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Roar Nets February 19th to February 22nd 2022

Report for Week beginning 19 February 2022

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2022-February-19, 2000z

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

Sunday 20 February 2022
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM, David ZL2WT, and I were present.
Phil VK2MCB was portable on HF.

0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 53-4
Jacques F4FCW was 46-57 and gave me 57
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 59
We went QRT at 0730z
From Phil VK2MCB
Got back in the air on HF for a long time, portable with my FT897 (90 Watts) and Buddipole horizontal dipole at 10 feet.
It worked a treat both on 40 and 20m. On 40, Bill VK4ZD was a 59+ as was Peter VK3KCD and John ZL2JPM was 57.
Bill and John gave me 57.
On 20m, the highlight was making a contact with John AI6LY who was 57 and gave me 47. Go portable!

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

John ZL2JPM was 56-7
Peter VK3KCD was 58
Phil VK2MCB was 55-7 and gave me 59+
Jacques F4FCW was 54-5 and gave me 54
Nick G4HCK was 55-6 and gave me 59
Raul EA4FLS/m (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59+10 at 0753z
Voytk SP4LVG (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59+15


0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
No report received
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
IIPP ROAR Ed N4EDT opened the meeting formally at 2030Z following an interesting warm up discussion.
There were 14 check ins including:-
Peter WA6LBY
Joe AF1E
Craig KL7H
Dixon KC5PL
Noel NM5AB
George K9ZSJ
Eddie N7EDD
Phil N9HWO
Nate N8TE
Sonny KS0NNY
Dale K9SK
There was a conversation concerning the virtues of our meeting as a group. It has some advantages of meeting on air and exchanging signal reports. With our Zoom meeting we are getting to know each other as persons as well as Hams and Rotarians. This is a highly valued experience.
Since February, in the USA, is celebrated as Presidents' month the suggestion was made that we invite our respective club presidents to join our Zoom meeting to learn about our group and the fellowship we have when we meet. This idea was favourably received by all and East USCB ROAR agreed to look into the matter.
Some of our group had participated in the world wide DX competition with surprising results.
Health and welfare reports of members were given voice. ROAR Secretary Phil N9HWO is improving and now is at home.
Club activities were shared and band openings are happening and good DX is
being enjoyed. Here's hoping they get more frequent.
A good gathering and rich fellowship.
Ed N4EDT closed the meeting at 2132Z
0730z - 0800z Tuesday February 22nd EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 54 on his IC-705 and gave me 58-9; on his IC-7600 he was 57 and gave me 57 also
Nick G4HCK was 54
Jacques F4FCW was 54-5 and gave me 54
Raul EA4FLS/m (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59+ at 0755z
We went QRT at 0759z

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.
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Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ed Tyler - ROAR weekly meeting
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