m net with Bill VK4ZD, Vernon and Nick G4HCK, Bill being very strong. Another enjoyable chat.73s to G3LUW Brian and other listeners.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Due to compute/internet issues IP ROAR President Ed N4EDT asked Eastern VP ROAR Joe AF1E to host the meeting. The meeting opened at 2030Z following an interesting warm up session. There were 16 check ins including:-
Ed N4EDT
Peter WA6LBY
Tom W4HCP (first time check in)
Joe AF1E
Dixon KC5PL
Alan AE6OH
George W9ZSJ
Craig KL7H
Howie K2TWL
Noel NM5AB
Kirk KB7RV
Nate N8TE
Alan KH6ATU
Ron LU2AH
Bill KC4D
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Joe AF1E invited first time check in Tom W4HCP to introduce himself to the group. Tom shared with us his interests in AR and his involvement with Rotary.
In turn the members introduced themselves and welcomed Tom to the group.
Health and welfare reports of the group followed. Joe AF1E mentioned the ROAR Secretary Phil N9HWO would like to step down from that position. It has been suggested combining the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.
There much discussion on slide rules and their use and unintended usage. This was followed by some very interesting show and tell.
Craig KL7H had some informative show and tell on using a mobile rig in a rental car.
Ed N4EDT when he was able gave us an update on the RI convention ROAR activities.
The WX was also discussed.
A time of good Rotary fellowship was enjoyed. by all.
Joe AF1E closed the meeting at 2143Z
73
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
YIRS
 
0700z - 0730z Tuesday April 5th EUR net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD

Jacques F4FCW was 55 and gave me 57 - he was using a 12m fibreglass pole and 100w into an end fed vertical
Nick G4HCK was 56 and gave me 59
Bob G3SZF was 55 and gave me 58-9
Vernon G0EGW was 57 building to 58-9 and gave me 59+
Doug ZL1BFS was 56 and gave me 57-8
Jurrie PD1JN (visitor) was 55 and gave me 59+10 at 0745z
Ben DL1ABI (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57-9 at 0748z
Svein LA3PU (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59 at 0750z
I went QRT at 0755z

 
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
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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