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Roar Nets June 26th to 28th 2022

Report for Week beginning 26 June 2022.
North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2022 June 18, 2000z
From Joe AF1E
Report not received


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
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+10 and gave me 59+20
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59


0630z - 0730z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 55-8 and gave me 552-5 building to 58-9.
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 59+20
John ZL2JPM was 53 and gave me 52-4
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 11-22

From John ZL2JPM
This was the first attempt to connect on HF at the new QTH. Using a 1m mag loop with auto-tuner and the IC705 on 10w.
Propagation on the 40m band was not brilliant, but I could hear VK4ZD (52), VK3KCD (32) and ZL1BFS (32).
Alas, my 10w failed to break into the net.
20m propagation suffered serious fading, but I exchanged reports from VK4ZD (53/53) and VK3KCD (32/32).
Unfortunately, ZL1BFS was unable to be worked.
Very happy with loop performance (autotuning to SWR 1.2-1.3) and getting acceptable reception – but 10w is a struggle with SSB DX. Also looking at wire antennas for 100w in the (?) future.
From Vernon G0EGW
40m net
Nothing heard :(
20m net
G4HCK Nichols 4/4 increasing to 5/6 at times
F4FCW Jacques 5/9 +
F1CFA jean Pierre 5/9 when I turned the beam
M0ICG Garry (visitor) 3/4 increasing to 5/5
Net closed at 07.19Z with Rotary And Peace The World Over
Vernon G0EGW

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI/P John was net control on his hill, joined by
G0EGW Vernon
G3JJR John
Conditions and signals were generally good around UK.
Vernon reported little success with the earlier HF nets and reminded members of the Tuesday ZOOM gathering.
Bob had been operating GB0HMG from the Harlow Club for Museums on the Air.
A good net with reports of interesting speakers at Rotary clubs and forthcoming events.
73 to Brian and other listeners.
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR IPP Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2030Z
There were 17 check ins including:-
David WN5V
Jay KW4OD (new member)
Dixon KC5PL
Jim K9JF
Joe AF1E
Douglas KD2VQA
George K9ZSJ
Nate N8TE
Howie K2TWL
Peter WA6LBY
Phil N9HWO
Most of the meeting was devoted to FD experiences and Rotary club events - change over, awards and recognitions and installation of new club and district officers.
New member Jay KW4OD was welcomed to our group.
Craig gave an interesting and informative report from the European Hamfest in Germany. Some of the group had experienced the gathering in previous years. Craig will give us a much fuller report with pictures after he returns to North America.
Those of the group who participated in local FD events gave good reports of the experiences.
A good meeting with much mirth and Rotary and AR fellowship.

0630z - 0700z Tuesday June 28h EUR net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD

Vernon G0EGW was 54-5 building to 56-7 and gave me 57-8
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 33 building to 53-4 and gave me 51, then 52-54
Doug ZL1BFS was 56-7 and gave me 55-9 and went QRT at 0640z
Nick G4HCK built from 54 to 59 and gave me 52-3 then 55
We went QRT at 0657z

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