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Roar Nets July 31st to August 2nd 2022

Report for Week beginning 31 July 2022.
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2022 July 30, 2000z
From Joe AF1E
No Report Received Again

0530z - 0600z Digital Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK,  John ZL2JPM, and I were present

0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Paul VK1FPRV (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59+
Vernon G0EGW was 56 and gave me 31
John ZL2JPM was 55 and gave me 59
Sam ZL1FBT (visitor) was 56

0630z - 0730z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Vernon G0EGW was 55 and gave me 43
Jacques F4FCW was 22 and gave me 33
Dave VK7OB (Past Rotarian) called Vernon and was 59 here
We went QRT at 0727z
From John ZL2JPM
After “speaking nicely” to the Mag loop, my 10W made it to VK4ZD (59/55) and Vk3KCD (32/32) on 7130. I could not make out G0EGW during his contact with VK4ZD.
On 20m, propagation was poor for me and I could copy Bill VK4ZD (43 and received 55). A trace of Jean-Pierre F4FCW was heard. No contact.
John (ZL2JPM)

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
John G7OAI/P was net control on his hill, joined by
G0EGW Vernon
G3JJR John
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and signals were generally good around UK. Vernon reported on activity on the earlier HF nets including a VK7 visitor. Another interesting net with reports of activities at Rotary clubs including John G7OAI's successful fund raising Car Rally. Brian G3LUW had been listening, 73s to him and other listeners.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR IPP Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z
There were 15 check ins including:-
David WN5V
Dixon KC5PL
Craig KL7H who was aeronautical mobile in Tennessee
Joe AF1E
George K9ZSJ
Peter WA6LBY portable Wenatchee, Washington
Noel NM5AB
Nate N8TE
Dale K9SK
Phil N9HWO
Eddie N7EDD
Scott KK7HSR
Ed N4EDT began by updating the group on the financial position regarding another ROAR zone's contribution to the ROAR Treasury
Following on were reports of Rotary club activities and events, health and welfare reports and AR experience. Band openings were down but FT8 contacts continued. Bill KC4D has suffered a lightning strike thus is QRT for now..
The joint IFFR - International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians and ROAR gathering in Pahrump, NV in October was given further promotion. There will be a wide variety of events on the docket.
A time of good Rotary and AR fellowship.
ED N4EDT closed the meeting at 2112Z

0630z - 0700z Tuesday August 2nd EUR net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD

Nick G4HCK was 33 and gave me 31-2
V73MS (visitor) was 43 and gave me 56 at 0647z
Vernon G0EGW was 54 and gave me 53
Jacque F4FCW was 11 here
We went QRT at 0705zz

Note from Jean-Pierre F1CFA
I read and was shocked with an extreme sadness at the passing of Doug ZL1BFS.
He was a friend. We exchanged some snaps from our families and information about the virus occurring.
As a ROAR member, he was excellent.
When looking to the past and the number of good friends we let on the road, it's impressive.
Forty years ago, we have lost Martial our child 12 years old and F4FCW Jacques had the same experience.
A young boy, lost, it's terrible. No words can express that. And, when you leave on the edge of the road a good friend, as Doug, nothing can be said or done...He was too far away from Europe for a will... we can just say...
" Dear Doug, you are now silent key and we share with Mrs Birt that extreme sadness.
If we hear in the future tic/tic and tac and more over, looking as a CW signal, we'll realize how much you are missing us Doug.
Go in peace in God my friend "

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