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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets February 12th to February 15th 2022

Report for Week beginning 12 February 2022
 

Note the Monthly ANZO EU Zoom meeting will be held on 22 February  at 0800Z.  Joining instructions and the end of this report.
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2022-February-5, 2000z

From Phil N9HWO
Report Not Received as Phil recuperating from car crash
 

Sunday 13 February 2022
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK, David ZL2WT, John ZL2JPM, and I were present.
Phil VK2MCB gave his apologies.

 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
As the frequency was busy we moved to 7,133
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 57-9
John ZL2JPM was 57
We went QRT at 0729z
 

0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD

Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59+
Doug ZL1BFS was 55 with his antennas damaged and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 and gave me 56-7
Jacques F4FCW was 55 and gave me 57
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 57
Gary M0ICG (visitor) was 54-5 and gave me 59 from Essex
Nick G4HCK was 55 and initially gave me 55, peaking 58-9
We went QRT at 0845z

 
From Nicholas G4HCK
Well its looks like we over cooked things on Sunday. Bill was hovering around 5.9. However today, Tuesday nothing. The SFI was 107 today and K3 but other factors impacted upon propagation.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson
 
From John ZL2JPM
Yes, I had copy on France on the weekend, but the noise tonight here was too much and even Bill's signals suffered.
For what it is worth, I've just setup the IARU noise measurement station for NZ on my lawn. It is accessible at www.enams.de - translate the page to English if your German is as bad as mine; go to "Diagram Evaluation" and thence to "Standort" or "Place" and follow the drop-down menu to NewZealand-221 and then choose 2022-02-14 and then look at the noise floor levels. The noise spectra are shown with reference to the ITU City, Rural and Quiet Rural noise thresholds. Not Good in the backyard (yesterday). There is a raft of information here and interpretation will take me some time as I work on the graphs.
This station is one of about 40 - spread around Europe - the NZ is the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. Once this system is stable and working, it will be relocated to a genuinely rural location and sit there for a few years.
Kind regards
John (ZL2JPM)
 
From Douglas ZL1BFS
After the storm we had this morning, I seem to have developed an
aerial or a feedline fault I have a high SWR on 40m and 20m. Ill have to take it down and check it out in the morning.
My stand-by antenna - a 43 ft monopole, has also got badly damaged in
the storm, so I have been well and truly silenced this week. Please accept my apologies.
Douglas ZL1BFS
 

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by
M1ADK Geoff
G3JJR John
Conditions and signals were initially good but QSB later. Another smaller gathering again both Brian G3LUW and John G7OAI had emailed to say they were listening. John added that his garage refurbishment was taking longer than expected so he is QRT for a while. An interesting net focusing on Rotary membership issue
s.
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
IPP ROAR ED N4EDT opened the meeting at 2030Z following an interesting warm up session.
There were 12check ins:-
Craig Kl7H
Linda W7SPA
Joe AF1E
Peter WA6LBY
Nate N8TE
Ingo KK6EWB
Howie K2TWL
Bill KC4D
Noel NM5AB
Phil N9WHO
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Health and Welfare of ROAR Secretary Phil N9HWO. Looking and feeling much better but still in Rehab. Appreciates our prayers, he hopes to go home this week.
Discussion on the ease or otherwise on the use of FT8 and WSPR
The idea of adding ROAR activities and the ROAR logo to our individual listings on QRZ was raised by ED N4EDT
Club activities were noted and AR events were mentioned.
A compact but enjoyable meeting that was beneficial to all concerned was terminated at 2114Z.
73
YIRS
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
 
0730z - 0800z Tuesday February 15th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Jacques F4FCW was 53 and gave me 53 also
Gary VK4VZZ (visitor from Cairns) was 57
John ZL2JPM was 55-7 and gave me 55-9
We went QRT at 0752z

 
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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Note the ANZO Europe Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22 February at 0800 Z/UTC

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73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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