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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets January 8th to January 11th 2022

Report for Week beginning 8 January 2022
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2022-January-8, 2000z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois USA
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina USA
KC4D, Bill, Virginia USA
KS0NNY, Sonny, Virginia USA
Phil Fleming, N9HWO

73 de Phil N9HWO
 

Sunday 9 January 2022
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK, David ZL2WT Vernon G0EGW and I were present.
 
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Geoff G4GJP (visitor) was S9+ and gave me the same
John ZL2JPM was 57-8 and gave me 59
Andy VK2JXA (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59+10

 

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

Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 11 (just detectable)
No-one else heard

 

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and was joined by
G3JJR John
G3SZF Bob
G4LXD Bill
M1ADK Geoff
Conditions and signals were reasonable around UK. A good net with focus on QRM problems and the prospect of exploring digital modes. Regular Rotary meetings are resuming, some also making use of ZOOM.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Ed N4EDT opened the formal part of our meeting at 2030Z following the informal chit chat on a wide range of topics including but not limited to snowboarding in Hawaii and freezing tongues on flag poles and WWII
There were 18 check ins including:-
Craig KL7H
Peter WA6LBY
Sonny KS0nny
Joe AF1E
Dixon KC5PL
Nate N8TE
Alan KH6ATU
Doug KD2QVA
Howie K2TWL
Noel NM5AB
Ingo KK6EWB
Dale K9SK
Eddie N7EDD
George K9ZSJ
Jack W5EB
Bill KC4D
Noel WD8QHD/VA3
There was much discussion of plans for the RI Houston Convention - station set up, location of ROAR Dinner and reflections on ROAR activities at past gatherings.
In Addition to club activities and meeting formats. The current WX was thoroughly discussed, especially the different variations.
The impact of Covid on Rotary actions was given a loud and long voice.
An interesting item of show and tell wass a refurbished 40 year old amplifier.
As usual, a good get together.
Ed N4EDT closed the meeting 2203Z
73
YIRS
Noel
 
0730z - 0800z Tuesday January 11th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
I was unable to keep this sched due to a medical appointment
 
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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73
Phil VK2MCB

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

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