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Roar Nets January 1st to 3rd 2023

Report for Week beginning 1 January 2023
A Happy New Year to All

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2022 December 31, 2000z
From Joe AF1E
No Report Received

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,135 + 5-10KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Rob VK2TGH (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+20
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 37-47
John VK2FJG (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59

0700z - 0730z Digital Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK and I were present.

0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Yas JI1DDB (visitor) was 54 and gave me 59 at 0735z
Peter VK3KCD was 53 and gave me 34
Vernon G0EGW was initially 53 and as the band opened he built to 55 the 56-7 peaking at 58 and gave me 50 then building to 57-8 over time
Nick G4HCK was 54-5 and gave me 55 at first building to 57-8
I signed from the net at 0820z and continued to respond to Europeans
Eric CT1FSG (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59+
Zenek SP5INQ (visitor) was 55 and gave me 55-9 in QSB
James M0ZNK (visitor) was 57 and gave me 59+10
Gen I8KCI (visitor) was 57 and gave me the same
Bjorn LA2IMA (visitor) was 58 and gave me 59
Alfonso CT1BWO (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57
Colin F5VHZ (visitor) was 55 and gave me 56


0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and joined by:
G0EGW Vernon
G3JJR John
G4LXD Bill
Conditions and reports were reasonable around UK, and it was good to have Bill G4LXD join us, back from his interesting Middle East travels. Another interesting New Year chat about Rotary Club matters and radio activity. 73s to Brian and other listeners.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR IPP Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2031Z. There were 15 check ins they included:-
Joe AF1E
Phil N9HWO
Scott K7HSR
Goran 9A3QY
Craig KL7H/ Asheville, NC
Nate N8TE
Sanford N7PIB
Dale K9SK
George W9ZSJ
Bill KC4D
In addition to club activities and AR experience there was some show and tell of Santa's gifts.
These varied from a new Hot Spot to a Porsche mouse to the historic Croatia's switch to the Euro.
There were reports of vacations but the WX received extensive reports: blizzards, frozen pipes and snow falls, rain and even earthquakes.
Cats and dogs were also mentioned in dispatches.
On the practical side there was the recommendation that new hams be encouraged to read the ARRL publication On The Air.
The group was also given a heads up on the activation of the special station in Malawi.
A great time of fellowship and fun.
The formal part of the meeting ended at 2147Z but it stayed open as some QSY'd to 14.280MHz to ROAR Net.
On the net were
Joe AF1E
Bill KC4D
George K9ZSJ tried to join but could not be heard.
a visitor Kelley K1SOE from Maine.
Signals were good 5/8 to 10, 20 over.
QRM from Spanish speaking stations caused us to close the net.

0730z - 0800z Tuesday January 3rd EUR net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Rudy HB9CCL (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57-8
Martin C31VM (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57
Bernhard OE6BFF (visitor) was 56 and gave me 55-7
Vernon G0EGW was initially 54 building to 57 and finally 58 and gave me 51 then 57 building to 58-9
Stefan OE5SLN (visitor) was 57 and gave me 58
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was 43 on his dipole (yagi was faulty) and gave me 55. He made contacts with Jean-Pierre and Vernon
We went QRT at 0841z


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