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Roar Nets March 13th to March 15th 2022

Report for Week beginning 13 March 2022

Sunday 13 March 2022
0630z-0700z D-Star Net
From Bill VK4ZD
David ZL2WT, Nick G4HCK, Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM and I were present
0700z - 0730z Anzo Net on 7,130 +/- 5KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Due to QRM we moved to 7,129
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-9 and gave me 58
John ZL2JPM was 57 and gave me 56

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

Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 59
John ZL2JPM was 55-6 and gave me 53
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 53 - he left early to assist his wife
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave me 58
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me 55
Marti M7VOM/m (visitor) ws 33 aand gave me 57 at 0742z
Jacques F4FCW was heard by M7VOM/m but was not copiable here
Gary M0ICG (visitor) was 43 and gave me 53
We went QRT at 0808z

From Jean-Pierre F1CFA
Hello !
Just heard this morning : VK4ZD, VK3KCD, ZL2JPM and also Nick G4HCK (32). But I could not hear Jacques.
The best was Doug, ZL1BFS with a 55 good signal.
I was called by my wife, needing help and I closed early, but very satisfied of this meeting.
On the 40m band, on 7130, a powerful Italian was squatting the frequency. Impossible to have a contact with Jacques F4FCW or Serge or Maxime....
Best wishes
Jean-Pierre CFA

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI/P John was net control operating from his hill and was joined by
G4LXD Bill
G3JJR John
Conditions and signals were generally good with unusually low QRM. It was good to have John G7OAI join us again, reporting that his roof repairs were progressing well and with the fine weather operating portable. He is exploring antenna options when the construction activities at home are complete. Although a small gathering an interesting net covering radio and Rotary activities. 73s to G3LUW Brian and other listeners.
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Due to the time change several members logged in at the usual time, which led to a very interesting informal warm up session.
IPP ROAR Ed N4EDT called the formal meeting together at 203aZ
There were 15 Check ins that included:-
Peter WA6LBY
Kirk KB7RV
Douglas KD2VQA
Howie K2TWL
Craig KL7H
Phil N9HWO
Joe AF1E
George K9ZSJ
David WN5V
Bill KC4D
Alan Kh6ATU
Topics were wide and varied.
Much discussion focused on Past RI President Herb Taylor and the four Way Test. Ed N4EDT shared the story of Herb Taylor's grandson addressing his club and sharing the story behind The Four Way Test.
Reports of club activities were shared as were AR events. Bill KC4D set a personal best record of 154 CW QSO"s in 1 hour.
Lots of show and tell on Antenna Analyzers and Smith Charts.
It was a time of meaningful fellowship in the spirit of Rotary.
Ed N4EDT closed the net at 2144 Z.
0730z - 0800z Tuesday March 15th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK was 54 and initially gave me 54-5 then 51-7
Rudy HB9CCL (visitor) was 56 and gave me 59 at 0735z
Jacques F4FCW was 55 and gave me 54-7

Steeve GJ7DNI  (visitor) and I exchanged 57 reports at 0750z
Martin DK6HM (visitor) was 57 and gave me 58-9+ at 0755z
Jose EA4HDC (visitor) was 56 and gave me 57 at 0802z
Jean IZ1WYO (visitor) was 56 and gave me 57-9  at 0807z
The massive European pileup continued until I went QRT at 0901z

From Nicholas G4HCK
Good afternoon from a lovely sunny UK.
This week conditions were in our favour as on Sunday; I spoke to Bill and Peter and could just hear ZLs. Today Bill was ROARing in. When I first heard him at 07.30 he was 5.5. I then went off for breakfast. When I returned at 08.00 he was 5.9 and he was being called by many stations.

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